What's the advantage of MCE over XBMC

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What's the advantage of MCE over XBMC

Post by ToeRag » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:55 pm

I've been away from this site for awhile; I hacked/installed gentoox on both my xboxes - but never really found a functional use for the abilities of a linux OS running on my XBOX -

I now see that MCE is an optional install - and I'm wondering what does this sysem have over XBMC 1.1 ? One of the complaints I always had with gentoox was how long it took to boot. That wouldn't be a problem if I had a system that I used and needed for a specific funcction that I couldn't do on my Win2k box.. But that didn't seem to be the case. anyway...

back to my origianl question, XBMC boots up from a cold start and running a python script can be playing a playlist in about 15secs!

Am I just missing something obvious here?
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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:58 pm

Its legal.
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Post by ToeRag » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:18 pm

ShALLaX wrote:Its legal.


Ahh! got-it... I knew there must have been something, I was hoping it wasn't just that though.
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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:28 pm

How about DVD ripping.. and the realistic chance of being able to run a TV card from your xbox?
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Post by Chinny » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:45 pm

Getting a tv card up and running is my primary reason for loading gentoox onto my xbox. I'd be willing to loan my MSI Vox USB2.0 tuner to you (Shallax) if you think you could get drivers working.

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Post by ShALLaX » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:50 pm

Hmm, I've tried a Hauppauge PVR USB2... but cant seem to get the drivers working :( Not sure if yours would.
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Post by Chinny » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:58 pm

Which kernel are you using?

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Post by ShALLaX » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:59 pm

2.6.10, at the time I tested it.
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Post by Chinny » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:07 pm

Did the module probe at all? Or were the drivers useless? I think the guy who's been working on the haupauge drivers updated them recently.

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Post by ShALLaX » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:08 pm

They loaded into the kernel fine... they just didnt work. I tried reading from /dev/video0... and i got errors :\
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Post by Chinny » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:11 pm

Bummer. Were you testing through an xbox? I'm almost tempted to buy a haupauge just to test.

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Post by ShALLaX » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:24 pm

Yes, it was on MCE.
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Post by trecenters » Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:03 am

You cant stream a tv tuner in a pc to xbox with XBMC can you???

I hear you can with MC..

I have Gentoox installed on E with not enough room for MC can I ftp the files from the MC ISO to my F drive and run it without fuxin my EVOX/APPS/MEDIA??? :?:

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Post by fysa » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:06 pm

trecenters wrote:You cant stream a tv tuner in a pc to xbox with XBMC can you???

I hear you can with MC..

I have Gentoox installed on E with not enough room for MC can I ftp the files from the MC ISO to my F drive and run it without fuxin my EVOX/APPS/MEDIA??? :?:


Sure you can. Just use VLC on your PC to view/transcode/stream out your capture card content -- then create a .strm file with your PC's IP address/streaming port and place it somewhere you can find it through 'My Videos.' Check out the XBMC forums for more.

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Post by Chewonit64 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:25 am

On a side note XBMC is legal as long as it is compiled with a non-MS compiler.

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