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  • Apple TV  is a set-top box manufactured by Apple. The Apple TV name and start of online sales was announced by Steve Jobs during the keynote speech at the 2007 Macworld Expo in San Francisco on January 9, 2007. The Apple TV is enabled to stream digital content from any computer running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows running iTunes onto an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television.
    Offical Site Apple TV
     

  • sony_playstation_ps3

    With the latest PS3 firmware 1.80 released on 24th May, it is now possible to enjoy streaming and turn the PS3 in a real media center hub. I am starting this howto for all people wanting to enjoy their MP3, pictures and video as fast as possible :-)
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

    The capability to upscale DVDs to HD quality is a feature normally only associated with top range DVD players, and its inclusion in the latest firmware upgrade now allows PS3 owners with an existing DVD collection to dramatically enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set1. Not only can DVD movies be enhanced to full 1080p HD quality but so too will PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games be upscaled to provide much improved gaming pleasure.
    In a comprehensive update to PS3's already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.
    Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3's credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.
    A host of other enhancements include the ability to print photo images stored on PS3's hard disk or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers.
    PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

    (From the press release)

      Why choosing a PS3 as a media center HUB?

    • It has the best blu-ray player till today,
    • It is a game machine as added value
    • You can stream data from any UPNP source (Mac, Linux, Windows, embeded network disk)
    • I is upscaling DVD, game like no hardware scaler on the market 
    • You can boot linux
    • It require no particular/proprietary peripherals (bluetooth)

    AVS forums review concerning the quality of the blu-ray player
    Excellent/Amazing 1080p upscaling of DVDs
    • For those with 720p only sets it now does 720P downscaling for BD along with upscaling for DVD
    • 1080p24 support (film is native 24 fps, no more 3:2 pulldown)
    • Blacker-than-Black (BTB) and Whiter-than-White (WTW) support with (full range/limited) the BTB has been confirmed by DVE
    • HQV DVD test and the PS3 1.80 firmware passes ALL tests!! Cadence, interlacing, artifacting, you name it, it passed!!!


    Why not choosing the Xbox360?

    • Crippled with Digital Right management DRM
    • Noisy so noisy
    • Streaming only from and to Microsoft centric world
    • Proprietary peripherals

     


    UPNP open source streaming protocol ?

     

    (fromWikiPedia)
    UPnP technology is a distributed, open networking architecture that employs TCP/IP and other Internet technologies to enable seamless proximity networking, in addition to control and data transfer among networked devices in the home, office, and public spaces.  The UPnP architecture allows peer-to-peer networking of PCs, networked appliances, and wireless devices. It is a distributed, open architecture based on TCP/IP, UDP and HTTP.
    UPnP enables communication between any two devices under the command of any control device on the network (LAN). Among its features are:
    • Media and device independence. UPnP technology can run on many media including phone lines, power lines (PLC), Ethernet, IR (IrDA), RF (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), and FireWire. No device drivers are used; common protocols are used instead.
    • User interface (UI) Control. UPnP architecture enables vendor control over device user interface and interaction using the web browser.
    • Operating system and programming language independence. Any operating system and any programming language can be used to build UPnP products. UPnP does not specify or constrain the design of an API for applications running on control points; OS vendors may create APIs that suit their customer's needs. UPnP enables vendor control over device UI and interaction using the browser as well as conventional application programmatic control.
    • Internet-based technologies. UPnP technology is built upon IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, and XML, among others.
    • Programmatic control. UPnP architecture also enables conventional application programmatic control.
    • Extensibility. Each UPnP product can have device-specific services layered on top of the basic architecture.
    The UPnP architecture supports zero-configuration, "invisible networking" and automatic discovery for many device categories from a range of vendors; any device can dynamically join a network, obtain an IP address, announce its name, convey its capabilities upon request, and learn about the presence and capabilities of other devices. DHCP and DNS servers are optional and are only used if they are available on the network. Devices can leave the network automatically without leaving any unwanted state information behind.
    fromWikiPedia

    The Sony PS3 is registering as a UPNP client client as soon as it will be connected to the network

    Attention:
    The PS3 is either able to use Wireless or Ethernet but not both technology at the same time. Do not try to connect the PS3 to a router while the Wireless is active in the XMB workbench!


    &title=
    Preparing your local network" />Preparing your local network

    You must check if your router has "UPnP enabled for automatic device configuration". Connect to the router  administrator panel http://192.168.1.1 (only for Netgear, consult the notice for the correct admin adress if you are unsure)



    Here my PS3 is at 192.168.1.6

    Turn UPnP On Advertisement Period

    UPnP can be enabled or disabled for automatic device configuration. The default setting for UPnP is disabled. If disabled, the router will not allow any device to automatically control the resources, such as port forwarding (mapping), of the router.

    The Advertisement Period is how often the router will advertise (broadcast) its UPnP information. This value can range from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default period is for 30 minutes. Shorter durations will ensure that control points have current device status at the expense of additional network traffic. Longer durations may compromise the freshness of the device status but can significantly reduce network traffic.
    Advertisement Time To Live UPnP Portmap Table
    The time to live for the advertisement is measured in hops (steps) for each UPnP packet sent. A hop is the number of steps allowed to propagate for each UPnP advertisement before it disappears. The number of hops can range from 1 to 255. The default value for the advertisement time to live is 4 hops, which should be fine for most home networks. If you notice that some devices are not being updated or reached correctly, then it may be necessary to increase this value a little. The UPnP Portmap Table displays the IP address of each UPnP device that is currently accessing the router and which ports (Internal and External) that device has opened. The UPnP Portmap Table also displays what type of port is opened and if that port is still active for each IP address.


    &title=
    Installing a UPNP server" />Installing a UPNP server

    The challenge is now to find a server UPNP implementation for your operating system.


     
    TwonkyVision


    Attention:
    You MUST install 4.4 beta 2 at least or the PS3 wont find the mediaserver. Download HERE
    http://tversity.com
    TVersity with the latest PS3 patch (0.9.10.2),
    • Free
    • You can transcode XVID,WMV, OGM, DIVX
    • You can play itunes music and RealMedia


    Philips Media Manager

    • Free
    • 27Mb
    • Easy assistant to share file
    • Windows look and feel

     


     


    Windows only &title= Windows only" />Windows only

     

     

    Windows Media Player 11 Not recommended as it install a hell of DRM, links, zune or napster shops. While a normal user wont see it, it is more than innaceptable. You say do not assign Media player to your  media, but it do it anyway. Clippled graphical user interface. it do not play all kind of exotic format, but download missing codecs (and even after some file do not work)
    Install it only if you want to view video on your PC, but you may be better served with Videolan (VLC) as it open nearly anything and do to support DRM.


    1. Download and install Windows Media Player 11
    2. Click on the Library tab
    3. On the left you'll see a tree structure. Right click on Library in the tree structure.
    4. Click Media Sharing
    5. Enable your options, what folders, devices, etc.
    6. When your PS3 turns on and scans, Windows will pop up and ask if it's ok to allow the device. Allow it.

     

    Windows Media Connect (Now ZUNE connect)
    Not recommended as it install a hell of DRM, links, zune or napster shops. While a normal user wont see it, it is more than innaceptable. You say do not assign Media player to your  media, but it do it anyway. Clippled graphical user interface. Install it only if you want to view video on your PC, but you may be better served with Winamp

    1. Click on the Library tab
    2. On the left you'll see a tree structure. Right click on Library in the tree structure.
    3. Click Media Sharing
    4. Enable your options, what folders, devices, etc.
    5. When your PS3 turns on and scans, Windows will pop up and ask if it's ok to allow the device. Allow it.

     
    Windows Vista Has a native UPNP server, switch the PS3 on, try to locate the PS3 in the network range and start sharing drive like you are use to.
    On2Share Pro

    On2Share Pro  is an UPnP enabling suite for your favourite Media Player. With On2Share comes the On2Share UPnP AV Media Server, Renderer and control point. With On2Share Pro you can share your Windows Media Player  and Winamp playlists or local media folders to UPnP devices in your local network. On2Share also integrates an UPnP control point, so you can access other UPnP Media Servers in your local network. You will find the shared playlists in the Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center or Winamp Media Library. Internet Streaming addresses in your WMP or Winamp Library are shared, too. Version 4.3 supports Windows Media Center and is Windows Vista compatible.

    I do not like their GUI colors and capabilities but it work
     

    &title=
    Results" />Results

    2 UPNP server found

    mp3 albums fund
    pictures browsing








     

     
  • I am currently trying to look for the best streaming solution (in order to unleash the power of my new Home Cinema). While there is a lot of hardware and software solutions on the
    market, it is quite difficult if not impossible to futhfillall my wishes...

    Currently I have following possibilities:
    1. Buy a dedicated embedded appliance (Hauppauge, Pinnacle, linksys others) they are cheap but firmwares update is dependent of a company, and not all movies may be correctly played on them.
    2. Mod a device, XBOX (powered by XBMC) and/or XBOX360 (soon possible with I.C.E mod chip??) and run a dedicated Linux HTPC on top of it.
    3. Buy a dedicated Media Center PC but then It is full of DRM, and I am blocked in a Microsoft world....expensive, noisy (for the least expensive model)
    4. Build a customs PC, with selected and dedicated hardware and run on top of it, Microsoft MCE 2005or Linux MythTV (www.mythtv.org) or MediaPortal  (www.team-mediaportal.com)
    5. Buy a dedicated powerful appliance, for example a Dreambox (www.dream-multimedia-tv.de), but I would rather wait on the Dreambox HDTV model
    My preferences would go to 5 (if available), or 2 (the XBOX360) but I may try 4.

    Anyway, I will document the build and show here the result. In between, You may be interested by these links:
    • The Linux HTPC How toThe purpose of the Linux HTPC How to is to help educate people who are interested in learning about or building their own media computer (aka HTPC).
    • MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC in a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your video's and DVD's, view, schedule and record live TV and much more. You get MediaPortal for free, as Open Source software. This means anyone can help develop MediaPortal or tweak-it for their own needs
  • I have to apologize a bit:

    I did try the following: NAS Synology DS408 as DNLA server + Samsung 8700 LED 3D and most format are recognized (some exotic wmv audio codecs were not working but who has wmv anyway)
    When I did try with USB, nothing was working.

    My father has a Samsung LED 7000 46 inch of december 2009 and this model dont play anything at all though USD and DNLA, I did bought a WD live media streamer for him yesterday evening (I did twitt a lot about it)

    Attention they may be firmware differences between America, Europe and Japan.
    We have 4 Samsung in the family: 2 LED 8700 3D 55', one LED 7000 and one old Le32 so I am quite satisfied (even if the Panasonic kiosk 3D demo is really a lot better than the 3D demo of Samsung)

    samsung.c8700

    The video codec on the television (listed in the manual) are the only formats that the television will play with DLNA. All three values have to match up (codec, resolution, audio codec) for the file to be streamed!

    So in other words, you’ll NEVER find any video that match all these values except if they are meant to be played on the Samsung.

    So all your peer to peer (Bittorent, eMule) video found legally (or illegally on internet) have a lot of chance to be not playable at all. In fact these Samsung LED TV are FAR away from a VideoLan (VLC) solution.

    Only the codec below in the manual are programmed to play - and that is through the Samsung PC Share program.

    samsung.supported.video.codec

    (table extracted from the manual of a Samsung 8700 3D TV)

    And what do I use?

    Nothing for now on my TV, I have a computer hook to a projector and use VLC 100% of the time. I am not for a dedicated player like the pop-corn C200 as it has way too many issues (stability, heat, supported codec), my next move would be to buy a small Atom/Ion 2  like the Shuttle XS35GT

    shuttle.XS35GT.atom.ion

    Shuttle Offers New XS35 Slim PC in Three Ready-to-Ship Configurations at Leading Retailers in the U.S. and Canada
    City of Industry, CA -- Aug 18, 2010 -- Shuttle, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance small form factor (SFF) PC solutions and creator of the XPC, is now shipping its new XS35 slim PC in three ready-to-ship (RTS) configurations -- everyday, media, and high-definition -- at leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including online at Newegg.com and SuperBiiz.com (formerly eWiz.com).
    The Shuttle XS35 Made for Everyday
    Designed to fit seamlessly into the everyday lifestyle, the Shuttle XS35 "everyday" edition (model no. XS35-702) is a mere 1.5 inches thin, yet packs in a dual-core Intel(R) Atom(TM) D510 processor, on-board Intel(R) GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of memory (supports up to 2GB), a 160GB hard drive, and built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n). There's even a built-in slim optical drive bay should users wish to add in a DVD burner in the future. Others features include 5 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a D-sub connector.
    The Shuttle XS35 Made for Media
    With more performance, more space, and more capabilities, the Shuttle XS35 "media" edition (model no. XS35-704) adds in a few upgrades. It comes with the same dual-core Intel(R) Atom(TM) D510 processor and on-board Intel(R) GMA 3150 graphics as the "everyday" edition, but features more memory -- upgraded to 2GB, more storage -- upgraded to a 320GB hard drive, and more entertainment options -- upgraded to built-in slim DVD burner. It also comes with built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n), 5 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a D-sub connector.
    The Shuttle XS35 GT Made for HD
    The top-of-the-line ultimate slim PC, the Shuttle XS35 GT "high-definition" edition (model no. XS35GT-804) comes with a dual-core Intel(R) Atom(TM) D510 processor and the latest next-generation NVIDIA(R) ION graphics with true 1080p HDMI output. Performance is maxed-out, with 2GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, and a built-in slim DVD burner (also supports Blu-ray). Like all XS35 models, it comes with built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n), 5 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a D-sub connector.
    The small, slim, and power-packed XS35 is ideal for everything from home entertainment to business as well as industrial applications such as digital signage, healthcare, and point-of-sale (POS) or thin clients. It can be mounted behind an LCD TV or monitor where needed, and brings all the benefits of a 100% passively cooled, fanless PC -- it's quiet, energy-efficient, and virtually dust proof and maintenance free.
    Shuttle has even teamed up with Warner Bros. to bring the future of entertainment to your living room with more movies, more fun, and more style. As part of the launch of the ultimate slim PC, Shuttle is Going the Distance for you -- and giving away a new XS35, along with prizing from Going the Distance and Shuttle.

  • Streaming multimedia content to your television...a quick overview of existing solutions...

    PriceTypeAdvantagesDrawbacks
    50€-150€A dedicated divx player devices


    Ex:Kiss-technologie, or some low-end dvd player
    • Small
    • Cheap
    • Easy to install
    • If You have no computer in house (is it possible?), a good way to
      have your first contact with multimedia computer format.
    • You MUST burn all content (divx, mp3...) to a CDR/CDRW: slow and really a pain
    • Codecs update are slow and/or depending on the company
    • Impossible or difficult to add peripheral
    150-299€A computer hybrid and some external mass storage


    Ex: Pinnacle Showcenter 1000g
    • Small
    • Easy to install
    • Need a local network
    • Impossible or difficult to add peripheral
    • Codecs update are slow and/or depending on the company
    200€Detourning a device




    Ex
    : a XBOX + modchips + XBMC
    • Very good support of open source format: OGG, XVID, MP3 read here
    • Open source
    • Internal multi-purpose mass storage (8Gb to 300Gb)
    • NO Digital Right Management (DRM)
    • Support major network protocols (FTP, NFS,Samba) to access media stream
    • not very easy to install, configure
    • ** Network attached storage :Optionnal but recommended
    400€A computer hybrid high-end device





    Ex: The Dreambox DM7000 from Dream-Multimedia-Tv
    • Very good support of open source format: OGG, XVID, MP3
    • Open source: Linux
    • Internal multi-purpose mass storage (8Gb to 300Gb)
    • Add peripheral is easy
    • Internall multi-purpose mass storage
    • NO Digital Right Management (DRM)
    • Support major network protocols (FTP, NFS,Samba) to access media stream
    • It use cheap PC peripherical: CDRW, DVDRW, Harddisk
    • not very easy to install, configure
    2000€Consumer product for the mass



    Ex
    :M$ Media Center 2005, Frequently Asked Questions is here
    • Add peripheral is easy
    • Internal multi-purpose mass storage
    • It is a customized windows XP behind,
    • It is a regular PC, with cheap peripherical: CDRW, DVDRW, Harddisk
    • Browser integrated
    • Crippled with Digital Right Management (DRM)
    • Expensive
    • Limited support of open source format: OGG, XVID, MP3
    • Access media stream only to others media center or aproved M$ site

    DRM what is it? read more at wikipedia

    ** Need a local network: is needed to interconnect the device with a mass storage medium (harddisk or external DVD reader).

    {mosgoogle}

  • "Team-XBMC and The XBMC Project is proud to announce the release of XboxMediaCenter 2.0.1. XBox Media Center (XBMC) is an award winning, free and open source media player for the Xbox game-console. XboxMediaCenter 2.0.1 point-release source code has now been set in our CVS, and all XBMC users are highly encouraged to upgrade to this version. Know that this point-release version marks the end of the 2.0 era of XBMC, there will be no more 2.0.x bug-fix point-releases. The next point-release of XBMC will be 2.1 (or maybe even 3.0), and it will probably be quite a while before that 2.1 (or 3.0) version sees the light of day with all new major features/functions we have planned for the future, (those who can not wait can always use the latest daily CVS of XBMC). 
    This XboxMediaCenter 2.0.1 point-release is a stable bug-fix version of the XboxMediaCenter 2.0.0 point-r elease, no major new features has been implemented, for a full list of fixed bugs and tweaks please read the changelog. (For a full list of all features/functions and codecs/formats supported by XBMC please visit the "XBMC Features and Supported Formats/Codecs" page in our online manual). Remember, Team-XBMC only maintain the XBMC source code, Team-XBMC does not release or distribute Xbox executable (XDK binaries), but the XBMC source code needs to be compiled with the XDK before it can be used on an Xbox, also note that XBMC requires a modded Xbox to run. Our thanks goes out to everyone who has tested, reported bugs, and helped fix them in order to make this release possible."

    The biggest problem is to obtain the binaries of XBMC, a famous Team T3CH is building binaries (althrough it is illegal to distribute binaries build by M$ development kit XDK). You'll have to search quite a lot and be an advance Google user to find them. Anyway here is a direct link to a download page:

    http://downloads.xbox360-tribe.org/index.php?act=view&id=1024
    Enjoy :-)

    XBMC v2.0.1 Pointrelease by T3ch

    ----- 2.0.1 -----
    - 11-11-2006 fixed: file listings over samba would not display proper dates.
    - 07-11-2006 fixed: in folders wich only contain a video_ts folder, the folder wouldn't stack to a single item.
    - 07-11-2006 fixed: remote number keys must be mapped to buttons in the dvd when in dvd menu, some dvd's make use of that.
    - 07-11-2006 changed: better logging of failed mplayer attempts
    - 03-11-2006 updated: Dutch language file (Thnx to MrNice).
    - 03-11-2006 changed: XBMC.ResetSkinSettings() now resets the settings instead of removing them.
    - 02-11-2006 changed: .flv files default to the dvdplayer
    - 01-11-2006 fixed: [1586248] http api would not show errors for GetSystemInfo and GetSystemInfoByName
    - 01-11-2006 fixed: random slideshow screensaver wouldnt always be random
    - 01-11-2006 fixed: increased the speed of archive extraction a notch.
    - 01-11-2006 changed: additional logging for replay-tv filesystem to hopefully figure out why it doesn't work anymore for mplayer.
    - 30-10-2006 changed: memory allocation for dll loader, saves around 100k
    - 30-10-2006 changed: httpapi GuiSetting to accept String type by EQ2K
    - 29-10-2006 changed: now disables navsounds during playback. behaviour can be reverted using advancedsettings.xml
    - 26-10-2006 fixed: [ 1584930 ] useAvpackSettings broken. thanks to markeen.
    - 25-10-2006 fixed: added some thread saneness to the hddsmart query.
    - 25-10-2006 fixed: [ 1580744 ] Can't Get PC DVD-ROM to Work Properly with Xbox Media Centre
    - 25-10-2006 fixed: cosmetic bug in filemanager handling of rar files.
    - 24-10-2006 fixed: .tbn file support for hard drive foldernames containing periods
    - 23-10-2006 fixed: users with bad luck could end up with errors on initial opening dvd images or dvd's (use of uninted variable). likely the start at 90 min in the movie syndrom
    - 23-10-2006 fixed: potential segfault in libdvdnav.dll if a read returned 0 data.
    - 23-10-2006 fixed: segfault in libsmbclient on invalid dates returned in a directory query (lan drives especially)
    - 22-10-2006 added: httpapi QueryMusicDatabase command
    - 22-10-2006 changed: httpapi SetResponseFormat to take multiple format pairs
    - 21-10-2006 fixed: sets Media Source Name if blank for protocols instead of just being blank
    - 20-10-2006 fixed: fixed the python threading exception when exiting a script
    - 18-10-2006 fixed: resume video didn't work if fps adjustment was used for ntsc video's on pal systems
    - 17-10-2006 fixed: [ 1577855 ] can't handle some rar files correctly
    - 17-10-2006 updated: norwegian language file.
    - 17-10-2006 fixed: forgot to sort images in root of cbr/cbz files.
    - 15-10-2006 fixed: httpapi TakeScreenShot download parameter now works
    - 15-10-2006 fixed: httpapi GetCurrentSlide now returns "[None]" rather than an empty string if no slide is showing
    - 15-10-2006 changed: httpapi Help command text has been updated and now includes a link to http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/index.php?title=WebServerHTTP-API
    - 14-10-2006 fixed: scanning of multipath bookmarks would not prompt for "scan new" or "scan all"
    - 13-10-2006 changed: keymap.xml: reintroduced 'B' as STOP while in videomenu since we didn't have any way to exit out from dvdmenu with controller.
    - 13-10-2006 fixed: http client wouldn't report failure to open on 404 errors from server
    - 11-10-2006 changed: better solution for multichar ftp listings, wich also fixes issues introduced in last attempt
    - 11-10-2006 added: [ 1574092 ] New Infolabel Musicplayer.DiscNumber, thanks to buttergemuese.
    - 11-10-2006 changed: Added building of Textures.xpr to build.bat, and removed Textures.xpr from CVS.
    - 11-10-2006 fixed: Partymode would repeat tracks if the next song was unavailable (server offline etc.)
    - 10-10-2006 fixed: ftp listings didn't do the string charset -> utf8 conversion. ftp listings are not normally utf8 unless requested (and only a few servers support it)
    - 10-10-2006 changed: Increased the seek timeout in RAR to 30 seconds to fix seeking over CCX with slow connection
    - 10-10-2006 updated: Swedish language file finetuned by Blittan & Pike
    - 09-10-2006 changed: Thumbnail loading in the playlists folder of library view is now background threaded.
    - 09-10-2006 fixed: filenames on fat memory units wich where very long (required >6 vfat entries) would chop of last part in some cases.
    - 09-10-2006 fixed: fat memory units with a sector size different from 512 would not load, now 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 should be supported.
    - 07-10-2006 updated: Russian language file (Thnx to que_)
    - 07-10-2006 updated: Portuguese (Brazil) language file (Thnx to mvbm)
    - 07-10-2006 updated: Hungarian language file (Thnx to sigismund)
    - 07-10-2006 updated: Hebrew language file (Thnx to ookladek)
    - 07-10-2006 updated: Dutch language file (Thnx to MrNice)
    - 06-10-2006 fixed: Setting of viewport (for cropping scrolling text etc.) was not rotated correctly. We now use the rectangle that contains all the rotated coordinates.
    - 06-10-2006 fixed: http urls pointing to nonexisting files would lockup on some servers due to them not returning an error
    - 06-10-2006 fixed: ftp browsing with files/directory with non valid html url names, would fail.
    - 05-10-2006 fixed: Changed RSS speed to a multiple of 0.5 pixels/frame for improved smoothness.
    - 05-10-2006 fixed: [ 1571200 ] Arial.ttf subtitles not using subtitle position.
    - 05-10-2006 fixed: Potential RSS control crash when removing the control while it's updating.
    - 04-10-2006 changed: Z: is erased on boot, due to many issues if it was full.
    - 04-10-2006 fixed: Seekbar, Volume bar etc. would be unloaded when exiting from fullscreen video, causing them to vanish.
    - 04-10-2006 fixed: Reloading skin while in My Music Songs would cause the progress dialog to show endlessly.
    - 04-10-2006 fixed: memory stick shares were chooseable in the Add Source browser, even though they're plug n play.
    - 04-10-2006 fixed: special:// protocols (eg musicplaylists, cdrip etc.) always showed network overlays, even if they were local.
    - 03-10-2006 fixed: Huge playlists would cause major GUI slowdowns whenever track was changed from the Now Playing window.
    - 03-10-2006 fixed: Toggle button showed the incorrect label when using <usealttexture>
    - 03-10-2006 fixed: the feh and the userdata wiping didn't quite work as expected (i.e. it didnt work at all).
    - 03-10-2006 fixed: if you canceled the 'scan all / scan new' dialog in the music window, it would still scan.
    - 03-10-2006 fixed: ftp playback in mplayer where broken due to yet another url parsing mistake
    - 03-10-2006 changed: Scrollspeed of RSS feeds the same in all resolutions.
    - 03-10-2006 fixed: [ 1568300 ] Add/Edit Source Dialogue Remove all Paths bug.
    - 02-10-2006 added: [ 1568369 ] Fix for strange characters in web interface. thx to benmat!
    - 02-10-2006 fixed: [ 1568845 ] Unable to access Delete from context menu
    - 02-10-2006 fixed: don't allow preset locking if the visualisation has no presets.
    - 02-10-2006 fixed: [ 1561317 ] Browse and load RAR:ed subtitles don't work. also added zip support.
    - 02-10-2006 fixed: browse for artist thumb was a pita.
    - 01-10-2006 fixed: [ 1568291 ] Saving large playlist fails
    - 01-10-2006 fixed: [ 1568607 ] XBMC 2.0.0 Web Control bookmarks
    - 01-10-2006 fixed: [ 1568158 ] "Leave as Is" LED setting broken
    - 30-09-2006 fixed: shoutcast genres with characters that isn't allowed by http urls, would fail du to a huge result. ex R&b.

  • This page Media Center with XBMC first publish on 2004-08-26 seems to have been a great success since more than 109237 visitors have read it.

    I have many prestigious referer pointing to it like xboxmediacenter.com itself ;-)

    I make U a promiss; if the XBOX360 is ever moddable (teamxecuter is on it. a release may happen in weeks or months). I will publish a step by step tutorial here

    In beetween. You can still send me suggestions on how to improve the article. It is currently not uptodate but still useful for many

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  • I was hoping you could help me connect my xbox to my Apple computer. I have tried every FTP program I could get my hands on, including the built in FTP in the operating system. My Xbox has an Xecuter MOD running Evolution X. I cannot get the Xbox to network with my iMac no matter what I do. Any suggestions?

    XBOX, XBMC troubleshootings...

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    XBOX, XBMC troubleshootings
    Try:Type in a Command DOS windowsWhat if prooveif not working
    If you have a router...
    and all computer including XBOX are connected to it
    Use a web browser:
    Connect to the admin console of Your router http://192.168.1.1 for US robotics and http://192.168.0.1 for Netgear, If none of them work look in the router's manual.
    Go to the panel where You can see all devices attached (attached devices):
    You must see one device more (ex: AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD as IPadress)
    If router has given an IPAdres, then it is OK1. Check network cable and/or
    2. Modchip install and/or
    3. Setting in evolutionX (checkbox FTP active)
    If you have no router... Verify that PC and XBOX are connected using a cross network cable 
    Verify carefully settings in EvolutionX 1. Verify that FTP active is checked
    2. Verify that if Use static IP is set to false and reboot the XBOX, the router will give it a new IP, if the XBOX dd not receive an IP: check router manual because DHCP must be active
     
    See if the XBOX is aliveping AAA.BBB.CCC.DDDThe XBOX is responding and there is no IPadress conflict1. Look at cable
    2. Look if modchip correctly installed
    3. Look if FTP active in setting
    4. Assign a different IP (a Fix IP in Settings)
    See if FTP port is reachabletelnet AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD 21The XBOX port is open,
    You network let FTP through,
    No firewall blocck the outgoing port FTP (21)
    Look at firewall settings if any is installed
        

     

    Glossary of barbarians terms:

    DHCPShort for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for assigning dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network. With dynamic addressing, a device can have a different IP address every time it connects to the network. In some systems, the device's IP address can even change while it is still connected. DHCP also supports a mix of static and dynamic IP addresses. Dynamic addressing simplifies network administration because the software keeps track of IP addresses rather than requiring an administrator to manage the task. This means that a new computer can be added to a network without the hassle of changing configuration.
    IPadressInternet Protocol, the most basic protocol to communicate on the Internet. An IP number is a numerical address consisting of four numbers seperated by periods. Each IP address uniquely identifies a certain computer on the Internet. The domain name is used to make using them easier.
    FTPFile Transfer Protocol. A standard method for sending files from one computer to another on TCP/IP networks such as the Internet. FTP is also the name of the command used to initiate transfer of files. Anonymous FTP is a common practice which permits users to access some parts of an FTP site without needing an account and password for the site. The login must be XBOX, the password is defined in evox.ini or XBMC.xml
    TelnetTelnet is a user command using TCP/IP protocols to access a computer remotely. To have access to that computer, you must have permission, meaning you must authenticate to the system with a valid username and password. When you are connected to the network using telnet, you can enter commands and they will be executed as if the were being entered directly onto the server console.
    PingPing is a basic Internet program that lets you verify that a particular Internet address exists and can accept requests. The verb ping means the act of using the ping utility or command. Ping is used diagnostically to ensure that a host computer you are trying to reach is actually operating.
    FirewallA system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the Intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those (Ex: htttp, ftp, tcp and udp port) that do not meet the specified security criteria.