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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:17 AM
atorino atorino is offline
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Well sorta, it does have a UnUP server and HTTP server in it. but the xbox cant access content through/on/using Boxee. It shares its media using UnUP and the xbox 360 doesnt know how to use this protocol (Microsoft wont let it). Your best bet is using Windows Media Play 11 and up. Its real easy to setup, but only certain codecs work, theres a list of them somewhere and the xbox 360 will automatically install the ones it needs/can. But unfortunately Boxee just isn't allowed on the xbox 360 even if it were i doubt youd be able to stream content thats not on your harddrive (hulu,pandora,last.fm,ect) on the upside if you got Xbox Live you get netflix for free. what were talking about is auctally installing Boxee on the xbox 360 using homebrew (more theory then anything else as you might notice. its far from easy without flash as thats been mentioned) if your dyeing for Boxee on your TV there are some options however.
1. Boxee Box (if you dont know what it is look into it)
2. Connect a computer to your TV using an adapter or TV output enabled card. I advise any Intel Atom device for Standard Deff, or a dual core Atom for Hi Def (I heard they work well)
3. Hope for some development in Boxee on xbox or Xbox 360. Im trying to install it on a classic xbox right now but im waiting for a friend to come over.
Anywho whatever you choose best of luck
Thanks for the great posts. OK, so Boxee comm protocols don't match Xbox. It seems to me that if PlayOn and TVersity have solved this issue, then it should be doable with Boxee. The Xbox allow access of remote servers for video, music and photos. PlayOn and TVersity are seen as video servers. Why not have Boxee appear as a server to the Xbox? What's the hang up with that?
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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Ah but there is a easy method to hack the xbox 360 already, mod chips. although im not sure if the technically legal to use all things considered in this case. are you sure its illegal to mod a classic unit? After all XBMC was originally designed for the classic xbox.
You should read up on what Xbox 360 mod chips can and can't do. I'm not very knowledgable on this but I'm absolutely certain that modchips won't help you run homebrew if you upgraded past the Aug 11 2009 update (unless you have an old Xbox without HDMI which is vulnerable to the timing attack) As I said before, Microsoft has been very successful in securing their machine against running unsigned code.

Modding the original XBox is not illegal AFAIK but XBMC on XBox has to be compiled with the XDK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_Development_Kit) and the resulting binaries are only legal if you're a licensed developer.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for the great posts. OK, so Boxee comm protocols don't match Xbox. It seems to me that if PlayOn and TVersity have solved this issue, then it should be doable with Boxee. The Xbox allow access of remote servers for video, music and photos. PlayOn and TVersity are seen as video servers. Why not have Boxee appear as a server to the Xbox? What's the hang up with that?
I would imagine legality issues, and theres also the fact Boxee is releasing there own product. But even if you could use boxee as a server you still wouldn't be able to access its online content (Hulu, Pandora, ect). That in and of its self could be a big reason. The 360 (excluding Windows Media Center) cant control content only receive it, you can watch a movie/show off your computer/storage device because its right there in a codec the xbox 360 understands. However Hulu encrypts its media (legal/anti-theft reasons). The 360 will only send control commands to WMC nothing else, so you cant access hulu anyway (likewise any other content) youd have to find what your looking for on the computer your using then once its done "buff'ing" you could only watch it. and if its something like Pandora you wouldn't be able to pause, skip, like/dislike,ect. so its probably just not a priority with out being allowed to do such things. which is why we have those nice little programs you mentioned and WMC/WMP11. Thats also why this thread was started some body was curious if you could install (not stream) Boxee to a xbox so you could access the content directly. personally ive been working on getting it to run on my xbox (classic), but i just dont think it has enough power. and without flash theres not much point in trying to install it on a 360.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Microsoft x box 360 is the leading gaming console which can give the high definition resolution on the lcd during gaming it also have the hard disk for storing multimedia in it and it can be also use to aces the internet and playing games online and also have the best price to performance
ratio in the market.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Hi.
Microsoft x box 360 is the leading gaming console which can give the high definition resolution on the lcd during gaming it also have the hard disk for storing multimedia in it and it can be also use to aces the internet and playing games online and also have the best price to performance
ratio in the market.
So what you saying is... you read a ad-brochure? The xbox 360 is a fine machine, and its easily has a better game library, and superior online play. however its not the best all around. The Wii has its accelerometer and on screen tracking features, the PS3 has blu ray, easily upgraded able HDD, internal wifi and bluetooth, and its much easier to run home-brew on. Plus as mentioned it already has flash so it would be easier to run Boxee. As to the xbox 360 which has power, online gaming, a fine library of games available; but it also has the most flaws. all in all there is no best console, just a best console for you. Personally I own a 3rd generation xbox 360, and i desire a 1st generation ps3. The Wii is all but useless to me. and just so you know the 360 cant access the internet, well not for anything that Micro$oft wont allow, its the only console that doesnt have a web-browser. even the original xbox has a full web-browser.
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