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Need a MediaCenter ? Make it 4 ! And welcome to XBMC and MythTV …

December 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The multimedia components of OpenBricks have been greatly improved to now feature up to 4 kind of MediaCenter software to turn your device into an HTPC. As a user, if you intend to build your own SetTopBox (through GeeXboX distribution flavour for example), you may now choose between Enna (EFL-based), XBMC (SDL-based), MythTV (Qt3 based) and QtMediaHub (Qt4/QML-based).

Along from Enna, which was the only supported MediaCenter so far, we just added the XBMC and MythTV, the 2 major HTPC software ever. While MythTV is still quite a bit work-in-progress so far, XBMC works like a charm, including on OMAP devices. XBMC 10.0 just has been released a few ago and was integrated within OpenBricks, offering a complete hardware video decoding support either through CrystalHD, VDPAU or VA-API frameworks. XBMC for ARM is working so far but unfortunately doesn’t yet provide any acceleration but it’s in the work.

A newcomer also has been added through the experimental QtMediaHub project. This is a proof-of-concept application from Nokia that re-uses XBMC skin engine (and Confluence theme) to create a MediaCenter fully written in the new QML language, that already features many nice things like audio/video playback, pictures browsing but also a nice Web Browser.

We’ll try to provide testing binaries and images ASAP …

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  1. rwenickels
    December 23rd, 2010 at 11:21 | #1

    Any ETA on when the image will be out for testing? I would love to try it!

    • December 23rd, 2010 at 11:57 | #2

      For which target and using which media center ?

  2. rwenickels
    December 23rd, 2010 at 12:17 | #3

    Hey Ben,

    I would like to try them all, have not made my choice yet which would be best for me. I don’t own a HTPC yet, only a normal PC, but my eye is on the Acer Revo 100. Or building my own ION2 based HTPC.

    Thanks!

  3. rwenickels
    December 24th, 2010 at 17:20 | #4

    Any idea yet?

  4. rwenickels
    March 18th, 2011 at 00:28 | #5

    Hi Ben,

    I followed this site for some time, but never had seen any update on the status after this news item. Are there still any updates to come?

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