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post #31 of 38 Old 01-13-2010, 07:11 PM
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Sounds like he is going to take a look at the Boxee stuff this weekend
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Sounds like he is going to take a look at the Boxee stuff this weekend

To try and implement in XBMC what Boxee has implemented for DXVA?

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Learning curve to mount drives in XBMC Live sucked, so I said FU to XBMC

So I'm using:
Win7 WMC
Media Browser
Shark007 Codec Pack
Arcsoft TMT

Plays my rips, my Blu-Ray disks, OTA, and DVR.

I don't see what XBMC could offer me if the above all works for me.
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To try and implement in XBMC what Boxee has implemented for DXVA?

Yes
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Yes, I think there are still a few issues using it with Win 7 for some people, but with Win XP, I'm not having any issues to speak of. The DSPlayer pulls my CPU useage on 720P .mkvs down to under 8%, not too shabby.
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I was using MediaPortal for many years and recently switched to XBMC and I couldn't be any happier. I'm running XBMC 9.11 with the Showmix 2.5 skin and everything is perfectly stable. I have XBMC configured with Zoomplayer Professional using the MPC-HC standalone video decoder configured for DXVA as an external player. I'm using Girder with a USB-UIRT for control of applications including standby and resume function. I also configured MPC-HC as a secondary external player for the very rare situation I require DXVA and subtitles.

I also have BOXEE installed with the ability to easily switch between BOXEE and XBMC with with a single button on my remote. BOXEE is nice for web content but it's far from stable and I wouldn't want to be using it for a front-end to manage my local media server content.
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I am setting up my third HTPC for personal use & will be using XBMC under Linux. Hardware acceleration is available , VDAPU, and works great as long as you have an Nvidia based GPU and more recent drivers installed which is a piece of cake.

Previously I used Mediaportal extensively but in between the long development update times & having to rebuild the database one too many times I went out & tried a few alternatives & XBMC stood out.

Setting up & using XBMC under Linux is super easy as long as you use a supported Distro such as Ubuntu & it's derivatives. For my build I plan on using Linux Mint 8 and run XBMC in Stand Alone mode.

Boxee is nice being based on XBMC source code with lots of additions but I don't find it stable enough yet.

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DXVA working nicely now on machines with Win7. They just need to get the subtitles figured out.

http://xbmc.org/forum/showpost.php?p...postcount=1369
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