Originally Posted by jefejt
Is it basically the same as Media Browser? Why would I choose to use XBMC? I've been told that Plex is similar, and I like the Plex format, but I use my HTPC mostly for live tv. Isn't that where XBMC falls short? Thanks.
Originally Posted by bfhancock
I am very new to all of this but I asked about XBMC vs WMC in another thread and was told that if you are watching live TV you want to use WMC for sure.
Depends on which "LiveTV" your after. Cablecard or Antenna? For digital capture devices without a cablecard, XBMC and MythTV have some workaround solutions and WMC has a dead-simple out of the box solution. If you're in the US, and you want to view your subscription to Comcast, Time Warner, FiOS, Cox, etc (U-Verse no luck) then you currently MUST use WMC.
There are good programs out there like MCEBuddy that take WMC's livetv recordings, convert them to mp4, rename, comskip, and move to your stored folders. They can then be viewed in XBMC, Mediabrowser, or whatever
XBMC, Mediabrowser, etc are just frontends for stored movies, shows, music with XBMC having some livetv support for Digital OTA broadcasts