Originally Posted by Mfusick
I think he is saying the MB method for installing and obtaining is superior to the XBMC method and that paying a small fee for something like Coverart is not a big deal if it's turn key, easy and looks great.
MB plugins are superior to XBMC in that they are more simple to install and configure- all available in a single area and quickly downloaded and installed. Sure the paying for them sucks... but the entire process is easier.
The costs might be justified for XMBC. I'd pay a few bucks for it to have an easier add on interface. Just click what you want to add- like in mediabrowser.
Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer
Well, I like mediabrowser and I like options, but . . .
There's a lot accessible from the main repo that comes packaged with the install
It's a lot easier to keep them ALL in one place when there are less than 50 total
Been there with both. This is MUCH easier:
You can be as snarky and eye rolling as you want, but getting to and navigating the addons menu in XBMC is not intuitive, especially once you leave the Confluence theme and use other themes that change the menu system.
How about stupid things like adding repos via zip which you have to do for AEON MQ4, where HOME in XMBC means the XBMC home folder not the USER home folder, so to install NEW repo I have to navigate through C:\Users\username\location of downloaded zip etc... and if you have 2 zips to install, XBMC doesn't remember last location, so I have to do it again.
XBMC does a lot of things right, but a consistent and always easy to use interface sure isn't one of them.