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stevenas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Alternatives to Front Row? Reply with quote

Is there a site that lists/compares the alternatives to Front Row?

I found a good one a few weeks ago but didn't bookmark it Sad
Now I can't locate it.

This one is good but it is not it:
http://www.pure-mac.com/mediacenter.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their aren't that many and if you lurk around here awhile you will learn what they are.

They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I would add MCE 2005 (the Vista version is not as good). I think it is probably the most capable of them all. FR could be great, but h264 decoders in QT are still in the stone ages and all of the FR alternatives use the QT engine for video rendering - except for osxbmc which looks very promising, but keeps crashing on my system. The future is bright for that one, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I prefer is xbmc for osx which i'm using everyday with remote buddy and a logitech remote.

I can read everything, 720p , 1080 p (.mkv, .avi, .mov, .dmg, .iso ...), playing my itunes library (with firefly media server).

and with the xtv skin, it looks like Frontrow, and with the future support of python scripts, it would be easy to integrate eyetv software....

I tried and bought mediacentral but it can't read .mkv, so i don't use it anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.sagetv.com
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.osxbmc.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/03/30/mac-mini-the-original-apple-tv-alternative

This review is about a year old, but it might help. Some of the listed software might have been improved since then.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fpoil0 wrote:
The one I prefer is xbmc for osx which i'm using everyday with remote buddy and a logitech remote.

I can read everything, 720p , 1080 p (.mkv, .avi, .mov, .dmg, .iso ...), playing my itunes library (with firefly media server).

and with the xtv skin, it looks like Frontrow, and with the future support of python scripts, it would be easy to integrate eyetv software....

I tried and bought mediacentral but it can't read .mkv, so i don't use it anymore.


Can you get xbmc to be full screen? I can't seem to get it out of a fixed frame size.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to settings -> Appearrance -> Screen -> Resolutions
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to settings -> Appearrance -> Screen -> Resolutions
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