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post #11 of 21
Meh, aslong as they just update the name and don't decide to try and rework the whole thing (thus probably breaking my current setup which works perfect in its duties, inc the PVR frontend), i could care less smile.gif
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post #12 of 21
XBMC (Xbox Media Center) if i remember correctly i used to used it back when i hacked my Xbox back in the day. What use is it outside Xbox?
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11erΒ View Post

XBMC (Xbox Media Center) if i remember correctly i used to used it back when i hacked my Xbox back in the day. What use is it outside Xbox?

It's popular as a simple interface for HTPC's.
post #14 of 21
Reading the article, legally they are not allowed to use the Xbox name, so renaming the software was the easiest solution. I highly doubt there's any Xbox related code left in latest builds for Windows anyway.
post #15 of 21
Their name sounds like something straight out of jersey shore.
post #16 of 21
They could call it PCMC or HTMC. I mean, why not, right? tongue.gif
post #17 of 21
RIP "XBMC". whistle.gif

Kodi sounds cool. Reminds me of 'codec' of course so it really fits well with this software imo since it will play anything you throw at it. I'm just glad it's still being developed for after all these years. It really is an impressive piece of software. Still have XBMC installed on my old softmodded original Xbox and will likely have Kodi installed on my PC soon.
 
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post #18 of 21
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Something like Codec but more hip and fresh!

who cares about hip and fresh? that's how you end up with form over function
 
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post #19 of 21
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Agreed... XBMC always sounded... odd to me! tonguesmiley.gif

I always heard the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) and may or may not have read the name as XMBC when I first saw it.

The move makes sense. Freeware or not, they do need to distinguish themselves from clones and be able to sell "official" products based on that name. As long as they don't sue companies with employees named Kodi, Cody, or any other spelling, I don't see this being bad at all.

But we all know XBMC was the cooler name.
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Anyone tried installing the kodibuntu yet? I'm having trouble, as it boots but gets when i go to install it hangs a black screen. Anyone else?
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