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==What is XBMC?==
 
 
 
XBMC (formerly "Xbox Media Center") is a free, [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html open source (GPL)] multimedia player that originally ran on the first-generation [[Wikipedia:Microsoft Xbox|XBox]], (not the newer Xbox 360), and now runs on computers running Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS.
 
XBMC (formerly "Xbox Media Center") is a free, [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html open source (GPL)] multimedia player that originally ran on the first-generation [[Wikipedia:Microsoft Xbox|XBox]], (not the newer Xbox 360), and now runs on computers running Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS.
  
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These can all be played directly from a CD/DVD, or from the hard-drive. XBMC can also play multimedia from a computer over a local network (LAN), or play media streams directly from the Internet. For more information, see the [http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_FAQ XBMC FAQ].
 
These can all be played directly from a CD/DVD, or from the hard-drive. XBMC can also play multimedia from a computer over a local network (LAN), or play media streams directly from the Internet. For more information, see the [http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_FAQ XBMC FAQ].
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==Installation==
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{{Note|These instructions assume you have a working X installation. If you have not done this yet, please consult [[Beginners_Guide#Graphical_User_Interface]].}}
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The stable version of XBMC is available in the community repo:
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{{ic|# pacman -Syu xbmc}}
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The SVN (testing) version of XBMC can be downloaded from the [[AUR]] ([http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=45036 XBMC-git]), e.g. using yaourt:
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{{ic|$ yaourt -Syua xbmc}}
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{{Warning|This is not the recommended way of using XBMC as svn version are always on the bleeding edge of development and thus can break sometimes. If you want a stable media center experience, go with the stable releases.}}

Revision as of 09:54, 13 March 2012

XBMC (formerly "Xbox Media Center") is a free, open source (GPL) multimedia player that originally ran on the first-generation XBox, (not the newer Xbox 360), and now runs on computers running Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS.

XBMC can be used to play/view the most popular video, audio, and picture formats, and many more lesser-known formats, including:

  • Video - DVD-Video, VCD/SVCD, MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, Matroska
  • Audio - MP3, AAC.
  • Picture - JPG, GIF, PNG.

These can all be played directly from a CD/DVD, or from the hard-drive. XBMC can also play multimedia from a computer over a local network (LAN), or play media streams directly from the Internet. For more information, see the XBMC FAQ.

Installation

Note: These instructions assume you have a working X installation. If you have not done this yet, please consult Beginners_Guide#Graphical_User_Interface.


The stable version of XBMC is available in the community repo:

# pacman -Syu xbmc

The SVN (testing) version of XBMC can be downloaded from the AUR (XBMC-git), e.g. using yaourt:

$ yaourt -Syua xbmc

Warning: This is not the recommended way of using XBMC as svn version are always on the bleeding edge of development and thus can break sometimes. If you want a stable media center experience, go with the stable releases.