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by Snagfu
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 18217

Re: Any alternative to xbmc?

My guess is that xbmc never will be there. It was developed for a class of computers completely different from the raspi. What would be necessary was something similar, quite stripped down, similar to wiimc or the original geekbox, that does not suck the life out of a small raspi.
by Snagfu
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI for OMXPlayer
Replies: 4
Views: 4408

Re: GUI for OMXPlayer

I was thinking about this approach as well, as I find xbmc is just too slow on a raspi. One could build a simple sinatra (or whatever) web application, that gives a heavier ui app running elsewhere the file listings (and whatever necessary) as json and locally executes and handles omx player. The on...
by Snagfu
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 18217

Re: Any alternative to xbmc?

Any other idea, anyone? Is xbmc the only media center application available on the raspi? Seriously?
by Snagfu
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 18217

Re: Any alternative to xbmc?

If I am not mistaken that is the one both Xbian and Raspbmc report as broken. I tried some other, simpler skins, but this did not make directory browsing any faster. I will check SLiK, but I am under the impression xbmc was developed for a way more powerful computer than the raspi is. It just does n...
by Snagfu
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 18217

Any alternative to xbmc?

Hello, I tried all currently available XBMC based images and, while video playback is good enough, xvmc, the media center part itself, is way to slow and bloated for my taste. Anyone can point me to an alternative, that boots up and allows me to use my tv’s remote control, shows a simple ui to acces...

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