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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 01:35:23 PM »
If I am providing the media, how can I get "almost anything"?   I don't have "almost anything".

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2014, 02:28:25 PM »
Just install a few repositories and call it Netflix.  As far as the user is concerned, it functions the same way.  Legal or not.
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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »
My experience with repositories has been flaky at best. Any suggestions, Bearjew?
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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2014, 02:45:28 PM »
IceFilms works great for movies.

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2014, 05:16:59 PM »
Okay, but what is a "repository"?   Is it someone's computer?   Is it a business?   If so, what sustains it?

(BTW, none of these are ethical questions, though I realize they may have that component, I'm just asking so I can get an understanding.)

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2014, 07:27:36 PM »
an architecture diagram can be accessed here:

http://static.telematicsfreedom.org/flossmediacenter/EN_XBMC_Summary_Architecture.pdf

it uses a UpNP server tech to attach your XBMC client to content anywhere on the net. 

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2014, 07:34:29 PM »
A repository is essentially a collection of links to online-hosted applications, which are maintained current and updated by users/owners who use the service or maintain it out of goodwill for others to use.

Example of the code from a repository's .zip folder.:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="true"?>

-<addon provider-name="moneymaker" version="1.3" name="xbmcplus Add-on Repository" id="repository.xbmcplus.xbmc-plugins">


-<extension name="xbmcplus Add-on Repository" point="xbmc.addon.repository">

<info>https://raw.githubusercontent.com/moneymaker365/xbmc-xbmcplus-plugins/master/addons.xml</info>

<checksum>https://raw.githubusercontent.com/moneymaker365/xbmc-xbmcplus-plugins/master/addons.xml.md5</checksum>

<datadir zip="true">https://github.com/moneymaker365/xbmc-xbmcplus-plugins/raw/master/download/</datadir>

</extension>


-<extension point="xbmc.addon.metadata">

<summary>Install Add-ons from xbmcplus Repository</summary>

<description>Add-ons for XBMC</description>

<disclaimer>by moneymaker</disclaimer>

<platform>all</platform>

</extension>

</addon>

A basic breakdown of what this does is it sends XBMC a list of the 'apps' in the 'repository' which is basically just a list. Next, if an app is requested to be downloaded, the repository directs the XBMC app to where the app is saved on the internet, and then XBMC downloads and installs that externally hosted app.

Hope that helps!

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 07:55:45 PM »
So it is like Bit Torrent then.   Thanks.

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2014, 07:57:39 PM »
Do any of you run this on Windows?   I am not an iGuy or a PiGuy.

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2014, 08:10:29 PM »
It does not run on Windows XP  :( :( :(

Windows Vista and above is fine. 

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Re: XBMC App
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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2014, 09:41:25 PM »
I have 7, so I should be good.   My spare laptop only has VGA out.   I presume I would do much better to use something with HDMI.   Maybe I'll build a box.

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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2014, 10:39:30 PM »
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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2014, 11:19:51 PM »
Still running Xp, wondering if I created a virtual PC, downloaded and installed os and periferals, would I be able to test drive on my PC , definitely interesting, as I'm fed up with comcast.
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Re: XBMC App
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2014, 03:38:43 PM »
I use it on Windows 8 and Linux with no problem.  If you're going to build a box, just buy a Pi.  It's the cheapest solution and it works beautifully.
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