A New Media Center

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Apr 12, 2009

A New Media Center by the Badger at 4:42 PM (8,098 Views / 0 Likes) 63 replies

  1. the Badger
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    With so many people working on usb loaders it would be nice if some of this coding power was split off and working on a Wii Media Center. I think it is the next logical evolution of the Wii now that hard drives have been implemented. Something like a lite version of Meedios (www.meedios.com) would be excellent to run movies and music with full cover art and a nice graphic GUI. I wonder if the Wii would be powerful enough to run something like this.
     


  2. Davedom

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    For now i just use Mplayer CE works amazing
     
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    ehh we had harddrives for a while, but not a usb-game-loader. has nothing to do with media centres!
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_apps/GeeXboX this is an already existing USB-HD media centre... [​IMG]
     
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    yer i think Geexbox and now Mplayer_ce have pretty much got this covered.
     
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    I have been using GeeXboX but it seems to stutter a bit when it starts playing and my mplayer ce doesn't see my hard drive. Music and movies are on 1st partition FAT 32.
     
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    Yes, we have had hard drives since forever. But, we don't have a media center. Not anything like the xbmc was on xbox. Nothing even on the same class. Mplayer CE has good foundations to build on, I'm just not seeing it going anywhere. At least they are in no hurry. Still, it's the best we've got so far.
     
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    XBMC is available for linux aswell, maybe with the various linux kernels floating about and also the kernel in Geexbox we could get something going.

    hmm

    must look into this at once, i've still got my XBMC box because its cool as hell.
     
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    I checked out the XMBC site and it looks good. It probably wouldn't be too heavy on processor power either.
     
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    XBMC needs OpenGL to work. That could be a problem no?
     
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    Oh, I was completely unaware of that. Someone should definitely look into porting XBMC for Wii.
     
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    i'm looking into it now fella, i'm not that experienced with wii coding but i'm a long time linux user so dont expect miracles from me lol but this is definatley possible.
     
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    I'd like to see an port of xbmc for Wii... The wii has more cpu power, more RAM, etc. but all i try to play is stuttering on geexbox or MPlayer... but runs fine on XBMC/XBOX1...
     
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    Good luck to you Mighty Mouse. I really hope something comes out of this.
     
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    I see you have already been on the xbmc forum for info Roku. You are quick! I installed a windows version on the computer to try it out and it looks awesome. Would love to see this on the Wii.
     
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    dude try out the new MediaStream theme, it kicks ass, the xbmc360 theme for the xbox1 was epic lol
     
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    I don't think there's a hope in hell of getting Stark to work on the wii, but Aeon lite should run without a hitch, and would look bloody great. Add in wiimote control options and it'd be fantastic.
     
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    Actually I like the PM3 theme with the carbon fiber look to it.
     

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