Boxee for Wii?

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Jan 7, 2010

Boxee for Wii? by gamer220 at 10:26 PM (6,117 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. gamer220
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    I am a huge fan of boxee. Its a media center player that was spawned from XBMC team. I just think it would be awesome to somehow get this to work on the wii. On boxee website they post the source code for the program. I doubt the wii can handle such a program. But who knows. Maybe a strip down version of it. Anyone know if this can be done?

    http://boxee.tv/
     
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    maybe it would be possible but it will never be done. simply because it doesn't make any sense. if it would xbmc would have been ported already. there was a big discussion about porting xbmc to the wii some time ago.
     
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    xbmc has been ported, at least partially, I believe by the xbmc team themselves. Still not particularly useful though. I personally don't get the need for multimedia players on the wii, I mean we all have so many other devices capable of playing films and music in our homes, I don't see the real need for it, as nice as it might be for some.

    Who knows though, something may come along? Mplayer or whatever it's called has been making some progress I think, and is having a nice looking GUI implemented soon.
     
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    what makes boxee so cool is that it searches the web for different media sources for you. So i just type in a tv show or movie and it will find it if its available and stream it for me. This program can def cut down your cable tv bill. All the tv shows you want and movies could be found using boxee. Its great.
     
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    Sounds good, I enjoy the online on demand tv services, which are a similar kind of thing. Would be nice to have Boxee on wii, but it probably wouldn't run especially well. I mean the BBC iplayer is handled pretty well on wii, but the streaming is low quality (although not too bad by any means.)

    I take it you are running boxee on your PC currently, then? Just makes me wonder what the need for it on your wii is, other than convenience? Honestly there would have to be a lot of people wanting the same convenience, most of them coders, for it to happen.
     
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    Def is the convenience factor. I like being able to use one device for everything.
     
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    I think Boxee on the Wii is do-able. I got the Netflix Disc for Wii back in April and the Video Quality is as good as DVD gets. And recently another MultiMedia Player for Wii came out called WiiMC and it's got the Slickest GUI and plays almost anything. It has a lot of Online Streaming and Local Network Streaming options and Streaming Videos (Even DVD quality AVIs) works great over the Network. Why you couldn't do Boxee on the Wii just sounds dumb to me because the way I look at it I think "How could it not be done?".
     
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    It would be awesome on the Wii with the remote, but XBMC just did cut support on the original Xbox because of it not being able to handle HD content.
     

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