XBMC now works on Apple TV iPad and iPhone

first_imgXBMC is a free and open source project offering anyone with a Linux, OSX, Windows, or even old Xbox the opportunity to turn it into a media PC with an interface to suit. It works well, and makes navigating your media a simple and pleasurable experience.Now the XBMC team have done something that is going to make a lot of people very happy: they’ve ported XBMC to ARM and released a version that works on Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone.That’s right, the $99 Apple TV can be jailbroken and turned into an XBMC media center as the video above shows. And if you want something a bit more portable you can also stick it on a jailbroken iPad or iPhone 4 giving you access to your media anywhere in your home.Here’s the feature breakdown for both the Apple TV and iPad/iPhone 4 implementations:AppleTVFull XBMC install, this is not a remote or thin client streamer.No longer is your AppleTV2 chained to iTunes.Who wants transcoded video anyway?Share files on your network your way.Full hardware decode for 720p/1080p movies.Everything else you know and love about XBMC.iPad/iPhone 4You guessed it, this is full-blown XBMC. Not a remote.Launch XBMC like any other app.Drag and drop media from your computer, or share it on your home-networkAlso fully hardware accelerated for most formats.Works on iPhone4, though it’s currently frustrating to use.Challenge: Who will be the first to create a gesture-driven skin?Instructions are available for how to get this new version of XBMC on your Apple TV and iPad/iPhone 4. There’s also the full source code available for anyone who wants it.Will anyone be liberating their Apple devices this weekend and tunring them into XBMC-driven media centers?Read more at XBMClast_img

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