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Xbox Media Center running on OS X

Xbox Media Center (or XBMC) is an open source media program designed to run on an original Microsoft Xbox game console— for an open source app designed on a “hostile” platform, it’s actually got one of the better media center interfaces around (and it’s easy to plug into– you can even use your iPhone to control it remotely). And so the crew over there has recently been porting it back to work with Linux itself– all of the Xbox Media Center, none of the actual Xbox.

If it’s on Linux, it shouldn’t be too hard to get it back running on OS X itself, right? At least that’s what elan on the XBMC forums thought– he hacked together a close-to-working XBMC port on Leopard. They haven’t released it in any fully workable form yet (if you want to dive in as a developer, you can probably start here, and good luck, you’re going to need it), but as a few people say, there’s definitely a call for a terrific open source media center for OS X, because Front Row doesn’t cut it for everyone.

Xobx, Xbox 360, Game Console, Video Games, Xbox Media Center, XBMC, Linux, Mac, OS X, Mac OS X, Open-Source, Open Source, Loepard, Media Center

Source:→ Tuaw

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