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#404031 - 05/09/14 10:02 AM Re: Any XBMC users? [Re: tomtuttle]
Murph Offline
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
What do you use for a remote?


I had a USB dongle that I used to grab the IR from my URC remote but I switched that to the PS3 as I almost always use my small, wireless keyboard with a 'thumbable' trackball for my HTPC.

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#404032 - 05/09/14 11:27 AM Re: Any XBMC users? [Re: Murph]
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I sometimes wish I had a keyboard.. but then again there is the WAF. But a full sized keyboard would be that much harder to loose between the cushions on the couch.
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#404284 - 05/16/14 10:52 AM Re: Any XBMC users? [Re: Murph]
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i use xbmc but have not upgraded. No issues here.
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#404383 - 05/20/14 08:07 AM Re: Any XBMC users? [Re: Murph]
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I updated my sound card drivers to the latest release and the issue seems to have gone away.
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#404400 - 05/20/14 12:51 PM Re: Any XBMC users? [Re: Murph]
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Show-off.

Any opinions on apps that may allow xbmc control via iPad or Android?

Is xbmc a legitimate option to stream high-fidelity music? i.e. to serve as the primary music listening interface?
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#404421 - 05/20/14 02:56 PM Re: Any XBMC users? [Re: Murph]
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I haven't tried the iPad/Android control as my wireless keyboard is always close by but I know you can do it via apps like this.
Official XBMC Remote - Android

XBMC supports FLAC and just about every other format you can think of. With HDMI or optical out from your PC, you can send the uncompressed music, digitally, to your receiver or pre-pro without worrying that your sound card isn't maybe 'good enough'.

So yes. it is excellent as a tool to plant your butt in the sweet spot and use it as a very easy to use graphical menu to listen to your music library.


Edit:
Reread your post and I notice you mentioned "stream". I store my music library on my HTPC that is hooked directly into my AV receiver, so technically, I'm not using it for streaming.

However, I know it is NAS, UPnP and AirPlay compatible. I don't know the details as I never had the need. However, the documentation on thier web page is quiet good if you want to look deeper.


Edited by Murph (05/20/14 03:02 PM)
Edit Reason: clarification
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