Thread: xbmc for N900?
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the new xbmc [kodi] also works on my old boxee box...
but it doesn't mean the new kodi is certainly going to work on the n900...
xbmc works for photos, music on file etc... and it isn't about the service not working...
it's about the frame rates and resolutions file types and what kind of container it's in...then there is the same issue with the video's audio....etc...
of whatever is being streamed "to" the n900...
if someone came up with a magical on-the-fly video [and audio for that matter] converter that took incoming xbmc streams ...regardless what the streamed content's properties were...and converted them into what the n900 can handle...and then played that...well...xbmc will work.
otherwise I wish whoever [ is going to try to make the n900 handle that incoming load ] the best of luck.

If however ...there are services on xbmc/kodi which have low enough requirements ...it may play natively on the n900...
low enough compatible streaming speed...
low enough compatible frame rates...
same for res. and compatible audio...
a lot to hope for ...
perhaps they exist on xbmc...highly doubtful though...perhaps you may stumble and find some stream or two somewhere on xbmc/kodi which would work...needle in a haystack though...

hmmm...
actually...
actually...actually...actually...
anyone can have their own service up on xbmc/kodi...
their own station of channels so-to-speak...
If someone had the interest and spine to stick at it...
http://120.24.252.100/forums/index.php?topic=4531.0
http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on_development
http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on_repositories
http://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Create_...ry_for_add-ons
I imagine it would be very possible to put up content on said custom stations that were optimal for the nxx0...not just the n900...
For example...
I have an external storage full of film which is optified specifically for the nxx0 and I simply delete off my n8x0's and n900's stuff I'm tired of watching and load up more from my storage...or if I'm super lazy...just watch it via vnc off one of my computer's storage...
but I more than oft prefer to have stuff "on" device ...for when I'm not within wifi range ...
A good repository of film pre-optified for the nxx0's and thrown onto an xbmc/kodi station with very specifically limited streaming speeds perfect for the nxx0's would work...
In theory that is...
I haven't tried it...but it should work...
for myself on my devices I use my bulletproof nxx0 mediacoder preset to convert all my film...always works like a dandy...
You could give it a shot and see...
hehe...
whoever does try this...and it succeeds ...may find themselves ultimately providing a streaming service for us all here...


but yeah...
if any are hoping that a wave of a magic wand and "Poof!" we all can simply enjoy the vast multitude of streaming film from xbmc/kodi without any sweat on the brow of effort...
well...
there is no quick fix...

best I can suggest is setting up a repository and filling it up with nxx0 compatible film...
a little effort ...
for potentially a great gain...
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