Five years ago I modded my first Xbox to create a Media Centre. The software I ran, and still run is the über awesome XBMC (for Xbox Media Center).
But now it seems that the days of using my original Xbox as a media center are numbered — the developers are stopping work for that hardware platform.
So now there will be no updates, no new ‘official’ features or bugfixes for what has become the cornerstone of my entertainment system.
And this means that I’d better start looking at a replacement that offers:
- Multimedia playback
- Huge library of media codecs
- Native network awareness for Windows, OSX and Linux shared drives
- Simple and easy-to-use interface
But I’m in no rush. My original modded Xboxen still run the last build of XBMC just fine. And will likely continue for some time. But now I know, the days are numbered. Something else just got added to my todo list. Lucky for me it involves tech 🙂