Get to grips with XBMC in an Instant using Packt's new eBook

August 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant XBMC Starter, a hands-on guide that comprehensively explains the functioning of XBMC. With this book, developers and users will gain an in-depth knowledge of all the important aspects of XBMC and will be able to install it on PC hardware in a truly out-of-the-box experience. This book is also available now in various electronic formats such as, Amazon, Kindle, e-pub and PDF.

About the Author :

Charles McColm: The leader of a community-based computer refurbishing project, Charles initially started in computing like many of his generation on the Commodore 64. He showed his interest in XBMC, when he needed to find a better solution to the mass of CDs and DVDs spread throughout several rooms.

XBMC is an open source media player application that is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, with a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music such as podcasts from the Internet, and all common digital media files from local and network storage media.

Instant XBMC shows readers how to take full advantage of XBMC's newest features, such as choosing the optimal hardware for video playback, creating a bootable USB key to install XBMCbuntu, installing XBMCbuntu to resolve any video issues, preparing media so XBMC can correctly scrape metadata for it, and sending files to XBMC via Filezilla and Samba shares.

This book enables readers to set up and configure XBMC to act as an entertainment system that stores and streams media to a Windows, Linux, or Mac-OS-X-based PC and how to stream from an iOS-based device to XBMC using Airplay.

About Packt:

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. A digitally-focused business model allows Packt to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

Instant XBMC Starter
Build your very own entertainment system in XBMC with this quick and easy-to-follow guide

For more information, please visit: Instant XBMC Starter

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