XBMC, a media center that can watch for free with varied multimedia content - video tutorial HD

In this tutorial you will see the presentation of a free Media Center that was originally created for the Xbox, it's about XBMC (Xbox Media Center).

What is a Media Center?

Media Center is a suite of programs designed to give the user a multimedia experience, which uses a media center user will not have to use multiple programs to run: photos, movies, music, these types of files can be run by the media center to provide better comfort to the user.

The media center and computer set properly you can watch TV right from your chair on movies, music, digital photos, for it requires a VGA or HDMI cable to transport the video signal to the TV, we also need a device media center's control, it can be a multimedia remote control or mouse.

XBMC is a complete application, and have available up-to-date weather data per second out of it supports a lot of plugins and scripts that you find on http://www.xbmczone.com/default.asp we says it is a kind of mozilla firefox multimedia.

Setting this media center shows no particular problems, those who carefully follow the tutorial will already know well enough to use the application.

I must say that I used this app a few days and I liked very much, I TV (diagonal normal TV 54 cm) connected to the computer via a VGA cable, I used the remote to the TV tuner (Leadtek PxPVR2200) with MCE Remote option enabled, we controlled XBMC Media Center without direct problems of bed after I've stopped watching it all from the remote application and computer without the need to get out of bed, not being lazy but I must test capabilities the media center.

Thanks to Rafael for the proposal that led to this tutorial, we wish pleasant viewing and hope you enjoy this media center, I honestly liked it a lot.

For those who want to connect the TV to the computer with an HDMI or VGA invite them to watch these video tutorials, the first is for Nvidia video cards and the second is for video cards from ATI-AMD



Cristian Cismaru

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  1. Cristi250 said

    yeah pretty interesting, congratulations Notice for your new tutorial

  2. Super the program and interesting, but browsing through iel is too difficult and too many clicks especially when you put a movie you have to put subtitrarae, is too difficult for a beginner I do mean everything to me remain that way to open a movie Pleyer, for example I use (smplayer) Make a music playlist and one movie have it all together and is even easier to use, but greoi.As tutorialu is super and I would like a tutorial on Camtasia Studio 6 if you have time,

  3. Adrian said

    @eugen: Camtasia tutorials found on their official website and are free!

  4. Adrian said

    @eugen: Or perhaps you think we are born with "knowing how to walk with Camtasia?"? Put your hand and learn English and look at their utorialele, and we all know how to use it there!

  5. @ Adrian, adrian's right, I'm still there I learned to use the program and even gives many details as here, no need to know very much English as you realize as you use, one thing I did not I realized I did and how to do to register with all the sound and walked in all The options, or does not register the sound than the mic?

  6. ptr. DONI: to record sound on Camtasia Studio system go to Tools / Options / Device Audio.La to have selected sound driver and set the Source CD Player or Stereo mix

  7. claudiu said

    Adrian Ptr. Many nervousness hurt and Romanian language is lacking ... (with English he would not have problems, I think)

  8. Rafael said

    Hello Cristi.A ETSI well, congratulations and I'm glad this tutorial Of course in general all voastre.Mersi more tutorials, and success incontinuare new!

  9. Rafael said

    Hello Cristi.A ETSI well, congratulations and I'm glad this tutorial Of course in general all voastre.Mersi more tutorials and incontinuare success to you!

  10. Rafael said

    Hello Cristi.A ETSI well, congratulations and I'm glad this tutorial Of course in general all voastre.Mersi more tutorials, and success to you and incontinuare new!

  11. Rafael said

    I just wanted to send netul 2x it goes sometimes ...

  12. Corleone said

    Do not know why but I can not see the whole movie presented as a server? Hello! Cristi!

  13. costelu said

    Do not know why it is open XBMC meet the noise is heard coming from the flop and the light is always on, the noise disappears after closing the program.

  14. @ Romeo, thanks a lot I'll try to see you, good luck

  15. @ Romeo, thanks a lot I'll try to see you, good luck,,

  16. Cool programul.Il use with placere.Felicitari and thanks for all you do.

  17. cornel said

    Sorry to bother you, but I want to know if there is any technical problem because I do not load properly https://www.videotutorial.ro . Pina 2 days ago was working perfectly and now videotutorialul about XBMC I've seen in any 2 hours. No other videotutoriale do not go well, I tried to see if youtube goes, if it is loaded and I noticed that everything is okay. I asked a friend in another neighborhood in Cluj is the rds but not Romtelecom and told me that he's just the rest of the net addresses loading bine.Sa hopefully will fix it regardless of where it is , congratulations for everything you do and keep up the good work.

  18. Adrian said

    @cornel: It is rumored that due to storms that were in the country fell a day "fiber" on RDS ... and connections in the country observed respectively internal sites hosted in romania slow loading if you join you will see that Romanian sites slow loading and the foreign load quickly ... netu have trouble even those who have RDS for the majority of providers are interconnected with RDS and RDS as "make law tomers" in Romania, their problems affect all providers! I advise everyone to call the providers and make referrals, so if they see many complaints they get can measure and verify Structures!

  19. Francine said

    good, and consumes very little resources. codecs can I delete it? somewhere there is an optin to Suffle?

  20. Hello I have a big problem! I pulled myself and iam changed procesoru paste lam not open 3 years. Instead pasta before procesoru 40 have degrees now only stay in 60, me a cooler from them at procesor.spunetim to me what the cause is that I can thank you kindly answer to me!

  21. Adrian said

    @ionut: Either you put too much paste or too little ... or not you knew how to apply it ... I see no other explanation! I had to delete the old one before you apply the new one! I do not know what to say ...

  22. Corleone said

    @ionut: You stans better cooler retaining clips? 4 I already leam replaced with metal screws with washers insulating rubber of course not to put the plate baza.Daca soon as you do not collect data that YOU CAN overly crooked pin processor!

  23. Corleone said

    @ionut: Sorry but there is the option to edit postu.Am wanted to write was not overly loud as srambi collect pins from the processor!

  24. Romika said

    Hello, I've installed XBMC starts but gives an error ie "MS default Open GL drivers detected. Please get Open GL drivers from your video card vendor" if you can help with thanks sfat.Multe

  25. Very interesting. Congratulations. One question - What are the connections and the settings (if applicable) to be able to connect an HP laptop to a normal TV? Remote laptop that is compatible for XBMC? What cable connection do I need? Sorry for these questions profane!!! Thank you.

  26. Adrian said

    @sorin: You read and you're above the textual presentation tutorial? Of course not ... Say novel to read ... better to kill than to put him to read ... to end deaspra text tutorial links are 2 big and wide ... if you have nVidia card you click on the link if you have ATI Primu 2 of th

  27. Super good videotutorialul and I do something like what these guys do video tutorials if you enter the http://fileextra09.wordpress.com and leave commenting on this page, or how all those in videotutorial are better, thank you than to learn this site, thank you for everything you do

  28. @Paul: Have you sent this link stuffing careful not to spam you
    About the site congratulations and we will be glad to help videotutorial

  29. Adrian said

    @Paul: if you want someone to follow tutorials speaks in them, as everyone knows it with notepad plus make them angry than to bother to read what you write in notepad ... In conclusion: if you want to be successful you talk in tutorials and let Notepad!

  30. adfasdf said

    hello guys you are an enthusiast of it, and I wish him baietzi idul preferably one of Mr. Cristi would like some advice from ballroom dan May vbim bn but I prefer the mess dekat I want to leave here 7 commentator kilometers mailu you know my kand suspected comentu I left, wait

  31. Fanibu said

    @Paul: Dear Paul, it seems to me that this is the second time appearing on this site with the same mistakes we've made and the date trecuta.Adica a poor grammar and insistently, as a professional site videotutoriale someone see and videotutorialele tale.Este like come to my shop and tell my clients that have the same products and can come to buy from tine.Asa something sounds disrespectful ... not to mention the lack of good feel.
    If, Cristi & Co are common sense and you tolerate is one but you to persevere in error, denote altceva.Daca I were them, I would honestly say this ban for totdeauna.Iti simple.

  32. Romika said

    With respect ptr.PAUL but you do tutorialel them are weak and I feel like they copied from others and give more departe.Intentia is good but you have to dig ceva.I-it as a tip and not a malice

  33. viorelpicu said

    @Corleone: SalutCorleone,
    I got an Asus MB and CPU mounting E5200 but I noticed that MB arches least two points in the exterior lock plate cooler net baza.Pe something I read:
    "Recording date: 01 / 09 / 05
    Posts: 719 not remove anything from the foot cooler. Stripped the slot on the motherboard, be careful not to bend any pin on there, install the CPU, you can not only in one way due to the 2 2 side slits, it secured socket mechanism. Above chicken cooler box with special care to enter the holes in the motherboard. If anyone has not played it, is enough to push each of the attachment points 4 until you hear a little click. I recommend you start with the interior. Do not forget the power besides CPU cooler. And watch and wires usually are without defender and fan blades may break or stop if cable falls on him while working.

    LE. Lately paste the Intel coolers is more than acceptable, although not comparable with Arctic Silver ... As a result you can use the default without fear. Oh, and do not freak out if the motherboard is bent slightly. This is normal. Do not let any superficial foot mounted, push it until you hear that little click. If you want to undo it, turn with a screwdriver same meaning encrusted feet there. "
    At first I was tempted to do like you, to replace the screws isolated 4 4 blockages but above under 4 arculete nuts to ask and to raise self-regulate.
    What do you think about the type of comment above?'s Good or not to arch MB 2 between the attachment points of the cooler?
    What made you give up on retaining the original solution and move to the 4 screws? Looking forward tau.Cu esteem.

  34. Dan Dar3 said

    @ Eugen
    If movie subtitle in the same folder or directory Custom Subtitles (http://www.xbmc.org/wiki/?title=Videos_Settings#Subtitles), And binentels have a name similar to the movie to load the subtitle automatically.

    XBMC is not just a video player, if you set the content type for a folder can bring you information about the film from IMDB, such as plot, poster, casting, etc., information that you can see them before or during performance of the film.

    For navigation are several things that you can do, to define folders exempluy after video press right-click on it and choose Set as default next time you enter the Video will enter directly. If you do and what I said above, 2 3-clicks you get to go ahead to film.

    XBMC runs on Xbox, Windows, Linux, Mac and Apple TV - it's for a home rather than to a media center PC, including video player, audio, pictures (slideshow) weather (weather.com), and a lot of plugins that extend its functionality and allow you accessed directly from the Internet. Get a remote ashezi you on the couch and I let go.

    Oh, and last but not least, is located in Romanian.

  35. Dan Dar3 said

    For clarification, XBMCZone.com is a repository of addons for XBMC, XBMC is not the official website.

    XBMC's official website is http://xbmc.orgWhere you can find any information you need about XBMC as a forum if you have any questions or problems.

  36. Adrian said

    @Dan Dar3: Thank you nice comments and notes this is the spirit that we want here site.Felicitari And you expect!

  37. gepeto said

    Very good and very folositor.Multumesc this software more!

  38. it's very good movies you see them from the archives

  39. pandelikos said

    cool tutorial. tinetio so on

  40. Saki Dennis said

    Cuz nobody knows the program that works on any xbox, I refer to the old model and this new 360
    Anyone know?

  41. Saki Dennis said

    Anyway she really really cool, thanks
    Bravo Cristi

  42. Andrei21 said

    I Sall and growing problem gives me an error, so I open winamp sounds and when you open and close and you do not hear that??

  43. Saki Dennis said

    Have you tried to reinstall winampu?
    maybe then recovers

  44. Saki Dennis said

    The video freezes when I open the program on Full screen
    ii due to video card?

  45. drshomeboy said

    Super hot! gotta really need to invest in a TV Tunner: D. There I 2 PC keyboards, one desk on PS / 2 and a multimedia keyboard with USB cable 8 meters :)). When I watch a movie in bed with me a tin :)) (beats payin 'for batteries). I would give money to a mouse / wireless keyboard ever, but the idea seems tunner brilliant and XBMC is also a good choice, but I wonder if it would be able to do remote to go with KMPlayer. It remains to be seen

  46. Interesting ..... very nice tutorial guys, if you were not I do not know what I would have done

  47. cubdegheata said

    a porcarie.nu can not believe such programs are made if gathered before operare.desi not use WMC systems is much higher than for asta.ms Balaram tutoriale.foarte reusite.bafta!

  48. Lucian Gabriel said

    Note 10 go even better than Windows Media Center in Windows 7 (my opinion) if you were not I do not think we learn from this application.

  49. Hi I want and I'll know where to find XML files for programs ro interested XBMC.Ma Show time romania pro tv and I heard it so ceva.Multumesc


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