Gavin W. Burris on 28 Jan 2011 16:21:03 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Boxee on Ubuntu?

I just realized it is really easy to install add-ons for XMBC right in
the app, so it can have many of the extra sources that Boxee user enjoy.

On 01/27/2011 12:56 PM, Gavin W. Burris wrote:
> I've been using Boxee on Ubuntu 10.04 for a years now on my home TV.  I
> have a Roku box for Netflix.  I wasn't using any of the extra features
> of Boxee, so I have since switch to the latest XBMC.  You might like
> Boxee if you want to watch Youtube or Vimeo or Pandora from your TV.
> You can get the latest version on Ubuntu here:
> I was able to configure Ubuntu to auto-login my htpc user in
> /etc/gdm/custom.conf:
> [daemon]
> AutomaticLoginEnable=false
> AutomaticLogin=htpc
> TimedLoginEnable=true
> TimedLogin=htpc
> TimedLoginDelay=5
> DefaultSession=gnome
> Then XBMC launches fullscreen from a script in Gnome's Startup Applications.
> The hardest part for me was configuring my infrared remote with an old
> IRman sensor and Sony multi-remote I have, in the Lircmap.xml and
> lircd.conf files.  I think this works out of the box if you have one of
> the standard remotes xmbc supports.
> Cheers.
> On 01/27/2011 03:59 AM, JP Vossen wrote:
>> Anyone using on Ubuntu (esp. 10.04)?  AFAICT it doesn't support
>> Netflix streaming (the usual DRM issue), and I'm already using MythTV
>> for recording off Comcast super-lame limited basic analog cable.
>> So does a Boxee install even do anything for me?  It sounds like it
>> might make finding and watching stuff from online easier?
>> After a bit of tweaking (~/.boxee/UserData/guisettings.xml
>> <vsync>0</vsync>) I got it running, but it wants to create a user
>> account.  Am I going to regret doing that if I do?  Or should I use a
>> Mailinator address for testing?
>> Clues?
>> Thanks,
>> JP
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Gavin W. Burris
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Information Security and Unix Systems
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
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