I'm currently running XBMC on a Mac Mini 4.1 (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo; 2GB memory; GeForce 320M graphics).
As I only use the Mac Mini for XBMC, I was considering replacing the Mac OSX with XBMCbuntu.
Has anyone else already gone through this process?
My main questions are:
1. Is it worth the effort? Would it be a better platform for XBMC than the standard Mac OSX? I only use XBMC to play locally-stored digital (video) media. Everything works fine except for some occasional random shutdown issues.
2. Would I notice any performance improvements (other than faster boot times - which is part of the reason for me considering this change)? I play mostly SD content but do have some HD content. Most media plays fine on my current setup, although I do have occasional issues with some files (especially with 1080p/VC-1 encoded content and True-HD audio - the latter not currently supported on Mac OSX platform).
3. Are there drivers available for the integrated IR receiver? (either bundled with XBMCbuntu or available online)
4. I believe I'll need to reprogram my Harmony One remote as it requires Windows MCE commands - is this correct?
Any feedback or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thx in advance.
Linux - Installing XBMCbuntu on Mac Mini
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2012-09-19 09:31 Installing XBMCbuntu on Mac Mini Post: #1
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2013-06-10 01:14 Post: #2
(2012-09-19 09:31)Jeff Wrote: I'm currently running XBMC on a Mac Mini 4.1 (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo; 2GB memory; GeForce 320M graphics).
Did you ever get this to work installing xbmcbuntu on a mac mini?
(This post was last modified: 2013-06-10 01:14 by buddylee7.)