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RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - kamla - 2014-04-08

quick question Smile

Once we have more developers are working on the fire TV will we use a standard build like XBMC 13.0 Gotham or will the fire TV always have a different build like XBMC for OUYA 12.3.2 or SPMC 12.3.3.

I ask because I need to retire my old HTPC (family Room) and was wondering if I should pull the trigger and get the fire TV now and use SPMC 12.3.3. Till the dust settles and then move to XBMC 13.0

I have another HTPC (Basement) that has XBMC 12.3 "Frodo" and all my media on it; I was planning to use the UPnP to get media on to the fire TV. Once XBMC 13.0 is ready I plan to use it on both my HTPC and Fire TV.

Any advice?


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - awp0 - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 20:19)elmerohueso Wrote:
(2014-04-08, 19:39)awp0 Wrote: Yeah, I noticed that earlier. I'm interested in the actual power consumption in various scenarios (streaming, idle, standby). I have a couple of Raspi's which use so little electricity that I just leave them on 24/7 even when I don't use them sometimes for a week or two. They use like 3 watts idle. I also used to have a Boxee Box which never had a proper standby and always used like 16 watts. That bugged me.

I know it's not as low as it could be, but 16 watt power consumption for 24 hours is only .384 kWh. Where I live, that's 4.6 cents per day. In comparison, that's less than leaving my bedroom lights on for 3 hours.

Yeah, I know it's not that bad price-wise. It's just an interest of mine I guess. I think the ATV3 was measured at something crazy like 1.5w in operation. I'm wondering where the Fire TV lands. Obviously it's less than 16w.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - cstark27 - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 20:58)kamla Wrote: quick question Smile

Once we have more developers are working on the fire TV will we use a standard build like XBMC 13.0 Gotham or will the fire TV always have a different build like XBMC for OUYA 12.3.2 or SPMC 12.3.3.

I ask because I need to retire my old HTPC (family Room) and was wondering if I should pull the trigger and get the fire TV now and use SPMC 12.3.3. Till the dust settles and then move to XBMC 13.0

I have another HTPC (Basement) that has XBMC 12.3 "Frodo" and all my media on it; I was planning to use the UPnP to get media on to the fire TV. Once XBMC 13.0 is ready I plan to use it on both my HTPC and Fire TV.

Any advice?

I have been using the XBMC UPnP for my testing and haven't noticed issues, though my testing really has been minimal. The HTPC was running 12.2 and 12.3. The builds that I have played with on the Fire TV were the SPMC 12.3.3 and 12.4.1.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - kamla - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 21:11)cstark27 Wrote: I have been using the XBMC UPnP for my testing and haven't noticed issues, though my testing really has been minimal. The HTPC was running 12.2 and 12.3. The builds that I have played with on the Fire TV were the SPMC 12.3.3 and 12.4.1.

Thax
will we get a XBMC 13.0 Gotham build for the fire TV?
i would like to have all my devices on the same build so that i can use the tablet to play video on any machine Smile

Thax


Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - ilovemymac - 2014-04-08

I noticed that it seems to cache slower then my minix box does. Otherwise not to bad. What would be awesome if we could enable voice search within Xbmc


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - garvani - 2014-04-08

Now that we have root and can load custom boot images all sorts of possibilities arise. I'm also hoping for a system wide voice search but it maybe up to amazon to implement that unfortunately.


Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - ilovemymac - 2014-04-08

Xbmc up with all other apps would be great and next would be opening it up to all of the App Store. Right now I can't seem to just search for any app


Re: RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - nickr - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 21:19)kamla Wrote:
(2014-04-08, 21:11)cstark27 Wrote: I have been using the XBMC UPnP for my testing and haven't noticed issues, though my testing really has been minimal. The HTPC was running 12.2 and 12.3. The builds that I have played with on the Fire TV were the SPMC 12.3.3 and 12.4.1.

Thax
will we get a XBMC 13.0 Gotham build for the fire TV?
i would like to have all my devices on the same build so that i can use the tablet to play video on any machine Smile

Thax

Put it this way, if Gotham isn't going to work on it, I can't see why anyone would want it for xbmc.


Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - ilovemymac - 2014-04-08

Don't see why we won't. After all we didn't hav for ouya Xbmc at first.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - ozkhan1 - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 22:07)nickr Wrote:
(2014-04-08, 21:19)kamla Wrote:
(2014-04-08, 21:11)cstark27 Wrote: I have been using the XBMC UPnP for my testing and haven't noticed issues, though my testing really has been minimal. The HTPC was running 12.2 and 12.3. The builds that I have played with on the Fire TV were the SPMC 12.3.3 and 12.4.1.

Thax
will we get a XBMC 13.0 Gotham build for the fire TV?
i would like to have all my devices on the same build so that i can use the tablet to play video on any machine Smile

Thax

Put it this way, if Gotham isn't going to work on it, I can't see why anyone would want it for xbmc.

So the answer is yes... Smile

HURRAY!

I will be watching this closely for the next few months before I order FTV. I have a feeling the way things are shaping up, it will be the GO TO Hardware for XBMC.

Hopefully Amazon wont do anything stupid to lock the device down for such third party apps.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - hogfan - 2014-04-08

With XBMC side-loaded, has anybody been able to add content in XBMC from an NFS or SMB share? I have Linux server hosting my media. I'm interested in the future possibility of CyanogenMOD or Vanilla Android on this box. I'm thinking of getting one now as I can use the Netflix, Hulu, & Prime stuff now, and if we get something other than Amazon's FireOS on it the future, then all the better. I know development on this thing is in the early stages, but I'm digging the hardware. Not too worried about the hardware decoding still being a Work-In-Progress at the moment as most of my local content 480 DVD content & I don't have anything currently that is over 720P. Just wondering if the app can currently see any network shares at all.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - kamla - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 22:11)ozkhan1 Wrote:
(2014-04-08, 22:07)nickr Wrote:
(2014-04-08, 21:19)kamla Wrote: Thax
will we get a XBMC 13.0 Gotham build for the fire TV?
i would like to have all my devices on the same build so that i can use the tablet to play video on any machine Smile

Thax

Put it this way, if Gotham isn't going to work on it, I can't see why anyone would want it for xbmc.

So the answer is yes... Smile

HURRAY!

I will be watching this closely for the next few months before I order FTV. I have a feeling the way things are shaping up, it will be the GO TO Hardware for XBMC.

Hopefully Amazon wont do anything stupid to lock the device down for such third party apps.


hopefully the dev's can get it to work on fire tv as an app,
so that we dont have select 5 options to start xbmc on fire tv.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - eracknaphobia - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 22:24)hogfan Wrote: With XBMC side-loaded, has anybody been able to add content in XBMC from an NFS or SMB share? I have Linux server hosting my media. I'm interested in the future possibility of CyanogenMOD or Vanilla Android on this box. I'm thinking of getting one now as I can use the Netflix, Hulu, & Prime stuff now, and if we get something other than Amazon's FireOS on it the future, then all the better. I know development on this thing is in the early stages, but I'm digging the hardware. Not too worried about the hardware decoding still being a Work-In-Progress at the moment as most of my local content 480 DVD content & I don't have anything currently that is over 720P. Just wondering if the app can currently see any network shares at all.

Yes, I currently have my fire tv streaming media from my Qnap NAS via samba.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jocala - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 21:55)garvani Wrote: Now that we have root and can load custom boot images all sorts of possibilities arise. I'm also hoping for a system wide voice search but it maybe up to amazon to implement that unfortunately.

AFAIK, we don't have root yet. The custom splash screen didn't require it.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - elmerohueso - 2014-04-08

(2014-04-08, 21:55)garvani Wrote: Now that we have root and can load custom boot images all sorts of possibilities arise. I'm also hoping for a system wide voice search but it maybe up to amazon to implement that unfortunately.

Did you see a publicly released root method? I know Justin Case was able to root it, but I don't think the method's been released yet.
Custom ROMs shouldn't be hard. Amazon released their source and OTA dump already (check XDA).