XBMC Running On The Ouya




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Carlos Gutierrez: What kind of box do you recommend to buy? Need something that runs smoothly and plays 1080 with no problem. Your help would be appreciated. 

Trulli Nightlife: *Ouya Centro Multimedia* Hola! Os pongo un vídeo en el que podéis ver en funcionamiento el XBMC de Ouya, para ver vuestras pelis, escuchar tu música favorita, visualizar fotos, etc. (Ver a partir del min. 2 aprox).

Chris Richardson: Gotta figure out how to get the dev stuff going....

livingretro79: next to emus another reason i'd love to have this. i held back on building a raspberry pi box to see what this can do.

Nathan Betzen: Nice. So far I've gotten Tom Hanks and a registered sex offender.

teunvl95: why? ps4 and ouya are 2 completely different devices with different purposes in very different price ranges.

fhjefhjr: You didn't mention that they are also both small and cheap.

shivyyz: 1. yes but most android distros do not play them natively and some do but there are work arounds like this: /watch?v=pOx02cNnkyw best bet would be to just share stuff over the network. 2. that is more of a software thing than a hardware one 3. yes but a powered hub is recommended 4. dunno 5, yes, that is a software option not a hardware one.

Charlie Maynard: oh, flash :)

paul canales: Does anyone know when this will be available at gamestop besides from preorder?

Nathan Betzen: It will not be able to do 10-bit encodes. No hardware decoders can do them.

Nathan Betzen: I showed you my local IP. If you can find my computer from 192.168.1.1, I wish you all the luck in the world.

Compton Boodhoo: This is great news. I can't wait to order one. I primarily want to use this as an xbmc box in my basement. I'm hopeful everything will be sorted out by then.

Spencerwalker21: I wish that netflix July and YouTube would make offical outs apps

getawaygames: yes it will you just need astro file manager and a usb you put the file on the usb and find it in the file manager it looks surprisingly well it can handle it in 720p or 1080p

SpikerDragon95: PlayStation 4 controler jajaja

ILIKETHEMUSIK: Is it possible to play Real Racing 3 on the Ouya on 42" TV ?

Nix Nightbird: Unfortunately the Roku (which I love) will not stream 1080p mkv very well, can't access files over 4GB via USB, and won't play avi files, either. The Roku's streaming works much better with Plex installed, but then you have to have a PC transcoding stuff. The point of XBMC on the Ouya is to skip the PC, and let the Ouya do the work. It doesn't fuss over codec, container, size, or source. The Ouya, if it ever gets decent support on Netflix and if Plex works well, will be a nice alternative

MrMinerKid: Playstation's 2nd Dual Shock controller TOTALLY ripped off the ouya's controller design!

Nyghthawk: Popcorn hour.....

Gerrit Sievert: thanks for showing this, I was curious to see that. xbmc is, to me, some of the best software out there, and having it on an Ouya might almost make it parents-safe ;)

Missile Lawnchair: You sound like ullillillia's older brother.

David Key: Scheduled for June release in retail. Not sure what date though, they were not able to tell me when I pre-ordered at Gamestop.

wdtk96: Are all of those tv programs free?

Eleven Eleven: lsf version is in alpha and really unstable

xooGFXoox: Android is capable of playing .mkv files so yeah. It should.

Iohan Reyes: OpenElec 3.0 (running XBMC Frodo) on Raspberry Pi.

Trippolette3: It's the Down/Up speeds for my home connection. And alright, I'm sure I'll be fine in that case. Initially I was looking for a device to hookup my external drive and play various files through it. But, after finding the Ouya and learning what it is, I'm considering just waiting for it to be released and using it opposed to something like the Boxee Box or WD TV Live. Thanks for the response, though.

Nix Nightbird: Again, you're sideloading an Android build onto the Ouya. Once the Ouya-specific version is available it will smoke the mx2, I'm sure.

Hackf0rce2013: "Click A, ah I mean O", you're an XBOX person aren't you ;)

shivyyz: why bother with an external drive? just use a network share... less clunky than constantly shuffling a drive between your desktop/laptop and ouya. i also say that because you need NTFS for large files (4+ gigs) and im not sure if ouya will mount NTFS drives out of the box. this way you can also download files to the drive via your desktop computer while the ouya plays other files from the same network shared drive...

Jack Binns: Humm, well if you going to use it mostly for XBMC I would say wait. The Ouya seems to run it a lot better. The Raspberry Pi is just okay for it...

JustSirk: I wanted the ouya to work for XBMC but it just can't handle it, even the libstagefright version is buggy as hell and doesnt play very intensive high-bitrate files without stuttering. Maybe Ouya can adapt the special edition XBMC that comes with the Midnight MX2 to work on it then it'll be something. Until then I'll stick with the MX2 for my media HTPC.

fhjefhjr: The BCM2835 SoC which the Raspberry Pi is based around was intended to be used in media centre applications. This is shown by the hardware video encoding and decoding it is capable of performing.

Jack Binns: Well a raspberry pi can so I'm sure this will.

Trebor Rude: At one point in the video (with the "heavyweight" skin), I saw "Live TV" mentioned. That's exactly what I'd like to use the OUYA / XBMC for: getting live TV into my home theater. Does XBMC for Android support USB TV tuners? If so, then PVR capability should also be possible (perhaps with an external USB hard drive).

tommmmmer: I know.... this is always the big question and yet its always omitted from reviews. The reason why this will sell to hardcore users if it does is.. its about $200 cheaper than a pc and only 70 more than a pi

medina3o: Can the OUYA dev kit be used as the regular ouya system?

3l337gamers: You sound like Tom Hanks.

sickley2: Don't feed the trolls.

Boxfish: your'e not excited for the emulators? oh well. i already backed gamestick and they are partnering with XBMC, but ill try to get my hands on one of these too just to compare interfaces. I would prefer a smaller console but i might try to fit an ouya into a smaller custom shell.

TwistedVivid: Should it play 1080p/720p MKV and MPEG2TS Files on Launch? and have more file compatibility than PS3 & Xbox360?

UndeadAirwaves: "Now you can exit out of here by pressing the A button" WHAT???? if they keep that it'll be years and years of training my brain that A does not mean accept.

Brian Cole: what are you talking about?

xooGFXoox: @Dirtypotatoeater lmao

Spencerwalker21: I meant hulu stupid spell correct

Nathan Betzen: My TV only supports 60hz and 120hz, so I'm not able to test auto adjust refresh rate. My understanding is that this should be possible, but don't quote me on it. Also, XBMC handles a lot of background tasks all the time. On any embedded system, the CPU is always going to look pretty crazy. It rarely affects visual GUI performance.

Charlie Maynard: It won't be made of plastic?

w0mbles: Yeah, sure you will. Good luck with that.

fuxbox: ooouya a reason to get the ouya lol

Rating:
XBMC running on the Ouya 4.8 out of 5

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