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  1. Solaris17

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    the only experience i have with it is on my og xbox that i modded. But im building a media center pc. I had a few questions. and they are easily the most important.

    1. does xbmc have the ability to play bluray?
    2. can you install xbmc (like on the og xbox) as a standalone OS on a HTPC?

    do i need to use it as a "player"? i want to keep expense and overhead/powerconsumtion down. so id rather not run it ontop of an os. but if i have to i suppose i could just ramp up the components.
     
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    xbmc for linux can run in standalone mode but cannot play netflix because of the lack of silverlight support. yes you can play bluray.
     
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    meh moonlight is working on breaking though the drm but its a long way off
    personally I just torrent everything .... :rockout:
     
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    lol, well yea that is certainly one solution. :laugh:
     
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    does it require any configuration? i did some quick reading and apparently you have to download a seperate plugin? and apt-get some stuff?
     
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    xbmc comes with some prebuilt in plugins. if you are running it on a windows box i dont think you can run standalone mode.
     
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    thats what i wanted to do. run just xbmc. no underlying os
     
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    well you have to run an OS, but only linux allows you to run xbmc in standalone mode.
     
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    ok in that case ill run ubuntu i didnt want a windows background. whats stand alone mode? like boot up and auto run/emerse in xbmc.
     
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    yes.
     
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    when i eventually get frustrated with it your my goto guy.
     
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    What!?!?

    Why run an OS at all? If it's XBMC you want...
    Please turn your attention to http://www.openelec.tv
    I know, I know... but it's WAY more stand alone than XBMCbuntu is.

    I like it :rockout:
     
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    i have heard good things about openelec's build of xbmc.
     

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