XBMC & External Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Bman, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    XBMC has a Live version of it's software.

    You are able to install it to USB or External Hard Drives.

    What I am wondering and can't find information on (and can't test till its too late) is if I plug that XMBC equipped drive into a fairly new TV (through USB) (2 years or less) will it work, or will the tv just see nothing, or normal files and data. Will XBMC pop up?
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    No it won't. The USB port is just for media files and doesn't support any kind of executable or booting from such a device.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Any suggestions, ideas that would make it work that does not include buying a whole set top box?

    I guess not that would defeat the reason behind settop boxes right. lol

    What if XBMC is installed onto the drive, then plugged into a Xbox360, would it work then?
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Nope, sorry. There is no way. The cheapest way is to buy an Apple TV 2, jailbreak it and install XBMC on it.