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Under The Hood: Make XBMC Easier To Use

So you’ve created an awesome, play-anything media centre with XBMC, but it’s a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. Here are a few ways to make your home theatre PC so easy that your four year old could use it.


How Can I Play Blu-ray Discs On My Computer?

Dear Lifehacker, My laptop came with a Blu-ray drive, but I can’t seem to play Blu-rays with it, and everyone says I need to buy extra expensive software to use it. Even VLC can’t play them. (I thought it played everything!) Is paying $US50 my only option? Sincerely, Miffed Movie Lover


What Is UPnP And How Do I Use It To Stream Media To My TV?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m tired of transferring my movies and TV shows to my PlayStation 3′s hard drive whenever I want to watch them. It says I can stream media from my computer via UPnP, but I’m not sure what that means or how to set it up. Help! Sincerely, Stressed with Streaming


Power Up Your XBMC Installation With These New Add-Ons

In its latest update, much-beloved media centre application XBMC added one-click add-on installation, bringing browser-like extensions to your media centre. If you’ve ever wanted to incorporate watching TV, listening to podcasts, or playing video games to your XBMC box, the new add-on system is incredibly easy to use, and can power your box up to do all sorts of things. Here’s how it works, and a few of our favourite XBMC add-ons.


Top 10 Gaming Hacks And DIY Projects

We love our games and consoles, but there’s a big world that lies beyond the product you pull out of the box. Your console is capable of so much more than you may realise. Here are our top 10 video game hacks and DIY projects to prove it.


XBMC Now Available For Jailbroken iPhone And iPad

iOS: We recently showed you how to install XBMC on your 2nd-gen Apple TV, but if you’re looking for a more mobile experience, XBMC has just been released on Cydia for jailbreaking iPhone and iPad users.


How To Install XBMC On Your Apple TV 2

Great news for anyone looking for a tiny, cheap standalone XBMC box: You can now install XBMC on an Apple TV 2. Here’s how it works.


Your Pre-Ordered Boxee Boxes Are On Their Way

Boxee boxes started shipping yesterday in the US, but what about here in Australia? If you pre-ordered, you could be receiving your little bundle of Boxee joy as early as today.


How Do I Normalise The Audio In My Music, Video Collection?

Dear Lifehacker,

I have a large music and video collection but the audio levels are all over the place. How can I normalise them so I don’t have to constantly adjust the volume myself?


Boxee Beta Updates With A New Movie Library

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Windows/Mac/Linux/Apple TV: Open-source media centre application Boxee gained a lot of notoriety for seamlessly integrating web-based TV shows with a remote-friendly, ten-foot interface. Now they’re aiming to bring more web-based movies to their Movie Library.


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