XBMC Installer Deluxe Makes The Most Of Your Modded Xbox

Read over our coverage of XBMC, but not quite sure if you're ready to take the plunge? XBMC Installer Deluxe makes tinkering with your freshly modded Xbox a breeze.

We've shown you the complete process for installing XBMC on a classic Xbox, and those instructions are still sound. XBMC Installer Deluxe is a disc you can use after you've modded your Xbox to make installation and configuration of XBMC a breeze. Veterans of Xbox tinkering will appreciate, having combed the internet for various tools, everything being in one place, and new users can take advantage of the well laid-out menus.

You can use Xbox Installer Deluxe to format your Xbox HDD, backup and restore saved games and disk partitions, update your dashboard, install XBMC, and install homebrew software. If you want to use your Xbox for more than just media playback, check out the equally as excellent Auto-Installer Deluxe which includes additional dashboards, emulators, and other software. It's overkill if you just want XBMC but it's awesome if you want tons of Xbox tools all on one disc.

Check out the link below for more information and a well written product wiki. If you don't have a classic Xbox you're not left out in the cold, XBMC is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux too.Thanks John!

XBMC Installer Deluxe


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    Have to say that would be handy. I currently running XBMC Babylon from T3ch. Happy with it running on the 50" plasma at 720p (the original xbox doesn't do 1080p too well, it grinds to a slow halt). Love it!

      720p ?? How did you get the xbox to run at 720p, from all I have read , the xbox is not able to show 720p, are you re-encoding ?

      Thanks
      Mick

        Mick - the xbox can comfortably display the menu in 720p which I believe is what Regan is referring to. 720p video is however out of the question, although there are ways to encode very good quality videos in h264 that play smoothly on an xbox.

    Mick / Dave - the Xbox will happily play 720p video, and it looks fantastic. It also upscales to 720p beautifully. It won't play 720p encoded with x264, but it will do 720p xvid easily. It's simple to use MeGUI or psp4xvid or MediaCoder or visualhub to process your existing x264 stuff so it will play on the Xbox at full 720p resolution. See this thread over at the XBMC forum for details:

    http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46732

    Wow. Just ducked over to the forum to check the latest progress on 720p on the Xbox and it looks like you can have bitrates as high as 9000 kb/s if you use divx instead of xvid. There's no reason your Xbox-compatible 720p files shouldn't look every bit as good as their x264 counterparts now.

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