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Which Media Center Is Right for You: Boxee, XBMC, and Windows Media Center Compared Which Media Center Is Right for You: Boxee, XBMC, and Windows Media Center Compared SExpand Want all your downloads, streaming video, and other techie media stuff on your TV? Wondering which media center works best for you? Here's a look at the biggies in chart and Venn diagram form, followed by some lengthy breakdowns of each. New to the idea of TV-connected computers? Head down below the charts for some explainers and deeper comparisons of each system.
GeeXboX After countless years of development, the 2.0 release of GeeXboX (codename “Love It or Shove It”) finally has landed. The GeeXboX project was created in December 2002, 9 years ago, to become the major HTPC / MediaCenter dedicated Linux distribution. From a ridiculous 3 MB ISO image, using an ultra-simple customized version of MPlayer OSD, GeeXboX now has evolved into a much more mature system.

GeeXboX

Welcome to MediaPortal MediaPortal is a free open source media center software, ideal for turning your PC into a very advanced multimedia center, or Home Theater PC, to view all your digital media in your living room. Welcome to MediaPortalMediaPortal is a free open source media center software, ideal for turning your PC into a very advanced multimedia center, or Home Theater PC, to view all your digital media in your living room. TV and PVR SupportMediaPortal offers you the most powerful TV Engine and PVR (Personal Video Recorder) available today. You can do everything a TiVo can, and more, for free!Videos, DVD and Blu-RayView or sort your movies however you wish: by title, actors, genre, year, or even sort by rating or file size.

MEDIAPORTAL - a HTPC Media Center for free!

MEDIAPORTAL - a HTPC Media Center for free!
Boxee - Watch Movies, TV Shows and clips from the Internet on your TV. We’re pleased to announce that the Boxee team will be joining Samsung. We started on this journey six years ago, and have been at the forefront of the changing TV and video landscape. We believe that over the next few years the video market will change even more than it has in the past few decades. Joining Samsung means we will be able to work on products that marry the best hardware and software in the TV space, products that will be used by tens of millions of people and will help to shape the future of TV. We are excited about the next chapter for our team. For Boxee users, we’re working behind the scenes to ensure there’s minimal impact to your devices.

Boxee - Watch Movies, TV Shows and clips from the Internet on your TV.

XBMC

XBMC

Once again with Beta 3 we are looking at almost entirely fixes rather than features. Still, many of those fixes are worth mentioning in an abbreviated change log, and at least one is worth bringing up by name. Ever since the release of iOS 7, Airplay support in XBMC has suffered. Fortunately, thanks to generous … Read more Note: This is of course an April fools prank.