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Maraschino Is a Simple Web Interface to Manage Your XBMC Home Theater. While the setup instructions are for Linux, I imagine this could be installed on a Windows machine as well due to this: Maraschino is written in Python and uses the Flask framework, so you need to configure a suitable web server (such as Apache) to serve it.

Maraschino Is a Simple Web Interface to Manage Your XBMC Home Theater

If you're not comfortable configuring a web server then there is an easier installation method which uses CherryPy. You can also test it out first using Flask's built-in dev server if you like. Python and Flask both work on Windows and so does Apache. CherryPy also works under Windows. How to Automatically Download TV Shows as Soon as They've Aired (or Turn Your PC into a TiVo) Kinja is in read-only mode.

How to Automatically Download TV Shows as Soon as They've Aired (or Turn Your PC into a TiVo)

We are working to restore service. Is there anyway you can explain further on what to do, this has gotten me intrigued. Flagged Sure. I'm on a private tracker that can give me specific RSS feeds based on what I want. Past this, I'll have to go from memory since I don't have uTorrent here on my work computer, but if you right click on the feed, you can go to the RSS Downloader.

Anyway, let's say I want to download How I Met Your Mother, which comes on monday nights. How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500. Kinja is in read-only mode.

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

We are working to restore service. No TV tuner card...? I realize that it adds expense, but it seems worth it considering that a lot of cable companies charge you monthly to rent their box. With my current company, I could go from $15/month for an HD box, to $2/month for a CableCARD - the $13/month I save means that this thing will eventually pay for itself, or at least for some of the premium streaming subscriptions I buy for it. Plus, I can use my 360's Media Center Extender features to use it to watch digital channels and recorded TV downstairs, without having to pay for a second cable box - saving me another $15 every month. I know a lot of people build these specifically so that they can cancel their cable subscription, but if you plan on keeping it, you can get WAY more functionality out of this box with such a simple upgrade.

EDIT: Another commenter pointed out that XBMC and CableCARD tuners don't play nicely together. Flagged Yup, this is a good point. How to Turn Your Android into a Killer Portable Media and Gaming Center. I second this.

How to Turn Your Android into a Killer Portable Media and Gaming Center

Free and open-source beats paying any day. :) SNESoid has been free since it hit the SlideMe market. Supports controllers just find (I use both Wii and an Xbox 360 controller with it). [slideme.org] ...in fact, my only gripe with any of the 'oid' emulators is N64oid. I'd contacted the dev for USB joycenter about it months ago, he said the dev for n64oid was going to implement it into the next version. ...I think that was back in December of last year. ...doesn't seem to work with Mupen64 either (which is free by the way on paulscode.com).

Is the full version free now? Is There Anything Awesome I Can Do with All These Unused Ports on My TV? Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide. Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with FreeNAS. How to Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into an Internet PVR with SABnzbd and Sick Beard. Kinja is in read-only mode.

How to Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into an Internet PVR with SABnzbd and Sick Beard

We are working to restore service. To everyone having trouble in step one, installing Python and the other packages: I've found the new location for the old 7.3 packages. Looks like 7.3 is deprecated, but FreeNAS legacy users still need them...luckily, all those packages are archived here: [ftp6.us.freebsd.org] I've updated the post with the new information and checked to make sure everything else is still up to date. Flagged.