Too good to share if you find xbmc usefull, which I dont hence me arriving at linuxmce. Whats next, windows mce news? Valentt, how about helping us with linuxmce instead of being a live xbmc twitter feed?
Lets not get hung up on what the media playback devices are built from. If its XBMC or Boxee or Sonos or something else if it implements UPnP we want to integrate it and have Orbiter control it. Simple as that :-). We may even see a new variant of todays MD in the near future which has a 'headless' design and supports UPnP - this would be an MD without an Orbiter as such but with an integrated UPnP Renderer ie media player. This would not have any on-screen UI at all... because the UI would be an Orbiter running on a device you hold or carry with you.
We're adding support for all manner of UPnP devices to Dianemo 10.10 right now. We hope to have the core UPnP packages re-factored to work in LinuxMCE 10.04 shortly too. UPnP devices already added and supported 'out of the box' in Dianemo 10.10 include;
- Popcorn Hour C200
- Popcorn Hour A210
- WD Live TV
- Sonos Zone Players (** Audio only of course)
- XBMC (Linux, MacOS, Windows)...and possibly XBMC for iOS if they have left the UPnP functionality in place.
- Sony Bravia TV's that support UPnP-AV & DLNA **this is cool as these TV's work without any additional Media Player hanging of the back of them :-)
So...what does this mean? It means you can add any of the UPnP devices listed above to your system and use any Orbiter in your system to browse the media library and find some Audio/video content you want to play (any of the supported media types) and stream that media to any of your UPnP devices. The Orbiter UI cannot run on these UPnP devices...but it can run on MD's, Touch Orbiters, iOS devices, Android Devices or in any Web Browser that supports Web Orbiter 2.0.
It means your UI is still the Orbiter...its just not running on the device that is receiving the media stream...no different really than when you are playing audio on a Squeezebox for example...the Orbiter you use to control the stream runs on some other device. It has too as Squeezeboxes cant run the Orbiter...well UPnP devices cant run the Orbiter either. So we run the Orbiter on devices that can like Android devices or iPad's or any other piece of hardware that has an Orbiter running on it.