Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04 - Page 2

2 XBMC Screenshots

Here are some screenshots of the XBMC interface:

 

3 Activating The XBMC Web Interface

XBMC has a web interface that you can use to control XBMC remotely. It is disabled by default, but can be enabled under Settings > Network > Servers:

I couldn't find the default XBMC web user in the manual, that's why I did not set a password (if you find out the user, you can set a password, but otherwise you will not be able to log in). If you find out what the name of the web user is, please let me know.

Afterwards, you can fire up a browser and go to http://<IP_ADDRESS>:8080/ - replace <IP_ADDRESS> with the IP address of the Ubuntu system where XBMC is installed; in my case it's 192.168.0.8, so the URL is http://192.168.0.8:8080/.

This is how the web interface looks:

 

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By: Anonymous

The default username is 'xbox'

Cheers

Shaun

By: Anonymous

The XBMC web page says "XBMC, recursive acronym for “XBMC Media Center“, is an award winning free and open source software media-player and entertainment hub for all your digital media." No XBox in the name anymore.