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    Default Anyone using a Cubox and XBMC?

    I am looking into getting a Cubox and using XBMC to access my music/media library, mostly for the main goal of playing FLAC files, without connecting my laptop to the receiver.

    Also, it has a optical out port on it, would this be viable to feed my receiver if I am only using 2-channel?

    Anyone have any experience with a similar setup? Any advice or tips would be great.

    Seems like a very versatile option.

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    I am using XBMC for my music playback using my hi-fi computer (created a thread about it here, so search it).

    XBMC works great, the remote app for iOS and Andriod (dont use that but use the iOS one) work good.

    I use the computer as my source for headphone (via a Audio GD-NFB-5). I also use XBMC for playback via my main computer through a coaxial connection to my Sunfire TGP-II and like it as well.

    XMBC.org/forums is a great source for info and help.

    I also just build another forum member here a HTPC and he will be using XBMC as his source playback player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    XBMC works great, the remote app for iOS and Andriod (dont use that but use the iOS one) work good.
    I use both the iOS and Android apps for XBMC and they both work great. I can use them simultaneously actually which is pretty cool. I don't know what a Cubox is, but XBMC is a nice program. I use it for video and audio playback out of my HTPC via HDMI.
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    I would try it if the price was $49.99. It appear that it requires too much thinkering to make it work right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFOviedo View Post
    I would try it if the price was $49.99. It appear that it requires too much thinkering to make it work right.
    I agree, the 2GB DDr3 version w/ optical cable is $160. The cheaper version runs are $120 w/o optical cable. Maybe I should just run a long HDMI cable from my laptop to the receiver. And I can still control XBMC with my iPhone.

    I just like the thought of not having to go through my laptop. A standalone source would be pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipsullivan View Post
    I agree, the 2GB DDr3 version w/ optical cable is $160. The cheaper version runs are $120 w/o optical cable. Maybe I should just run a long HDMI cable from my laptop to the receiver. And I can still control XBMC with my iPhone.

    I just like the thought of not having to go through my laptop. A standalone source would be pretty nice.
    Ok... Your asking your question wrong here.

    First question is where are your files stored?

    If stored on a desktop or laptop that is setup right you can just buy a streaming device that connects to your network (like the computer) and playback your files over the network.

    Can't type more on my iPhone but that gives you an idea

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    There are other devices out there with better options. Newegg was selling a Intel PC with i3 CPU for about $200 bucks. I can't seem to find it, but it was a small all in one PC. all you needed to add was a HDD and OS. Saound and video card where good enough for HD sound and video. It has optical as well. I've got to go to work when I come back I'll search for it.
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