Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Biggest XBMC Secret

 Did you just install XBMC?  Were you not completely wooed by the basic offerings available in the official XBMC plugin repository?  Then you may need to go unofficial.  This is one of those do at your own risk posts. It may be for you, it may not.

If nothing else, this is fun to try from an experimentation point of view. It kind of reminds me of the old days of the big ugly satellite dish.  You can spin that thing around and tune in stuff you did not even know existed.  Including back-haul feeds from sporting events and things that would make me blush....

I personally love all of the offerings in the official XBMC repository.  It is enough for me because I don't really watch that much TV.  I am too busy writing blog posts and trying to save the world from myself. When one is in the mood to sit in front of the TV for days on end one should go to the Navi-X plugin.

Navi-X is what I like to call a super scraper.  When you install it, it is located under the programs menu option in XBMC.  Go to search Navi-X.  Type in a movie you want to see.  Let's say you want to see the 1970's Woody Allen classic Bananas.  Yep, you got it, it is out there, along with about any other movie you would want to see.  (For you die hard Bananas fans, it is also available free on Prime streaming.) Isn't technology amazing? Now this probably is fed from Russia or some other country that does not care about the movie laws of the world, so expect issues, if not now, eventually there will be issues.

It is not just about movies, there are old TV episodes, cartoons, or just about anything else you can think of in this super scraper.  Do some creative searching and see what you come up with.

You can figure out all of this stuff and how to get other plugins for  XBMC at  Need a quick primer on how to install XBMC and Linux?  Check out a previous post here.

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