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**** it. too hard box. trash this thread.
Last edited by rimmer; 05-04-2011 at 02:32 PM.
I would give $20 also, and i am sure plenty others would give something.
I doubt like they say it will happen, but man it would be great on ps3.
erm is that all.....anything else you would like?
Originally Posted by rimmer
I would give another $ 50 without doubt. Such a project should be rewarded..
I don't think you really realize the complexity of what you're asking. XBMC is natively coded to work on Intel chipsets and the ps3 is based on ppc. The porting of this would take a year plus to work. Don't see it happening.
How about you just donate the money you would've spent here to Andreas Oman, the guy behind Showtime Mediaplayer? it already plays 1080p and mkv files, with subs and all.
You make it sound like it is a job offer with the requirements and the deadline, which makes that 100$ a joke really. Plus, donate it to showtime at least it shows promise and works quite well already.
Originally Posted by chesh
Its been ported to PPC (IIRC)
I am inclined to agree though, its a massive task even without the x86 > PPC side I cant see it being complete and workable in a couple of months.
Make sure you butter the non reflective side of your CD's / DVD's and Blu-Rays so that when you drop them, they land butter side down thus preventing scratches.
i guess its not needed to be a xmbc port - i guess he guest wants a media player with the listed features.
Originally Posted by chesh
4 weeks to perfom it? i bet adama could do it. Showtime already has the most of the features.
While the idea of XBMC on the PS3 is a fantastic one, I think we need to use a little pragmatism here.
As previously pointed out, the length of time required to assemble a project of this scale from scratch would take many months, perhaps years for a team of devs to get it to an alpha version, let alone anything else.
And once again money rears its ugly head - but realistically, if you were to pay lets say for arguments sake, three devs at a reasonable salary for 24 months - wage bills would be in the region not of $100, but more like $500,000.
On the positive side, you'd probably have something on your hands that would sell extremely well, so it wouldn't take too long to recoup your outgoings - but who has got that sort of money to begin with?
The answer, is Sony - but good luck convincing them to sponsor a team of devs to produce a far superior product to their own, built-in media player that can be used exclusively by owners of jailbroken PS3s.
So, keeping my feet firmly on the ground here. I'm going to continue to 'wish' for XBMC - but I'll be happy with continued, positive updates to Showtime and other such homebrew apps.
Just my $.02 - which I'd be happy to donate to any team of devs interested in redesigning XBMC for PS3.