XBMC installation attempt, now Cydia's screwy. [update]

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Th3d0ctor, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Th3d0ctor, Jan 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011

    Th3d0ctor macrumors member

    Th3d0ctor

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    #1
    I added the Xbmc source, http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/, and started installing XBMC but the download was taking a really long time so I closed Cydia and planned to install it later. Now all my sources are gone and it says I have 0 packages installed. And it won't let me add any sources.

    I've tried a respring and reboot but no luck. I'm not even sure if the XBMC installation attempt was even related but it's seem kind of a coincidence. Anyone have a similiar problem and/or a solution?

    [update] Looks like XBMC being partially installed caused the problem and Cydia eventually detected the issue and helped me remove it. All fixed!
     
  2. cougar11 macrumors member

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    any info on this guys? i just installed xbmc...but whats it for...streamimg video...from where? do i need to add a website to stream tv shows...please sum1 shed sum light on this for me as i am a newbie to all this...lol
     
  3. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular

    unkn0wnsoldier

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    All you need to do is set up some network shares, then point xbmc at them.

    Good reading:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBMC
    http://forum.xbmc.org/

    Honestly, it's not for the type of person that wants stuff to "just work". From my previous experiences, I spent more time getting everything set up how I wanted it, than using it. That was my choice, though. XBMC is a pretty good media front end with some decent eye candy. For me, it's just something to tinker with rather than use as a day-to-day media solution.
     

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