XHub Media Center
XHub Media Center
2.3.1

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XHub Media Center2.3.1

11 December 2007

View slideshows, play DVDs & music, watch TV and more.

Overview

XHub Media Center is one of the most popular alternatives to Apple's Front Row software. Developed exclusively for Mac OS X Tiger and later, XHub Media Center is fast, feature-rich and highly customizable, yet amazingly easy to use. Just connect your Mac to your living room TV and enjoy all of your digital media on the big screen from the comfort of your sofa. In addition to the essential music, movies, and photos modules, XHub Media Center also offers Internet radio, Web browsing, and EyeTV integration.

XHub Media Center has an appealing interface and is fully themeable, with a wide range of skins and sound sets to choose from. You can even design your own theme for a truly personalized media center experience.

With built-in support for Salling Clicker, an award-winning software that allows you to use a Bluetooth/WiFi-enabled cell phone or PDA as a high-end remote control, XHub Media Center has the most sophisticated control options available on any system. It also supports remotes from Apple, ATI, Keyspan and many other manufacturers.

What's new in XHub Media Center

Version 2.3.1:
  • Fixed DVD aspect ratio issue (bug #45)
  • Fixed EyeTV Hybrid compatibility issue (bug #48)
  • Fixed Music module submenu selection issue (bug #23)
  • Fixed video playback OSD issue (bug #42)
  • Fixed FF/Rew single press issue in TV module (bug #43)
  • Fixed black screen issue in TV module (bug #44)
  • Fixed black screen after system wake issue (bug #20)
  • Fixed Tiger pref pane issue (bug #41)

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How would you rate XHub Media Center app?

8 Reviews of XHub Media Center

3.25
Organik
12 September 2006
Version: 0.9.7b

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Well, I think it's the best looking of the media center apps, but that's about it. Scans movie folder for compatible vid files, then displays those in a list - not good! I put my vids in a folder structure for a reason, give me my folder structure! Also, it needs to be an actual app, not a pref pane. Froze and I couldn't force quit it...had to hard power cycle. One more thing - iPhoto browsing is broken: selecting an album displays photos from the whole library. I think with some work this will be a great app, for now it's front row for me.
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5
Coolcaper
13 August 2007
Version: 2.0.1
One of the...if not the best, media center out there for the mac. Have used it from the early versions and it has evolved quite a bit. The support is excellent and its great to have the author actually take into account suggestions and implementations. XHub integrates very well with Salling clicker and together they provide quite an experience in the Mac Home Media Center!!
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Durosity
26 June 2007
Version: 2.0
Very nice program, still has a few teething issues (that the developer seems to be aware of, such as the aspect ratio of some video appears wrong). It seems pretty stable these days, although the browse network drive function randomly doesn't work and sometimes the tv modules picture won't show, but audio will! All in all a good media centre program, i'd have to say its the best media centre program available on the mac at the moment... and will be even better once the glitches are worked out!
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4
Richy
16 June 2007
Version: 2.0
This app is the best media center that I have found so far for os x. The eyeTV integration works perfectly for me. The previous version did have a few stability issues, this version seems better but it does have a tendency to lock up occasionally, but it usually responds after a while or you can quit and restart it with the keyboard. Definitely worth 4 stars a bit more work on keeping it running smoothly and it'll be a 5 :)
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1
Organik
11 June 2007
Version: 2.0
Well, although this is the best looking media center app for the Mac, it's still completely useless. Froze during an attempt to view movie trailers, no way out except to HARD POWER DOWN! Bad...bad...bad....avoid until it's an actual app that can be force quit via command-opt-escape like everything else can. Still waiting for a decent media center app for mac....
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3
Jeff-H-
06 January 2007
Version: 1.1
Xhub has a lot of potential...so far, it's the only app that can launch EyeTV from within it using my device (Plextor ContvertX). But, everytime it's launched it crashes my finder/dock...VERY annoying! Have to relaunch all my widgets again after I'm done using Xhub. The control over EyeTV is also very limited...I have a widescreen display and have to change the screen aspect ratio to 14:9 in order to make everything right, and I can't do this from within Xhub. Lastly, I attempted to purchase this through Macupdate on 1/04 for the $9.99 sale price, which was supposed to go thru 1/04 and it was not honored, so I will not be purchasing Xhub, but it will be on my radar in the future.
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Magnot
18 December 2006
Version: 1.0
A nice start, but having problems when displayed on a TV since the graphics goes all the way out to the margins. This means the UI is cropped since the TV has overscan, seems to be made for a computer screen not a TV. There should be prefernces to set your overscan area. Without this it's not usable for me. But if the developer fixes this I might be tempted to pay and take it for a test drive...
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5
Edn
16 December 2006
Version: 1.0
I'm very impressed. Looks fabulous, speed is amazing and functionality is great. Works great with the Apple Remote. Haven't tried it with Clicker but I suspect it would be even more enjoyable. Finally a clone that is actually better than the original!
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3.25
Organik
12 September 2006
Version: 0.9.7b
Well, I think it's the best looking of the media center apps, but that's about it. Scans movie folder for compatible vid files, then displays those in a list - not good! I put my vids in a folder structure for a reason, give me my folder structure! Also, it needs to be an actual app, not a pref pane. Froze and I couldn't force quit it...had to hard power cycle. One more thing - iPhoto browsing is broken: selecting an album displays photos from the whole library. I think with some work this will be a great app, for now it's front row for me.
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