Originally Posted by NewChief
Umm.... I just got a woody reading that... I think I see why XBMC beats appleTV now. So these are all streaming sites that I'm adding, right? I don't need to purchase a new storage device to add on?
Now you've seen a glimpse of the possibilities...
Yes, those are all streaming sites and you'll need no storage space for it.
For starters, I would recommend the 1Channel plugin first and foremost. It's a stable plugin with nearly infinite content, both old and new.
Also, check out the Icefilms plugin. It's similar to 1Channel in what it does. It also offers 720p HD choices. The links aren't as consistent as 1Channel sometimes, but you can still find lots of cool stuff there. It also features a Music and Standup comedy section that are really sweet.
There's a Hulu plugin as well that works great. It has options to turn off all commercials, so you'll never have to bother with the commercial breaks. You can access everything you'd find in the browser version, it's the same source. You can even enter your Hulu Plus credentials.
Regarding plugins, there are two ways to install a plugin. The preferable method is to install it via the developers repository. The advantage for doing this, is that when the developer improves the plugin and releases a new version, XBMC will automatically update your plugin to take advantage of the new features. You can also install a plugin directly using just the plugin file, but then you never get updates. Updates can be crucial.
Follow instructions here, and save yourself a ton of time: http://www.xbmchub.com/blog/2012/04/...tion-for-xbmc/
This will install the Fusion source, and give you direct access to all the really cool plugins. Follow the instructions closely.
When you get to step 14 of the above instructions, here's what I would recommend installing:
Go to Fusion\Most Popular
1Channel-repository.bstrdsmkr-0.0.3.zip (1Channel repo)
icefilms-repository.googlecode.anarchintosh-projects.zip (Icefilms repo)
fixed-sportsdevil-plugin.video.SportsDevil...zip (SportsDevil repo for streaming sports)
projectfreetv_giddyup-repository.eldorado.zip (Project FreeTV repo for TV episodes)
Then go to Fusion\Video\free-tv
amazon_hulu_repository.bluecop.xbmc-plugins.zip (Hulu, Free Cable, Amazon repo for streaming each. Note! Hulu must be configured correctly before it will work! Free Cable is a nice one for shows not on Hulu)
xxx_repository.xbmc-adult (porn repo)
That should get you started...