My library is hosted from my main HTPC (which exclusively runs xbmc) and shares/serves out its library to all other xbmc (upnp) devices around the home via upnp.
This allows all my other media centres, laptops, tablets (t100) and PCs etc to launch xbmc locally and view/play anything hosted on/from the main htpc library in the living room. For devices that can’t natively run xbmc, I can use an alternate player that connects to the xbmc library via upnp. In this scenario, infuse is the app in question.
The main library is also scraped, organised and includes myriad of metadata that is visible to all my clients (xbmc or upnp clients).
My shares are organised for kids, family etc and are managed via profiles/smart playlists etc in xbmc.
Xbmc shares/serves it’s library around the home via upnp, so if I made it sound like xbmc runs as a upnp server… we’ll, err… it does mate
So No, I won’t give up xbmc?
Buy I will buy this player if it lets me play all my xbmc content, that is hosted from my main xbmc htpc, on my non JB iOS devices. So would my granny, my mum, and my kids! To allow infuse to seamlessly integrate with xbmc is an explosion waiting to happen! If I could code it my self, I would. The fact no one has done this yet baffles me yo the nth degree. Everyone I ions has iOS devices, everyone I know uses xbmc in their homes, everyone I know hates the fact that they can’t access their xbmc library (and play it) via an iOS device but visitors can on their android devices :-/
I can install xbmc onto my pre ios7 devices (jb) and it’s good to go. But this app would allow non JB iOS devices to flourish in an xbmc environment, allowing everyone to seamlessly integrate their media throughout every device around the home using open standards.
If you used xbmc as a upnp server I’m sure you’d understand the situation. Im in to deep to back out now. I’m invested… But infuse have a chance to essentially become an iOS alternative to xbmc that works with xbmc, not against it!
Now that is a money maker right there, and I’d pay a lot to have my iOS devices stream and view my beautiful xbmc library’s.