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February 11, 2005

Xbmc Script Highlights

As Xbmc news slows a bit I thought that I would take the time to highlight some of the better scripts out there available for Xbmc. These contributions are a piece of the heart and soul that is the Xbmc community. They extend Xbmc in tons of ways and in the case of the Apple Quicktime Browser, they put content where it belongs.

AQT Browser

aqt scriptThe Apple Quicktime Browser was one of the first impresive scripts that really showed us that great content could be pulled from the web and placed right on our televisions.

The script allows you to browse 5 different ways:
  • Now Playing - Lists movies currently in theaters
  • Exclusive - Lists movies that are exclusive to Apple's site
  • Newest - Lists some of the newest available trailers
  • Distributor - Lists movies by their distributor (Dreamworks, Paramount, Disney)
  • Show All - Lists every available trailer

The script is pretty solid but it does have its quirks. Every once in a while you may find that the script is unable to retrieve the link to a movie's trailer. This can be overcome by finding the trailer in another section or even waiting a few days for the Apple site to change.

Overall, if you don't have this script installed, you're missing out on a ton of great free content. As we move into the summer movie season, this is a MUST have on anyone's Xbmc.

Gametrailers Browser

gametrailers scriptGametrailers.com has become quite a source of content over the last year. They've gone from a hacked up site with videos, to a real player with tons of traffic. It was only a matter of time before someone created a script for them.

The Gametrailers script is set up a bit like the AQT Browser, except it looks a bit nicer. You are welcomed with featured content at the home screen of the script. The trailers are then broken down into sections available for browsing a bit like the AQT Browser.

The script allows you to browse 5 different ways:

  • Featured - Highlighted new games
  • Newest - Newest available trailers
  • Coming Soon - Highlights of games soon to be released
  • Most Popular - Trailers viewed the most by visitors
  • List All - Lists every available trailer

Along with the different viewing options, Gametrailers Browser allows some downloading options as well. You are able to either stream the trailers or download them completely and then watch. This is for our slower bandwidth users. You are also given the option to save the trailer to watch later.

Overall, the Gametrailers script is great. The website provides some pretty good content including a currently running awards show. This is another script that is a must have on your Xbmc setup.

This is just a sample of what is currently out there. Skins for all scripts are of course available from Chokemaniac. Stay tuned for more scripts.


  • If you like to watch movie trailers then people should also get the Movie Listings script...I think it's call Hollywood Listings or something

    By Blogger Matt, at 1:17 PM  

  • I thought that was just for movie times?

    3 posts in a row and within minutes of the update. You do know, you're my number 1 fan now right. heheh. Maybe my only?

    By Blogger Jon, at 1:25 PM  

  • It's been a while since I updated my xbmc (too much Tiger Woods 2005) and of course, right when I get the urge to get all these scripts and whatnot, everything goes down. I can't find a script online for the life of me :(

    By Blogger mrscotter, at 2:29 AM  

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