Control X10 devices from XBMC

XBMC is the most popular and the best option for DIY media center I think. But it doesn’t cover any smarthome areas except entertainment. Luckily XBMC provides plug-ins and scripts which allow en easy way to extend basic XBMC functionality. So, to add possibility to control X10 devices to your media center you may use either heyu + some scripts or plug-in X10 Commander Lights. Which one to use is up to you. The first way is more difficult but it’ll give you a full control and understanding the low-level logic while plug-in provides easy way way. Even for non-geeks. It’s always good when you have more then one way to do something.

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  • 1 comment:

    1. Ben Hobbs, 16. October 2012, 18:10

      I’d love to see more of this with future versions of XBMC, we are starting to see KNX and other home/automation and lighting control system add-ons. There are a number of very powerful iPad based XBMC control systems on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how good they are.

       

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