Is There Anything It Can't Do?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 04:58PM

By Eric Richardson

Back in November I extolled the virtues of XBox Media Center. Tonight I found even a new use for it. I had ordered a pair of cds through CD Baby and today they came in but I realized that with my laptop sitting at work I didn't have a PC with a CD-ROM drive in it. XBMC saved the day, though, ripping the cd and encoding to nice 192Kbps mp3s through lame. Then I just ftp'ed them off of the XBox and into my music collection. Really, really easy and quick.