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xTweet: Tweeting from within XBMC Media Center

XBMC + xTweet script

The title of the post should be “trying to tweet from within XBMC with xTweet”. xTweet is an extension script for XBMC Media Center that transforms XBMC into full-featured Twitter desktop client with specific features like; Tweeting about the a song or video you’re playing. As shown in the screenshot xTweet also packs those features you’ll find in other Twitter desktop clients like TweetDeck.

This how xTweet updates your Twitter Status when you hit “Tweet about this Song?”

XBMC + xTweet script

Its certainly not the best Twitter desktop client for Linux I’ve come across, but for those who use this extensible media centre as their default media center to watch movies say apple movie trailers and so on, xTweet is just a welcomed extra.

Manually install xTweet in Linux Ubuntu: Download the script, extract it and place it in the ~/.xbmc/scripts directory.

To manually install xTweet in Windows XP: Download the script, extract it and place it in C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\XBMC\scripts\ folder
In Vista and Windows 7 place it in
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\scripts\ folder

Now run XBMC, then Scripts -> xTweet. Hit xTweet and login with your Twitter account.

xTweet is not yet at its best, it a bit bumpy, you might have to re-login several times into your Twitter account, but with Twitter Search coming soon, its worth a try.

Download xTweet Extension Script for XBMC Media Center