QUOTE(MetalMickey @ Dec 28 2005, 02:48 PM)
Er, isnt this the start of the 360 homebrew scene?
Whats to stop someone coding/building an XBMC type app in flash and launching it via this method? Flash already has all the media playback functions we need...
Umm... no. Flash is very, very, very, very, very restricted. It's nothing like C++, or other coding languages, starting from the fact that it's in fact running within a player, much like a video file with some interactive features. You can't poke any of the hardware, do file listings, copy or change files. You most definitely couldn't code the codecs needed for XBMC -like behaviour with flash.
It's perfect for animation, simple games and utilities though.
The only way to poke in the system would be to find a vulnerability in the flash player itself. Which has been actually done before.