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Mac25's Avatar Mac25 03:21 PM 03-25-2012
is there an add on so the media center remote will start and control xbmc, many threads everywhere and most are dated.

Joeforsale's Avatar Joeforsale 05:25 PM 03-25-2012
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is there an add on so the media center remote will start and control xbmc, many threads everywhere and most are dated.

Look for MCERemote in Program Add-ons.
GreenEyez's Avatar GreenEyez 01:37 AM 03-26-2012
FWI for everyone : There is a bug with TrueHD in the new Eden + HD audio patch, you need to set XBMC to decode TrueHD to PCM because bistreaming of TrueHD is broken. Works fine for DTS-HD MA, DTS and DD (bitstreaming i mean). Just noticed it last night.

Aside from that, everything was fine with the upgrade
Molika's Avatar Molika 03:59 AM 03-26-2012
is it possible to play DVD-A thru XBMC (Eden with the hd audio patch)?
a5ian300zx's Avatar a5ian300zx 05:38 AM 03-26-2012
Thanks,

I will wait for the fully working HD audio pack.

PS: does anyone know which are the best low profile graphics cards that support HD audio and also preferably have DDR5 memory bandwidth?

Thanks.
Acesfullup's Avatar Acesfullup 11:38 AM 03-26-2012
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Thanks,

PS: does anyone know which are the best low profile graphics cards that support HD audio and also preferably have DDR5 memory bandwidth?

Thanks.

That's a tough combo.

This looks interesting: HIS Radeon HD 6670 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 H667FN1G

If you drop the ddr5 requirement, I really love my Asus GT430:
ASUS GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 ENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP)

It has be absolutely flawless on all versions of XBMC on Win7. It also has been great for dabbling with MadVR and LAV.
jimjimmyjones85's Avatar jimjimmyjones85 12:00 PM 03-26-2012
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Originally Posted by Lars99 View Post

Are you using MQ or MQ3? MQ3 should work fine but I think support for regular MQ was dropped?

I enjoy a lot of skins but I've settled on Nox as my primary one. I run a few others on test machines but Nox has the features I desire most.

Thank you Lars.

I may change to Nox to see how it performs.

Ever since the last update, my system has been wonky. It's quite annoying actually.
Joeforsale's Avatar Joeforsale 07:28 PM 03-26-2012
@GreenEyez Thanks for the background images.
Murilo's Avatar Murilo 11:27 PM 03-27-2012
Everytime I seem to update xbmc my playercorefactory.xml i have with rules applied is overwritten, is there anyway around this?

For those using tmt 5 (i am not) but similar circumstances apply, how do you stop xbmc from overwriting the playercorefactory?
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 12:05 AM 03-28-2012
I liked XMBC before and booted it a live AMD version on my laptop just to see what all the fuss was about.

But I still wanted to use Media Browser because of its more direct integration with Media Center. MB doesn't support streaming channels yet and MC's Internet TV is a bit incomplete for things like You Tube which I depend on for some shows on RT like Keiser Report and Capital Account.

Thus far I like the software and the streaming video add-ons for You Tube and ESPN3 are worth it, especially since its FREE!!!

I am going to try Rom Collector next to see if that's a viable option over the current version of Game Browser since an update is expected before the end of the year (2011).

One thing I would like help on is how to make the "Movies" show up in the Home menu. Currently it has "TV Shows" (which is on my server as //servername//video/tv shows) but "Movies" (//servername/movies) doesn't show up.

What gives?

Thanks for the tut Green Eyez!
dan4081's Avatar dan4081 07:19 AM 03-28-2012
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Originally Posted by dj4monie View Post

I liked XMBC before and booted it a live AMD version on my laptop just to see what all the fuss was about.

But I still wanted to use Media Browser because of its more direct integration with Media Center. MB doesn't support streaming channels yet and MC's Internet TV is a bit incomplete for things like You Tube which I depend on for some shows on RT like Keiser Report and Capital Account.

Thus far I like the software and the streaming video add-ons for You Tube and ESPN3 are worth it, especially since its FREE!!!

I am going to try Rom Collector next to see if that's a viable option over the current version of Game Browser since an update is expected before the end of the year (2011).

One thing I would like help on is how to make the "Movies" show up in the Home menu. Currently it has "TV Shows" (which is on my server as //servername//video/tv shows) but "Movies" (//servername/movies) doesn't show up.

What gives?

Thanks for the tut Green Eyez!

Under system->settings there is an option to 'hide' different things on the home screen.
You need to uncheck the hide 'movies' button.
pkscout's Avatar pkscout 10:58 AM 03-28-2012
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Everytime I seem to update xbmc my playercorefactory.xml i have with rules applied is overwritten, is there anyway around this?

For those using tmt 5 (i am not) but similar circumstances apply, how do you stop xbmc from overwriting the playercorefactory?

That's odd. Updating XBMC shouldn't touch anything in your userdata directory, and it never has for me. On my Windows machine I store the playercorefactory.xml in /Users/HTPC/AppData/Roaming/XBMC/userdata. AFAIK, anything in Roaming/XBMC will never get overwritten by XBMC during an upgrade.
Lars99's Avatar Lars99 11:04 AM 03-28-2012
You sure it's XBMC proper and not an update to an add-in that is overwriting playercorefactory?
sean_w_smith's Avatar sean_w_smith 01:00 PM 03-28-2012
This is not news but with the eden release and my new ipad3 I installed some different remotes and re-evaled the old ones I had one my phone. I've gotta say constellation is impressive on the ipad and its free (ad supported). I've been using it non stop for 3 days and am very impressed...


http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xbmc-...437807301?mt=8

Another tip: if you're the kind of user than doesn't venture far from the stock skin but still yearn for something cooler. Check out the NEON Skin. Its got a lot of really great views...

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=83337

available directly from XBMC appearance settings menu.

and another BTW: Just when I thought Nvidia had finally squashed all the HDMI audio driver bugs on my ION1 rig many years after it was originally release I found another one last night. Nividia always had channel mapping issues over HDMI with 7.1. They fixed it last year finally but the bug still remains. if I enter the setup GUI on my receiver and exit back out it re-negotiates the HDMI connection and when it does it messes up the channel mapping and Front Left comes around Side Surroung Right and so one. Arg.... Luckily I dont venture into the AVR GUI very much but the bug is very real and only fixed by reboot of the HTPC.
Murilo's Avatar Murilo 03:32 PM 03-28-2012
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You sure it's XBMC proper and not an update to an add-in that is overwriting playercorefactory?

Hmmm my playercore factory was just in c://programfiles/xbmc/system/

I am going to try putting it in roaming appdata area.

If it is a program how would i ever decipher what program is doing it, I dont think any program should be fiddling with it.

If it happens again i will post what it says in there, everything is overwritten and it then just explains what the playcorefactory is and how to use it.
Lars99's Avatar Lars99 03:35 PM 03-28-2012
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Hmmm my playercore factory was just in c://programfiles/xbmc/system/

I am going to try putting it in roaming appdata area.

If it is a program how would i ever decipher what program is doing it, I dont think any program should be fiddling with it.

If it happens again i will post what it says in there, everything is overwritten and it then just explains what the playcorefactory is and how to use it.

Here's the XBMC wiki on that file.

I wasn't suggesting an external program as the culprit, but an internal add-in that you are using inside XBMC.
Murilo's Avatar Murilo 03:38 PM 03-28-2012
Thanks, all i know is i noticed right after i update xbmc its overwritten.

Updated to last eden yesterday, was even thinking it might get overwritten again, sure enough right after the update its overwritten.

This is about the 3rd time i notice it always right after i update xbmc, otherwise its fine.
pkscout's Avatar pkscout 04:10 PM 03-28-2012
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Hmmm my playercore factory was just in c://programfiles/xbmc/system/

I am going to try putting it in roaming appdata area.

Yea, if your playercorefactory.xml file is/was in the xbmc/system directory it will definitely get overwritten every time you update XBMC. You really want it in the appdata area so that doesn't happen.
Murilo's Avatar Murilo 09:27 PM 03-28-2012
So i put it in appdata folder, but now i cant play anything using the internal player?

It tries to open everything including internet streams with an external player.

In the c://programfiles/xbmc/system folder this never happen.

What am i doing wrong now..
Murilo's Avatar Murilo 09:27 PM 03-28-2012
Hmm maybe thats what the one in system folder is for that keeps getting overwritten, i will report back.
Murilo's Avatar Murilo 10:38 PM 03-28-2012
LoL yup that was my problem.
pkscout's Avatar pkscout 09:55 AM 03-29-2012
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

So i put it in appdata folder, but now i cant play anything using the internal player?

It tries to open everything including internet streams with an external player.

In the c://programfiles/xbmc/system folder this never happen.

What am i doing wrong now..

Yea, the one in the system directory is kind of the "default" one. The one in the user directory is meant to be in addition to that. You can choose to have your custom rules run before the system ones by using action=prepend in the rules definition. In 99% of the cases you want to prepend the rules like this:


...

Murilo's Avatar Murilo 08:43 PM 03-29-2012
Out of curiosity does xbmc support 3d? I dont even know about 3d technology really, i am looking at a new tv and getting rid of my few year old projector.

I may never even watch 3d, but just curious if it does support it, if not im guessing i would have to use tmt 5?
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 02:51 AM 03-30-2012
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Under system->settings there is an option to 'hide' different things on the home screen.
You need to uncheck the hide 'movies' button.

I don't quite see that.... I looked under "System" and then "Settings" and don't see that, sorry.
steelman1991's Avatar steelman1991 06:11 AM 03-30-2012
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I don't quite see that.... I looked under "System" and then "Settings" and don't see that, sorry.

Going to be under System/Skin/Home Screen, or similar - dependant on the skin you use.
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 02:43 PM 03-31-2012
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Going to be under System/Skin/Home Screen, or similar - dependant on the skin you use.

Standard skin. Gotta screen cap?
dan4081's Avatar dan4081 02:53 PM 03-31-2012
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Standard skin. Gotta screen cap?

In the stock Confluence skin it is under System/Skin/Home Window Options...there you Uncheck 'Hide-Movies'.

Have you already added your movie share and set content to Movies, and let XBMC scrape your content?
If so, the option should be where I mentioned.
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 03:11 PM 03-31-2012
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In the stock Confluence skin it is under System/Skin/Home Window Options...there you Uncheck 'Hide-Movies'.

Have you already added your movie share and set content to Movies, and let XBMC scrape your content?
If so, the option should be where I mentioned.

I added my movies folder, twice. I have to go into files just find the movies themselves, all metadata (but for Never Say Never Again, 007) is available.

I added them the same way I added the TV Shows. The only difference is how its shown on the server.

Movies was: //servername//dvdmovies/movies

I have since moved that folder into the Video folder (WHS 2011) and the source is now: //servername//videos/movies

I think its a source related issue, but I'll check the settings again, thanks.
dan4081's Avatar dan4081 03:20 PM 03-31-2012
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Originally Posted by dj4monie View Post

I added my movies folder, twice. I have to go into files just find the movies themselves, all metadata (but for Never Say Never Again, 007) is available.

I added them the same way I added the TV Shows. The only difference is how its shown on the server.

Movies was: //servername//dvdmovies/movies

I have since moved that folder into the Video folder (WHS 2011) and the source is now: //servername//videos/movies

I think its a source related issue, but I'll check the settings again, thanks.

Sounds to me like you need to 'set content' on your movie folder.
Set it to this folder contains movies, choose your scraper as moviedb or imdb, and let it scrape your content.
Then the option will be available to have movies on your main menu.
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 03:34 PM 03-31-2012
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Originally Posted by dan4081 View Post

Sounds to me like you need to 'set content' on your movie folder.
Set it to this folder contains movies, choose your scraper as moviedb or imdb, and let it scrape your content.
Then the option will be available to have movies on your main menu.

Okay watching some racing currently, I have to finish some other stuff (Bionic Six database work) and I'll work on that a bit later.

Thanks

Edit: I got it working now, you were right I didn't have a scrapper set up for the new folder when I changed positions.
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