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post #2101 of 3139
this is crazy... now my whole pc is lagging and vlc doesn't even play hd files properly!
post #2102 of 3139
media center master is utter crap, it renamed every tv show file to part(episode number); i deleted it and now have to manually rename every single tv show i have on my computer(farscape alone has almost 90 episodes and avatar has 60). as you can tell im not very happy with this program. if there is a way to fix this id be more than happy to give it another shot.
post #2103 of 3139
Do you mean Media Center Master? If so, the rename options can be turned off in the preferences.
Is there a specific format you want your shows named?
post #2104 of 3139
Yeah, Media Center Master did a good job on renaming a lot of my files but it screwed the pooch on several shows like The Pacific, Justice League, and Band of Brothers. I've been sticking with XBMC's built in scraper and just manually rename the Blurays I rip using XBMC's naming convention.
post #2105 of 3139
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Originally Posted by Lars99 View Post

Do you mean Media Center Master? If so, the rename options can be turned off in the preferences.
Is there a specific format you want your shows named?

yea i meant that, but i still have to put them back the way they were, i was trying to have them named as {"show name" - SxEx - "episode title"} but the program put them all as (using the last airbender as an example) "Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Volume 3 [part 1 of 19]" after putting in imdb title tt0417299 ; double and triple checked and it is the correct one.
post #2106 of 3139
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Originally Posted by swarm87 View Post

yea i meant that, but i still have to put them back the way they were, i was trying to have them named as {"show name" - SxEx - "episode title"} but the program put them all as (using the last airbender as an example) "Avatar The Last Airbender Book 1 Volume 3 [part 1 of 19]" after putting in imdb title tt0417299 ; double and triple checked and it is the correct one.

MCM lets you either turn off renaming files or you can choose the sseetttt format you desire.

Avatar may be a difficult example on how they break up seasons by books, but any other nominally named show should not be an issue.

If you want to return your library the way it was, you may want to reinstall MCM, instead of putting the entire library, map it only to Avatar in the above example. Then set in the preferences the format you desire and have it rename all those shows. Once you find the format you want, you can have it scan your entire library.
post #2107 of 3139
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Originally Posted by Lars99 View Post

MCM lets you either turn off renaming files or you can choose the sseetttt format you desire.

Avatar may be a difficult example on how they break up seasons by books, but any other nominally named show should not be an issue.

If you want to return your library the way it was, you may want to reinstall MCM, instead of putting the entire library, map it only to Avatar in the above example. Then set in the preferences the format you desire and have it rename all those shows. Once you find the format you want, you can have it scan your entire library.

ill try it for the ones i haven't fixed yet, but my only issue is getting episode titles
post #2108 of 3139
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Originally Posted by swarm87 View Post

ill try it for the ones i haven't fixed yet, but my only issue is getting episode titles

Titles are shown.
In MCM, look under the organization tab in the preferences. From there, look at TV episode naming convention.
SXXEYY -T for example, would be S02E09 -This TV Show.
There are several other formats to choose from.
post #2109 of 3139
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Originally Posted by swarm87 View Post

media center master is utter crap, it renamed every tv show file to part(episode number); i deleted it and now have to manually rename every single tv show i have on my computer(farscape alone has almost 90 episodes and avatar has 60). as you can tell im not very happy with this program. if there is a way to fix this id be more than happy to give it another shot.

Boo hoo... You should use theRenamer. You have to make sure TV Shows look like the entry on theTVdb. Movies have to look like they are listed on Moviedb.

Just like I told the other guy, if you put in wrong year or name of the show, it will mess up metadata. Delete the folder and then make MCM find it again. Use Renamer to make sure the titles match tvdb or moviedb.

I have no sorrow for you, I not only had to rename episodes of Bionic Six and number them correctly. I had to merge files back together for Spider-Man (1967) to show up correctly with metadata and play back just as it did on TV 40 years ago on ABC. I am still not done as some files have mis-matched resolutions.

For the mild pain you have to endure so you can have eye candy on your media center is minor IMHO.
post #2110 of 3139
Apparently, it`s the TVDB (where MCM and XBMC get the info from) that is screwed up, read this post here : http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=127402 regarding the Avatar series (The last Airbender and Legend of Korra) and how they treated it.
post #2111 of 3139
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Originally Posted by hockmastr8 View Post

thanks guys...

i switched over to dxva and turned off dxva2 (hardware acceleration) and its definitely much better, although still not watchable... Is it normal that these videos play fine in VLC just not in xbmc?

It`s possible that the XBMC software decoder is more outdated than the one used in VLC (which uses the latest ffmpeg libraries) and doesn`t do so well on lower powered platforms.
post #2112 of 3139
XBMC + intel graphics has always been pretty sketchy......

Also...XBMC only supports DXVA2....Not sure what graphics are on the 965 chipset but you might want to download DXVA checker to make sure your graphics are DXVA2 compatible.
post #2113 of 3139
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Originally Posted by hockmastr8 View Post

What seems to be the issue? Do I just need a new rig?

Thanks guys!

Try running a XBMC Live CD and see if you still have the choppy playback. If so, delete and reinstall XBMC within Windows 7.
post #2114 of 3139
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Originally Posted by GreenEyez View Post

Apparently, it`s the TVDB (where MCM and XBMC get the info from) that is screwed up, read this post here : http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=127402 regarding the Avatar series (The last Airbender and Legend of Korra) and how they treated it.

thanks, but where are folks getting legend of korra(legally) the show just started saturday?; i finished renaming everything last night. now i just have to figure out to get my tv shows to show up with a tv show tab without the movies tab disappearing. and why some of my ripped movies arent showing up while others in the same folder are
post #2115 of 3139
Hi guys sorry if this has been asked before i just hope you can help i once had my Aeon mq3 set up so that when i went to the home menu it showed a full screen image of the video that was playing instead of a windowed one but now i dont know how i did it could you guys be able to help me? thanks in advance guys
post #2116 of 3139
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Originally Posted by Mallet21 View Post

XBMC + intel graphics has always been pretty sketchy......

Also...XBMC only supports DXVA2....Not sure what graphics are on the 965 chipset but you might want to download DXVA checker to make sure your graphics are DXVA2 compatible.

Thats not true. Xbmc is just fine with intel. Why do you need dxva enabled if you use intel anyway? Just turn it off.
post #2117 of 3139
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Originally Posted by smiley_psico View Post

Hi guys sorry if this has been asked before i just hope you can help i once had my Aeon mq3 set up so that when i went to the home menu it showed a full screen image of the video that was playing instead of a windowed one but now i dont know how i did it could you guys be able to help me? thanks in advance guys

Hit the / key.
post #2118 of 3139
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post


Thats not true. Xbmc is just fine with intel. Why do you need dxva enabled if you use intel anyway? Just turn it off.

So XBMC with Intel 3000 HD would have hardware acceleration like the Nvidia graphics? No odd frame rate issues?

Philip
post #2119 of 3139
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Originally Posted by pmcd View Post

So XBMC with Intel 3000 HD would have hardware acceleration like the Nvidia graphics? No odd frame rate issues?

Philip

It doesn't need hardware acceleration. Intel has no worse frame rate issues than anyone else now including nvidia and ati/amd.
post #2120 of 3139
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Why do you need dxva enabled if you use intel anyway? Just turn it off.

With a 2.0ghz mobile processor (like the poster listed)?? Good luck!!
post #2121 of 3139
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Originally Posted by Mallet21 View Post

With a 2.0ghz mobile processor (like the poster listed)?? Good luck!!

I would think the people using a Intel 2.0ghz mobile processor on this forum are in the vast minority. I can't remember a single build in the last many months using an Intel mobile CPU that weak here at AVS.

For C2Duo, Clarkdale, Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge DXVA isn't needed. So saying that Intel "has been pretty sketchy" just isn't accurate for most users.
post #2122 of 3139
I don`t even think the Intel 965 chipset supports DXVA, it`s a really old chipset/gpu. As far as i know, Intel started supporting DXVA starting from the GMA X4500HD and up..
post #2123 of 3139
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

I would think the people using a Intel 2.0ghz mobile processor on this forum are in the vast minority. I can't remember a single build in the last many months using an Intel mobile CPU that weak here at AVS.

Flip back 1 page http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post21897709 which is who I was originally referring to.

If you spent any time on the XBMC forums you would see that Intel graphics were, and continue to be somewhat hit or miss.

Further, wouldn't telling folks to disable DXVA imply that intel graphics are "somewhat sketchy" with regards to XBMC playback??
post #2124 of 3139
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Originally Posted by Mallet21 View Post

Flip back 1 page http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post21897709 which is who I was originally referring to.

If you spent any time on the XBMC forums you would see that Intel graphics were, and continue to be somewhat hit or miss.

Further, wouldn't telling folks to disable DXVA imply that intel graphics are "somewhat sketchy" with regards to XBMC playback??

No. because dxva isn't needed. Without it enabled a modern intel cpu does just fine. We have built dozens now with intel cpus using the igpu and I personally have 2. No issues at all.

Xbmc forums are extremely biased toward amd and against intel. I have visited there often and seen numerous statements that are just flat out wrong.
post #2125 of 3139
With DXVA isn't the purpose to make the GPU do
more of the work? If so, wouldn't this cause issues with most integrated CPU/GPUs?

XBMC:"OK this guy just enabled DXVA send all that **** to the GPU man you don't gotta worry about it!"

Intel CPU:"I'm keeping it!"

XBMC: "Don't be ridiculous, you're just making things hard on yourself. Go ahead and send it and let that GPU douche do some work for once."

Intel CPU: "I am the GPU."

XBMC:........"I'm at a lossShit we've got stutter!!!....."

Of course it's all in binary, but that's pretty much how I see the conversation going.
post #2126 of 3139
Well, teoretically decoding stuff via the GPU is more efficient (especially in terms of power consumption), but most modern CPUs like the Core i3 or Pentium G have enough horsepower to software decode even high-bitrate material without shuttering. FF and RW may not be so smooth without DXVA. But even that works ok.
post #2127 of 3139
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Originally Posted by Joeforsale View Post

With DXVA isn't the purpose to make the GPU do
more of the work? If so, wouldn't this cause issues with most integrated CPU/GPUs?

XBMC:"OK this guy just enabled DXVA send all that **** to the GPU man you don't gotta worry about it!"

Intel CPU:"I'm keeping it!"

XBMC: "Don't be ridiculous, you're just making things hard on yourself. Go ahead and send it and let that GPU douche do some work for once."

Intel CPU: "I am the GPU."

XBMC:........"I'm at a lossShit we've got stutter!!!....."

Of course it's all in binary, but that's pretty much how I see the conversation going.

I don't get the argument. If its not needed why use it? What are you gaining by having something on to decrease usage on the CPU when the CPU is only using 10-20%?

Its not needed.
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post #2129 of 3139
I found this script on xbmc to export library automatically on startup

import xbmc

xbmc.executebuiltin('exportlibrary(video,true,true,false,tru e)')

Does anyone know if I change any of the above from true to false or vice versa so only artwork is exported...not nfo or .tbn files, is that even possible?
post #2130 of 3139
This has probably been asked before but whatever. If when watching a video and I accidentally hit the back button and now the video is playing in the background with the skin GUI overlayed (like Movies, Music, TV Shows etc) how do I get it back into the regular player mode without stopping the video and restarting it again?
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