or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › Home Theater Computers › XBMC Media Center : Setup Guide, Knowlege Base & Support
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

XBMC Media Center : Setup Guide, Knowlege Base & Support - Page 99

post #2941 of 3139
^I agree on the home movies thing. I could see just a generic "custom video" source type that allows you to enter a sort title, date, type, and a description for each video. That would allow the user all sorts of possibilities.
post #2942 of 3139
I see no reason why you couldn't set up a home movies folder under TV shows or any other heading. I currently have mine for viewing in WMC, but I could just as easily set them up to watch in XBMC. Since WMC is the primary viewing source for all of my HTPCs it just makes them easier to access. I only use XBMC for watching movies and TV shows ripped from Blu-Rays.
post #2943 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by swarm87 View Post

stupid question but is there a way to put music into the overlay for movie series and individual TV shows(ie. music from the disc menu/movie theme)?

Dunno if anyone answered your question yet but there is. There is an addon for this that when you are looking at a show, the theme music will play. Not sure what it is it's in my history. If you're still here I'll look.
post #2944 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by tential View Post

Dunno if anyone answered your question yet but there is. There is an addon for this that when you are looking at a show, the theme music will play. Not sure what it is it's in my history. If you're still here I'll look.
Try "TV Tunes" addon
post #2945 of 3139
I have a few blu-ray .m2ts files that when I use XMBC 12 to play, it has occasionally jerky and has green, red patches all around. However when I use MPC-HC to play it, it's very smooth.... this means that the files aren't corrupted...
post #2946 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by echoesian View Post

I have a few blu-ray .m2ts files that when I use XMBC 12 to play, it has occasionally jerky and has green, red patches all around. However when I use MPC-HC to play it, it's very smooth.... this means that the files aren't corrupted...

Any common items with those m2ts (i.e. are they all the same video codec, are they possibly VC1, 1080p vs. 1080i, etc...)?
post #2947 of 3139
They are all from original blu-ray source...
post #2948 of 3139
Does anyone know if he still is helping people out?

I have a intel q6600 processor with a gtx 460 graphics card. Ok looking to get something setup like this with full bluray iso files with lossless audio and video.

Will xbmc play full bluray iso 2d and 3d?

Also can I just use 3 or 4 external hardrives instead of a nas?

Will 2.0 USB be fast enough?
Edited by Holiday121 - 5/26/13 at 3:11am
post #2949 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by echoesian View Post

They are all from original blu-ray source...

What I meant though, there could be different video codecs for the movie. Most Blu rays are AVC but there are some that are VC-1. There are some Blu rays that are 1080i, etc...
post #2950 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

What I meant though, there could be different video codecs for the movie. Most Blu rays are AVC but there are some that are VC-1. There are some Blu rays that are 1080i, etc...

One is VC-1, and the other is AVC, both are 1080p
post #2951 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

Does anyone know if he still is helping people out?

I have a intel q6600 processor with a gtx 460 graphics card. Ok looking to get something setup like this with full bluray iso files with lossless audio and video.

Will xbmc play full bluray iso 2d and 3d?

Also can I just use 3 or 4 external hardrives instead of a nas?

Will 2.0 USB be fast enough?

ISO: XBMC will play a 2D ISO. I have never tried a 3D ISO so I don't know about that. You would want to make sure that the biggest file in the ISO is the main movie as XBMC plays the largest file in the ISO.

Multiple Drives: Yes. A lot of the people like to use a NAS for its features, redundancy, scalability, etc.

USB 2.0: Yes.
post #2952 of 3139
Well I picked up a 4tb external hd today. Going to get some sleep wake up early and reformat my pc. Then I will be back with a ton of questions wink.gif.

Also can I link multiple USB external and internal hard drives together for one big library to browse without selecting each drive separately
post #2953 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post


Also can I link multiple USB external and internal hard drives together for one big library to browse without selecting
each drive separately


Flexraid
post #2954 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

.....................Also can I link multiple USB external and internal hard drives together for one big library to browse without selecting each drive separately

Google "storage pooling". There are a number of apps that do this, FlexRAID, SnapRAID, Drive Bender, Drive pool etc.

David
post #2955 of 3139
So it's done just by a app after I get everything installed? Nothing to worry about during my reformat
post #2956 of 3139
Actually in XBMC you don't need to do any storage pooling, you can just add multiple locations on multiple drives, and they all get added to the library view for movies, or music, etc.
post #2957 of 3139
Ok I finally got it setup. Lots of work to do now figuring out all the other stuff. First on the list is iso playback without stutter as well as cover art and descriptions of the movies
post #2958 of 3139
Question about bluray cover art .

I am running windows 7 aeon mq4.

How do you get the correct thumbnails and movie info to show up? Is it a program or do you have to manually do each movie?

Is their a certain way they should be labeled or each movie in separate folders?
post #2959 of 3139
When you add a new source to your library (folder, drive, individual movie), you then select the content type - movie, TV show, music. XBMC will then use the service for the type you provided to download the appropriate info for it.

For example, you add a new folder to your library - c:\Movies. You then tell XBMC that the content in the folder are movies. It will then use themoviedb.org to download cover art and metadata for the files.
post #2960 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by almostinsane View Post

When you add a new source to your library (folder, drive, individual movie), you then select the content type - movie, TV show, music. XBMC will then use the service for the type you provided to download the appropriate info for it.

For example, you add a new folder to your library - c:\Movies. You then tell XBMC that the content in the folder are movies. It will then use themoviedb.org to download cover art and metadata for the files.

And you can also download your own bluray covers into picture files and choose them from there. I find most covers are DVD covers not Bluray covers.
post #2961 of 3139
Ok I will give that a try later thanks
post #2962 of 3139
Ok got it all to work. Now working in the cinexperience. I can get the trailers to play before but not the trivia .

I have to say this program is amazing
post #2963 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

What I meant though, there could be different video codecs for the movie. Most Blu rays are AVC but there are some that are VC-1. There are some Blu rays that are 1080i, etc...

Any idea why?
post #2964 of 3139
There are multiple allowed in the spec.
post #2965 of 3139
Hmmm was watching dark skies last night and it seemed like the audio was a half second ahead of the movie. Any ideas what would cause that
post #2966 of 3139
Not sure, but open up the audio controls while watching the movie, and you can adjust the audio synch to match up (and it saves with the properties for that movie in case you watch again - I think)
post #2967 of 3139
Hey there, I love Xbmc, but have come across a curiosity... for some reason when playing back movies that have AAC audio encoding it is forcing my receiver to use the PLxII M as in Music mode, instead of PLxII C as in Cinema. Dolby 5.1 and DD+ will play with the cinema function, and otherwise DTS and DTS MA all are output fine through XBMC to my Denon 1913 AVR, but it forces music mode for AAC files... weird.. ideas? I tried fooling with the settings in XBMC to no avail. Thanks! BTW, using Wasapi out...
Edited by Sean Spamilton - 6/3/13 at 9:53pm
post #2968 of 3139
Ever since I installed Version 12, I do not get reliable ISO playing. Some play fine while others play in slow motion. I am not sure what the problem is.
post #2969 of 3139
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhetman View Post

Ever since I installed Version 12, I do not get reliable ISO playing. Some play fine while others play in slow motion. I am not sure what the problem is.

You probably need to review your audio settings. I think mine reverted back to the standard settings, which don't work with BR ISO's, when I went to 12.0.
post #2970 of 3139
Hey all, I'm curious as to why, when playing back music in XBMC ( frodo v 12.1 ) using WASAPI, thus allowing my AVR to output PLIIX processing, the bass sounds fairly muted. When I select " Output stereo to all speakers " in the system settings however, the bass is HUGE, almost too much bass. I quite like the PLII processing effects for my FLAC stereo files, and is the reason I grabbed XBMC in the first place ( since then I've fallen in love with it for all the amazing customizations ) .. but it would be great if I could find a happy medium between the two choices - muted bass with Wasapi 7.1 to my avr, or insane bass with " output stereo to all " ... I'm running a 7.2 speaker setup with my crossovers at 80, out from my GTX 680 via HDMI to my AVR. It's not the end of the world one way or the other, just a small bother. For instance if I play a youtube music clip the bass is twice as loud as with XBMC, ( unless ofcourse I've changed the setting to the above ) ... Any suggestions would be appreciated! Cheers.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Theater Computers
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › Home Theater Computers › XBMC Media Center : Setup Guide, Knowlege Base & Support