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« on: February 8, 2010, 12:15:47 AM »
Hey,

does anybody use this?,doing some looking up on it tonight and it looks pretty sweet to be honest,Thinking about setting it up on my Mac tommorow

Any thoughts?

http://xbmc.org/skins/
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #1 on: February 8, 2010, 05:13:44 PM »
how strange is that site eh?

i have a version of this on my old XBox, but it seems as though you can only get it for operating systems only now. does it play mkv's?

oh well. thank god i have a ps3.
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 07:33:49 PM »
Anyone know of an easy beginners guide to this program? How to setup metadata, folder structure etc? All that was a piece of piss on Windows Media Center but is being a pain in the arse on XBMC. I've had a look on their forums but they seem to take it for granted that you're already familiar with everything.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 09:40:38 PM »
I run it with boxee you can scrape your files for metadata as it links with imdb and there's a cool boxee iPhone app remote ;)

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 10:47:51 PM »
I've been usinfg this fora few months now it's good also got a really good remote control app on my HTC desire.

I am not an expert so can't offer any major advice, but as folder structure goes, if you create a TV Shows and Movies folder within your public videos folder it will automatically pick them up when you select tv shows menu or movies!.
Each TV show needs a folder of it's own then under that a folder for each season

eg. TV Shows>Sopranos>Season 1>

Same for movies and music. If you choose to kepp you files outside the public folders you will have to add them manually from the add source option.

Hope that helps.

One thing I found the other day is that you don't have to unzipvideo files for it to play them either it will play them directly from the zipped archive, which saves some hassle.

You can also turn on hardware graphics acceleration so your graphics does all the hardwork encoding the video, this is the main reason I started using it so I didn't need to update my media centre which only has a Pentium 4 processor and couldn't handle 1080 MKV files.

If your looking for a beginners guide for using it try the wiki pages rather than the forum if I remeber rightly I think there was a beginners guide on there.  I found once I sussed the file structure out everything kinda dropped into place by just trying stuff out.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 03:50:14 PM »
Just found out that there is a liveonlinefooty plugin for xbmc, which enables you to watch all channels! Obviously you need a valid subscription, but if you have a media pc, then this is a gods send.

Also, I've been using the Aeon Nox skin, which is a massive improvement over the default skin/theme.

Anyone else using xbmc? If so what add-ons have you got?
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 10:10:51 PM »
Anyone know of an easy beginners guide to this program? How to setup metadata, folder structure etc? All that was a piece of piss on Windows Media Center but is being a pain in the arse on XBMC. I've had a look on their forums but they seem to take it for granted that you're already familiar with everything.


http://lifehacker.com/5536963/the-ultimate-start-to-finish-guide-to-your-xbmc-media-center

Realise this is a bit late and Bob is surely already up and running, but someone else might be interested.
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 04:24:42 AM »
Get an apple tv2, stick xbmc on it, get liveonlinefooty and icefilms plugins for it and then cancel your sky you wont need it anymore

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 07:37:05 AM »
http://lifehacker.com/5536963/the-ultimate-start-to-finish-guide-to-your-xbmc-media-center

Realise this is a bit late and Bob is surely already up and running, but someone else might be interested.

Cheers, had this on my pc for ages but never got round to using it for what it's for.
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 09:19:47 AM »
Get an apple tv2, stick xbmc on it, get liveonlinefooty and icefilms plugins for it and then cancel your sky you wont need it anymore

Apple TV now £85 at Amazon

Same price at Play.com

Plus also:

Lifehacker guide on how to Install XBMC on Your Apple TV 2

Support thread for XBMC Liveonlinefooty plugin
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 10:45:39 AM »
http://lifehacker.com/5536963/the-ultimate-start-to-finish-guide-to-your-xbmc-media-center

Realise this is a bit late and Bob is surely already up and running, but someone else might be interested.

Yeah, I was looking into giving it a go, thanks!
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 12:20:08 PM »
got it running on a JB'd iPad2, and it works fine, although the navigation can be a bit clunky with no keys... worth it for the liveonlinefooty plug in though, as then you're not restricted to the iPhone streams

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 12:56:45 PM »
Can this help me watch stuff from my computer on my XBOX?

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2011, 09:55:48 AM »
My Apple Tv 2 has just arrived, going to to put XBMC and Boxee on it.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2011, 10:00:54 AM »
Need to find a way to install this to my TV, my TV has DRM so it only pics up phots and music from a USB plugged in. After that i should be able to hook it up via freenas and i can stream all my media perfectly.

Love the fact you can have it download torrents automatically for set shows and it will put them in the correct folders and rename them so they don't have weird names. Home automation is the next step!

Quite like the ESPN plugin too although its the american ESPN 3. Some good plugins on the XBMC forums.
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 02:26:00 PM »
My Apple Tv 2 has just arrived, going to to put XBMC and Boxee on it.

Got it all sorted. Dead easy to do.

Must say XBMC is one hell of a app. Got Icefilms and LiveFootyObline plugins, both brilliant. Sadly the experience is let down by the fact the Apple TV cannot play 1080p and also the fact the USB port is not a host so you cant hook up external drive to it. You have to stream videos over network. Bit of a bummer really.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 03:32:33 PM »
Got it all sorted. Dead easy to do.

Must say XBMC is one hell of a app. Got Icefilms and LiveFootyObline plugins, both brilliant. Sadly the experience is let down by the fact the Apple TV cannot play 1080p and also the fact the USB port is not a host so you cant hook up external drive to it. You have to stream videos over network. Bit of a bummer really.

If you've got NitoTV installed, you can do the following to enable your USB.

http://www.todaywasawesome.com/enable-usb-on-the-apple-tv/
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 04:37:26 PM »
If you've got NitoTV installed, you can do the following to enable your USB.

http://www.todaywasawesome.com/enable-usb-on-the-apple-tv/

Thats for Apple TV 1 which is based on OSX. The new version is iOS based. Cheers anyway mate.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 10:00:42 PM »
lads just got a new apple tv. Have it jailbroken and have xbmc installed. I can't get it to connect to my macbook. I've followed the guides. HAve sharing set up up, folders set up to share, try and add source in xbmc and it says permission denied??
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2011, 01:33:25 AM »
If you have a Mac Plex is better...It's media manager does a lot of hard work for you.

@tinner77. Check on the xbmc forums pretty good on their for stuff like this. Some of them folks on there come across a bit heavily like but most are ok and helpful.

Just clicked on the main board and my virus scanner came back with this

"When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors."


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Re: XBMC
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2011, 09:39:56 AM »
Binned the Apple TV 2 as it was just too slow and juddery when trying to play 1080p MKV's

Just invested in a the following set up!

Shuttle XS35GT
4gb Ram
30gb Solid State Drive
Internal SLim Blu-Ray drive
Emprex Media remote
Ubuntu installed
XBMC installed

Fils stream over the network via a 2TB NAS.

Most say, its bloody impressive XBMC. IceFilms is an epic plugin.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2011, 11:51:14 AM »
Been using XBMC for about 2 weeks now, and it's brilliant. Got the LOF and Icefilms plugins, iPlayer, TVCatchup, and another plugin for TV and films that I can't remember the name of. All hooked up through a Media Centre PC to my big fuck off telly. The LOF streams seem to have improved since I started using this as well, but that may be a coincidence.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2011, 12:34:15 PM »
plex is smashing, thanks harinder

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2011, 12:59:14 PM »
Running 1080p MKVs on my new setup, CPU is running at 8% as the ION2 GPU is doing all the work.

I have following plugins installed.

IceFilms - Amazing plugin, even better if you have a MegaUpload account. THink of it as a free unlimited use Love Film.
LOF - The SKY HD streams are a thing of beauty, as are the 3pm kicks offs on Saturdays.
FlashSportsStreams - As LOF but more expensive per month. Shows major UK, US and AUS sports channels 24/7 too. Shows UFC and boxing etc.....

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2012, 01:07:30 AM »
Just started using this yesterday, I'm very impressed. Can anybody recommend any decent add ons for it?

I've just installed Navi-X, was looking for a Sopcast one but no joy as yet (I'm using windows).

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2012, 04:02:16 AM »
I thought this was brilliant but to be honest I found it a load of hassle on my ATV2.

I went off and bought a Boxee box and haven't looked back,absolute superb bit of kit and so easy my kids could set it up
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2012, 07:32:52 AM »
I haven't really used any add on's myself, use it purely to play my backlog of Films.

If anyone has any recommendations for plug ins and who to use them I would appreciate it??

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2012, 02:35:06 PM »
I thought this was brilliant but to be honest I found it a load of hassle on my ATV2.

I went off and bought a Boxee box and haven't looked back,absolute superb bit of kit and so easy my kids could set it up

been using a boxee for about 3 months, great little box as long as you don't expect it to be a full fledged pc, 1080 is nothing to it and the metadata fetching is nice
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2012, 03:08:09 PM »
been using a boxee for about 3 months, great little box as long as you don't expect it to be a full fledged pc, 1080 is nothing to it and the metadata fetching is nice

Can you record stuff that you are getting sent to the Boxee though?  ie. could I use the livefooty plugin and record it to watch later?
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2012, 05:00:34 PM »
I haven't seen anything Like that
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2012, 06:03:23 PM »
Gutted to discover Boxee aren't continuing to develop the software only version of their application only to concentrate on the hardware embedded devices.

Anyone used the airplay feature on the new version of xbmc that has just been released?
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2012, 06:59:31 PM »
I haven't really used any add on's myself, use it purely to play my backlog of Films.

If anyone has any recommendations for plug ins and who to use them I would appreciate it??

Having dicked around on Navi-X last night I would highly recommend it, it really does have EVERYTHING on it! All your tv shows, old tv shows, pretty much every film ever, all your live sky tv streams, live foreign tv streams, live US Tv streams, etc... I really could go on!

As an example in the past 24 hours I've watched all sorts, from Danger Mouse and Count Duckula to Monty Python and the Mighty Boosh.

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2012, 07:34:07 PM »
Having dicked around on Navi-X last night I would highly recommend it, it really does have EVERYTHING on it! All your tv shows, old tv shows, pretty much every film ever, all your live sky tv streams, live foreign tv streams, live US Tv streams, etc... I really could go on!

As an example in the past 24 hours I've watched all sorts, from Danger Mouse and Count Duckula to Monty Python and the Mighty Boosh.

Im going to load it up on my Boxee box on Monday and give it a rip..cheers
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2012, 08:06:58 PM »
Navi x does look like shit though :)
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #34 on: April 1, 2012, 12:15:47 PM »
OH MY!

Just got a PC set on the big TV and found that I can watch Sky Sports HD via NaviX as well as many movie channels.

I assume that things like Sky Sports are a bit more stuttery as more will be watching that?

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Re: XBMC
« Reply #35 on: April 1, 2012, 01:08:27 PM »
OH MY!

Just got a PC set on the big TV and found that I can watch Sky Sports HD via NaviX as well as many movie channels.

I assume that things like Sky Sports are a bit more stuttery as more will be watching that?

The picture quality was at least as good as liveonlinefooty last night but it was very stuttery.
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2013, 09:03:35 AM »
Bump!

An old thread but wanted a bit of advice.  Looking at updating / refreshing my XBMC and was wondering what skins / etc. people were using at the moment?

Also, I haven't 'updated' XBMC since I installed it about 20 months ago - are there regular updates that I need to be doing??
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2013, 09:38:08 AM »
Check out xbmchub should sort ya out

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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2013, 10:56:35 AM »
Thanks - saw a link on the other thread so will have a nosey later.
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Re: XBMC
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2013, 10:50:46 PM »
I can highly recommend a repo called Mash Up. I hardly venture into NaviX these days as Mash Up is so good. It can either be installed via SHH or through Fusion via the ATV. Instructions can be found here: http://www.worldtvpc.com/mediaplayers/xbmc/xmbc-adding-mashupvideo.php. You can thank me later! ;D
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