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How to Stop Windows Media Center remote from controlling XBox 360 *AND* XBMC?

I have an XBMC PC (Windows 7) setup to my TV, along with an XBox 360. As to be expected the remote control sends signals to both the Xbox and XBMC PC, which is problematic as I will sometimes go back ...
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Equivilent to STRM files in Windows?

I've been working with XBMC lately and having fun learning about all the features it has. One major feature I found is the ability to add files from the Internet using a text file with the URL of the ...
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wake laptop over hdmi from tv?

I have XBMC setup on my laptop, which is connected to my tv via an HDMI cable. On the laptop I am running ubuntu 13.10. Would it be possible to have my laptop sleep and wake depending on whether the ...
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Pixelated MKV x264 playback

I have ~100 movies in x264 mkv with file sizes between 8-15GB. All of them display the grayish pixelation. They'll be ok for 5-15 minutes and then as scenes change they'll receive the pixelation. ...
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Preventing XBMC from shutting down

I have an ubuntu server with XBMC installed and the server connected to a TV via an HDMI cable. To launch XBMC I am running the command: sudo init xbmc By using ssh to remote to the server and ...
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Low quality playback in XBMC

I have VLC on my pc which I used to use for watching shows, but I've recently switched to using XBMC so I can stream things/control my pc from my phone, but I've noticed that XBMC has a much lower ...
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Argus TV Scheduler service doesn't start with Windows?

In xbmc I always get an error message "TV client not connected". I find the error but it need to manually start the Argus TV scheduler service. Is there a way I can start it automatically with ...
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XBMC audio language media flag

I have movies on my HDD what are dubbed to my mother-language. Others are in english. Now started using XBMC for playing movies. With many movies in a library, when browsing movies I need to know what ...
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Synology mysql indexing

I'm trying to set up a mysql server for my xbmc library. I was able to successfully set this up. Unfortunately my library is large and it slows xbmc down compared to local library. I was advised to ...
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XBMC Television Show Naming Convention

I use this naming convention for my television shows, and XBMC used to work with this just fine until I upgraded to the latest version. (Note: bold items are folders) Television 3rd Rock From the ...
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XBMC Standalone advancedsettings.xml path

I am using XBMC standalone (i.e.) systemctl enable xbmc.service I cannot figure out where to store the advancedsettings.xml file in this scenario. According to the XBMC Wiki, it should be in ...
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XBMC doesn't find any videos from minidlna server

I am running arch linux. I installed minidlna - got no errors. In web browser if I go to the minidlna http path for port 8002 it shows the 3 types of media (pictures,audio,video) and the count of ...
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Trouble streaming from media server to Marantz SR5007 receiver

I have recently purchased a Marantz SR5007 receiver and hooked it up to my home network using ethernet. One option I would like to see working is the receiver streaming content from my Windows 8.1 ...
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I can't get XBMC to respond to my Generic USB Controller

I'm running the Windows version of XBMC on my Windows 7 machine and I can't get my keymaps to work at all. What I have is a cheap Xbox 360 imitation controller picked up by Windows and XBMC as Generic ...
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Access MacZFS via network from XBMC

I have a ZFS RAID (zpool with three drives) hooked up to my Mac that I want to share in my LAN so that the XBMC client on my OUYA console hooked up to the television can read the drive and use it to ...
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Zoomed in by accident XBMC

I played around with the XBMC remote for iOS and I suddenly was zoomed in (or changed resolution) not just the aspect ratio where you fill the screen, it's off and too big. I can't access the settings ...
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How can I share the XBMC video library in two OSes, in the same computer?

I dual boot, and that would be very nice. I use Windows 7 and Crunchbang Linux by the way. I googled this question and all I got was how to sync the library between two devices - and that's not what ...
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Run a script when second monitor is connected

I currently have a TV attached to my computer via HDMI. When I set the TV's input to the appropriate HDMI port, it becomes visible to the computer and the computer adds it as a second display. What I ...
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Is this doable, a multi-purpose home server using either Linux Mint or Ubuntu Server with some additional software?

Ok, first of all I think this site would be the best fit for this question and that, it does not fit under serverfault though it is a server related question. I thought of building my multi-purpose ...
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XBMC - show movie titles in german?

I use XBMC to sort my movies. All the movies are named using their original (mostly english) title and I would like it to show the titles in german. I already set XBMC language to german and ...
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WIndows 8 BSOD XBMC

I am receiving frequent BSODs in Windows 8, which are either BAD_POOL_HEADER or DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION but it only happens after XBMC has been running. WhoCrashed and told me this: System ...
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raspberry pi openelec: how to connect via wifi with an ssid with spaces and special characters

device: Raspberry Pi Mod. B Rev 2.0 512 MB RAM wifi stick: EDIMAX EW-7811UN Wireless USB Adapter, 150 Mbit/s OS: openelec (XBMC) ssid: FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7270 How can I connect to wireless lan with ...
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NAS Questions - Storage and XBMC

My external HDD died and I've lost everything, so I've decided to spend some money to prevent future loss of my critical files. I want to buy a NAS with 4 or 5 bays, with 2 disk redundancy. I already ...
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Resolving NextPVR “instance of an object” & .dtd errors for EPG XMLs

When attempting to import an XML file with EPG listings for NextPVR, I receive only "[...] not set to an instance of an object" and .dtd errors. The XML schema is accepted without trouble by other PVR ...
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XBMC - How to make hulu work in new zealand [duplicate]

i've got hulu plugin in my xbmc running on my imac and as you all know, hulu works only in america, so is there anyway to make it work in new zealand using xbmc? please help guys!
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Plex controls without focus

I asked this question on the Plex support forums, but that didn't prove to be fruitful so I thought I'd come to the trusty stack exchange. What I'm trying to do is control Plex using the media ...
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VLC stream with input options

I'm trying to stream in CVLC for XBMC. My problem is that I can't, because I'm not just using a file stream, but rather a Decklink protocol, and I need input options. I can't find any resources on how ...
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How can I force XBMC to delete a file when removing it from the library?

I'm using XBMC on Windows 7 with the default skin. Lately I can not delete the video files. When pressing DEL, a confirmation popup comes up, click yes, but the file remains there. A week ago it was ...
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Does Virtualbox virtualizes a NVIDIA or a AMD Radeon graphics card?

I'd like to try-out XBMCbuntu (the "live" version of XBMC) on Virtualbox. Since it is offered in two version, specifically one for AMD and another for NVIDIA graphic cards, I'm puzzled on which one ...
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Recording CCI-flagged content with CableCARD tuner to NAS drive

Has anyone been able to record CCI 0x02 programming to a NAS drive with a CableCARD tuner, like Ceton's InfiniTV or the Hauppauge WinTV DCR-2650? And have any ARGUS TV or PseudoTV deployments with ...
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Running XMBC 12 off a stick, sans HDD

I have a laptop whose hard drive is toast, so I'm booting XBMC off a stick. It works fine, but I would like to not have to manually intervene halfway through booting up to tell it to Try Ubuntu, ...
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Is it possible to stream XBMC video plugins over UPnP?

Ideally I'd like to be able to stream video from XBMC plugins to an XBOX 360. I've read UPnP makes it possible to share media, but haven't seen anywhere that indicates the possibility of sharing ...
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Determine if graphic card is HDMI CEC capable

I have a EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB graphic card installed on a Windows 7 system that is used primarily as a media center using XBMC. The PC is connected to a Sony LCD using HDMI and works fine (both ...
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Universally fix/re-embed embedded album art?

Hi I recently tried adding my music collection to XBMC and was (re)incensed when I saw that yet another program didn't recognize more than 50% of the album art in my collection (I have had this ...
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how do I install an add on from zip in xbmc 12?

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-ons#How_to_install_from_zip The wiki is pretty straighforward but those options are not present when I follow the steps in the wiki. I select this: System ...
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Does XBMC supports hardware decoding on Rikomagic MK802 III running Android 4.1.1

I am looking foward to buy a Rikomagic MK802 IIIs mini-pc to be used as a media center. I expect it to run any type of video, including HD and Full-HD videos. Since I'm looking foward to use XBMC as ...
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Audio in XBMC no longer works after updating

For the longest time, I've been running XBMC v10, but wanting airplay capability, I updated to the latest stable version. Now my audio no longer works in XBMC. My system sound works, and other apps ...
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Can I prevent my power saving from activating when XBMC is running but doesn't have focus?

This seems contrary to what most people want, but I've got a somewhat different setup. I have my desktop computer hooked up to my HDTV as a second screen - I don't always have it turned on in that ...
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Stream music from XBMC to iTunes over local network

I'm looking for a simple way to get iTunes to either: See a remote directory as part of its library. I store my music on my server (locally), but would want to listen to it from my mac through ...
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Why don't the play/stop/etc buttons on my XBMC Android remote app work?

I've installed the official XBMC Remote on my Android phone to communicate to my XBMC instance on our Windows 7 HTPC. I can browse and select videos with no issues, and the video starts playing on ...
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How to launch XBMC from XBOX 360 controller guide button on Windows 7?

How can you configure the XBox 360 controller guide button to launch XBMC? I am using XBMC Frodo RC3 on Windows 7 64bit, my controller is a wired one.
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nfs /etc/fstab doesn't mount on startup: ubuntu / xbmc

I have an nfs share I'm trying to mount automatically at startup in ubuntu / xbmc I have the following in /etc/fstab nas:/mnt/raid /mnt/raid nfs noauto,rw,async On startup the mount doesn't ...
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Android XBMC remote: Java error: FileNotFoundException (command=getSystemInfo)

I want to use my raspberryPI as a HTPC. I installed Raspbmc and tried to connect to it via Official XBMC Remote but I get the error: I/O Exception (java.io.FileNotFoundException) ...
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XBMC thumbnail scan?

Is there a feature or add-on in XBMC so that I can scan/fast-forward through a movie using thumbnails at ~1 minute intervals, like the PS3 has?
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How do I define a folder for music videos?

I have a bunch of music videos stored locally in a single directory. I want XBMC to recognize them as music videos as such, i.e. separate from existing video categories of movies/TV shows, or as just ...
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Autohotkey send key in xbmc script error?

I want to open the context menu in xbmc with my remote device and I've installed mceremote to no avail. Now I'm trying autohotkey and I know the keystroke from my remote and I have this script: ...
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How should I decide what deinterlacer to choose for streaming video? [closed]

In my pulldownmenu (Live TV xbmcI) for deinterlacers I can choose from for example bilinear, bicubic, etc. Here you can see my options: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Video_playback. ( I don't ...
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XBMC remote control key repeat

Those who have used XBMC with a WiFi remote, such as an Android or iOS device with the official XBMC remote apps, have probably seen this at one time or another: your remote stops working, when you ...
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XBMC launching external applications full screen

Running xbmc-standalone (Eden) on Ubuntu server edition 12.04 (no gnome/kde/etc...). When launching another application via 'advanced launcher' or other launcher add-on XBMC goes into a 'windowed ...
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Clean Multi X Server Setup

I want to spawn a second X Server for my TV and use a Media Station software like xbmc over it. Is it best practice to manage multi x instances from xinit or is there another/better way? Apart from ...