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What are some tweaks to Windows 7 that can be done for a HTPC?

I've built a HTPC and would like to optimize Windows 7 to dedicate as much of the resources to Media playback through the HTPC. I'll be using XBMC and Media Center (testing them out, and making a ...
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How do I use a TV Tuner in XBMC?

Is there any way to use a TV tuner card in the XBMC interface? I don't care about things like recording, all I need to do is change between channels, and maybe use an EPG (Electronic Program Guide). ...
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Best Handbrake settings for encoding TV shows

Been using Handbrake since it's the fastest and easiest program for me to understand as I'm not a real A/V guy and I'm getting some under par results from it when it comes to TV shows. I see episodes ...
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Launch XBMC from command line and play movie from timepoint

What is the easiest way to launch XBMC and play a movie from a certain timepoint? Apparently there aren't many command line options (ref), and the XBMC python scripts seem to be designed to run from ...
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What is the best way to backup a DVD for XBMC?

I have XBMC running on a Mac mini running OS X, and I'd like to make our DVDs (and eventually our video cassettes) accessible, so that our five-year-old can start her movies by herself. I first tried ...
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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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media center software for dual-audio VCD recommendation

I already have a large collection of Karaoke VCD, they are basically mpeg movies with dual audio track. ie, the left audio channel has the music only, and right channel has music + vocal. In ...
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Access media collection with metadata over DLNA

I've got a big media collection on my main PC, and would like to be able to watch it on different devices (TV, laptop), without having to manually copy files around. A good way to do this seems to be ...
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XBMC with MCE or MediaPortal

I'm an avid user of XMBC, but would also like to record some TV. I could use Windows MediaCenter or MediaPortal. MediaPortal was originaly a fork of XMBC, but I have heard many negative things about ...
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XMBC Flicks missing from plugin list

I have just installed XBMC on a Windows XP machine, and would like to use it to play Netflix. The XBMC Flicks plugin is not in the list of video plugins. The version of XBMC is 11 (Eden). The machine ...
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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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(Mythbuntu) After upgrading to XBMC 11, Mythbox now says “cannot import name decodeLongLong”?

The vital stats: Mythbuntu 10.10 (maverick) XBMC 11 -- from team-xbmc maverick ppa Mythtv 0.23.1+fix (the standard version for mythbuntu 10.10) Mythbox version 1.1.0 OK, so, I was happily going ...
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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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How to delete the entire library

I have XBMC installed on a HTPC. I use it to play the movies I have copied from my DVD collection. I store those movies on a separate server. I had to move the files to a different location on the ...
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What happened to XBMC for Linux?

I'm setting up an HTPC so I'm trying to install XBMC. Following the XBMC Team's instructions, the commands run as expected until the second line, where apt-get reports that the package 'xbmc' wasn't ...
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Does XBMC need an nfo file for a TV show or Movie to be added to those categories respectively?

Does XBMC need an nfo file for a TV show or Movie to be added to those categories respectively? I'm confused as to how its library database operates and I can't seem to find any good information to ...
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NAS + XBMC combination

I currently own a WD Sharespace and I am not too happy about it. It will freeze constantly and its rather slow. I've been thinking of replacing it. I also own a WD HD Live, and it works like it is ...
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How to upgrade XBMC Live via command line?

I've been unable to do a fresh install of XBMC Live 9.11 to my hard drive. Everytime it fails at the Install System step. But I am able to get XBMC Live 9.04.1 to install successfully. How do I ...
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How to watch video podcasts using XBMC

How do I configure Xbox Media Center (XBMC) to subscribe and show videos from a video podcast (aka vodcast)?
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How can I make an XBMC keybinding to turn off the display?

I'm running XBMC on Arch Linux. I would like to bind a key to trigger the monitor to turn off. I have a remote with a power button, and I would like that to cause the display to go to sleep, just like ...
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XBMC standalone on external harddrive

Is it possible for XBMC to run standalone on for example an external hard drive? I have got two laptops at home and would like to access the same XBMC database with both of them, without having to ...
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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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How to run portable utorrent and xbmc live simultaneously from usb flash drive

I have XBMC Live installed on a USB that I can boot directly in to on my laptop. Is it possible for me to run a version of portable utorrent simultaneously with the XBMC Live on the USB and set it up ...
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How to install XBMC on Xbox classic that boots into “Xbox Live”

I have an Xbox classic (not 360) that I use as a HTPC using XBMC. But today a rogue application activated "Xbox Live" mode, which updated the system to boot into Xbox Live instead of XBMC. I have no ...
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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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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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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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XBMC Live with NVIDIA ION2 no 720p or 1080p options

I installed XBMC live onto an older NVIDIA ION system (the series with a 1.6Ghz cpu) without any problems. XBMC gave me the 1080p and 720p options for video playback and everything worked fine. Now ...
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Get Apple Remote (Unibody) working on Linux?

Has anyone managed to get a newer Apple Remote (Unibody, aluminium design) working on Linux? What IR Receiver are people using? I had no luck with the ones I tried...
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Balloon notifications make XBMC minimize from full-screen

For the last few weeks, I've been happily using XBMC 10 to watch TV shows, movies and play music. The last few days however, while playing video in "true fullscreen", it happened several times that ...
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Enable DVD Resume on XBMC?

Is it possible to enable some kind of automatic "DVD Resume" in XBMC when playing DVD discs? At the moment the only way I see of doing something like this is by setting a bookmark, which is a bit of ...
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Boxee on Dell 32in TV causes headaches, how to troubleshoot?

I have revamped an old pc, installing 4GB ram and a 256MB video card so that I could run Boxee to a Dell W3200 series TV that came with my apartment. It is connected via VGA, resolution is 1360x768, ...
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How do you install Aeon skin on XBMC 10+ for Windows?

How do you install Aeon skin on XBMC 10+ for Windows ? It's not in the skin install dialog and when I download the Aeon package, I copy it to the Skins folder and from what I've read this should be ...
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I don't understand how GDM is starting

I'm on Karmic. I had no keyboard, so I enabled autologin and some other stuff over ssh to get x2x going. Now I can't find what I did. I'm trying to just start X and XBMC now. I don't need gnome. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Serving Videos via HTTP to my LAN

I've got a number of movies and TV episodes with full metadata on my machine. I want to be able to access these videos from other machines on my network. I've got all the network stuff set up, but ...
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Video Playback problem under different user account

I can play a movie using XBMC at full HD. When I change the user account, and play the same movie with XBMC the playback is choppy. I have notice the same problem exist for all kind of media, full HD ...
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Can I setup XBMC to automatically detect media without saving them into specific directories?

I've recently upgraded an old HTPC box and in the process switched from the Boxee Windows app to the latest version of XBMC (12.3). I've found the process to be a really mixed bag. While Boxee hadn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...