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[WIKI] HELP UPDATE OUR FAQs! - Ned Scott - 2011-11-07 01:35
As apart of the revamp for the XBMC Wiki I'm putting a call out to help update our wiki FAQs. We need help compiling what questions are frequently asked. So to all the question askers and the question answerers: this here be a brainstormin' thread!
The following wiki FAQs need to be re-done. Click on an FAQ link to be taken to the discussion for that FAQ:
•XBMC general FAQ (applies for all or most platforms) [THIS THREAD]
•XBMC for Mac specific FAQ
•XBMC for Windows specific FAQ
•XBMC for Linux specific FAQ & XBMC Live specific FAQ
List the questions you come across the most or that you think people ask (or things they should ask) when it comes to XBMC in general.
Don't worry about providing answers at this point, but if you want to, or at least link to something that does, feel free to do so. List questions, or just topics, or even just talk about what you think the FAQ should and shouldn't include.
[Once we've got something to start with, then we'll work finalizing what questions to have, and then finally the answers.]
- Ned Scott - 2011-11-07 03:37
Going to list some topics-to-be-questions to get the ball rolling:
•I think this is where we should cover the most basic "how do I add my media" questions. These questions can then lead to a detailed topic page or to the quick start guide. Questions that are covered on other pages as well will basically be navigation points on the FAQ. As in, you find it on the FAQ and then the FAQ will point you to the more detailed page on the wiki. Unless it's something that can be answered in a few sentences; then it can be both.
•What formats can XBMC play? a very basic over view of the most popular formats XBMC can play with a link to the full list page
•What is the 10-foot interface concept
•What is XBMC (uh oh)
•Where can I find unofficial add-ons/skins?
•Why is my video buffering/skipping/etc
•Can I use a remote/what controls are there/something like that
•multi-part video files (probably a more advanced topic, but I see it come up a lot in the forums)
•Can I set up XBMC for more than one person?
•How do I report bugs?
•How do I request new features?
•Where can I get more help?
•How do I update the library?
•Why don't all movies/shows show up in my library? (link to naming guidelines or something)
•why does it burn?
- Ned Scott - 2011-11-07 23:24
ironically I think having this as a sticky is keeping it a bit hidden, since all the existing stickies are kind of stale. So... HI...
- mike-1 - 2011-11-08 00:39
semms to be quite a few questions that relate to these 2 topics.
- mad-max - 2011-11-08 00:58
Great...someone is pushing the wiki...let's see if there will be progress...
Will do some work in the wiki the next few days, too...
- Ned Scott - 2011-11-09 03:59
•Why does weather not work anymore?
- outatouch0 - 2011-11-09 14:41
Excellent, perhaps a good source for material is to simply look at the titles of the posts in the forums too see what questions people are asking each day. There are usually repeat themes.
- Ned Scott - 2011-11-09 17:49
I've been thinking about this and I think there should be two general FAQs. One FAQ for people who haven't even used XBMC yet and just want to know what it is, what the project is, what basic things XBMC can do, etc. The second would then be the platform independent FAQ for users.
- Chris! - 2011-11-09 18:48
Ned Scott Wrote:I've been thinking about this and I think there should be two general FAQs. One FAQ for people who haven't even used XBMC yet and just want to know what it is, what the project is, what basic things XBMC can do, etc. The second would then be the platform independent FAQ for users.
Agreed, though no offence to wiki's (and therefore xbmc's wiki) I think a lot of users dislike wiki's.
Henry fords dharma guide is very popular, I can assume as it is quite simple and a pdf.
Ned, i see you've commented on it - perhaps have a simple guide for each release, dharma can be based on Henry Ford's guide. I think he is already working on Eden
- mad-max - 2011-11-09 22:57
pseudo7 Wrote:Agreed, though no offence to wiki's (and therefore xbmc's wiki) I think a lot of users dislike wiki's.
A PDF should be optional as some kind of "quick start guide"...
wiki is quite important, because you'll never have a pdf with the amount of info in it like the wiki...
just my 2 cents...