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- Hitcher - 2012-03-04 19:14
In that case just edit the home.xml of whatever skin you're using.
- htpc guy - 2012-03-04 19:40
Hitcher Wrote:In that case just edit the home.xml of whatever skin you're using.
That is what I'm doing now
I'm just saying there is no reason why it shouldn't work for OpenELEC AFAIK.
Yes it will add to the time it takes to launch XBMC but what else would you expect when you are replacing a static image with a video file.
- torch1 - 2012-03-05 00:25
Ok got it working on my ATV2, looks great by the way! But does anyone else have about a 3 or 4 second black delay until it plays? Or is that just me?
- PatK - 2012-03-05 05:37
Just to be clear and simple.... to get this to work on Eden RC2
copy your video.avi (or whatever extension) to a known local place... I used a folder called Splash in the userdata directory and called the file Splash_video.mp4
go to \XBMC\addons\skin.transparency\720p
and using an xml editor (such as notepad++ with language xml ) on the file Home.xml add this line close to the top of the file, edit the path if needed.
Throw this line in your advancedsettings.xml to kill the current splash screen.
It worked as advertised, but I noticed a slight glitch/shudder in the video, so I ended up copying the video to my ram drive, and doing a substitution for the splash folder... nice and smooth now.
I hope we see more videos of this calibre to choose from.
- TechLife - 2012-03-05 07:02
torch1 Wrote:Ok got it working on my ATV2, looks great by the way! But does anyone else have about a 3 or 4 second black delay until it plays? Or is that just me?
Yes, there was for me. Sometimes I would even see the menu before it played. I fixed this on my rig (in Aeon Nox) by putting this as high as possible in the home.xml:
- Hypknox - 2012-03-08 03:05
I've followed the instructions provided and XBMC does indeed boot up and play the intro movie first but I've noticed that I still have a slight glitch as PatK described. It also shows the actual home screen for like a millisecond before it plays the intro movie.
I've moved the line of code in the home.xml up to as high as possible already.
I used clipconverter.cc to save this clip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWripEEBwmM
It's mp4 format, 1.46mb (I saved it as 1080p quality)
Perhaps this file is too large and that's causing the minor glitch before the movie plays? I don't follow Patk 100% when he says he relocated the file to his RAM drive. Is this the root of C: or what are we talking about here?
- Hypknox - 2012-03-08 03:27
I was thinking about this some more and I wonder if something like this wouldn't be a fool proof way to execute this. This should also get rid of the xbmc loading box that pops up for like a millisecond showing that it is rendering the movie from home.xml.
Would it work to set up a batch file to load and play the intro movie, then a wait command for the duration of the movie, then a command to load xbmc? Of course you will still want to disable the splash screen in advancedsettings.xml so that you load directly into Home screen when xbmc loads.
I'm currently set up to auto boot into XBMC as a shell but I don't believe that's even necessary for me as I'm running on an SSD so boot times are fine without doing this.
Would someone with the knowledge on batch files mind tossing together the lines that would be necessary to achieve this?
Somethings like -
start intro movie
command for wait (8 seconds) or whatever the into movie duration is
- cank - 2012-03-08 03:58
I want to get this working but I can't seem to figure it out. Does the advanced setting xml file need to go in the installed path for xbmc or the roaming userdata file?
Also, in the path for the movie to play, what is the "(special://" referring too? I looked in the debug file and it looks like a folder location is being assigned to that but I'm a noob!!!
BTW I am using the Confluence Skin
- ronie - 2012-03-08 04:03
Hypknox Wrote:I've followed the instructions provided and XBMC does indeed boot up and play the intro movie first but I've noticed that I still have a slight glitch as PatK described. It also shows the actual home screen for like a millisecond before it plays the intro movie.
i wonder why everyone is putting the code in Home.xml...
you should load the movie in Startup.xml instead:
might just make the tiny difference you're looking for :-)
- ronie - 2012-03-08 04:05
cank Wrote:I want to get this working but I can't seem to figure it out. Does the advanced setting xml file need to go in the installed path for xbmc or the roaming userdata file?
special://skin/ points to the folder where the skin is installed