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- C-Quel - 2008-01-16 00:05
jmarshall Wrote:Build the linuxport - it builds for win32 (or did a month or so ago), and you get everything the linuxport has.
Don't think it does... sure i tried it not long back.
Xbox_pc - Hitcher - 2008-01-18 21:35
Been mucking around trying out various media players on my new PC and remebered the XBOX_PC.exe in all the builds I download and thought I'd try it out. I'm amazed it plays all my HD movies perfectly and the only thing missing is digital sound output.
So the question is, if it runs this well already why isn't this being worked on for the PC?
- jmarshall - 2008-01-18 23:52
Because we don't care about it. Feel free to work on it yourself. I suggest working via the linuxport code (which also works on win32, save for a few compile issues).
- CrazyIvan - 2008-01-19 02:04
Hitcher Wrote:Been mucking around trying out various media players on my new PC and remebered the XBOX_PC.exe in all the builds I download and thought I'd try it out. I'm amazed it plays all my HD movies perfectly and the only thing missing is digital sound output.
It needs someone with the required knowledge, analogous to elan on the Mac, who cares enough about making it work on win32 that they make it happen. The current batch of devs have said numerous times that they aren't interested. Even though they'd be worshiped for all eternity if they did it...
- Livin - 2008-01-19 17:26
I sincerely hope that once the Linux port is to a point that it is ready for "prime time" someone will branch it to a Win32 port. I have no issues running Linux except that many other apps I run for Home Automation are windows only... I cannot find any worth a darn for HA on Linux. And there are other advantages to Windows... I can use my HTPC for gaming also... Linux, not so much and dual booting is not preferred.
Builds of XBMC_PC Video's crashes XBMC. - djdafreund - 2008-01-22 02:48
I posted about this before, and i've further tracked it down to something with my installation somehow. I patched XBMCDBR back when the svn location changes, so when i built XBMC, it was grabbing from the proper area.
Well, people that have tried helping me narrow down my problem recently with my new xbmc_pc builds not playing video's and crashing XBMC ended up not pointing anywhere for the cause, and that it's not XBMC's fault since i grabbed a recent XBMC T3ch's build since, and the pc compile exe played video's just fine.
Since then, i also compiled a new version of XBMCDBR, that also allows to build a XBMC_PC exe and include it in the zip package while it's doing it's thing, And when i did that, and ran the finished exe file, it was also not playing video's and crashing xbmc when i tried. That leads me to the following. I wasn't originally doing anything wrong the 1st time when i was compiling the pc build, since the newest XBMCDBR does it automatically, and it's still crashing.
I've now narrowed it down to something not being installed on my machine to properly build XBMC_PC. I tried searching the WIKI, all forums here, and all forums in X-S, and haven't returned any results as to what exactly needs to be on the system for the pc build to work right. Everything currently looks like it's building fine, IE- No errors, and everything other the playing vid's work just fine, but something is still being missed.
Could someone please tell me what needs to be installed to 100% properly build an xbmc_pc? I have Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Xbox SDK (for the xbox builds of course.) Thanks in advance.
- SleepyP - 2008-01-22 04:06
I thought that port wasn't a full port, only mainly the GUI and Python stuff to make it easier to develop skins / scripts? Also you need the DirectX SDK install if I remember correctly.
- djdafreund - 2008-01-22 04:24
i'll look into the DirectX SDK thing. That might be it. I know the pc version isn't full, but it does play just fine video's and music. It was mentioned that some of the few things not included are mostly fullscreen (has line at top, even when F11), no screensavers, no visualizations, and most network functions don't actually do anything. But the T3ch builds of XBMC_PC work and play video's fine, but my persona l builds error XBMC out.
- djdafreund - 2008-01-22 06:20
Well, got the dx sdk installed, same problem more or less. Doesn't crash now, it just doesn't do anything when i select a video now. As soon as i copy the latest t3ch version of xbmc_pc, and it plays video's fine again. Something is still missing unfortunately for me. And i have no clue what it could be.
Wouldn't be so bad if Ubuntu was nice to me and allowed me to install it. I'm running Vista 64bit dual boot, and XP x64 edition. I tried the 64bit Live CD, and it starts booting, then goes to the (apparently after searching a lot of same responses.) (initramfs): prompt. Tried everything i've read, no luck. Even disabled ACPI. Nothing worked, so i am stuck messing with XBMC for pc for now, til i can find someone very knowledable about being able to install Ubuntu on my system without messing up my dual-boot setup. I can't f*ck that up for sure, or i'll be in serious trouble, because of the precise way everything is currently setup now.
- djdafreund - 2008-01-22 07:12
Ok then. I used the xbmc_pc in the compile i did, verses the one i made manually compiling, and it's playing video's now. Nice!! So it looks like the biggest part of the problem was not having DirectX SDK installed. Thanks a bunch for mentioning about needing it. That was my fix. Big time thanks!!!