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- lavaweb - 2008-01-27 08:56
Nevermind, Fixed the problem by overwriting the old builds in the XBMC folder, newbie mistake.
- CosyCat - 2008-01-27 12:02
Dudeman Wrote:Did you install XBMC-0.0.6 yet? It plays x264 files pretty well.
yes 0.0.6 is the build I run....must be th GMA950 that´s not supported because it crash even on xvid movies.
- lavaweb - 2008-01-27 18:18
So for some reason overnight the video playback has now gone fast motion on me, is there a way to reset my files back to default to see if that fixes the problem, is it by re-extracting the 0.0.1 build?
- Dudeman - 2008-01-28 06:55
lavaweb Wrote:So for some reason overnight the video playback has now gone fast motion on me, is there a way to reset my files back to default to see if that fixes the problem, is it by re-extracting the 0.0.1 build?
Here is what I found on mine:
If I select Digital output, I get no audio at all from the built-in Output regardless of audio type in the video file (AC3, DTS, MP3, etc). I do however get the sounds that XBMC itself makes (startup sound, clicks and beeps, etc.).
Video files play at their correct speed. I would assume that if I were to connect an external AC3/DTS capable receiver to the Optical SPD/if ourput, then I would get audio. However the Digital audio is NOT processed and sent to the internal speakers in Digital mode.
If I select Analog output, then I can select the built-in output and I do get audio, but only from files encoded with MP3 or MPA or something other than AC3/DTS. When I play AC3 or DTS files, I get no audio, AND the video plays at double the frame rate usually around 60 fps.
Obviously this is a bug that is currently not being looked at very closely, as most of the development being done is intended to use the Mac as a front end to a HDTV theater system. This is probably the reason why you're always in a Window rather than "menu-less" full screen.
There are other bugs like for example you can't use any of the arrow keys and home, end, delete and such) in the virtual keyboard without crashing XBMC. But I'm sure that elan will get to them sooner or later.
Think bout this though, this port is progressing at amazing speed. It's only been a month or so since it was started, and we actually have a working (yes with bugs, but working nevertheless) XBMC running on a Mac.
- lavaweb - 2008-01-28 11:17
Dudeman Wrote:Here is what I found on mine:
I saw the quote above on the blog too and I couldn't agree more. It's amazing that I first saw this project quoted on TUAW a couple weeks ago, and already we have build that newbie's like me can test. I can't wait to see where this project goes, I also can't wait to use it as it WILL BE a Front Row killer!
- fiscus - 2008-01-28 13:32
I had a a god and getting this working tonight on my Hackintosh (it has a 7900gt which is correct identified by XBMC) but when I try to play a video file of any type it goes to launch the video (and in most cases I will get sound) but I only get a white screen where the video should be playing.
- lavaweb - 2008-01-28 14:04
fiscus Wrote:I had a a god and getting this working tonight on my Hackintosh (it has a 7900gt which is correct identified by XBMC) but when I try to play a video file of any type it goes to launch the video (and in most cases I will get sound) but I only get a white screen where the video should be playing.
As far as my testing goes, and this is coming from a newbie, it's a resolution issue. The development of multiple resolution choices is still pending, as you can see the choices are there, but the video support isn't yet, the only setting that works for me on my MacPro is the 720p setting.
- fiscus - 2008-01-28 14:44
Ah i should have guessed that - 720p works a treats now.
So with people playing the HD stuff? How are you using full resolutions and still getting the content to play?
- lavaweb - 2008-01-28 16:26
fiscus Wrote:Ah i should have guessed that - 720p works a treats now.
I'm not right now, and to be honest i'm not really using it as my Media Center right now as it still crashes if you try to make to many commands. But as far as the resolution, 720p windowed mode seems to be the only way right now till they figure out / implement a full screen mode. Still like Dudeman said, this project is way ahead of what my expectations were...
No Matter What Cant Set Xbmc_home - rokawa206 - 2008-01-29 04:15
I know i have the .profile file set right. well atleast i think i do. the xbmc dir is on my desktop and i did not have the .profile file in my user/rr dir so i created one. tell me if im wrong but all i have to do is open a text edit and put: export XBMC_HOME=/Users/rr/Desktop/XBMC. and just save it as .profile and put it in /Users/rr.
after that i restart and try to open xbmc and it keeps saying that xbmc_home is not set.
i have all the libs installed with macports i just dont understand why it keeps saying its not set.
Please help and thanks in advance