[CLOSED] Aeon [ALPHA]: Support thread (ask for help here, not there) - Printable Version
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- mmace - 2008-07-22 09:28
please can anyone help?
I installed XBMC and Aeon last night, never used either before. Spent ages setting it all up (not the easiest thing to navigate in the world!).
I couldn't get it to appear on my TV full screen (it was either on my monitor or I could drag the tiny window over), anyone know how to make it load up on my 2nd screen rather than my monitor?
Whenever I tried to play a film to test it (all I have on my PC are hi-def ones in MPEG2-mpg, x264-mkv, x264-vob and MPEG2-ts) it hung for a few minutes before I got fed up and quit the program, any ideas?
Is there a way to set up playlists for music?
I have my music in folders (sorted by iTunes) so to add them to the music menu I point it to the iTunes folder on my PC, but when I go to play something I then have to choose the artists folder, then an album folder, is there a way that i could just choose an artist and play their songs without having to go into the album folder?
any help with this would be very much appreciated
I'm using a Windows Vista 32bit Ultimate OS, Pentium D 3Ghz, 2Gb DDR RAM, 1Tb internal drive (2x500Gb) and an ATI HD gfx card, the videos play fine in WMP (using FFDShow) and VLC
- smcnally75 - 2008-07-22 12:39
A lot of graphics cards can't handle what you are trying to do on the second monitor. This is probably a limitation of your card. I know my ATI card will bog down quite a bit when doing anything that is graphics and memory heavy on the second monitor. Try running it on your main monitor and if it works fine then you'll know whether or not it is a limitation of your card.
- smcnally75 - 2008-07-22 12:42
Hey Duncan, would it be a lot of work for you to add a dialog window that shows the current state of adding movies/tvshows? The way it currently is you do know it is doing something but it is hard to tell if it is hanging up or still working hard. A lot of the other skins have a progress bar and let you know which file they are working on and it would be awesome if you could add that to the list if possible.
- Hitcher - 2008-07-22 13:31
mmace Wrote:please can anyone help?
This needs asking in the correct place -
XBMC for Windows - End-User Support (Help) Forum
- mmace - 2008-07-22 13:45
Cheers hitcher, will ask there, am new to all this so didn't know
smcnally75 Wrote:A lot of graphics cards can't handle what you are trying to do on the second monitor. This is probably a limitation of your card. I know my ATI card will bog down quite a bit when doing anything that is graphics and memory heavy on the second monitor. Try running it on your main monitor and if it works fine then you'll know whether or not it is a limitation of your card.I can't get it going on the TV, but Media center works fine with all the files, as does WMP and VLC so it's not a limitation of the card
- mmace - 2008-07-22 13:50
looking on the windows section it doesn't look like it's possible to have xbmc on the 2nd screen rather than the main one making it useless for me, thanks anyway guys
- pobhockle - 2008-07-22 16:50
On the Aeon site, Dunc says to use the batch command with Irfanview and convert the JPG images to TIFF. How do I make a batch command to convert the filetype and also resize for Xbox + SD (WS) TV? I don't know how to do it or even what size to resize to.. Maybe 1024 x 768?
- djh_ - 2008-07-22 16:57
First off, don't use TIFF, use BMP. I keep meaning to change that.
Using Irfanview, you can set advanced options for the batch command that add things like resize and resample to the process. So set it to convert to BMP with advanced options set, then configure the advanced options to also resize to whatever dimensions you had in mind. I never had problems with 1280x720 on Xbox, but you might want to downscale even further to be on the safe side. You will lose fidelity in HD, though.
- pobhockle - 2008-07-22 17:17
Oh that was really easy..Dunno what I was doing before. Cheers.
Autoplay - SmokeySlim - 2008-07-22 17:36
I've tried this and it does show up in the Aeon menu however the button doesn't respond.
Does some1 know the reason to this? And does some1 know how to make this work? I really love this feature of the xbmc and i don't see why it isn't implemented in Aeon..