[PATCH] LaunchPlayer - External Video Player Launcher (to launch third-party players) - Printable Version
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- iLLNESS - 2008-11-28 09:08
Hey man just want to say thanks for working on something like this.
I have a feature request (hopefully a small one) some guys might be able to use. Basically, I've got an HTPC on the go and I LOVE XBMC. i I don't want to have to use anything else really but unfortunately BluRay menu support does not exist in XBMC. I've been searching for a solution and hoped XBMC might get this feature, but it looks like you already have it half there.
So, you've got launchplayer in XBMC which works great for regular files, but i was hoping you'd be able to add the ability to specify a file in the arguments for certain apps. In my case the app is AxCmd for alcohol 120.
Here's the arguements for AxCmd itself:
If something like this could be added, then once the ISO is mounted a player like total home theatre could load for the menu support.
As it stands, i dont think launchplayer is even passing the arguements right for some reason.. typing a command in dos that works doesnt in launchplayer args...
- ashlar - 2008-11-28 12:59
Illness, not to be annoying or anything but the plugin author, right in the post above yours, clearly stated: "Please post this in the trac ticket (#5300)." referring to a very similar feature request.
- iLLNESS - 2008-11-28 17:23
ashlar Wrote:Illness, not to be annoying or anything but the plugin author, right in the post above yours, clearly stated: "Please post this in the trac ticket (#5300)." referring to a very similar feature request.
yeah i checked out the site and couldnt see nothing to post in the trac ticket.
aside from that, his request is something different all together. im asking if he can make it to pass better arguements basically.. that guys asking for it to play one file but not another automatically even though you can already select it to play launch player.. my feature is not in there at all really
EDIT: well after a little probing, i found out that this launchplayer IS basically setup for AxCmd already... theres just one small issue on how its handled. heres a C&P of the code executed when clicking on an iso and hitting launchplayer:
For AxCmd to handle it properly, it needs to be:
- ashlar - 2008-11-28 18:28
He repeatedly asked to post feature requests in the trac system. Having said this, do as you prefer. I'm not a moderator or anything.
- iLLNESS - 2008-11-28 18:53
ashlar Wrote:He repeatedly asked to post feature requests in the trac system. Having said this, do as you prefer. I'm not a moderator or anything.
if there was a way to register to trac, or post to it, i would have
- ashlar - 2008-11-28 19:05
iLLNESS Wrote:if there was a way to register to trac, or post to it, i would haveSame username and password as the forum you are writing on.
- iLLNESS - 2008-11-28 19:15
good news thanks!
anyone here happen to know specifically in what file and where in the source, launchplayer passes the arguments? If i could find this information i could just change the code myself and compile it but i checked the source of the launchplayer and cant see specifically where the arguements/exe location is ran from.
where exactly do you send feature requests for launch player? do you create a new ticket of just reply to the launchplayer ticket?
- ashlar - 2008-11-28 19:45
iLLNESS Wrote:do you create a new ticket of just reply to the launchplayer ticket?you reply to the launchplayer ticket.
- iLLNESS - 2008-11-28 22:39
well i managed to get a work around using a batch file and a batch compiler (convert to exe)
my batch looks like this:
the advanced settings looks like this:
I used a program called ExeScript 3.0 which requires a liscence to run fine with xbmc (free version requires you to hit enter in the command prompt.. which locks up XBMC)
So once the image was mounted, i had total home theatre auto load upon that drive getting a video disc. in total home theatre i set it to always on top as xbmc seems to unlock as soon as that batch exe completes.
i suppose this is a good work around for people with BR images and XBMC.
anyone wanting to check it out can grab a precompiled exe here:
the exe is NOT a virus.. if you don't trust me scan it
was made with this program:
again, put the arg.exe in the same folder as your alcohol120, and link the arg.exe in your advancedsettings.xml
the only downside as it stands is xbmc is running full resource in the background, and your app needs to be able to always be on top for it to show video.
- ashlar - 2008-11-28 23:27
Maybe this could be added to the Wiki?