[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- BIGGS - 2010-01-12 03:52
Quote:I tried to play a file about an hour ago, and the HD video plays, but there is no sound. I play any of my xvid/divx files and I get sound, but no dice on the any of the HD containers. I don't believe any of my settings have changed, aside from the addition of all my standard def files. I'm trying to play my HD stuff from just the file list, haven't added those to my library yet.
Newbie answer: I had this problem, and changed the Audio and Subtitle Settings (while the video was playing) to Analog. Not a graceful "hack", but it works for me.
Now while I'm on the subject, has anyone made the menu sounds work on XBMCLive? Barring my install of the latest XBMCLive with my usb stick, I followed the instructions on the OP post to the dot but did not manage to get it working.
- gswarriorfan - 2010-01-12 18:00
how large should I make my partition for XBMC Live? I currently have windows 7 installed.
- bark02 - 2010-01-12 19:51
rayzine Wrote:Tried but failed at the networking restart.
I don't know I don't have any security on my wireless
- TheDuffMan - 2010-01-12 22:47
ClayM Wrote:A few questions
1) I've run 1080p content fine, but I've seen recommendations to add another 1GB stick to the unit to guarantee no problems with 1080p. So worst case, you're looking at a $20 upgrade.
2) I think you can use a harmony once you get a way to read signals (IR receiver, etc.). I've seen this $10 DX one mentioned: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.27596 or the NewEgg one for $20: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880121001
- djplanbizzle.bh - 2010-01-13 03:40
so i've tried going through the tutorial to set up a samba share, but it seemed wholly unsuccessful. then again i'm no linux ninja either so i'm a bit lost.
going back to installing xbmc within windows 7, is there a reason why 1080p playback is so choppy? is there some way to enable VDPAU in xbmc while it's running in windows 7? or is this only possible when it's xbmc live? I've got the latest nvidia ion LE drivers installed and flash 10.1 beta.
maybe that's the confusion? in device manager, it shows ion LE...should i install regular ion drivers instead?
the reason to run xbmc in windows 7 is because i want to make this acer the central computer of sorts as well - torrents, magic jack, rss feeds, etc. so any way to get this thing set up properly would be much appreciated
- Gingbeard - 2010-01-13 23:07
OK, so here is my question... What makes this version of instalation better tha installing XBMR via linux as shown in:
I'm expecting delivery of my Revo tomorrow, so will be setting it up then..
- BritBloke - 2010-01-14 16:12
djplanbizzle.bh Wrote:going back to installing xbmc within windows 7, is there a reason why 1080p playback is so choppy? is there some way to enable VDPAU in xbmc while it's running in windows 7? or is this only possible when it's xbmc live? I've got the latest nvidia ion LE drivers installed and flash 10.1 beta.Currently, there's no official way to enable GPU decoding of HD video in Windows and this is why you won't be able to play 1080p smoothly. VDPAU is only available in Linux (and therefore the Live version of XBMC) currently.
If you want to browse the web, torrents, etc, while running XBMC with VDPAU you will have to install a Linux OS (Ubuntu would be the easiest) and then run XBMC as a program within it. That way you won't be missing out on a full PC experience with XBMC to watch your media.
- ClayM - 2010-01-15 17:20
junshi Wrote:updated my last post on upgrading from xbmc live 9.04 to 9.1 and the latest nvidia drivers:
you should really start your own thread
- edbro - 2010-01-15 18:13
junshi Wrote:-- note after this step I booted back to safe mode, and noticed that the nvidia package had errors. Also the screen would refresh about every 30 seconds. To finish up the installation and get everything working: --
Silly question: is "uname -r" username -r or literaly "uname -r"? In other words, do I substitute "xbmc", which is my username, or do I type "uname"?
- ClayM - 2010-01-15 19:20
edbro Wrote:Silly question: is "uname -r" username -r or literaly "uname -r"? In other words, do I substitute "xbmc", which is my username, or do I type "uname"?
It's "uname". That's an actual unix command (unix name)