[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- Mac Norton - 2010-01-31 19:29
revlimiter Wrote:Hey Mac Norton,
I seem to have only a 1080i option. But that seems to have solved the problem. THANKS!
Now for another question, I have a film that has subtitles burned into the film, but it appears that XBMC lays it's own subtitles in there as well. How do I turn those off?
- gabbott - 2010-01-31 19:32
Mac Norton Wrote:Now for another question, I have a film that has subtitles burned into the film, but it appears that XBMC lays it's own subtitles in there as well. How do I turn those off?
While playing the video bring up the menu and go into audio options and you can turn off any subs in there.
- bennythejet - 2010-01-31 20:56
So I've read a few posts where people have said that they've set their video resolution to 1080p. I don't seem to have this option. Mine is currently set at "1920x1080 @ 50.00 - Full Screen".
Should I be able to get 1080p as an option? If so how do I access it as it's not an option at the moment?
- ringman - 2010-01-31 23:38
My problem seems to be back, and I don't believe its network related... Video playback is "hesitating" starts, hesitates for a second, then starts up again, then repeats the cycle. Audio is unaffected. Even my screensaver (solarwinds) is affected.
I placed a tv show (150 meg avi) directly on the revo, in my /home/xbmc folder, then played it from there, same problem.
Occasionally the issue clears up, and I am able to watch a video or see my screensaver work without this hesitation. This is very frustrating. I am beginning to suspect a hardware issue on the revo.
I put the debug log here: http://pastebin.com/m7424d80c.
Perhaps I could persuade some knowledgeable person to take a look at it and see if anything jumps out.
- Mac Norton - 2010-02-01 18:30
I have a somewhat related question. I have everything working now, but it appears that my install does not have the plugins or scripts options as detailed in a few other guides. I assume this is because I am using an older version of XBMC.
My question is, how do I upgrade to the latest version without blowing away what I have already? And is there anything else I need to do to get scripts/plugins working?
Aeon Question - vraniga - 2010-02-01 22:43
Thanks for the great guide. I had a quick question about using Aeon skin. I realize that I can't use xbmc live with the aeon skin. xbmc.org suggests I use a nightly build for this skin.
Does this mean I need to install a version of linux and then a nightly build of xbmc? Which version of linux and which nightly build should I use? Is there a distro which has linux and xbmc together?
Thanks in advance.
- sean6293 - 2010-02-02 20:34
okay guys i need help.
i have the acer revo like everyone else and i'm trying to get it set up on my toshiba 56" 720p dlp tv. now i have xbmc live installed to my harddrive and it boots up fine, however when playing back video i notice its a bit choppy. so i went to the video settings and changed the resoloution from 1920x1080 to 720p, that fixed the problem, however the image no longer fills my entire tv screen and the video calibration doesn't let me stretch the image to fill the screen.
also, when i was using xbmc in windows i found my shared folders without a hitch, but now that i'm running xbmc live i can't find any of my shared network folders from my windows pc. any ideas?
- Mac Norton - 2010-02-03 04:42
I am having an issue with the Aeon skin. I can install it, but when I try to use it I get no wallpapers or text on the menu. Can anyone point me to a fix?
- evomac - 2010-02-03 18:03
I just finished my XBMC live install on the Revo. I can't believe I am going to say this, but after following a mix of Lifehacker guide and here, video playback of 1080p streamed content plays perfect! Funny thing is, the only performance issue I have is the menu gets a little sluggish while playing a mkv which will likely go away if I upgrade to 2gb ram.
Now I am looking to clean up the interface and fix a couple loose ends. One thing I am wondering if possible. If I put the system in Standby from the XBMC menu is it possible to "wake it up" with a SFTP connection?
Also a super quick rundown to get it working 100%.
- Download the XBMC Live version hosted right here on the site. Official release, no beta or anything.
- Get Unetbootin and take the Live.iso and copy it to a formatted thumb drive to make it bootable.
- Start up system and press F12. Select your thumb drive to boot from.
- Select install to hdd.
- Choose guided - use entire disc.
- Let install finish.
- Boot into XBMC
- Set video to render to VDPAU
- Set audio device to digital and hdmi
- Browse to your shares, mark them properly for content.
- Enjoy 1080p playback on a $200 device
- schneidz - 2010-02-03 20:51
^ why cant you beleive you would say that video would play well ?
did you assume that xbmc was too buggy or someting ?
since the ssh server is asleep and not listening for connections, you wont be able to ping the server until the whole system is up.wake from usb works well (it is described in this thread).
i havent tried wake on lan.