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[MAC] playercorefactory.xml (r21749) ...no external player support on Mac anymore? - tvont - 2009-07-18 00:09

Wanted to test the integrated support with playercorefactory.xml as described in http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_use_an_External_Player_for_media_playback

unfortunately, wether the old advancedsettings.xml nor the implementation of
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/6383 (playercorefactory.xml) does work on OSX.
Thats REALLY more than ditsy.
I always thought XBMC is a multi-platform Mediacenter...why does someone implement new "features" before the old one work on all platformsConfused Why was this change comitted to SVNConfused

davilla was near the finishing of an implementation of a fix for the focus issue on the MAC and now really everything seems to have changed to borked in here.

@tiben20: Could you please fix the code into something that is working on OSX, too? Could you please document the changes and give davilla some input?


- tslayer - 2009-07-18 00:15

Wow, nice way to show appreciation for a free product.


- tvont - 2009-07-18 15:13

tslayer Wrote:Wow, nice way to show appreciation for a free product.

I appreciate XBMC - maye more than most people. I appreciate it so much that I gave best joice at sourceforge rating, that I bought hardware and equipment for a lot of money to see my dream of homeciiema come true.

If you look at my other posts, you will find gratefulness, engagement and compliments in every aspect.

It's just...I am waiting for so long now for this focus bug in OSX to be fixed ...and davilla almost did it...before that "extension patch" for external player came in shape of an advancement w/o documentation, destroying all what worked so far on OSX.

Instead of having external player support in its basic with focus bug, nothing works anymore for now. The "documentation" of the external player shows up with wether doing the config in advancedsettings.xml or playercorefactory.xml. Virtually, none of them work (anymore)

I hope, someone is looking into it. Again, I am appreciating every developer here, all the work and devotion of all people working on the project. And I am very gratefull for this incredible masterpiece of a mediacenter! I am still looking forward to that bugfix I missed for such a long time and think, it will take place finally and hopefully soon.

Thanks,

TvonT


- tslayer - 2009-07-18 17:24

You need to understand that people have other priorities than your own. If davilla figured that this was a big priority due to many people requiring this, then he would have been all over it.

But, it looks like the majority don't require this. He has more important things to work on at this time.

I'm sure he will come back to this when his other priorities are satisfied.

The external player stuff is really only used by a small subset of users, and even less on MAC.

Sorry.. That is the reality.


- tvont - 2009-07-25 22:42

asking for pardon...big SORRY

I had a syntax error in the playercorefactory.xml (<forceontop> was at the wrong position). With the following settings it works with VLC at least the same way it did before the introduction of playercorefactory.xml:


<playercorefactory>
<players>
<player name="externalplayer" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<filename>/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC</filename>
<args>--video-on-top --play-and-exit</args>
<hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
<hideconsole>false</hideconsole>
<hidecursor>false</hidecursor>
</player>
</players>
<forceontop>true</forceontop>
</playercorefactory>


@davilla:
This means, the "forceontop" switch you implemented is still there - just the config file changed. Maybe this will help you to pick up the thread back in. I hope you do...(9.04...somebody told me OoNod )