XBMC Online Manual (the official public wiki for everything XBMC Media Center)

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sho Offline
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Information  XBMC Online Manual (the official public wiki for everything XBMC Media Center)
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Please add anything you find that is not documented to the official XBMC Online Manual:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMC_Online_Manual

It is a wiki and anyone can register an account on it and request write access from us.

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(This post was last modified: 2009-07-16 11:34 by Gamester17.)
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New Videos Setting structure - Check.

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(This post was last modified: 2008-01-17 19:49 by sho.)
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IMDb Scraper Settings, what exactly does the following do?
Enable Full Cast Credits: As opposed to?
Enable IMPAwards
Enable MoviePosterDB

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Post: #4
Jusr from memory c-quel is probably the better one to ask
Enable Full Cast Credits = just that download the full cast and thumnails for actors
Enable IMPAwards= No Idea Smile
Enable MoviePosterDB = downloads extra posters for covers from another site as well as IMDB
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sho Wrote:IMDb Scraper Settings, what exactly does the following do?
Enable Full Cast Credits: As opposed to?
Enable IMPAwards
Enable MoviePosterDB

by default we only scrape actors/role from main movie/title page on imdb which is restricted... Full Cast Credits add the url "/fullcredits#cast" to the url which then switches the source to the main actors/roles page aka FULL cast but slower.

http://www.akas.imdb.com/title/tt0132312...edits#cast << example

IMPAwards is High Quality Posters - http://www.impawards.com
MoviePosterDB is High Quality Posters - http://www.moviepostersdb.com or http://www.movieposterdb.com cannot recall 100% Smile

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132312/fullcredits#cast works sans akas

For python coding questions first see http://mirrors.xbmc.org/docs/python-docs/
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thanks guys, what if you enable both Enable IMPAwards & Enable MoviePosterDB?
Will it fetch 3 pics (incl. IMDb) or will one have preference?

And Devs, please don't be afraid of placing a reminder here if you add features/functionality that needs to be documented.

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(This post was last modified: 2008-01-18 10:33 by sho.)
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Post: #8
....maybe we need to together go over the changelog to find all the new features and functions that has made it into the SVN trunk over the last year or soo (ever since the 2.0.1 point release was released). See:
http://xbmc.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/x.../?view=log

This article for one has not been updated in quite a while as well (again, many new/newish features missing since the 2.0.1 point release was released just over a year ago), this article can then be used as a base of featureas and fuctions that may need to be documented in their own articles or in other existing artiles in the wiki:
http://www.xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_Fea...ats/Codecs

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One thing while I remember, sho:

There's 2 ways to access the skinning manual info. One is via the "Skinning XBMC" link which takes you to a page where you can click through to controls/windows etc.

The other is a separate page that has every other page included in it (i.e. a single giant page) - I'm not sure the link for it now, but I'm sure it's discoverable easy enough via a search.

Which one should I be updating if/when I add new controls? And can we remove the one we're not using to save the confusion?

Thanks Smile

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Post: #10
Skinning is a bit out of my realm, so I have stayed clear of those pages for the most part.
The monster page seems to have been created by Donno and constitutes for the most part of links to other skinning pages.
However it also contains original and duplicate (e.g. Anatomy of a skin) info, so it is pretty hard to decide whether to kill it or not.
But if you edit, say the Windows page both will be updated, since the Window part of the big one is only a link to the separate Windows section of the Wiki.

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Trailers - I need all the gory details!

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sho Wrote:thanks guys, what if you enable both Enable IMPAwards & Enable MoviePosterDB?
Will it fetch 3 pics (incl. IMDb) or will one have preference?

And Devs, please don't be afraid of placing a reminder here if you add features/functionality that needs to be documented.

Hi, just got XBMC to work yesterday. In anticipation to the upgrade I uploaded hundreds of movie posters to movieposter.db in hope that I could use them as thumbnails (I know I can do this manually too).

My question is: why doesn't the movie posters come up when I update info? I have IMPAwards & MoviePoster.DB enabled and am using IMDB to get info.

I can give you an example. Among the Living (1941). I have an image at movieposter.db but the thumbnail comes up blank...
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Post: #13
@felixxx999, this specific topic-thread (and forum) is not meant for support! So...
Please post a new topic thread in the "XBMC for Xbox - Support (Help) Forum" instead.

Thanks!

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Post: #14
Plugin tutorial added to XBMC online manual.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_write...s_for_XBMC
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I think the manual must contain the information from this topic.
I spend some hours exploring the online manual and looking the solution of my problem, until i find that topic.
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