[MAC] XBMC for Mac OS X - Tips and Tricks

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dailydisco Offline
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Tip - How to get the log file and paste it for the developers

Well, if good things come out of the Intel GMA X3100 problem it is that we now know that one should get to the log file in the /var/tmp directory using finder so we can copy the log file to the XBMC developers.

If you are Unix-command rusty, you can use finder...

1) In the Go menu, select "Go to folder"
2) type /var/tmp (this will open the hidden directory in Finder)
3) Open the log file, the copy the entire contents and paste it into http://www.pastebin.com

4) post the link to paste bin here so the developers can see what is happening.

Anyway this is probably obvious to most people, but if it helps anyone then I am glad to do my part.
(This post was last modified: 2008-02-18 19:07 by Gamester17.)
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I saw that someone had asked how to get to the profiles.xml and it occurred to me that it would be useful to have in the FAQ since I had to search for this info on my own at one point.

1) Click on XBMX in the Applications menu while holding down the "control" key

2) From the context menu, select "Show Package Contents"

3) Navigate to the folder which you need to access

"Contents->Resources->XBMC" contains the folders and files you would find in the Xbox installation of XBMC
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Lava pointed out an error in my posting... it turns out that in the newer versions, sources.xml has moved... it currently (in ver 0.1.2) does not exist in my implementation since I didn't move it to the proper location. In any case, this is the method you need if you want to add skins to XBMC, currently.

dailydisco Wrote:I saw that someone had asked how to get to the some key files and it occurred to me that it would be useful to have in the FAQ since I had to search for this info on my own at one point.

1) Click on XBMX in the Applications menu while holding down the "control" key

2) From the context menu, select "Show Package Contents"

3) Navigate to the folder which you need to access

"Contents->Resources->XBMC" contains the folders and files you would find in the Xbox installation of XBMC
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http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMC_for_Mac...ecific_FAQ

Feel free to populate the FAQ in our wiki.
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMC_Online_Manual
Quote:All users who wish to continue providing a valid contribution to the XBMC Online Manual, please contact a member of Team-XBMC and ask for "Ninja" status on the wiki to get full write access, (the easiest way to get in touch is via #XBMC on freenode IRC network), thank you for understanding.

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
(This post was last modified: 2008-05-15 00:41 by Gamester17.)
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Calibration Tip: TURN OFF "Enhance Contrast" in System Preferences... Universal Access. Turn it down to Normal from its default one notch up before you start calibrating. If you're doing full on calibration of your display using a colorimeter (e.g. the Gretag Macbeth i1 using the Eye One Match software). This software charges $200 extra for the key to activate projector calibration. Eye One Match is ok, I tried it mostly because it came along with the eye-one display LT calibrator. People like ColorEyes or Calman but those are also costly. A popular free alternative is HCRF from http://www.homecinema-fr.com/colorimetre/index_en.php
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