XBMC Skin and Config Creator

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GeminiServer Offline
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hi,

is there a working skin ? i need one skin sample to build a xbmc skinner win32 app. to create skins. where can i get the information! if you have the information sned ist "melih@gmx.li"

i'll begin to code the skinner app. so send me all the information you have for xbmc skins.

project: xbmc skin and config creator
prj name: xbmc-config
ver.: alpha 0.1

base features:
- build only xbmc skins [not for xbmp]
- build config file [including file zilla ftp config file]
- skin preview function
- skin wizard!
- ..

future features:
- connecting to xbmc via ftp
- up/download skins to xbmc
- connect to a skin database [maybe allxboxskins.com] with preview function
- ? any suggestion...


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k, you can get the original xbmc skin from the cvs. what programming language will you code in?

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one thing to think about is that one has to make seprarate skins for each resolution to optimize the qualty.

like:
ntsc 720x480
pal/secam 720x576
hdtv 480p/i 640x480
hdtv 720p/i 1280x720
hdtv 1080i 1920x1080

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Frodo Offline
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Post: #4
actually if you know some c++ / directx stuff
you can take the guilib project from xbmc and port it to windows
it has everything needed to load & draw the skin

hehe, now that i think of it. its should be pretty easy 2 port the entire xbmc to windows:-)

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GeminiServer Offline
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hi frodo,

..hehe i saw the code. would you convert it or should i do it Wink


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Frodo Offline
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well if you want/can do it please do so
cause i got my hands full on xbmc development

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Spawn Offline
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hi all

i was searching the forum for an app like this, but it seems that it doesn't exist at all. i want to make an skin for xbmc, but i don't have any idea on how to edit all of the xml files. i would use the trial and error method, bu i don't have the xbox near my pc, and debugging the skin is nearly impossible.

a wysiwyg editor would be great. with an app like this, for sure that the number of skins for xbmc would increase a lot.

is this project dead or something?

thanks in advance Smile

pd: maybe i''l post some jpg's showing my ideas for a new skin. Smile
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xGizmo Offline
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i think this thread is dead, referring to my earlier post:
skinning software
but i'd really like an app like that... [Image: cool.gif]
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Niclas Offline
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would it be intresting if someone released xbmc for windows!

things like debugging and other things would be easier.

/niclas
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(niclas @ feb. 25 2004,10:26 Wrote:would it be intresting if someone released xbmc for windows!

things like debugging and other things would be easier.

/niclas
yes that would be cool but not what this specific thread topic is for [Image: wink.gif] ...xbmc on pc/windows discussion here (link)

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