What's Up With Xbox Media Center

August 31, 2005

Custom Thumbnails For Shares

For those of you with Xbmc builds post August 25th, you have the ability to have custom share icons. Doing it although, isn't very obvious. So here's what you need to do.

Just use this tag for each share:


so for example:


Hopefully that clears up some confustion.

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August 30, 2005

I know, I know...

Its been a while. I've had a busy summer, got married, and just got back from my honeymoon. So here's some updates from the changelog to keep you guys busy.

updated: mplayer.dll (better rewind, no skip after fastforward, better interlaced detection) + codecs.conf
added: Short crossfade on manual trackchange/skip if crossfading is enabled.
added: Option to en-/disable albumtrack crossfading if crossfading is enabled. (files must be properly tagged with albumtitle and tracknrs and must be scanned or id3 option enabled)
added: ability to jump into the library view at specific locations
added: option to hide file names in thumbs view in My Pictures
added: System Info: System Uptime
added: Recent Albums to Music Library, presents a list of the last 25 albums scanned into the database
added: integrated the Music Top 100 view into the Music Library at the top level (old window has not been removed yet)
added: file manager, calculate folder size for multiple selected items
added: zip/rar support in webserver

And my personal favorite!!!!

added: Use custom thumbnails for shares - (with minor modification)

I have been friggen waiting for this one for a LONG time. Finaly I can add an iTunes icon for the iTunes share, and custom network icons for my smb share. Its about time. Woo Hoo!

Thats all for now. I'll try to get some more stuff up here more frequently.

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August 03, 2005

TivoX Plugin Updated

I have updated CARLOS P's original TivoX script and made it available. Details and more information are available here

TivoX Screenshot

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August 02, 2005

Flickr Plugin Updated

flickr plugin logoI updated my flickr plugin for Xbmc. I stripped out the settings manager and hope that clears up the rare problem I'm hearing about it asking for the email over and over.

Heres the official change log:

Ripped out the settings manager. Add your email and choose your screen aspect at the top of the flickr.py file now.
Script can be installed anywhere now. (Thanks Alexandre Perret)

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