What's Up With Xbox Media Center

November 23, 2005

CVS Updates

There's been quite a few additions to Xbmc over the last few weeks. I'll wrap them up real quick.

added: Skin Theme Support:
Skin Themes, simply loading different Texture.xpr files from the current selected skin! To create new Themes, just add. a new MyThemaRed.xpr to the \Skin\SkinName\media\*.*,which contained Theme referenced pictures!
You can also use more Themes and the shared files [picutes] can be in root of \media, which will be used if they are not in the defined theme!
also new is to define the default used Theme in skin.xml textures, here you can define the simple XPR name! e.g. "My Theme Red.xpr" theme name is "My Theme Red"!
All themes will be detected Automaticly, and can be selected true Settings - Appearance - Skin Theme! If there is no Theme defined, the default's will be used!

This is pretty exciting. It basically cements Project Mayhem III as THE interface design. Don't waste your time remapping controls and moving stuff around. Consider PMIII what Xbmc will LOOK like. But now you can skin it. Pretty cool stuff.

added: Controller Rumble (controller vibration)!
On menu action controller will Rumble! Rumble On/Off and Rumble sensitivity can set over: Appearance - Look and Feel - Rumble Controller!

I'm not so sure the point of this, it looks like someone got bored. I don't use the controller anyways. If you don't either, remember to turn this feature off, or you'll here a strange vibration coming from your entertainment center!

added: rename in Context menu Music/Pictures/Video [GeminiServer]
The renameing is in condition with delete function in the context menu! Settings description changed to "Allow File Renaming and Deletion"

This may come in handy.

added: option in my programs settings to en/disable Kai (disabled by default).

All in all some pretty good updates.


  • Multiple Bookmark Paths <--- this has been added for My Videos in the latest CVS. It's still experimental, but I can't wait to try it out this weekend.

    By Blogger Matt, at 8:26 PM  

  • Sweet. Well its about time!

    By Blogger Jon, at 8:50 PM  

  • Even though Multiple Bookmark paths is experimental, I've had no problems with it. I'm only using it for My Videos, but everything is working great.

    I just wanted to post an update in case people weren't sure if it worked well or not.

    By Blogger Matt, at 11:06 AM  

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