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Old 01-02-09, 03:24 AM   #205
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thanks Nec is it hard to setup XBMC
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Old 01-02-09, 09:24 AM   #206
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i use horizonz, waiting for the new version, or new aeon.

not sure what you mean by the second question.
Have you tried setting up emulators or used XBMC for anything other than movies, music, or pictures?
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Old 01-05-09, 06:33 AM   #207
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thanks Nec is it hard to setup XBMC
It might be a bit to learn at start, but it is not that hard to understand. Basic stuff like file view, shares and actual playback is all very easy. Just when you want to big a bit deeper.

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Old 01-05-09, 06:34 AM   #208
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Have you tried setting up emulators or used XBMC for anything other than movies, music, or pictures?
not yet, main purpose for XBMC are TV Shows and Music, I have pictures on it, but don't use that as much. Maybe 5 movies.
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Old 01-05-09, 08:59 AM   #209
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It might be a bit to learn at start, but it is not that hard to understand. Basic stuff like file view, shares and actual playback is all very easy. Just when you want to big a bit deeper.

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XBMC is a little tedious at first for some, but don't fret. I just learn by messing with it more than searching for things online. XBMC forums are a bit unorganized IMO.
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Old 01-05-09, 09:05 AM   #210
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in all those years that I used XBMC on xbox i never messed around with library, but now I have almost everything nicelly organized.
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now with MythBox might be good time to look for TV tuner
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in all those years that I used XBMC on xbox i never messed around with library, but now I have almost everything nicelly organized.
I just got Library mode working yesterday lol. Works like a charm though, probably one of the coolest features of XBMC! Now to add themoviedb.org to the scraper list.
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I will try to make a short video of my XBMC, fraps should be able to record it since it is running in OpenGL

BTW I have my library almost setup, there is a small issue with the scrapper with languages other then English http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php...ewpost&t=42861
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Old 01-07-09, 10:56 AM   #214
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Hey everyone,
i was surfing the net looking for a solution for my 1080p playback problem when i stumbled on this site.

It seems that some people here have kind of the same setup as I do so i was wondering if there was a solution yet.

I have tried two 1080p (mkv) movies with the video and the audio out of sync and some times choppy.

I am using media player classic home cinema with coreAVC codec

here are my specs.

any help would be appreiated.

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  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core Processor AM2 2.7GHZ 2X512KB 65W 65NM Retail Box
  • ASUS M3A78-EM AMD 780G mATX AM2+ PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SATA HDMI Video Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
  • Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Memory Kit
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Old 01-07-09, 11:46 AM   #215
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1080p should play fine on your PC (if used with hw acceleration).

could you post some additional info?

CPU usage while playing?
Codec Packs installed?
mediainfo for the file?
bitrate on that MKV file?
drivers up to date? installed correctly?
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Old 01-15-09, 05:38 PM   #216
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For some reason, my HTPC is freezing up if I don't use it within a 24 hour period. I dunno if it's Vista or if it's XBMC or what. I'm thinking about putting XP or a different media program such as MediaPortal on there.
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