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Xbox Bioses / Turning Off Flubber Sound
« on: November 17, 2006, 12:07:00 PM »
I'm familiar with modifying the *.ini file, but what is the syntax of the command to turn off the flubber sound?


XboxMediaCenter / Xbmc Weather Problems?
« on: February 03, 2020, 12:09:00 PM »
If you are re-coding the weather section of XBMC, I'd LOVE to have more than 3 cities to choose from.

The little that I know about programming, is it a matter of extending the limits of a loop

for i = 1 to 3

goes to

i = 1 to 8


If you could add that functionality, that would be great

Thank you.  I am continually amazed at what XBMC and its developers have done with a 10 year old computer.


XboxMediaCenter / Change Default Directory For Music Playlists?
« on: May 08, 2008, 08:13:00 PM »
Thanks, Jonathan.  That worked!

Make changes to <system> section of guisettings.xml

Whatever path you want, create "/Music" subfolder, and that is where the playlists are stored


XboxMediaCenter / Change Default Directory For Music Playlists?
« on: May 07, 2008, 02:58:00 PM »
Thanks again, Jonathan.  At least now I understand what is going on.

Now, to go forward, I have all of my music and its subfolders on my NAS drive at this path:


If I don't want the playlists mixed in with my music folders, I can rename the path to


and create a path


solely for playlists.


Another option, or work around, is to create a simple one line script





Does anyone know how to write this script?



XboxMediaCenter / Change Default Directory For Music Playlists?
« on: May 06, 2008, 02:36:00 PM »
Wow, if had hair, I'd pull it out.  For something so simple and straight forward....

My login and password do not need to be URL-encoded, as there is no difference between the actual password and the URL-encoded password.


For this type of setup in guisettings.xml



...if I have this path


or this path


no file is saved at all.


If I have this path


it saves the playlist in this folder

LKG316394/HDD_1_1_1/Music    (one folder down)

...mixed in with all of my other music folders.


One time, it saved the playlist as a file, with 0.2 kb file size

Repeating the exact same task, it saved it as a folder, with no file size specified

Both times, the songs within the playlist played OK.


????????????   what the ????

How much are trailing backslashes (/) needed when you specify path for playlists?

I'm at a loss...


XboxMediaCenter / Change Default Directory For Music Playlists?
« on: May 05, 2008, 03:17:00 PM »
Thanks, Jonathan.  I appreciate your time and help.

I tried removing


from guisettings.xml, but no luck.   Still saved the playlist under the UserData folder, without prompting me.

How do I "url-encode" the login & password for this path -


or, how do I hard-code it in guisettings.xml without getting the GUI to prompt me?

What is interesting is that I don't need to "url-encode" my login or password to play music from this NAS drive (using the NAS drive under "My Music" from the main screen), or using this NAS drive from FileManager.

Thanks again,


XboxMediaCenter / Change Default Directory For Music Playlists?
« on: May 05, 2008, 01:18:00 AM »
Thanks for your help.

I removed these lines from advancedsettings.xml


...deleted these lines from guisettings.xml


...and commented out these lines from guisettings.xml

        <!-- <clearplaylistsonend>false</clearplaylistsonend> -->
        <!-- <setting type="bool" name="Project Mayhem III.use_startup_playlist">false</setting> -->
        <!-- <setting type="string" name="Project Mayhem III.startup_playlist_path"></setting> -->

...rebooted, saved a playlist, it didn't prompt me for a path, and XBMC saved it to /userdata/playlists/music

I didn't see any reference to "playlist path" (other than commented out above) in either file.

What are "url-encoded" login and password?

Where is the "whole tag" you are referring to for playlist path?

I then tried adding the above <system> lines to guisettings.xml.   No luck.

My XBMC version is from Feb 10, 2008

Any help?


XboxMediaCenter / Change Default Directory For Music Playlists?
« on: May 03, 2008, 05:32:00 PM »
I read the manual, and added the following lines to advancedsettings.xml


where login and password is my NAS drive's login & password

This doesn't work.

Is this the correct way to change the default directory for music playlists?

Any help?


XboxMediaCenter / Video Not Streaming When Played From Scripts
« on: April 09, 2008, 05:19:00 PM »
I am using a build from Feb 2008.

When I try to stream video from You Tube or "student films" scripts, it plays for two seconds, then stops, and goes back to the main script window.   Similar behaviour from other scripts that contain streaming video.

I tried changing cache settings (Video > internet), but no change.   Do I have to reboot the Xbox after changing cache settings?

Any help?


I will try it again, and add log file entries.


XboxMediaCenter / Viewing Photos, Xbmc Rescans The Image
« on: October 29, 2007, 01:25:00 PM »
I love the zoom and pan functionality of XBMC for photos.

On a computer scanner, I scanned some old scrapbook pages at 300 dpi.  The images are a mix of photos and newspaper clippings.  Using XBMC, I zoom in on the text of the newspaper clippings.  

I tried viewing one newspaper clipping in XBMC.  The text was illegible.   To test it, I looked at the same file again.  And again, the text was illegible at first.  Then, after two seconds, the Xbox seemed to "re-scan" the photo, and the text became crystal clear.

I have seen this before, on an old digital camera - at first the image is blurry, then the camera re-scans the image, and it is sharp and clear.

What is happening here?  Is it Xbox related, or XBMC related?   How do I get it to do this rescanning everytime?  

Also, the clarity of the text, when not rescanned, was independant of the dpi setting (600 was no better), and very dependant on the rescanning.   This is important to me, as I plan on scanning all of my scrapbooks.



Xbox Homebrew Software / Dvd2xbox V0.7.8, Samba Share Not Working
« on: May 23, 2008, 09:08:00 PM »
XBMC's file manager sees the networked NAS drive fine (set up as an smb share), but when I edit dvd2xbox.xml to rip to the NAS drive, the Xbox locks up.

Here the coding in the xml file I am using:

            <name>NAS Drive 1</name>

I am able to access this drive with my PC too.

Any help?


Official Team Blackbolt Skins Forum / Wheres Shoutcast?
« on: September 07, 2007, 03:19:00 PM »
I have my Shoutcast coded exactly like that.

I used to work, then stopped working for no reason.

I am getting internet feed to my Xbox, as I have RSS news feeds, so it is connected to the internet.

The error message I get is something like, "Can't connect to server"

Any help?

Any way to troubleshoot?


XBMC for Xbox / During Videos, "scanning" Box Won't Go Away
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:35:00 AM »
Also, my whole controller goes dead.  I can't "undo it by playing a music file", as I have no more control.


XBMC for Xbox / Hd Spins Constantly While Streaming From Nas Drive
« on: March 03, 2008, 01:11:00 AM »
While streaming MP3 files (music) from my NAS drive to my xbox, the hard drive on the xbox spins constantly, and louder than some of the quiet music passages.  The loudness of the hard is not defective, typical hard drive noise, just constant.

This does not happen when I stream music from one xbox to another xbox.

Any help?  Change cache settings?


Start with two Xboxes.

Xbox #1 has all of my music, about 200 Gb.  All files scan to database fine locally.

Go to Xbox #2.  When I try to scan Xbox #1 music to database, it runs fine for about 5 minutes, then starts to run slower, then slower, then stops all together.  After it stops, I try to listen to a song, and Xbox #1 is off-line.

The build I am using is from March 21, 2007.

I have done a search on this topic, and the fixes were "clean install" and "too many folders".

I have a clean install, and it scanned fine locally.

Also, how do I scan just one subdirectory?  It seems to start all of my directories when I try.

Any help?

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