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by bornagainpenguin
Sat May 23, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: How can I do a disk check?
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: How can I do a disk check?

Thank you for the replies, I will post a log and see about trying to boot xblast os if I can find it and do the scan. Work has been absolutely insane lately and I rarely have more than a few minutes here and there to do much of anything. Will have to get back to this when I can. If nothing else the ...
by bornagainpenguin
Fri May 08, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: How can I do a disk check?
Replies: 4
Views: 787

How can I do a disk check?

I've been having (formerly working) videos refuse to play for me and I would like to do a scan of the hard disk to ensure everything is fine or repair the file system, hopefully fixing the issues. What is the recommended method of doing this? I am soft moded with a 500GB hard disk.
by bornagainpenguin
Fri May 08, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Discussion
Topic: Sort by MPAA Rating?
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Sort by MPAA Rating?

I searched the forums but I didn't see anything about this anywhere. Is it possible to sort by rating? I am taking the box somewhere and they requested I not play anything above PG-13 for the environment there. I plan on putting Airplane on. ;-p Seriously though it'd be nice if I could some how excl...
by bornagainpenguin
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Skin Development
Topic: Confluence Lite optimized Final 3/27/2015
Replies: 58
Views: 19875

Re: Confluence Lite optimized Final 3/27/2015

Is there a mirror of this anywhere? Dropbox is being a poop, giving me the 'something went wrong'; don't worry about your files' message everytime I try to get this.
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Python / Scripts Help and Support
Topic: Cinema Experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Re: Cinema Experience?

This is the "Home Theater Experience" script and it's compatible with xbmc4xbox, you have to use the Slik skin. I don't know if there are other skins which support this script, but this script does work, just try it. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B58UJUZQWPWYMkctVmNGNTFiV1U&authuser=0 Thank you...
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Can't play multiple part movies, nothing happens
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Can't play multiple part movies, nothing happens

Hijacking this topic because I'm having the same issue. Here's a log: http://pastebin.com/icntHTbj Edit: Never mind, I figured it out.... ... Turned out (at least in my case) what I needed to do was hit info on the remote on the first part of the movie and the second part got added automatically. On...
by bornagainpenguin
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Python / Scripts Help and Support
Topic: Cinema Experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Re: Cinema Experience?

settings_file = xbmcvfs.File( settings_path ).read() 17:48:50 M: 29704192 NOTICE: AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'File' this error on log come from the standard xbmcvfs emulator on xbmc4xbox . is have simple not the xbmcvfs file class on it so can he xbmcvfs.file not do. you can u...
by bornagainpenguin
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Python / Scripts Help and Support
Topic: Cinema Experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Cinema Experience?

Don't laugh. It's not as absurd as it might sound, xTV-Lite 1.0 even has an option for it installed as part of the skin. Given that the skin is intended to work with xboxs specifically... Any way I got an error when giving it a try: 17:48:44 M: 37838848 WARNING: Error evaluating boolean expression S...
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Knowing vs Testing: What will play?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Knowing vs Testing: What will play?

best to stick to xvid/avi if you want them to play straight away. Yeah, that much I pretty much counted on. The first pass through the library has been simply adding the AVIs that I know to be encoded with xvid\divx. i find alot of mp4 are simply encoded to too high a bitrate to play smoothly on th...
by bornagainpenguin
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Skin Development
Topic: Confluence Lite optimized Final 3/27/2015
Replies: 58
Views: 19875

Re: Confluence Lite optimized LOW MENU update 10/3/2014

Holy cow, this is awesome! I can't believe how fast it feels and how optimized everything is from what appears to be a deceptively simple mod--just move the menu lower. Obviously you've put some time into this and ...just wow. Wow and thank you! Having said that though I have a question. Would it ma...
by bornagainpenguin
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Knowing vs Testing: What will play?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Knowing vs Testing: What will play?

Obviously there are some shortcuts, like generally if I have an *.avi it will probably be fine. And common sense dictates that if the file is 1280p by 720p it will prbably have issues. But I've also got some *.MP4s which read as AVC (h264) and seem to be playing just fine. Other than playing through...
by bornagainpenguin
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX Announcements
Topic: XBMC4Xbox 3.5 is released
Replies: 22
Views: 9219

Re: XBMC4Xbox 3.5 is released

The Soylent News site posted the submission I sent them above and it is still available on the main page for commenting here . Most of the posters don't seem to understand why we still wish to run the system in spite of the low-power hardware when it is so easy to just toss together an X86 box or an...
by bornagainpenguin
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Tools to re-encode DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Tools to re-encode DVDs

Once you have it setup,in the bottom right corner of handbrake,hit the +ADD button.Name your preset,then it will be in the list on the right under, user presets Thanks for that. I found it out once I realized that the preset I thought I was saving was blank. A bit of Google later and I found out wh...
by bornagainpenguin
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Tools to re-encode DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Tools to re-encode DVDs

I'm sorry, I feel I'm completely out of patience today, so it's probably best I leave it to someone else to give a try. All I can say before I go is look at your screenshot, why I can't possibly know the exact name of your video file, why I used "..." as placeholder for the missing part I can't see...
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Tools to re-encode DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Tools to re-encode DVDs

Good, or just take from the script what you actually need - that seems to have been written do convert one or more files in a folder, you open up a command prompt yourself navigate to the files and simply run the command for your one file: ffmpeg -i "Rod Stewart ...mp4" -scodec copy -acodec copy -v...
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Tools to re-encode DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Tools to re-encode DVDs

Good, or just take from the script what you actually need - that seems to have been written do convert one or more files in a folder, you open up a command prompt yourself navigate to the files and simply run the command for your one file: ffmpeg -i "Rod Stewart ...mp4" -scodec copy -acodec copy -v...
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Tools to re-encode DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Tools to re-encode DVDs

@Oldxboxusa Yep, and hammers should come with a disclaimer, don't hit your fingers. Look, there's a well known problem: video encoding requires a lot of CPU cycles which increases CPU temperature and crashes systems with poor or failing cooling. Every system normally has an overheating threshold bu...
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX Announcements
Topic: XBMC4Xbox 3.5 is released
Replies: 22
Views: 9219

Re: XBMC4Xbox 3.5 is released

I just posted a bit at Soylent News:

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http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=4309&note=&title=XBMC+continues+to+live+on+in+the+original+Xbox
Hope I wasn't too cheeky with the lmgtfy.com bit at the download link. ;P If I was I assume the editors will take it out.
by bornagainpenguin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Tools to re-encode DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Tools to re-encode DVDs

there's some discussion on that here http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=697 Not on a Mac i read... I'd also like to chime in here seeing as I have Macbook as my most powerful machine currently and a need to convert videos to better perform on my xbox now that I've upgraded the ha...
by bornagainpenguin
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] Svideo cable worth it?
Replies: 18
Views: 3407

Re: [SOLVED] Svideo cable worth it?

I'm here myself. I may have come in late, but I'm here.