XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

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Jerry98vert
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XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by Jerry98vert » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:34 pm

First question is right now I have XBMC screensaver to view Marquee jpg art in coinops directory which works but was woundering if you can use the movie file directory of games for the screensaver.

Second question is I saw a youtube where when this person starts XBMC he had certain music play does anyone know how to do this or direct me to the how to.

Thanks.

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by NOTTHESAME » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:14 pm

im not sure about the coinops part, but the second question about music playing, can you post the video here so we can see what you want please, and thanks

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by Jerry98vert » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:28 pm

Here is the youtube with coinops movie as screensaver:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FIpQrq1hRc

Here is the youtube with custom music at startup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEJ9PTGq ... Aq98b__b6w

With Halo music at startup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g30mIkKt ... Aq98b__b6w

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by PhilYHC » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:41 pm

the startup music part is pretty easy, just FTP to your skin folder, go into sounds folder and download the "sounds.xml" file, then rename the original incase you mess up.

open the file in your preferred editor (i use gedit) and it will look something like this:

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<sounds>
	<actions>
		<action>
			<name>left</name>
			<file>click.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>right</name>
			<file>click.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>up</name>
			<file>click.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>down</name>
			<file>click.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>select</name>
			<file>next.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>parentdir</name>
			<file>back.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>previousmenu</name>
			<file>back.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>screenshot</name>
			<file>screenshot.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>ContextMenu</name>
			<file>pop.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>Info</name>
			<file>pop.wav</file>
		</action>
		<action>
			<name>Close</name>
			<file>pop.wav</file>
		</action>
	</actions>
	<windows>
		<window>
			<name>startup</name>
			<activate></activate>
		</window>
	</windows>
</sounds>
so you edit it to say <activate>startup.wav</activate> at the end, save it, then FTP it back to the xbox with a wav file called, you guessed it, "startup.wav" and voila!

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by Jerry98vert » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:03 pm

wow thanks for this, I didn't know it was such a massive html code to do this!!!!!!! :D

I will try and get back to you.

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by PhilYHC » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:28 pm

Jerry98vert wrote:wow thanks for this, I didn't know it was such a massive html code to do this!!!!!!! :D

I will try and get back to you.
its not massive code mate, its one line, dead easy!

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by blighty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:00 pm

you can make music play on start up by making and saving a playlist and then setting it in the skin settings, to get it to play game video previews you might need to copy them out of the root of each game into another folder, make a playlist from that folder an add them again in the skin settings.

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Re: XBMC screensaver and boot up music settings

Post by Jerry98vert » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:30 pm

So I am trying to get boot up music but nothing works. I went into E:/XBMC/skin/confluence/sounds and edited the sounds.xml with <activate>startup.wav<activate> and put a startup.wav file in the same directory did a soft boot on Xbox and no wav sound.

Any ideas thanks......

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