Tips And Tricks

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HOW-TO's are step-by-step user-guides that describe 'HOW TO' perform a specific task or 'HOW TO' do something specific in order to achieve a desired goal with functions available in and for XBMC.

Please feel free to add your HOW-TO guide here so that others will gain from your experience (anyone can also create the articles that are red-linked here).

General

HOW-TO: Compile mplayer.dll
HOW-TO: Compile XBMC for Xbox
HOW-TO: USB Mass Storage support in XBMC for Xbox
HOW-TO: Enable HD (High-Definition) on a softmodded European PAL Xbox

My Programs

HOW-TO: Create shortcuts to .xbe files

My Music

HOW-TO: Use Tag&Rename to manage tags in your music files
HOW-TO: Play internet video (TV), audio (Radio) streams in XBMC
HOW-TO: Play game audio direct from source (DVD/HDD)

My Videos

HOW-TO add and scan media files into Video Library for the first time
HOW-TO: Play internet video (TV), audio (Radio) stream in XBMC
HOW-TO: Stream unsupported video codecs from a PC to XBMC
HOW-TO: Play free live peer-to-peer (P2P) internet-TV (IPTV) from via TVUPlayer and TVAnts via your PC
HOW-TO: Create video-preview thumbnails on a PC for XBMC
HOW-TO: Use Scrapers (internet information lookup for movies, TV-Series, etc.)
HOW-TO: Catalog and use lookups on your offline DVD/CD movie library (via fake files)
HOW-TO: Encode H.264 Videos Compatible With XBMC For Xbox
HOW-TO use Handbrake on Mac to encode H.264 videos for the Xbox

My Pictures

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Editing XML files

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Networking

HOW-TO: FTP into your Xbox
HOW-TO: Connect your computer to the network via cross-over cable
HOW-TO: Connect to the network via router/ hub/ switch
HOW-TO: Access the XBOX harddisk-drive from a windows-computers My Computer
HOW-TO: Access the XBOX harddisk-drive from a windows computer's My Network Places
HOW-TO: Use junctions to create 'symbolic links' under NTFS filesystem

User Interface

HOW-TO: Create custom icons for folders and files
HOW-TO: Change RSS feeds and more info on RSS feeds
HOW-TO: Edit the Main Menu (Home Screen)
HOW-TO: Add a button/launch a script with a button
HOW-TO: Add a script to the scripts submenu
HOW-TO: Skin XBMC or edit existing skins

Hardware

HOW-TO: Program 'All for One JP1' remote-controls for a conflict-less powerful XBMC control
HOW-TO: Setup your Harmony Remote for use with XBMC
HOW-TO: Program your Philips Pronto Unviersal Remote for use with XBMC
HOW TO: Add a USB Port to Your Xbox (external link)

XBMC for XBOX specific HOW-TOs

HOW-TO use Handbrake on Mac to encode H.264 videos for the Xbox

Other

HOW-TO: Use your computer to edit XBMC's (SQL) database-files