XBMC Online Manual

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This is the XBMC Online Manual. Its existence is based solely on the contributions of the members of the community, at present this manual still remains incomplete, although it comes closer on a daily basis due to the contributions of the community, so please feel free to pitch in and make any changes you see fit, that way as XBMC evolves this manual will continue to evolve as well. Check the Wanted Pages to see what is currently most needed, and make sure that you follow our editing and formatting standard (for more information please see the wiki help section. If you are unsure if you should put some information in here or not, please feel free to drop by to #xbmc4xbox on freenode. As XBMC is updated on a daily basis, there may be functionality documented here that does not yet exist in any available point releases of XBMC and can only be found in the XBMC source control history. If your version seems to be missing a feature, check the full code history to ensure that the feature is not newer than the build of XBMC that you are currently running.

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This user-guide manual for XBMC was created in order to consolidate the vast amounts of information accrued over the years. Although this manual was spawned by the visions of few that came before it, it came into being and will continue to be updated through the perspiration of many people from the XBMC community. Feel free to contribute in any way that you can. If something's missing, add it. If something's jacked up, fix it. XBMC always has and always will be a community effort, and its documentation should exist along those same lines.

The following lists the table of contents of this manual which you will find at the right side on every page to help you navigate the manual.




Introduction

XBMC Quick Start Guide XBMC Quick Start Guide
Check out this section if you have XBMC installed and just want to jump in.
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions
here you will find Frequently asked questions about XBMC4XBOX.
Team-XBMC (The people behind XBMC) Team-XBMC (The people behind XBMC)
Here you will find info of the team behind XBMC4Xbox.


General

Setting Up XBMC Setting Up XBMC
Here you will find info on setting up XBMC4Xbox on the Xbox
Interface and Operation Interface and Operation
Here you will find information on the various interface parts and how to control and operate them.
Add-ons Add-ons
Here you will find information on aditional tools and add on components for XBMC4Xbox

Advanced

Python Development Python Development
Here you will find info on the python engine and development of python plugins and scripts.
XBMC's Inner Workings XBMC's Inner Workings
Here you will find information and tweaking posibilities of the advanced features in XBMC4Xbox.
Appendixes Appendixes
Here you will find other information not contained in the main topics



XBMC Quick Start Guide

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This section covers The setup of in a short brief way so you can get to the good stuff the developers intended with out wasting any time. This is for the users that cant wait to get their hands dirty in all that is XBMC4Xbox.

Please select a topic below for more information.


Quick Start Icon.png XBMC Quick Start Guide
Introduction
Welcome to XBMC!
First Steps
XBMC Main Features
Getting ready to play music and videos
Adding a Video Source
Setting Content
Setting Movie Content Options
Run Automated Scan
Turning on the Library
Important note about the Context Menu
Conclusion
Also see

Frequently Asked Questions

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This section covers The setup of in a short brief way so you can get to the good stuff the developers intended with out wasting any time. This is for the users that cant wait to get their hands dirty in all that is XBMC4Xbox.

Please select a topic below for more information.

FAQ Icon.png Frequently Asked Questions
About
What is XBMC & What Can it Do?
XBMC Features and Supported Formats
Obtaining XBMC
Using XBMC
Troubleshooting
XBMC for Xbox specific FAQ

Team-XBMC (The people behind XBMC)

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This section covers The XBMC4Xbox team who contribute to XBMC4xbox and have developed features and continue to for the betterment of all Xbox users.

Please select a topic below for more information.

Team Icon.png Team-XBMC
Contact
Donations
Thanks

Setting Up XBMC

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This section covers The setup of XBMC4Xbox and media components. starting from instalation throu to setting up your media shares and web scraping abilities. This is the extended version of the Quick Start Guide for thos users that prefer to read before read the complete manual before turning the key for the first time.

Please select a topic below for more information.

Setup Icon.png Setting Up XBMC
Installing XBMC for Xbox
Media Sources
Add Media Sources
Types of Media Sources
Sharing Media from Your PC
Profiles
The UserData Folder
Advanced Configuration

Interface and Operation

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This section covers The Operation control and manipulation of the interface of XBMC4Xbox. Information can be found how to operate the complete system from its GUI Menu's through to the web interface.

Please select a topic below for more information.

General Usage Icon.png Interface and Operation
General Usage
The User Interface
Default Controls
General
Programs
Pictures
Videos
Music
Weather
Settings
Plugins
Scripts
Filemanager
The Web Interface

Add-ons

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This section covers The Add-On components tools skins and optional third party tools to manipulate supplement and operate with XBMC4Xbox. Some of these tools are designed to operate on the xbox or on your home pc or even smart phone for those users that want the ultimate home media experience.

Please select a topic below for more information.

Add Ons Icon.png Add-ons
Installing Plugins
Scripts
Skins
Visualizations



Python Development

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This section covers XBMC4Xbox Python developement related articles, this area can be used in the aid of all you out there to create amazing plugins and skins for us all to enjoy with our Xboxen.

Please select a topic below for more information.

Python Icon.png Python Development
Creating Plugins
Creating Scripts

XBMC's Inner Workings

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This section covers The XBMC4Xbox Inner workings and parts of and how to manipulate and control them. This is for those tech savy people who would like to know how the various interfaces work and how to interface with them. This is intended as a guide to those who wish to develop something to interface with XBMC4Xbox.

Please select a topic below for more information.

XBMC Inner workings icon.png XBMC's Inner Workings
Skinning XBMC (making or modifying GUI skins)
The HTTP API (XBMC's Web Server HTTPAPI)
XBMC's SQL databases (database libraries)
Audio Players (and audio codecs/demuxers)
Video Players (and video codecs/demuxers)

Appendix

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This section covers The XBMC4Xbox Appendixes it contains techinical Information, Pointers, supplemential material that will not fit in other areas.

Please select a topic below for more information.

Appendix Icon.png Appendixes
References
Troubleshooting
HOW-TOs / Tips & Tricks
Development Notes
Popular Modifications to XBMC and the Xbox
Disclaimer