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Old 05-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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xbmc on ipad

Hi

I just want to find out how many people are using XBMC and what are the best settings for you.

I use the following but it seems not quite right.

1. I downloaded advancedsettings.xml for iOS and placed it into ipad/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/

2. Confluence skin

3. Configure Audio Output in XBMC > System > Settings > System to use Optical/Coax

4. Disable playback sync completely, XBMC > Settings > Video > Playback > turn off "Sync playback to display"

5. I install from zip file script.module.urlresolver-1.0.1.zip

6. I deleted ipad/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/Database/commoncache.db
every time before I start xbmc

7. Enable Meta Data for the various add-on

Is there any other improvement that I can do?

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Old 05-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Hey there! Yes I use xbmc but i never used any of the above-mentioned tweaks. In fact mine works out of the box and I didn't change any settings. The only issue I faced had to do with Windows 7 sharing on my PC.

I'm curious as to why you needed to tweak until like that. What benefits are there to doing so?
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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It depends how well you want it to work.

some of the links don't play. I am very sure I accessed one of the hosts before but now it don't work. However if I access the links via PC internet explorer, they are there available for streaming or downloading.

so I ask my best friend, and I get all those tweaks but I don't see any improvement at all.

There must be something that I have missed or screw up the tweaks.

Tonight I am going to try something again.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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It depends how well you want it to work.

some of the links don't play. I am very sure I accessed one of the hosts before but now it don't work. However if I access the links via PC internet explorer, they are there available for streaming or downloading.

so I ask my best friend, and I get all those tweaks but I don't see any improvement at all.

There must be something that I have missed or screw up the tweaks.

Tonight I am going to try something again.
Oic. Admittedly I only use xbmc to stream Full HD content from my PC - the iPad output of course is superb given the hardware decoding it does.

Maybe i need to explore deepening my usage of it...
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Oic. Admittedly I only use xbmc to stream Full HD content from my PC - the iPad output of course is superb given the hardware decoding it does.

Maybe i need to explore deepening my usage of it...
you don't need the pc. you just need addon to stream from hosts directly although 1080p is not available yet. For 1080p and 3D, I still use the PC.

I am not sure how well XBMC works with ATV3. Currently I use the digital av adapter to connect xbmc to HDTV. You can watch 720p by mirroring ipad to HDTV. The xbmc nightlies also support mirroring and it looked better to me.

don't tell me you are watching full hd content on ipad3 at home?
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don't tell me you are watching full hd content on ipad3 at home?
Yes! It's sexy and jaw dropping!
1080p wireless streaming from PC to xbmc on iPad.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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I am not sure how well XBMC works with ATV3.

Instructions here:
HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 2 - XBMC

Still waiting for the ATV3 jailbreak to unlock the goodness.
But from what I read, it looks like an ATV3 jb is LONG time away, if at all.

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Old 05-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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Yes! It's sexy and jaw dropping!
1080p wireless streaming from PC to xbmc on iPad.
my focusing with near objects is deteriorating because of age catching up. I need to watch on a large screen tv.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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my focusing with near objects is deteriorating because of age catching up. I need to watch on a large screen tv.
HAHA!
You know the funny thing? I have a large screen tv outside in the hall.
But 90% of our movie watching is on iPad relaxing on the bed!

We're strange I know!
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #10
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I am not sure how well XBMC works with ATV3. Currently I use the digital av adapter to connect xbmc to HDTV.
Still waiting for the ATV3 jailbreak to unlock the goodness.
But from what I read, it looks like an ATV3 jb is LONG time away, if at all.
can your ipad (runing xbmc) airplay mirroring to tv via ATV3
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #11
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can your ipad (runing xbmc) airplay mirroring to tv via ATV3
Yes can. But I only tried it once and the performance was stuttery.
When I try with airplay on other streaming software, it was smooth - but those apps max resolution output is 720p.

Shortly after that I faced the WiFi issues on the ATV3 as you know.
I have to get those homeplugs this week and try again.
Since ATV3 supports 1080p, if it works I'll be damn happy.
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Old 30-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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It'd be good if you could explain what these tweaks do. I run it with default settings and it works great. I wish I could see how much disk XMBC takes on my iPad. It indexes about 400 movies for me. I want to know how much that takes. It doesn't show up in iOS settings screen
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:24 AM   #13
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hi all, just installed xbmc on ipad. trying to add videos in external hdisk attached to my MBP (running ML).
Tried using afp with address: afp://username:password@mac_ip/my_shared_folder_name
but always get error saying "Could not retrieve directory information ...." and it shows very fast, it should've at least try to connect right?
any other option I have to connect?
SMB is not working for OSX 10.7 and above right?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #14
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SMB should still be there. But I'd recommend NFS. Get familiar with terminal.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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ah yeah, SMB works. But not all my videos are detected and cannot play any video at all
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