Question about XBMC on ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by apatel87, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi this question is mainly directed towards those who have XBMC up and running on their ATV2. I currently have a MAc Mini HTPC and love PLex. I love the metadata collection with poster artwork, and I love the Night skin. My question is:
    1. Does the XBMC build support metadata and artwork. I saw the preview videos and didnt see any

    2. Is it customizable in terms of what skin to install?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Isnt this the version of Plex that was there before. This requires transcoding on the fly and doesnt have the full skin support. It also requires another computer to be on at all times right? XBMC supports full skin support right and doesnt require transcoding, right?
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Yes and yes.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    do either of these allow you to stream from an ftp source?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are there any videos or examples of this in action? I have not see a single video with the metadata and artwork loaded. I only see the list view with no artwork. Did you personally try this build of XBMC? Thanks!
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    XBMC does its own metadata lookups against the database you specified when you selected the media type when you set up your share.

    It does its best to match based on the filename, but doesn't always work.

    My install was able to pick up at least half the metadata for my files - you should see the scanning progress in the top right a few moments after XBMC loads up.

    The version of XBMC I run on my old xbox allows me to fine tune the matching, but I've yet to find out how on the ATV version. I'm sure this is something that will be easier to do in later updates.... it may already be there, I just haven't found it yet...
     
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    nunes013

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    i want to know this as well. i have a wd world edition with all my movies and i want to stream to the atv 2 without itunes running
     

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