Open Beamer to play movies through XBMC

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windshear Offline
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Hi all,
I would like to know if it's possible to use XBMC as an interface and when you click the video it plays through other app, like BEAMER (streams movie files to Apple TV)?
I've tried to add the source through playercorefactory.xml but with no luck...

Anyone can help?

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You should be able to achive this via

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windshear Offline
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Thanks! I got it to work! Big Grin
Other thing that I would like to know if it's possible is to have an "Open With..." option before the player starts.
So that I can easily change between the default player and Beamer.

Is this possible?

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Yeah just have a look at the context menu of the selected media item ...

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Care to share the playercorefactory.xml and any additional steps you did?

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mklara Offline
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I managed to do it. It plays all files through Beamer in this setup, although streaming files doesn't work.

<player name="Beamers" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<args>"{1}" -f --video-on-top</args>
<rules action="prepend">
<rule filetypes=".*" player="Beamers"/>
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I have just followed all this thread without success.

I am having a macbookproc with Yosemite (10.10.1), place a new playercorefactory.xml file under Users/<your_user_name>/Library/Application Support/XBMC/userdata/.

I have also Beamer installed and working as normal.

When I startup XBMC, I can see the option "Play with" in the context menu, it actually starts up Beamer but it does not stream anything to my Apple TV3. When I go back to XBMC, I can see that the counter of the movie is just 1 sec.

Can anyone please advise what I am missing. It will be highly appreciated. Thanks!
(This post was last modified: 2015-01-20 23:35 by jgfrugone.)
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