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If anyone would like to give it a try, I've thrown together an add-on to edit advancedsettings.xml. You'll have to install it as a zip, and you can get the zip from http://xbmcmce.sourceforge.net/ or a direct link is http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmcmce/...p/download.

There will be a lot of rather tedious work to get it to support all the possible settings in advancedsettings.xml, so I won't take it any further unless there's interest in it.

JR
Wow. This was interesting.
jhsrennie Wrote:If anyone would like to give it a try, I've thrown together an add-on to edit advancedsettings.xml. You'll have to install it as a zip, and you can get the zip from http://xbmcmce.sourceforge.net/ or a direct link is http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmcmce/...p/download.

There will be a lot of rather tedious work to get it to support all the possible settings in advancedsettings.xml, so I won't take it any further unless there's interest in it.

JR

I think it could be a great added - but I believe it should have a brief, one line, description of the command and the possible values. While this would take a lot of work, it is where the true value would be. As it stands, I would still have to access the wiki to know the setting to add and the correct values. At that point, I might as well edit the file myself....

Having said that, I love the idea!

Edit: I would also add a big disclaimer that "Don't call me when you screw up your system!" Big Grin

Thanks,
Full support to this idea. And I concur, inline explanations would be really necessary.
Tbh this should be part of xbmc by default.
"Blah blah blah noobs breaking stuff" is a tired arguement.
Thanks all. It isn't possible to provide a one line explanation because the add-on uses the built in XBMC add-on settings editor and this has no facility for online help. The labels in the list could be expanded a bit, but the width of the list box places limits on this. Using the built in settings editor makes the add-on easy to write, it's just a bit tedious writing the code to support the dozens of advanced settings. To do better than this would mean writing some form of custom interface and with the add-on system that would be difficult to do elegantly.

JR
What about creating an info window when the 'i' key or info key on the remote is pressed (might not be possible with the built-in settings editor I assume).
This is a fantastic idea.

Noobs should keep away from this, of course.
Then again, advancedsettings.xml isn't something a new user needs to poke. IF he does, than most likely that feature should be in the GUI.
This is a a wonderful addon and its as close to having the advanced settings in the GUI. Especially for a noob like me...thats not to say I have figured it out completely yet tho

For some reason when I do change an option like the "alwaysontop" to "yes" nothing changes, I've tried copying the text from the addons xml file into the advanced settings xml file but I cant seem to get the window to stay on top

Im pretty sure this is not a problem with the addon however and I must say I hop to see more from you.
jhsrennie Wrote:If anyone would like to give it a try, I've thrown together an add-on to edit advancedsettings.xml. You'll have to install it as a zip, and you can get the zip from http://xbmcmce.sourceforge.net/ or a direct link is http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmcmce/...p/download.

There will be a lot of rather tedious work to get it to support all the possible settings in advancedsettings.xml, so I won't take it any further unless there's interest in it.

JR
Hello.

From your addon, I have release a new version which handle more settings :

http://passion-xbmc.org/releases-scripts...tor-0-0-2/

You can download this new version without being registered and you can test it at your own risks :

Make a backup of your advancedsettings.xml file before and read userguide_en.txt provide by the ZIP to understand the limits of this release.

Thanks.
I was just looking how to change timeseek values and with this plugin it's done in couple seconds. Thank you for your work.
I'm happy if this plugin was helpfull for you Wink