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RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - dr.joaomarcelo - 2014-06-18

Well what about a payed app in the appstore for codecs fees but also giving the option to download it for free in the xbmc homepage like we have now?

This way it will help spread the app for those who dont know or dont want to sideload apps.

My 2 cents...

Edit: i think this discussion doesn't belong here. This being a fire tv topic. Moderators can delete this message.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - hdmkv - 2014-06-18

mikkeland Wrote:The complete steps I followed was
  1. Install Now This News
  2. Launch Now This News
  3. Install Llama and create event as described in the wiki (replacing Classic TV with Now This News)
  4. download tr.apk from towelroot.com
  5. adb start-server
  6. adb connect IP Address
  7. adb install tr.apk
  8. Launch tr.apk
  9. Download XBMC icon
  10. Save XBMC icon as PNG in previewsize (365x365)
  11. Save XBMC icon as PNG in thumbnail size (121x121)
  12. adb push thumbnail_e9b96ad2ca275e790523023ff450198a69b1d380e59a44f95d46a1c0c1d8ad52.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  13. adb push preview_6e546d939db6edb4aaa0a5926e0ab403b84b3d22d1917ece60278cb10a990632.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  14. Reboot Fire TV
  15. Enjoy the XBMC launching


Awesome work everyone!

/mikkel
Hi, I'm not quite following steps 12 and 13. Why the long, weird filenames for the 2 PNG's? Do they need to be named exactly that way? Also, I'm using Classic TV, so where do I exactly push to (path please)? Thanks.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Natedawg87 - 2014-06-18

Where can I get the XBMC icon? A previous post said in the XBMC wiki. Is that the Fire TV page (I looked, but may have missed it) or just generally in the wiki?

Great work on the root. I can't wait to try later.

And to the poster above me, I would assume you would substitute com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/ with Classic TV's package name within com.amazon.venezia and then see where the icons are stored. A file browser like ES would likely help. EDIT: It looks like jjhtpc mentioned com.adrise.profilms/B00IIPRAZB4/ in his post.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jjhtpc - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 16:42)hdmkv Wrote:
mikkeland Wrote:The complete steps I followed was
  1. Install Now This News
  2. Launch Now This News
  3. Install Llama and create event as described in the wiki (replacing Classic TV with Now This News)
  4. download tr.apk from towelroot.com
  5. adb start-server
  6. adb connect IP Address
  7. adb install tr.apk
  8. Launch tr.apk
  9. Download XBMC icon
  10. Save XBMC icon as PNG in previewsize (365x365)
  11. Save XBMC icon as PNG in thumbnail size (121x121)
  12. adb push thumbnail_e9b96ad2ca275e790523023ff450198a69b1d380e59a44f95d46a1c0c1d8ad52.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  13. adb push preview_6e546d939db6edb4aaa0a5926e0ab403b84b3d22d1917ece60278cb10a990632.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  14. Reboot Fire TV
  15. Enjoy the XBMC launching


Awesome work everyone!

/mikkel
Hi, I'm not quite following steps 12 and 13. Why the long, weird filenames for the 2 PNG's? Do they need to be named exactly that way? Also, I'm using Classic TV, so where do I exactly push to (path please)? Thanks.

That is how fire tv recognizes the image it must be named the same. Classic tv names might be slightly different you will need to look in /sdcard/.imagecache folder in the sub folder for profilms.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - hdmkv - 2014-06-18

Thanks, will use ES File Explorer to check.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - jjhtpc - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 01:11)mikkeland Wrote:
(2014-06-18, 00:47)innovaciones Wrote:
(2014-06-18, 00:21)mikkeland Wrote: Thanks, but unfortunately it's the same thing Undecided

Change your country to USA from the Amazon website, find a dummy USA address, then you will need to download the apps you want directly from the Amazon Website and finally you need to download again the apps from your FireTV.

Thank you, but I believe I've found an application that works for me: Now This News
Apparently no geographical restrictions on that one :-)

Follow JJHTPCs directions regarding changing the icon, and with a slight correction it works beautifully.
In his post, he states the directory to be
Code:
/sdcard/imagecache
, but it should be
Code:
/sdcard/.imagecache

The complete steps I followed was
  1. Install Now This News
  2. Launch Now This News
  3. Install Llama and create event as described in the wiki (replacing Classic TV with Now This News)
  4. download tr.apk from towelroot.com
  5. adb start-server
  6. adb connect IP Address
  7. adb install tr.apk
  8. Launch tr.apk
  9. Download XBMC icon
  10. Save XBMC icon as PNG in previewsize (365x365)
  11. Save XBMC icon as PNG in thumbnail size (121x121)
  12. adb push thumbnail_e9b96ad2ca275e790523023ff450198a69b1d380e59a44f95d46a1c0c1d8ad52.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  13. adb push preview_6e546d939db6edb4aaa0a5926e0ab403b84b3d22d1917ece60278cb10a990632.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  14. Reboot Fire TV
  15. Enjoy the XBMC launching


Awesome work everyone!

/mikkel

Thank you for the correction and I think I like your steps better than mine. It is probably better for the average user as it keeps them from rooting around the file structures and potentially causing harm.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - denmalley - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-17, 16:54)alpha.s Wrote:
(2014-06-17, 16:06)denmalley Wrote: Is anyone else having trouble with no sound in certain videos? This is happening with Netflix and prime video. I am finding that it is only happening with certain titles and only on the fire tv. I can play a given title on my chromecast or my computer without issues, but fire tv does not have sound. Also, I noticed that a title available in both netflix and prime had the same result. Here's an example: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Lalaloopsy-Land-Search-Pillow/dp/B007C1I0P2/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1403013842&sr=1-1&keywords=lalaloopsy

I'll also note that I tried restarting AFTV, force closing and clearing cache and data for both netflix and prime, and also uninstalling/reinstalling netflix app.

Sorry for posting this non-XBMC issue here but I know and trust this community better than anywhere else I might more appropriately find support for this issue. If anyone has a suggestion for a better forum to go to for this let me know.

If you are passing audio via HDMI and selected DD+ audio in system settings, make sure you have a receiver capable of decoding it. Otherwise select DD via optical out in settings if your receiver can handle that or just plain stereo.
Awesome, this worked! Receiver did not support DD+ See, I knew I could count on this community!


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - JJ-KwiK - 2014-06-18

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RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - mjbxx - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 16:42)hdmkv Wrote:
mikkeland Wrote:The complete steps I followed was
  1. Install Now This News
  2. Launch Now This News
  3. Install Llama and create event as described in the wiki (replacing Classic TV with Now This News)
  4. download tr.apk from towelroot.com
  5. adb start-server
  6. adb connect IP Address
  7. adb install tr.apk
  8. Launch tr.apk
  9. Download XBMC icon
  10. Save XBMC icon as PNG in previewsize (365x365)
  11. Save XBMC icon as PNG in thumbnail size (121x121)
  12. adb push thumbnail_e9b96ad2ca275e790523023ff450198a69b1d380e59a44f95d46a1c0c1d8ad52.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  13. adb push preview_6e546d939db6edb4aaa0a5926e0ab403b84b3d22d1917ece60278cb10a990632.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  14. Reboot Fire TV
  15. Enjoy the XBMC launching


Awesome work everyone!

/mikkel
Hi, I'm not quite following steps 12 and 13. Why the long, weird filenames for the 2 PNG's? Do they need to be named exactly that way? Also, I'm using Classic TV, so where do I exactly push to (path please)? Thanks.
For clarification, I need to rename the downloaded XBMC icons (Preview & Thumbnail) to the nowthisisnews png file names derived from the sdcard image cache that you are using in steps 12 and 13. Is this correct?


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - rodalpho - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 14:04)Ned Scott Wrote: Some paid video players now have either AC3 or DTS, but none of the free ones do. I think VLC has been able to sneak by using a hidden setting (something about using Canadian locations for time zone settings...), but I haven't heard much about that in a while.

So basically we're considering our options right now. We haven't given up hope just yet.
Several media players are in the app stores with built-in AC3/DTS disabled but with support for external plug-in libraries to enable it. Users just install the external libraries from a webpage and they're good to go. This seems to work fine.

I think we discussed this in another thread and your conclusion was that "yeah that would work but we don't want to be bothered". Which is of course your decision to make.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - mikkeland - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 20:16)mjbxx Wrote:
(2014-06-18, 16:42)hdmkv Wrote:
mikkeland Wrote:The complete steps I followed was
  1. Install Now This News
  2. Launch Now This News
  3. Install Llama and create event as described in the wiki (replacing Classic TV with Now This News)
  4. download tr.apk from towelroot.com
  5. adb start-server
  6. adb connect IP Address
  7. adb install tr.apk
  8. Launch tr.apk
  9. Download XBMC icon
  10. Save XBMC icon as PNG in previewsize (365x365)
  11. Save XBMC icon as PNG in thumbnail size (121x121)
  12. adb push thumbnail_e9b96ad2ca275e790523023ff450198a69b1d380e59a44f95d46a1c0c1d8ad52.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  13. adb push preview_6e546d939db6edb4aaa0a5926e0ab403b84b3d22d1917ece60278cb10a990632.png /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
  14. Reboot Fire TV
  15. Enjoy the XBMC launching


Awesome work everyone!

/mikkel
Hi, I'm not quite following steps 12 and 13. Why the long, weird filenames for the 2 PNG's? Do they need to be named exactly that way? Also, I'm using Classic TV, so where do I exactly push to (path please)? Thanks.
For clarification, I need to rename the downloaded XBMC icons (Preview & Thumbnail) to the nowthisisnews png file names derived from the sdcard image cache that you are using in steps 12 and 13. Is this correct?
That is correct - I believe each application has different filenames for the icons.
I actually left out a step where i did
Code:
adb pull /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.nowthisnews.vidplay/B00FG4MO04/
That way I could rename the downloaded XBMC icons a lot easier.

/mikkle


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - hdmkv - 2014-06-18

Need help please... I'm using ESFileExplorer in the sdcard directory. Not seeing a .imagecache folder.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - underworld123 - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 21:10)hdmkv Wrote: Need help please... I'm using ESFileExplorer in the sdcard directory. Not seeing a .imagecache folder.

You need to enable Hidden files option.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - Natedawg87 - 2014-06-18

(2014-06-18, 21:10)hdmkv Wrote: Need help please... I'm using ESFileExplorer in the sdcard directory. Not seeing a .imagecache folder.
I think you have to turn on "Show Hidden files" in ES. I did it awhile ago, and there was something weird I had to do. I think it wouldn't work with the remote, so I had to "click" it on my keyboard I had hooked up. There were directions somewhere.


RE: Amazon Fire TV for XBMC - hdmkv - 2014-06-18

Thanks. Got it using ADB shell commands via Windows CMD prompt...
adb ls /sdcard/.imagecache/com.amazon.venezia/com.adrise.profilms/B00IPRAZB4/ (Classic TV app)

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