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- ashlar - 2009-03-10

THX-UltraII Wrote:Will Jester build a new version with your patch soon Moby?
The problem is not Jester building constantly new versions. I've asked several times why this is not going back into SVN, never got an answer (apart from moby-uk, who can't do it himself).


- malkav30 - 2009-03-10

moby-uk Wrote:My latest rev of the patch includes code to ensure that XBMC closes all audio devices before starting the externalplayer. steak32 tested this for me and reported it worked for him. If you got the tools to DIY then pick-up the latest file from http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/5672 and you can build this yourself, or I can PM you a link to a build.

thanks for your answer. I'll try to build it and test.


- THX-UltraII - 2009-03-10

ashlar Wrote:The problem is not Jester building constantly new versions. I've asked several times why this is not going back into SVN, never got an answer (apart from moby-uk, who can't do it himself).

where can I ask this? The more people complaining about this, the better (or maybe worser Smile)) the chances are that it will be implemented soon.


- ashlar - 2009-03-10

THX-UltraII Wrote:where can I ask this? The more people complaining about this, the better (or maybe worser Smile)) the chances are that it will be implemented soon.
Honestly? I don't have a clue. I thought this thread was the right place, considering that the Trac system is not supposed to be used for this kind of requests.
The relevant entry is here, anyway: http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/5672


- moby-uk - 2009-03-10

ashlar Wrote:Honestly? I don't have a clue. I thought this thread
was the right place, considering that the Trac system is not supposed to be used for this kind of requests.
The relevant entry is here, anyway: http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/5672

Spamming the trac ticket is likely to, more than anything else, annoy people.

I'm not sure who the right person is to request a review/commit of the patch so I PM'd Jester to ask him. That was only a few days ago (7th March) and since Jester hasn't posted anything to the forum since the 4th I guessing he's either away or has more important things to do Smile


- ashlar - 2009-03-10

Sure moby-uk. I just posted the ticket for completeness, while stressing that it's not a "voting" tool (which would not make sense anyway, considering everything happens on a voluntary basis).

Edit: also, as I PMed you, my persistence is more due to my desire of not seeing all the great work you've done going wasted than anything else. =)


- renatoriolino - 2009-03-12

Is there any SVN build for Linux?? I'd really like to have an external player on linux.

Thanks


- SpaceMonkey - 2009-03-12

blorgfreth Wrote:Is there an option to use this only with specific types of playback? I'm thinking specifically in terms of launching PowerDVD or something for playing blu-ray. Ideally, it would still be able to use the internal player for normal DVDs. I love the integrated OSD and such too much to use a full-time external player.

Someone has made a small app which should make this possible.

http://www.dvdplaza.fi/forums/showpost.php?p=1198829&postcount=62

It's in finnish, and i have no idea if it works :p


Here is how to pick different players for different files - zaldwaik - 2009-03-14

toiva Wrote:Someone has made a small app which should make this possible.

http://www.dvdplaza.fi/forums/showpost.php?p=1198829&postcount=62

It's in finnish, and i have no idea if it works :p

I wrote this little app to allow you choose which player you want to play based on file type extension.

- Download the zip file here
- unzip to the folder of your choice
- change your XBMC external player setting to point to pickplayer.exe including path
- In config.ini change your settings to use a player based on file extension.
- At a minimum you have to have the default entry. I have 3 entries in the file, so it should be easy to use
- Test it out, it worked fine for me
- Enjoy!


- ashlar - 2009-03-14

Bump. Could we get this integrated into SVN?


- iommi - 2009-03-14

First and foremost, thanks to all who have made this work--especially moby-uk and jester!

I also was looking for a way to use MPC-HC externally with XBMC. I have it working in less time than it took to read through the thread! Smile

I have one small issue, no biggie:

When I try to exit playing a video in MPC-HC by Alt-X or Alt-F4 MPC launches again. The second time I can successfully exit to XBMC via Alt-X or Alt-F4. Any ideas?

I'm running XBMCSetup-Rev17788-jester-ext.exe on Vista Ultimate x64 SP1. Here is my advancedsettings.xml:

<advancedsettings>
<video>
<defaultplayer>externalplayer</defaultplayer>
<defaultdvdplayer>externalplayer</defaultdvdplayer>
</video>
<externalplayer>
<filename>c:\Programs\MPC-HC32\mplayerc.exe</filename>
<args>/fullscreen /play /close</args>
<forceontop>false</forceontop>
<hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
<hideconsole>false</hideconsole>
<hidecursor>false</hidecursor>
<startuptime>5000</startuptime>
</externalplayer>
</advancedsettings>

Thanks in advance and again, many thanks!


- RDHoworth - 2009-03-15

Hi,

Even with these settings, XBMC still remains on top of the player. I cannot even change this with alt-tab.

I have tried MPC for 32 and 64 bit, running on Vista 64 Ultimate.

I must be missing something o0- so any suggestionsHuh??

I am also running build 18534


- Hitcher - 2009-03-15

Jester hasn't made any external player builds since Rev17788.


- RDHoworth - 2009-03-15

I am running Ikons build.

When I press the contest option, I have the choice of 'Play Using', and can select external player. I can heasr sound, and have checked with the task Manager that MPC is actually playing the film. It is just that XBMC remains on top, regardless of what I try.


- Hitcher - 2009-03-15

I don't think the latest updates made by moby-uk are in the SVN.


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