samsung LED tv sees XBMC but not much else
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Hi all,

Well a friend referred me to your software after I saw his home theatre setup. Impressive, love your work. Well all installed on PC in another room which is networked to my tv ( amounst other pc etc ) and runs through an unmanaged switch. Well my TV picks up the XBMC media server as DLNA 4 but thats about it. When I select videos folder in the menu nothing present. Any ideas ?? I'v read your manual and assumed I dont have import to library but have obviously added video files via add source etc. Hope you can assist.

Thanks jpilot

Running win 7
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You need to actually have a computer or device running XBMC and connected directly to your TV. While it is possible to use XBMC as a UPnP server, there is no point in doing so. It won't look like or act like XBMC on the networked TV. The skins, the media organization, the add-ons, all of that do not work via UPnP/DLNA.

Your friend's set up had a computer of some kind hooked directly to the TV. If you wish to have that experience then you have a few options. Build a small HTPC, reuse an old computer, or something like mod an ATV2 to run XBMC (not hard and one of the least expensive ways to get an "XBMC box").
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yes your tv sees xbmc but xbmc has to have media sources so your tv picks them up too, now also depends on types of media your tv supports.
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#4
Thanks for your assistance..I had a feeling this might have been the case and yes I confirmed with my matehe had it directly connected to his TV..cheers
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Thx X3lectric I'll have a look at your links..
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jpilot Wrote:Thx X3lectric I'll have a look at your links..

the only link you need to add sources to your xbmc so it can show up on your tv listing is this http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add...ia_Sources

I doubt any of the links on my sig can help you with this particular problem especially since they all for Linux.
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