[RELEASE] Advanced Settings Editor Addon - Edit AdvancedSettings.xml from within XBMC
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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
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#2
Wow. This was interesting.
Kodi 17.0 Krypton, Win10 running on an ASRock ION 330HT HTPC
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#3
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,
-stoli-
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#4
Full support to this idea. And I concur, inline explanations would be really necessary.
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#5
Tbh this should be part of xbmc by default.
"Blah blah blah noobs breaking stuff" is a tired arguement.
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#6
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
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#7
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).
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#8
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.
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#9
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.
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#10
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.
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#11
I was just looking how to change timeseek values and with this plugin it's done in couple seconds. Thank you for your work.
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#12
I'm happy if this plugin was helpfull for you Wink
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