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Moderators, if there’s a problem with any of the info, let me know or change it, just don’t delete the thread please, lol. I will do whatever I can to help the members here as well as the mods and keep OCN’s best interests in mind. I just don’t want to have to retype everything to omit a section or a line.

I received a couple PM’s asking me to do a guide on my setup since I have everything working automatically. I figured I would make a little guide on various things with XBMC. I have been playing around with XBMC for about 2 years, and I have only scratched the surface on XBMC’s capabilities. So I’ll go over everything I know, which will hopefully help some of you out and save you a lot of time, and possibly a lot of money.

I cannot get in depth on a lot of the setup that I have due to OCN’s ToS, but, if you have any questions, PM me, and I will give you my gtalk and I can help you out off OCN.

Index
XBMC Plug-ins and Scripts I Use
How to Automate your Downloads and Library
Using a Harmony With HTPC and XBMC Keymapping
Supplemental Tools

XBMC
XBMC is a great piece of software. It runs on almost anything. It will run on windows, Mac, Linux, Xboxes, appleTV, android, etc. XBMC is a media front end with TONS of community plug-in and scripts. Movies, TV, Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo, Pictures, Music, Weather, streaming, local, etc. It can handle just about anything (just not live TV, lol).
http://www.xbmc.org

My Setup
My htpc isn't what you would call glamorous. My goal with the build, was to build something as cheap as possible. So I frankensteined it out of left over parts that I had lying around. The only thing I purchased specifically for this build was the case, power supply and video card. My htpc contains:
Hardware:
Asus M2N-E AM2 motherboard
AMD 5200 CPU
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
GT210 GPU
64GB Microcenter SSD
2 640 GB WD Blue Drives
1 1.5TB Samsung Drive
1 broken DVD burner (reads, can't write)
nmediapc case
nmediapc pro-lcd
1 gb NIC
Flirc
Harmony 650 remote
Lenovo n5902 keyboard

Software:
Windows 7 32bit
xbmc 11.0
utorrent
sickbeard
lcdsmartie
ember media manager
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my htpc pulls double duty by also being the media server to my wdtv's around the house.

You really do not need a ton of hardware, or anything super fantastic to use as an HTPC. With the Foxxcon bookshelf AMD APU systems, you can have something tiny, up and running just fine with a NAS for under $250 new. Obviously, if you want it to double as a gaming machine, you will need something more powerful. But, for tv and movies, basic is best.

My HTPC’s Primary Functions
I have a over 800 movies in a variety of HD and SD formats, I have about 20 different shows that we watch regularly, about 20GB of music, 2GB of family photos and about 15GB of family videos. XBMC is used for all of it. my wife also uses it to check weather and pull up the latest facebook media.

all of out TV shows are downloaded automatically via rss on utorrent and sickbeard, which then updates my xbmc library.

My XBMC Setup
I am using 11.0 (eden) with the aeon nox skin. plugins I am using are:
icefilms
icelibrary
pseudotv
facebook media
cinema experience

Some Cheap HTPC Examples
Looking for an HTPC? Cheap like me? Here are some ideas (I did not include storage drives):
ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864BA1339
AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D AD3400OJGXBOX
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Add an HTPC case of your choice and you’re looking at a sub $300 system that will handle any media you can throw at it.

Foxconn NTA350-0H0W-B-A-NA AMD Hudson D1 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System Foxconn NTA350-0H0W-B-A-NA AMD Hudson D1 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Team Elite 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model TSD34096M1066C7-E Team Elite 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model TSD34096M1066C7-E
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$250 wifi streaming machine that can easily be hidden anywhere.

More to come
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Plug-ins and Scripts

Icefilms / IceLibrary
for those of you who do not know about icefilms or icelibrary, check them out on XBMC Hub, I cannot go in depth on them or link them because of OCN's ToS. but, Google xbmc hub and it will be your first option.

PseudoTV
psuedotv is a brilliant script though. it will take your movie and TV collection and arrange them into "channels" based off of the media's meta tags. (I use ember media manager to collect info and write all my media's meta tags correctly). when you open the script, it's like turning on your TV and you start at a random part of a media file. you can change channels which is like channel surfing. time elapses when you leave a channel, so when you return to a channel, you return where the movie/show would be had you kept watching it. there's an on screen guide that will show you what is playing on what channel and when. it's a really cool script. my wife loves it since she has missed not having a choice of what's on TV since cutting the cable (go figure). pseudotv will also read icelibrary. Setup is simple, but building channels is pretty tricky. out of the box, there are about 20 preconfigured channels that can get you moving, but, if you want custom channels, check here:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=94456

Video of pseudotv in action on my HTPC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esLIiVGBadc

Cinema Experience
Cinema Experience is something that could add a little flair to your setup. Its not something I run all the time, just a novelty item. But, what Cinema Experience does, is allow you to play some clips before starting a movie. Example, mine will run through an old “Lets go out to the movies” dancing popcorn clip, and a trailer before playing the featured presentation. Cinema Experience can be pretty tricky to set up and get it running right. While it’s fun, this plug-in is what I like to call a “the juice is not worth the squeeze” plug-in. Way too much setting up involved for about 3 minutes of “hehehe, that’s silly”

Now, what I have seen people use it for, is they will create a custom 3d Fox style, or pixar intro with their name or something else, and play that before a movie, which is pretty neat, gives you a personal custom feel to your HTPC.

Video of CE on my HTPC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJMsHe3tTaQ

How to set it up:
here's the wiki
http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-addons/wiki/CinemaExperienceIntro
most important thing i can stress is to follow the folder structure suggestions.
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How to Automate Your Library
again, I can't get in depth due to OCN's ToS, but I use utorrent and sickbeard to read rss from various "sites", when a show that I have rss setup for has a new download available, it is automatically downloaded into my predefined folder, then a script updates xbmc's library.

RSS Downloading How To:
In utorrent, click on the add feed button
Enter the url to the RSS feed you will use
Name the feed something you will remember
Make sure “Do Not Automatically Download” is checked!
Close that.
In utorrent, Options > RSS Downloader
Name the RSS Downloader something to relate it to the item you are downloading
In the filter field, enter the TV Show or Movie with a wild card (ie “Bones*”)
Select the corresponding feed you want to look for the download in
Select a folder to save the download into
*Optional* You can give the download a label
*Optional* Check Smart EP Filter
*Optional* Select the quality of the download you want
Save the RSS Download Filter and it will automatically download your TV episodes from the site you use via RSS.

***Note, not all RSS feeds work on sites, especially private sites***

How to have utorrent tell XBMC to update it’s library after downloading
There are 2 good sources for this depending on your setup’s need.
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=87472
and
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=120615
Both are similar, second gives you some more options
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Remote Control via Harmony and Keymaps for XBMC

Setting Up A Harmony Remote To Use With Your HTPC
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Harmony Remotes are awesome. If you’ve never had one, get one. I now have my second Harmony, which is a 650. My first was a 550 that lasted for over 5 years. Harmony’s are great because you define “Activities” which allow you to control all of your devices used in that activity, without needing to flip any switches or anything like that. Example, when I push “HTPC” on my remote, the remote runs a macro that will Turn on my TV, verify that the TV is on the correct input, turn on my Receiver, make sure my receiver is on the correct input, and change all the remote buttons over to follow the map that I programmed. Everything is programmed via Logitech’s software, super simple to use.

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I use a Flirc device to receive the remote commands on my HTPC. Flircs are awesome, cheap, have great software and support and proceeds are donated to a good cause. They work on Windows or Linux. I think I paid $19 for mine.
http://flirc.tv/

Here’s a great guide from eskro on setting up your Harmony to use on your PC
http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/54-how-to-prepare-your-harmony-remote-before-mapping-it-with-flirc/

How To Change Button Maps on XBMC
XBMC has a keyboard map, certain buttons will do certain things.
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/tree/Eden/system/keymaps
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/Eden/system/keymaps/keyboard.xml

Not only does knowing the keymap help you with the keyboard, but, it helps immensely if you are setting up a remote with your HTPC. Again, I use a Flirc, so my dealings are only with Flirc’s interface, but, say you want to map a button on your remote to pull up media info. So you know that “I” will pull up the info context, so you can program your remote interface to use the button on your remote as the “I” keyboard command.

I also remapped some buttons. You will see a section in the keyboard.xml that is for MCE remotes that have no use in XBMC. You can use these commands to open scripts or plug-ins.
I will add some examples with the xml and how to remap keyboard.xml
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Helpful Supplemental Tools

Ember Media Manager
So you have your media downloaded, and your library is not finding all the meta data. Download and install Ember Media Manager, set it up to watch your media folders and it will do the rest. Ember will scrape meta from the internet, fill in actors/directors/plots/etc, fan art, thumb nails, backgrounds, etc. Update your XBMC library and XBMC will use the meta info found with Ember. Ember will do movies as well as TV Shows.
 
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Thanks for this guide. I'm an XBMC newbie myself.

Would you happen to know anything about forced subtitles in XBMC?

I made an ISO of my Avatar blu ray last night but wasn't able to get any of the forced subtitles to show up in XBMC.
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notto sure on forced subtitles, i've only used srts for subs

but

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=113153

that may help you, or get you in a direction at least.
 
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notto sure on forced subtitles, i've only used srts for subs
but
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=113153
that may help you, or get you in a direction at least.

I would be perfectly fine with ripping them directly to ISO, too. However, can XBMC play blu-ray ISOs?

Right now I own AnyDVD HD and have been ripping to ISO from that. Tried DVDFab as well but that didn't seem to fix the forced subs problem.
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I would be perfectly fine with ripping them directly to ISO, too. However, can XBMC play blu-ray ISOs?
Right now I own AnyDVD HD and have been ripping to ISO from that. Tried DVDFab as well but that didn't seem to fix the forced subs problem.
here:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?pid=695648%23pid695648
 
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