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Hey guys! So I have been messing around with both xbmc and boxee. I seem to like xbmc better but I have a few things I can't figure out!
First... which are the best themes? How do you install them? I can only figure out how to install the default choices that are already in xbmc.

The other problem which is really annoying me because I bet it is really simple but I can't figure it out! It like every screenshot of skins on the xbmc website they show different ways of viewing your movie art. All I can see is the default vertical one which I don't like at all!
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If you're on the default theme, there's like a hidden sidebar on the left that allows you to change viewing options and so on.

Here's an article on lifehacker.com about customizing skins for XBMC:
http://lifehacker.com/5198009/custom...-awesome-skins
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thank you! I was also wondering how I get my tv shows to show up uner tv shows? They used to but for some reason now they aren't. Also If I have like a season of a show or two discs to a dvd how do I have them both uner one thumbnail? right now it gives every one its own.
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go to system / skin / home window - make sure hide movies and tv shows isnt checked.

Your tv shows should show up as ... TV / series name / season / all episodes
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to have your tv shows show under tv shows...

when you add your sources, make sure you set the correct content, otherwise, it will not add to the library correctly.

so set the content as "tv", and use "thetvdb.org" as the scraper (best scraper), or if you have a 3rd party scraper such as media center master, just ignore the scraper setting, and just have it run auto, and hit ok.

as for the season thing, go to the settings, and have them stacked.
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to have your tv shows show under tv shows...

when you add your sources, make sure you set the correct content, otherwise, it will not add to the library correctly.

so set the content as "tv", and use "thetvdb.org" as the scraper (best scraper), or if you have a 3rd party scraper such as media center master, just ignore the scraper setting, and just have it run auto, and hit ok.

as for the season thing, go to the settings, and have them stacked.
Where do I find the scraper info? And it used to have them in tv shows fine and now it doesn't....
I can't seem to find the stacked setting either
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figured it out... another question
what should I do with these settings? Should I enable them?
Allow hardware acceleration (DXVA2)
Adjust display refresh rate to match video
Sync playback to display
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