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Brian
August 30th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Is there a way to adjust the size of the forward and reverse increments? It seems to skip a little too far.

What about implementing a similar fast forward/reverse and beyondtv. One click will show to video moving faster, another click faster, etc.... I think tivo also works this way.




Thanks,


-Brian

vulkan
August 30th, 2008, 04:18 AM
hi Brian and thanks for this report.
the ffwd/rwd functionality is still undergoing changes and we still haven't decided what the optimal keymapping would be so this input is important.

in general you can create an "advancedsettings.xml" file under the UserData folder (unix: ~/.boxee/UserData osx: ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE/UserData)
and play with the following values:
timeseekforward , timeseekbackward , timeseekforwardbig , timeseekbackwardbig

e.g:

<advancedsettings>
<timeseekforwardbig>60</timeseekforwardbig>
<timeseekbackwardbig>60</timeseekbackwardbig>
</advancedsettings>

will change the "big jump" (short click on remote) to 60 seconds (its currently 10 minutes).

the remote key mapping will most likely change in coming versions.

thanks again and - welcome to boxee :)

-vulkan.

Gamester17
August 30th, 2008, 05:55 AM
I like XBMC's defaults; timeseekforward and timeseekbackward set to 30-seconds, timeseekforwardbig and timeseekbackwardbig set to 5-minutes

:)

Brian
August 30th, 2008, 12:12 PM
excellent,

Thanks for the info on the advanced settings. I'll get it a shot.


-Brian

agentlame
August 30th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Since you asked:
I set mine to:
skip -7sec/+30sec.
bigskip to +/-5min.

The reason I set skip back so low is I always BARELY skip past what I'm looking for, and going back the full 30 is overkill.
Though 15sec might be more reasonable 1Forward=2Backs.

But I also mapped FF/REW. (Firefly has a shit-ton of buttons.)

dougrs
January 16th, 2009, 07:38 AM
I'm having a hard time implementing this on ATV.

There are several conflicting xml formats...

This post shows:
<advancedsettings>
<timeseekforwardbig>60</timeseekforwardbig>
<timeseekbackwardbig>60</timeseekbackwardbig>
</advancedsettings>

The boxee wiki shows:
<xml>
<advancedsettings>
<timeseekforwardbig>60</timeseekforwardbig>
<timeseekbackwardbig>-60</timeseekbackwardbig>
</advancedsettings>
</xml>

The boxee wiki also implies:
<xml>
<advancedsettings>
<video>
<timeseekforwardbig>60</timeseekforwardbig>
<timeseekbackwardbig>-60</timeseekbackwardbig>
</video>
</advancedsettings>
</xml>

I have tried all three versions and cannot get boxee to do anything other then skip at 30 second intervals (small) and 3 minute intervals (big).

Does anyone have any thoughts on which syntax is correct?

jkg
January 27th, 2009, 11:59 AM
In OSX this works for me (file is called advancedsettings.xml):

<advancedsettings>
<video>
<timeseekforward>29</timeseekforward>
<timeseekbackward>-9</timeseekbackward>
<timeseekforwardbig>60</timeseekforwardbig>
<timeseekbackwardbig>-60</timeseekbackwardbig>
</video>
</advancedsettings>

Cheers,

//jkg

jdeslip
May 5th, 2009, 10:44 PM
I can't get any of this to work on my ubuntu / mce remote boxee machine. Pressing forward on the remote always causes 30 second increases. Regardless of what I do to advancedsettings.xml...

jdeslip
May 5th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Strike That Just Started Working

marcel
May 6th, 2009, 05:37 AM
cool... good to hear..

Kissell
August 14th, 2011, 01:51 AM
in general you can create an "advancedsettings.xml" file under the UserData folder (unix: ~/.boxee/UserData osx: ~/Library/Application
-vulkan.

I recently setup boxee (d-link box purchased from store, not software download) to report to my syslog server and have been paying attention to the logs... it appears the boxeebox is running on linux and using mplayer as its player... also when it boots it reports that no "advancedsettings.xml" file is found... I was very curious about what that XML file might let me do, and google led me to you guys. Is there a way to copy an advancedsettings.xml file to the D-Link brand store bought boxeebox? Or any way in general to connect to that box? I would like to backup the box, but my attempts to connect via SSH or FTP have failed, a full port-scan just shows the following ports open:
139: Microsoft Shares
445: Microsoft Shares
8080: Boxee Diagnostics / Logs
8800: Web Service Commands Port

So I'm stuck, other than maybe putting it on a USB flash drive, I can't see any way to either backup my boxee data and config (really important, if I have to reset to factory defaults or get a 2nd box, I have to re-enter all my unidentified videos again). And, if I can't get into the box's file system, then I can't upload a advancedsettings.xml file. :(

darcilicious
August 14th, 2011, 02:00 AM
In a word (or several): you can not access/update/copy any of the Boxee Box system files.