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sterlingmediaplayer
January 22nd, 2009, 03:39 PM
I only have 16&24 Bit color depths available on my video card, Is their a switch I could use to allow other than 32bit?

ZiLg0
January 28th, 2009, 06:59 PM
This is a good question, anyone else run into this problem? Will there be other options aviable to users in the future? Why is 32bit the only option in windows?

Zkaka
September 14th, 2009, 12:18 AM
I want to use Dell Latitude LS as the machine running Boxee, and whenever I run it I get the 32bit color error. This is frustrating since I don't see any actual problem in displaying pictures in different depth formats... Really... What's the issue here? Why isn't this being addressed?

If someone has an answer as to when this will be solved - please help (I have to get a new pc for boxee... if this is not going to happen)

Thanks.

bpepers
February 17th, 2010, 02:30 PM
I would also like to see boxee able to use other color depths. My graphics card can only do 1920x1080 with 16 bit color but it runs Windows just fine at this depth and everything except boxee is happy with it.

Is this a limit that will be removed at some point?

magumba
February 25th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Part of the problem is that the colors that are defined at all defined at 32 bits. (looking at Boxee\system\colors.xml) That would be part of the explanation anyway for the restriction is my guess.

Either way, I think this should be addressed. I'm trying to use boxee on a separate computer to stream to the TV. The computer itself can run at 32-bit depth, but I'm trying to run it via remote desktop, so it will restrict me to 16-bit.

So bump!

1200baud
August 21st, 2010, 04:06 PM
Part of the problem is that the colors that are defined at all defined at 32 bits. (looking at Boxee\system\colors.xml) That would be part of the explanation anyway for the restriction is my guess.

Either way, I think this should be addressed. I'm trying to use boxee on a separate computer to stream to the TV. The computer itself can run at 32-bit depth, but I'm trying to run it via remote desktop, so it will restrict me to 16-bit.

So bump!

Bump. I also RD into my boxee machine to do admin stuff. Perhaps there could be a command line to launch Boxee in a lower color bit mode (16)? The use case for this is that it's okay for the colors to look poor as the user is probably just doing admin'ish sort of stuff.

holgerwolf
October 22nd, 2010, 06:39 AM
I want to run Boxee on my WHS (Microsoft Windows Homeserver).
This is based on a Windows 2003 system. Because the RDP for this is limited to 24bit color depth Boxee will not work :-(

Any idea? I think there will be a lot of WHS in the market.

Best regards
Holger

judgeschambers
October 22nd, 2010, 07:03 AM
I want to run Boxee on my WHS (Microsoft Windows Homeserver).
This is based on a Windows 2003 system. Because the RDP for this is limited to 24bit color depth Boxee will not work :-(

Any idea? I think there will be a lot of WHS in the market.

Best regards
Holger

Welcome to Boxee!

WHS is a server product, (I've ran it and tested it for MS since the first beta group). I and many others here use WHS and serve the files to each PC on the network as intended. Works great!

I would not advise you use it for a primary OS to install boxee on or any program for that matter. It is a supposed to be a headless centralized file server. As such, it has limited video card and other limited support. That's just the way it was designed. Though, many have done so to varying degrees of success and some have hosed their WHS installation as well. ;)

Boxee will be developed for XP (dated OS and limited video performance in its own right), Vista and Win-7, Mac and Unbuntu performance.

holgerwolf
October 22nd, 2010, 07:18 AM
Ups. I should read the docs. I thought this is the server sw for the Boxee Clients.

Thanks
Holger

judgeschambers
October 22nd, 2010, 10:14 AM
Ups. I should read the docs. I thought this is the server sw for the Boxee Clients.

Thanks
Holger

LOL. no problem. ;)

Yeah, boxee is not a "front end-backend" product. You have to install a version of boxee on each PC on the network and link it back to WHS where all your files live. But, you figured that out already..:p