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My Experience of XBMC

By Hidd3nFury | | XBMC

Aeon\r\n\r\nUp until 2009 I had only really heard the term HTPC a few times and had never heard of XBMC. The only media centre software I really had any experience of was Windows Media Centre and couldn’t stand the way it looked or operated so I never really gave it the light of day. At the time I was using TVersity to stream my TV shows and movies to my Xbox which worked alright but was never perfect.\r\n\r\nThen one day in March a friend sent me a link to a YouTube video that would change the whole way I would …
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fanart.tv competition

By Kode | | Competitions

Thanks to the generosity of a few people and companies we have some cool gadgets and software to give away in our very first competition.\r\n\r\nThe competition is open to our facebook fans, so if you aren’t already a fan just head on over to our page and “like” it.\r\n\r\nYou can get to the competition page by following this link.\r\n\r\nBasically all you need to do is enter the competition and answer a very simple question, “What is your favourite TV show”, find the URL on the fanart.tv website and give us your answer and the url, along with which prize you …
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XBMC – GSoC 2012 Statistics Gathering

By Reginald | | Latest News, XBMC

This morning there was a post on XBMC talking about one of the Interns from Google’s Summer of Code, he is looking to make the current scrapers even better! But to do that he needs some information, below is a quote of how to help and what data XBMC is looking for:\r\n To do this, we’ve created a script that you can find in the Program Addons folder of your XBMC install called “Statistics gathering for scraping GSoC 2012.” What the script will gather is the bare essential metadata if scanned into the library, title, year, runtime, tvshow, episode number …
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Skin Showcase: Aeon MQ3

By Riddles81 | | Movies, Music, Skin Showcase, TV

There’s an age old saying that goes something like “The best things in life are free”. Rarely does this actually come to fruition and we are often left saying things like “The love of my wife… that’s free” or something equally gooey and feel good! Let’s be honest though, I think we all know there’s nothing free about having a significant other around the house.  ;)\r\n\r\nEnter XBMC stage right and I’m finally happy to say that for once it really is free!\r\n\r\nEarly on XBMC could be a little buggy and certainly wasn’t the beautiful work of art it has become …
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TV Shows, Movies and Artists with the most artwork

By Kode | | Movies, Music, TV, Website

I thought it might be fun to find out what the top 5 were in the 3 categories we currently do, if people like them then maybe I could do similar ones on a regular basis, like the top 5 with artwork added this week, top 5 downloaded, top 5 contributors this week.\r\n\r\n Top 5 artists/bands with the most artwork \r\n \r\n The Rolling Stones (152 Images) \r\n Motörhead (136 Images) \r\n The Beatles (85 Images) \r\n Nightwish (84 Images) \r\n Iron Maiden (83 Images) \r\n \r\n\r\n Top 5 TV Shows with the most artwork \r\n \r\n Dexter (72) \r\n …
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Organizing your (XBMC) music library

By Daniel Sonck | | Music

In order to fully appreciate all the artwork that can be found here, you might want to organize all your music. This allows the cdART Manager plugin to save the artwork together with you music to allow easy backup of your whole library. And this also gives you the ability to browse your collection and play your songs with VLC, etc…\r\n\r\nI do have to warn you, this is my preferred way( and I think its the best way). Some parts can be skipped if you don’t need it.\r\n Programs \r\nThe useful programs to help you manage all your music are:\r\n …
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What are you watching?

By Reginald | | TV

This is an article I will be looking to write once a week, detailing the shows/movies I have watched. I am still trying to nail down a good format, please let me know if you have any suggestions.\r\n\r\nThis week I watched:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Almighty Johnsons – S02E11, 12, 13\r\nI caught up and finished season 2, episode 12 was a bit trippy and I was never sure where they were going to go with the Gaia and Axl arch but it worked out. I am glad they are bringing Loki back into the story again, he was always amusing and easy to dislike. …
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Content writers required

By Kode | | Website

I would like to utilise the blog a bit more and give users another reason to visit the site, so we are looking for people who would be interested in writing regular (or any) posts on the site.\r\n\r\nYou can write about anything that is loosely related to the site, so examples could be setting up a particular skin to use fanart images, important xbmc (or plex/mediabrowser/etc) updates, setting up a raspberry pi to use xbmc, photoshop tips and tricks, how to create cool photoshop (or gimp) effects, top 10 / 20 / 50 /100 lists are always fun, so top …
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New section: Record labels

By Martijn | | Website

From now on http://fanart.tv has a new section that handles record label logos.\r\n\r\nOptions:\r\n \r\n White&gray gradient \r\n Color \r\n \r\nRules:\r\n \r\n Image Size 400 x 270px \r\n Center aligned both horizontal and vertical \r\n Try to fill as much width/height as possible while keeping aspect ratio \r\n Colored logos need to be visible on all kinds of backgrounds \r\n Add a small 1-2px drop shadow/border to a colored logo so if on a lighter skin they’ll out a little more instead of blend in \r\n Logo should be authentic to the original record label logo \r\n The same logo may …
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Small change to music API

By Kode | | Website

There has been a small change made to the Music API, for some reason the album cover was listed as “cover” in the xml output and “albumcover” in all other outputs, this has been fixed so it is now “albumcover” in all outputs.

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