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if all i could watch was sd i'd happily go blind

 

its dogshit

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Had a big falling out with mine yesterday.  Turned it on, went into XBMC and was faced with a black screen.  After much googling and fannying around and thinking it was fucked, I went into apps on the android home screen, selected XBMC and cleared all data.

 

Started XBMC again and it was alright ... but ALL add-ons had gone and the add-on wizard wouldn't run.  Managed to get all the major add-ons back myself by manually adding them, but I've lost all my favourites and ting.

 

Grrrr.

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I have a feeling these boxes may be a bit temperamental.....

 

I turned mine on and it was blank, so I turned it off, left it off for 5 minutes and then when I turned it back on all was fine again

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I have a feeling these boxes may be a bit temperamental.....

 

I turned mine on and it was blank, so I turned it off, left it off for 5 minutes and then when I turned it back on all was fine again

 

I've had to "crash" mine a few times when its been "working" forever and won't go back to Home screen. Notice the favourites doesn't always work - even though its goes to the link you want. However, when you manually go to that link it works fine.

 

I'm back in favour with mine again as all the earlier issues are resolved, Ex Pats TV, footie, movies, etc.

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Had a big falling out with mine yesterday.  Turned it on, went into XBMC and was faced with a black screen.  After much googling and fannying around and thinking it was fucked, I went into apps on the android home screen, selected XBMC and cleared all data.

 

Started XBMC again and it was alright ... but ALL add-ons had gone and the add-on wizard wouldn't run.  Managed to get all the major add-ons back myself by manually adding them, but I've lost all my favourites and ting.

 

Grrrr.

 

 

 

Lost the links to Gay Porn?

Edited by LostockTerror

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Had a quick search for Made of Stone and Spike Island last night but found neither of them. Not sure if I'm looking in the correct places. Thought they'd both be readily available now they are out on DVD / BluRay.

 

BUT... found it on Isohunt... so guessing can stick a USB in the side of the Android Box and play MKV files?

Edited by Smiley

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BUT... found it on Isohunt... so guessing can stick a USB in the side of the Android Box and play MKV files?

 

I'd have thunk so.  I'm sure I read you could play media files directly from USB.

 

Regarding Made of Stone and Spike Island, I get the feeling that the films on Icefilms, MashUp and 1Channel are geared towards the big 'blockbuster' aimed at America type of movies as I've yet to find any copies of Alpha Papa on there.  I'd have expected to find at least a cam copy somewhere.

 

Oh, and regarding my own problems, they're all sorted now.  Mysteriously I was able to re-run the add-on wizard last night so I've got everything back again ... plus some more add-ons ... and as a bonus some extra porn channels.

 

I've re-downloaded the Metropolis skin which I think is the best looking and easiest to use.  Everything is now arranged in my favourites folders, so I'm a happy man again.  I'll be steering clear of clicking on random links in Navi-X in future though - pretty sure it was one of them that fucked it up.

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I got Made of Stone bluray rip from somewhere, can't remember though.

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I've re-downloaded the Metropolis skin which I think is the best looking and easiest to use.  Everything is now arranged in my favourites folders, so I'm a happy man again.  I'll be steering clear of clicking on random links in Navi-X in future though - pretty sure it was one of them that fucked it up.

 

Not got my head around Favourites yet. Simple to do?

 

 

I got Made of Stone bluray rip from somewhere, can't remember though.

 

With the extras? I've got the BluRay rip but not the extras.

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Not got my head around Favourites yet. Simple to do?

 

 

 

 

 

Depends which skin you use.  I downloaded the Metropolis one as that seemed to be the only one that had a 'favourites' on the front screen.

 

Once you've done that all you then do is is go into Video add on's, highlight the likes of Icefilms, press the menu button on your remote and 'add to favourites'.  Simples.  Repeat with Navi-X, Mash-Up, 1Channel, Lubetube, etc and you've got your own handy list of add-ons in the one place.

 

Now, within Icefilms (and also 1Channel) you can find your fave TV shows (for example I've got Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, etc) press menu when you find them and add to favourites.  Do the same with any films you fancy watching.  Now when you open Icefilms you'll have a favourites folder in there.  Open that and you'll have two sub folders, one for TV shows, one for films ... and hey presto you've populated them.  Piece of piss really and it saves having to go through all the other menus to find them in future.

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I downloaded a few different skins, wish I hadn't bothered as loads of the shortcuts vanished. I couldn't get back to what it was previously.

 

Knowing what a patient chap you are Smiley.....I wouldn't bother, just leave it as is (I wish I had)

 

 

Edit: adding favourites really is a piece of piss, so that's worth doing

Edited by CWP

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I've tried loads of them - plenty of them look nice but are gash in terms of practicality.  Only Metropolis seems to have ALL the options on the one screen at the same time ... and also seems to be the only one that has a favourites folder. There's no scrolling left or right needed at all. You simply put your favourite add-ons into 'favourites'.  Bish bash bosh.

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I've tried loads of them - plenty of them look nice but are gash in terms of practicality.  Only Metropolis seems to have ALL the options on the one screen at the same time ... and also seems to be the only one that has a favourites folder. There's no scrolling left or right needed at all. You simply put your favourite add-ons into 'favourites'.  Bish bash bosh.

Sounds like the winner to me then.

Had one go at making ITV1 a favourite from the Ex-Pats App and it never loaded the page - it tried to and said it was working but then gave up.

Whereas when I went through the chore of locating the channel manually, it worked fine - which I found odd.

I will have another crack at it tonight.

 

TV Shows..... how come it has a year next to them? i.e. let's say Breaking Bad (2009). Does that mean its only the season from that year - or is that when the series began? Or am I missing something.

 

As for the porn - I have no problem with it being on there - but can these Apps be hidden? Alternatively, without spending too much time, can you set up user accounts so that you have to log-in and get your own set of Apps, favourites, etc, etc?

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TV Shows..... how come it has a year next to them? i.e. let's say Breaking Bad (2009). Does that mean its only the season from that year - or is that when the series began? Or am I missing something.

 

As for the porn - I have no problem with it being on there - but can these Apps be hidden? Alternatively, without spending too much time, can you set up user accounts so that you have to log-in and get your own set of Apps, favourites, etc, etc?

 

I think the year is just indicative of the first year it was broadcast.  If you click on it you'll then be faced with sub folders, Season 1, Season 2, etc and all the episodes in the relevant folders.  When you then click on the episode you want to watch there'll be a big long list of available links. Some won't work but most will.  Next to each link it shows how many views each link has had.  Just pick the ones with the highest number of views.  Easy peasy.

 

There is an option in Settings to create different profiles, but I've not looked into it as I've no need to.  Alternatively, you could just delete/disable them.

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I think the year next to the TV shows is the first year it was broadcast, when you click into it, it will then show the year that each series was broadcast

 

As for the porn, I'm not sure how to hide them, as I am trying to do that for when my nephews are around - don't really want them clicking on "Lube-Tube"

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I think the year next to the TV shows is the first year it was broadcast, when you click into it, it will then show the year that each series was broadcast

 

As for the porn, I'm not sure how to hide them, as I am trying to do that for when my nephews are around - don't really want them clicking on "Lube-Tube"

 

Put all the non-porn video add-ons that you use into 'favourites' and show them how to use it.  DON'T show them how to access the full library of available add-ons and you'll not have a problem.

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Put all the non-porn video add-ons that you use into 'favourites' and show them how to use it.  DON'T show them how to access the full library of available add-ons and you'll not have a problem.

 

They're aged 9 and 12......they'll be more than able of finding things that are hidden, in a matter of seconds, I need to delete then totally in reality......

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Added Metropolis.

Plays off USB stick - avi and mkv formats (only 2 I have tried).

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As for the porn, I'm not sure how to hide them, as I am trying to do that for when my nephews are around - don't really want them clicking on "Lube-Tube"

To remove porn (or any other add-ons) just do the following:-

 

Settings

Add-ons

Enabled add-ons

Video add-ons

Now just ho to each one in the list, press Ok and then select disable.

They'll now have disappeared.

Simples

 

 

... don't worry though, you can just enable them again when you've got the house to yourself for an hour ;)

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Good stuff. You prefer the Metropolis layout?

 

I think so. Like how when you are watching a film and pause it tells you what time it will be finished for. Clever. And the weather!!

 

We had our first buffering issues last night. Trying to watch "2 Guns". Reckon it was 20 minutes before we sorted it.

 

However, we did do a restart on the router - so could've been that. All good in the end... apart from we couldn't be arsed watching the entire movie.

 

Not sure the Favourites is that much quicker. But put a few things in there now.

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Don't forget gaylords that you can install uTorrent and download straight to the device, rather than fucking about with USB.

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We had our first buffering issues last night. Trying to watch "2 Guns". Reckon it was 20 minutes before we sorted it.

 

Was this just using one of the available streams, or did you try any others?

 

I'll get the odd one that has buffering issues, so I just come out of it and select another.  No problemos.

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Was this just using one of the available streams, or did you try any others?

 

I'll get the odd one that has buffering issues, so I just come out of it and select another.  No problemos.

 

No it was all. Plus I've already bee-lined for HF links as you don't need to fuck about with passwords.

 

Utorrent on the TV for downloading - now that sounds interesting - but the Droidbox device has ltd storage space and we have ultra fast broadband at work, so easier to download and take home on USB or HD.

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