Using XBMC with an external player —25 May 2013
First of all, XBMC looks really awesome:
I’m not using it yet for my movie collection, because I have some issues with its built-in player:
- Adjusting the volume is not easy enough: in VLC I can just use the mouse scroll
- Adjusting the aspect ratio is not easy enough
Finally I figured out how to use an external player. I created a configuration file in
~/.xbmc/userdata/playercorefactory.xml like this:
This way it will use VLC for local video files only, and continue to use the built-in player for others.
For more information on hacking the configuration, see the docs.