First of all, XBMC looks really awesome:

I’m using XBMC mainly to watch my favorite internet streams, such as TED and vimcasts.

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.

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