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    I am really intrested in the skin you are making for XBMC
    Can you show me some screenshots on your progress on the XBMC carpc skin? maby send me a test version?

    I was also wondering if there is a way to auto open the last song/playlist when you boot/reboot the XBOX?

    Quote Originally Posted by blckwdw
    The new Xbox Media Center is coming out (2.0) featuring full animation and a few other things including a complete clone of the 360 dash for xbmc. I was just about to buy a Xenarc screen for a touchscreen interface for my modded second modded xbox to put in my ford focus. I have looked all over the web and found no hard evidence for or against a touchscreen working with xbmc. I started on a xbmc car pc skin for use with a touchscreen mouse if it works. The skin is coming along nicely as I can use a mouse with it ok. I just want to know for sure if the touchscreen will work, if not xenarc, then lilliput or some other brand, which ever one works, will work for me. thanks in advance, PS if you have a touchscreen in your car that you are currently working on or whatever and have a modded box, or know someone who dose, take one second to test this, just hook up the usb either to a homemade port, or get a controller adaptor to usb like the one included with smartxx chips. I am hoping that it will be somewhat like plug n play, but obviously not exactly. In other words, it should hopefully be a general mouse and work. thanks for the help in advance.

    It might also help if we bug, and help, the XBMC people for touchscreen support, because I know a few others who would like this as well, and once its confirmed that it works, many other people will use it and maybe there will be a GPS program written. One option for the GPS is Python, other is XDK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow99
    I was also wondering if there is a way to auto open the last song/playlist when you boot/reboot the XBOX?

    I've wondered the same. I'm thinking if not, it could probably be done with a script. I just have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to XBMC scripts.
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    This sounds good I have an old xbox and might give all this a go and see what I can do
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    This was the progress I had until I found out that the skin engine is completely different in most sense. I will have to redo stuff and add animation such as the spinning wheel, I will be working on a genaric Car PC one as soon as I recieve my screen (just ordered Lilliput 7 inch). should get it in a few days, then I will start over with a genaric skin with full animation, I would really like to port this driver, but I don't know where to start. I have a more recent screen shot, but I have to find it, or take another, but the new engine is out but not yet finalized. I would almost rather wiat till the 360 skin is out and edit that for car PC, the background, sounds, stuff like that... How SWEET would that be, a 360 interface in a car with a touchscreen interface for all your entertainment needs!

    edit: oh and the last song resume thing has been done via a autoexecutable script through python, but I can't remember what it was or where to get it, but I'm sure Google can find it if you ask the right questions...

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    from everything i've ever read about xbox's and touchscreens and stuff (i had the car install of an xbox before as well), touchscreens won't work with xbmc, or any other dashboard for that matter (unless u get linux running on it as Tranman has said already, then again, with linux running, i dont think u can run dashboards anyway)

    the touchscreens work by pointing to specific areas and using those to mouse click where u touched (very basic i know), the xbox doesnt natively use a mouse, therefore, how will it know where you've "clicked"? unless you can make yourself a driver for the xbox (good luck), i really dont think its possible

    i know there are the ps2 mouse connect things, that theoretically u can use a ps2-usb connection for whatever mouse you want, but again, the mouse as far as i know doesnt work in XBMC, only the controllers do, so then a mouse or touchscreen is pointless

    but then again, its been a while since i've toyed with xbmc, so i could be totally wrong altogether (making this a waste of time, lol)

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    Semi off current topic... does anyone know of xbmc 2 is out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoraXP
    If someone send me a usb to xbox adapter I'll try it.
    The xbox uses normal usb , just the connector plug is different and they added a yellow wire ( for the guns ), but inside is the same wired colors as usb.

    So , go to best buy and get a extension cord for the xbox controller (5-10$) , and an usb female connector connector , cut them up , solder , tape. You've now got a free usb to xbox connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM
    Semi off current topic... does anyone know of xbmc 2 is out?
    Not yet. I keep checking like everyday, haven't seen it yet.
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    Ok so I just tried my touchscreen with XBMC 2.0.1... and it works! Well... kinda. I have ZERO control over wtf the cursor is doing, but it does move when I move my finger around the screen. Wonder if there is anything that can be done via config of XBMC to better calibrate the mouse/cursor interaction. This particular touchscreen I have uses generic HID drivers, so it works I guess. Wish I could figure out wtf is going on tho.
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