How exactly do you chose the file. Can you send a screenshot? You should just click on the picture box top left. This empties the playlist and loads the single movie. If you click add then it adds the currently selected video to the current playlist and will play it when it gets to it.
To use the bottom buttons you have to click the vlc button first otherwise its acting in mp3 mode and will control winamp.
edit..and yes thats the right skin settings. Most of the functionality is in the swf file. You need those labels to send data to the swf file.
Clicking DVDPlaylist takes me here:
Selecting a cover image opens the file folder like so:
But only when I click on the .avi file does anything happen. Then winamp video player loads (behind RR).
The VLC control buttons on the bottom are working fine, when I can load VLC, which is only by clicking vlcDVD (which loads the hardcoded file in the m3u) or running rrvlc.exe directly (which does the same).
This is all still on my primary monitor. I still can't find a command or piece of code that's supposed to send vlc to the secondary monitor though...
What should my settings be in the video section of RRconfig? Perhaps that's my problem...
[Edit: It's really strange. I now have all my video files correctly associated with vlc, such that if I click them outside RR, vlc loads fullscreen on the second monitor, just as I want, but I can't seem to get RR to load vlc no matter what settings I have in the config. It always loads winamp video player.]
Sorry but this is my last post before holidays so hope it works. Will be back in two weeks.
RRVLC loads any file that is of a type listed in the video extension list in RR .ini so it should load avi files only in your case (from your screen shot of rrconfig).
I think that it doesn't matter whether the name is the same as the cover art. It certainly mattered in the first versions i.e. your cover art says "A Charlie Brown Christmas" but your avi is wpi-charliebrownxmas.avi. It used to just strip off the last .jpg and add avi but I thought I'd changed that. Anyway its worth a try. (If I get a chance I'll try to check the code before I leave)
Lastly theres no setting to send the RRVLC to the second screen. I have to use my graphics card features to keep RRVLC starting on the other screen. I may be able to do something about that later as I understand programing better now (RRVLC was my first vb app)
Hope that all helps, if not I'm back in two weeks.
Thanks. I understand you won't be responding... just adding my thoughts while they're fresh.
I tried changing the cover image to same name as .avi file. Still no dice. It seems clear to me that the problem lies in the way videobrowswer1 sends a file to the playlist. I uninstalled winamp and reinstalled with no video options, and selecting an .avi in videobrowswer1 adds it to the **winamp** playlist but nothing happens now (because winamp has no video support).
I know you must be tired of the hand-holding. Don't worry about responding. Like I said, I'm just documenting my problems in case it might help others. I'll get it working somehow, someway ;)
does this mean i can now play dvds in RR?
@sensibull. Did you manage to get it working then? I checked the code and it should load any video or audio file type defined in your rr.ini. It loads either a whole directory or individual file depending on what you send through VLC1MOVIENAME (this is done by the flash skin in Ultimate). Did you check the debug log?
@TheCustomizer. In theory yes. You would have to set the file type in rr.ini to include vob types and send the full path to the dvd drive. I haven't tried this so no guarantees but it should work.
in the vlc client i can run dvds from a folder :). maybe you could add that feature
its already there. As I said you need to add vob to your rr config but then just send the directory and it will load all the files and run them
I'm afraid not. I ended up going another route (see this thread), but I will probably take another crack at this sooner or later, as my solution has very poor iGuidance integration.
Originally Posted by lambosprit
I'm sure it's something I am doing wrong. I'm still very new to RR.