Obviously, this mod is only for people who have Media Center Extender for Xbox installed on their xbox. This is not XBMC, it is a product released by Microsoft a few years ago that lets xbox users sync up with Windows XP Media Center Edition computers. If you do not have this program, this mod won't do you a lot of good. If you would like to purchase this program, I suggest looking on ebay. They're pretty common on there, but have been discontinued by microsoft. You will also need to have the Media Center Edition of Windows XP installed on a computer hooked up to the network.
Anyway, on to the screenshots!
For all my mods, I am utilizing a new window I created called Skin Mods Settings. You can access it here, in the Personal Settings menu. If you are also using my Remote Computer Startup/Shutdown mod, you should use the custom1999_GuideSkinModOptions.xml file included in this pack, not the other one, but make sure you open it up and change the 2nd radiobutton and the divider below it from saying <visible>no</visible> and replace it with yes. You will then see both options.
As you can see, the Media Center Extender button has been added to the media blade. However, you may also notice there is now an arrow to the right of it. This is there for those of you who use the oldschool remotes, and so need the MC360 guide still. Press to the right while Media Center is highlighted and it will be replaced by the MC360 Guide...press to the right again, and it will be replaced again by Media Center. Pressing left, however, still moves to the blade on the left, and to access the blade on the right, just move the cursor up or down so that Media Center/MC360 Guide isn't highlighted. By the way, for those of you who have Media Center Extender remotes, I recommend changing the keymap and having the menu button mapped to PlayerControls instead of opening the shutdown menu, which is what it normally does, and since you can already press the power button at the top of the remote to access the shutdown menu, you don't lose any functionality by changing. Works perfectly
Here's what it looks like when you press right.....
As you can see in this picture, if you turn off either AppleMovieTrailers or the MC360 guide, the arrows disappear. If you turned off the MC360 guide, apple movie trailers retains its spot between Media Center and Videos, but you can no longer access the Guide button by pressing right on Media Center. If you disable Apple Movie Trailers, the MC360 Guide moves up to where the Movie Trailers button was, and apple movie trailers and the arrows disappear. Basically, its setup to work flawlessly with absolutely every conifguration you might have. Also, if anybody cares, it's network aware, so it disappears when the xbox isn't hooked up, since after all, Media Center Extender is useless without a network and a computer.
You must configure one thing before you FTP into your xbox. Open up "custom1997_MediaCenterExtenderDialog.xml" in a text editor, like Notepad, and look for the "Yes Button." If you have trouble finding it, hit control + F and search for it that way. a few lines under where it says "Yes Button," there will be something that says <onclick>XBMC.RunXBE(E:\Apps\Media Center Extender for Xbox\default.xbe)</onclick>
If this IS where you have the program installed, you don't need to change anything. You can go ahead and copy everything over to the xbox. If it is NOT where your program is located, change it to match, save, and FTP over.
To install, simply FTP to your xbox and copy this MC360 folder over the original. Restart, and you should be good to go.
To enable this, you must go to the MC360 Guide (start button) -> Persoal Settings -> Skin Mods Settings and enable the MCE button. Now, on the media blade, you should see a button for Media Center Extender.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to PM me on http://www.xbox-scene.com/ to user name "timdog82001" or post on the original thread in the Blackbolt Skin Mods forum.
Media Center Extender Icon is courtesy of rocky5.
If any of you notice this link becomes broken, just let me know and i'll happily upload it again.
Edited by Jezz_X, 21 February 2007 - 07:13 AM.