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Hey alll,

I spent a good day researching XBMC forums for how to do this, but got nowhere so thought maybe you awesome people could help.

Using fast forward and rewind is fairly clumsy so I decided I would use step forward and step back instead, but to my amazement the people who made XBMC made the jump default to 30 seconds!  My missus says, "I missed that, go back" and I use the step backward button/voice command and it bounces me 30 seconds previous when I only needed about 5 seconds.

My research led me to create an advanced.xml file in my "User data" folder and I tried every instruction on every forum and it just does nothing as if I'd never created the file.  After a while I began to consider whether it was the skin I was using as some forums suggested altering another XML file called videoOSDsettings.xml under C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\addons\skin.confluence\720p

There is no similar folder for the 'Night' skin, and perhaps that is totally irrelevant considering I know nothing about coding and can only follow explicit instructions and make educated guesses and perhaps I am miss-understanding what the skin.confluence folder contains.

And so I fall to you.  Is there anything you guys can suggest, i.e. do you know in what way I am being an idiot, more to the point is there a workaround in Voxcommando to shorten the jump to just 5 seconds.

Below is the most recent attempt at the advancedsettings.xml file...

<advancedsettings>
  <video>
  <timeseekforward>5</timeseekforward>  <!-- Time to seek forward in sec - short seek.  Defaults to 30. -->
  <timeseekbackward>-5</timeseekbackward>  <!-- Time to seek backward in sec - short seek.  Defaults to -30. -->
  <timeseekforwardbig>600</timeseekforwardbig>  <!-- Time seek forward in sec- long seek. Def 600 (10 min). -->
  <timeseekbackwardbig>-600</timeseekbackwardbig>  <!-- Time seek back in sec - long seek. Def to -600 (10 min). -->
  </video>
</advancedsettings>


Loving your work as always

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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 05:51:43 PM »
XBMC is very confusing with their file structure.  usually the place to look is not in program files.  USUALLY but not always.

anyway I think the correct userdata folder for your purposes is:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata

but replace USERNAME with your username.

There is a command to seek and seek relative from VC but I believe that unfortunately, this only allows a seek by percentage, not by time.  So you could seek back 1% but the amount would depend on the total length of the currently playing media.  Annoying!

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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 02:30:54 PM »
That's at least two beers I owe you buddy, working great!

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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 04:24:11 PM »
OK.  Next time you are in Quebec!

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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 09:41:48 AM »
Or the next time you're in the UK   ;)
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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 09:53:14 AM »
It seems there are many VC users in the UK.  If I ever do come we'll have to organize a party.  Or at least take over 1/2 a pub  ;)

It's been a while since I updated the map.  I'm pretty sure there are a few more UK users that haven't been added yet.

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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »
Should be one more by the end of the week, I've talked my even less technical friend into it with my youtube demo. It will fast become my life's mission to show people just how much fun this software is!

Let us know when you fancy that pint ;)
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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 10:44:05 AM »
Awesome.  We rely almost entirely on word of mouth for new users I think (and discovery by forums) so any efforts to spread the word are greatly appreciated.  ::bow

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Re: Step forward and Step back jumps 30 seconds, want to edit that value
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 11:06:16 AM »
Least I can do!
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