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mhradecky
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Registered: ‎02-03-2015
Location: Czech Republic
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Message 1 of 18

Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

I have recently purchased the new Lenovo Beacon NAS + media player.

 

However, I am quite confused with the embeded XBMC player. The player plays hardly any media. I have problems even with MP3, most video formats, videos from the YouTube addon etc..These formats wont play at all.

 

Another problem I have is, that there are hardly any settings options for skins, video a music playback in the settings menu. When I look at the XBMC player websites and screenshots, all the settings should be available in the player.

 

Do I have to install some adittional codecs? Do I have to install some other skin than the Cofluence skin to be able to use all the settings options?

mrobo11
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Registered: ‎02-23-2015
Location: Slovakia
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Message 2 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

Which model of lenovo beacon have you purchased?

 Lenovo Beacon Cloud Storage

or
 Lenovo Beacon Cloud Storage 2TB HDD
or

Lenovo Beacon Cloud Storage 2x 3TB HDD

Thanks!

OS6.build_195_v1.1.9.2.ROW after ud Lenovo Beacon Version 1.7.1013.0, OS6.build_195_v1.1.10.2.ROW, latest OS6.build_195_v1.1.12.2.ROW
Lenovo IdeaPad s12Ion, Levovo G580, Lenovo B5400.....
kruebreu
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Location: Köln Germany
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Message 3 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

Hi,

I purchased a

Lenovo Beacon Cloud Storage 3TB HDD (RAID)

Regards

Juergen

mrobo11
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Registered: ‎02-23-2015
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Message 4 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

And which type-model of disks were in?

OS6.build_195_v1.1.9.2.ROW after ud Lenovo Beacon Version 1.7.1013.0, OS6.build_195_v1.1.10.2.ROW, latest OS6.build_195_v1.1.12.2.ROW
Lenovo IdeaPad s12Ion, Levovo G580, Lenovo B5400.....
Honza24
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Registered: ‎03-07-2015
Location: Czech republic
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Message 5 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

I can play movies, but without sound. The sound works when I move in the menu.  In the info I cannot see mac, IP.  This product is worth half the money I payed for. Thinking of returning.

Honza24
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Registered: ‎03-07-2015
Location: Czech republic
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Message 6 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

All of my *.avi movie files on Lenovo Beacon XBMC are without sound. Is there a solution?

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cogla013
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Registered: ‎03-17-2015
Location: Serbia
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Message 7 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

Hi everyone,

 

I have the same situation with the Beacon XBMC being a kind of a light version, with a lot of settings missing. Has anyone figured something out? Is there a way to update the XBMC on the Beacon?

 

I don't really care about the versions and numbers, I just find the fact that the Beacon doesn't play DD 5.1 audio through HDMI really annoying. 

I actually bought it so I could play MKV with DD audio on my non smart TV through HDMI. Defeats its purpose now, when I can't get it to work.

 

Thanks and the best of luck with your Beacons.

Honza24
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Registered: ‎03-07-2015
Location: Czech republic
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Message 8 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

The same problem here. I tried convert files, but I have too many and it takes too long. I do not know if we can call some helpdesk number..   Please post any ideas ..  

cogla013
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Registered: ‎03-17-2015
Location: Serbia
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Message 9 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

I don't actually think that Lenovo has a helpdesk in my country, so if any of you do have it, make a run for it, maybe we are missing something. 

@honza24

What did you convert the files in to, from which format to which and what audio, DD, DTS, AAC, did you get any of them to work and produce  5.1 sound on your sound system?

 

Thanks

Honza24
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Message 10 of 18

Re: Lenovo Beacon XBMC settings + media support

Here it goes again. Allmost all of my  *.avi files are without sound. I have 5.1 speakers too, but had not find out how can I cannect them.  Read all of my comments.

 

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