Modify skip forward and backwards time on XBMC with Apple TV

If you want to modify the skip forward and backwards time when playing videos create or upload a file called advancedsettings.xml to /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata


It should contain the following

<advancedsettings>
  <video>
    <usetimeseeking>true</usetimeseeking>
    <timeseekforward>15</timeseekforward>
    <timeseekbackward>-7</timeseekbackward>
    <timeseekforwardbig>30</timeseekforwardbig>
    <timeseekbackwardbig>-30</timeseekbackwardbig>
  </video> 
</advancedsettings>

Note: left and right on the Apple TV remote correspond to timesekforward and timeseekbackward. I am not sure what the ‘big’ ones are mapped to but I left them in for completeness.

You should restart XBMC after creating this file.

Also there appears to be no editor on the Apple TV by default so you will need to install vim with the command
apt-get install vim

If you dont know how to use vi or vim then you are better off creating the file on a computer and uploading via SCP as root.

More information on other settings can be found at http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Userdata/advancedsettings.xml

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