RaspberryPi Media Center - XBMC


Introduction: RaspberryPi Media Center - XBMC

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This is a quick video showing how to setup XBMC on the raspberryPi using raspbmc. This will turn your raspberry Pi in to a media centre.



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    I got raspbmc set up on my pi but recently the "volume muted" icon up in the top right corner. Audio still works but the icon will not go away. Any idea on how to fix?

    could you have this run from an external hard drive for full HD videos or would it be too much of a powerdrain on the Pi

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    You would need a separate power supply for your drive. The RPi USB power is not very strong (I have a RPi v2 512MB model)

    Mine should be arriving this weekend, My drive is a desktop external with its own power source so shouldnt be a problem! Thanks!

    You can also have a look at OpenElec (www.openelec.tv).
    OpenElec is XBMC on a custom stripped down Linux OS making it significantly faster and easier to install and configure. They have a number of images built to specific hardware (Fusion, Intel, Raspery etc etc) or a generic build.

    Should note that you need to use at least a Class 10 SD card otherwise it won't be fast enough to play video.

    Just built mine. Piece of cake to install basic file system using linux. Using a dvd player as a monitor. Do not have a fancy new monitor to hook it up to.


    Using the last version XBMC (I believe from the August 2012 build) you have CEC over HDMI.
    If your TV set supports CEC you can control XBMC on Raspberry Pi using the TV remote.

    From Wikipedia: "Trade names for CEC are Anynet+ (Samsung); Aquos Link (Sharp); BRAVIA Link and BRAVIA Sync (Sony); HDMI-CEC (Hitachi); E-link (AOC); Kuro Link (Pioneer); CE-Link and Regza Link (Toshiba); RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) (Onkyo); RuncoLink (Runco International); SimpLink (LG); HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, VIERA Link (Panasonic); EasyLink (Philips); and NetCommand for HDMI (Mitsubishi)