View Full Version : XBMC to your Raspberry Pi (moved here as requested)

26-07-2012, 11:08 PM
Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. This device has an excellent form factor and enough power to handle media playback, making it an ideal component in a low HTPC setup, yet delivering the same XBMC experience that can be enjoyed on much more costly platforms. Raspbmc is brought to you by the developer of the Crystalbuntu Linux Distribution, which brings XBMC and 1080p decoding to the 1st generation Apple TV.

Here’s why you might like Raspbmc:

Free and open source.
No knowledge of Linux is needed. If you want to use the Raspberry Pi as an XBMC frontend you can do exactly that with no knowledge of how anything works.
It can be installed with a few simple clicks from a Mac or a PC running Windows or Linux.
It’s auto updating, meaning you constantly get new features, performance and driver updates. You can however turn updates off at any time.
It supports 1080p playback.
Share your content from your PC over NFS, SMB, FTP and HTTP.
AirPlay and AirTunes support allow you to send music and video from your iDevice to the TV.
Full GPIO support!
As it is a Debian system, it is completely expansive and you can install any packages from Debian’s massive repository!
… and much more!

get it here (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. think i'm gonna try this on a old pc.

27-07-2012, 07:30 AM
I got a Raspberry PI last week and have messed about a little bit with it by putting XBMC on it and it is amazing.

Granted its not the fasted PC in the world but for ?25 who cares!! It plays all media files that i have thrown at it and plays them well on my LG TV. Now i did try it on my mates Samsung TV and we had a few problems with the TV trying to foce the PI to do something and the screen kept flashing. So i told him " I told you my tv was better than yours!!" and left laughing pmsl

XBMC on th PI works very well with Add ons that you can download without any problems, The YouTube add on works great :) I havent had much time to play about with it properly yet as ive been doing decorating and working but hopefully next week should have a bit more time to mess about with images on it.

27-07-2012, 08:15 AM
Where can i get my hands on one?

27-07-2012, 08:18 PM
You will be lucky pmsl took me 4 months to get one!

27-07-2012, 08:20 PM
well i have a 3 week wait......or so it says anyway

27-07-2012, 08:47 PM
Ive got another one on order and already paid for it and that has a 12 week wait on it!! The one i have got now i forgot i ordered and ordered the other one i ordered and paid for it in may and im still waiting for it.

They need to get the delivery sorted soon as it is a joke tbh