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by mikebiggs
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any alternative to xbmc?
Replies: 15
Views: 17772

Re: Any alternative to xbmc?

Are you guys talking about a full distro of XBMC? Have you tried RaspBMC? With a 900mhz CPU, 300mhz GPU and 500mhz MEM overclock, I'm able to play 1080i videos over wifi from a SMB share on my main media centre running Win7 with a full XBMC install. I grafted a USB wifi dongle chipset directly to th...
by mikebiggs
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the pi run iTunes at all
Replies: 17
Views: 39331

Re: Will the pi run iTunes at all

Whats your reason for wanting to install iTunes? If it was for Airplay to stream music to various devices like your iPad or iPhone from a central iTunes install holding all of your music, you could try installing RaspBMC, and Raspberry Pi version of the XBMC media centre. When you add music to it, y...
by mikebiggs
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: WARN:hc_xfer_timeout
Replies: 11
Views: 3553

Re: WARN:hc_xfer_timeout

You're not alone on this one. I've tried several SD cards and get this issue on all of them. SD cards seem to be the weak link with the RPi, very frustrating. Much rather being troubleshooting and debugging my own code on a project instead of just getting the thing to load. ...back to Debian for now...
by mikebiggs
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Great case from the 99p Shop - with free playing cards!
Replies: 12
Views: 5162

Re: Great case from the 99p Shop - with free playing cards!

I have the same keyboard/trackpad, and just remembered I have the same set of cards...well the cards are now in the bin and the Rpi is in the case. Great idea. Thanks :D
by mikebiggs
Thu May 31, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: stupid question on power
Replies: 20
Views: 5739

Re: stupid question on power

If your laptop has a dedicated USB "charging" port, that will provide a full 1 amp (1000mA), as the yellow charging port on my Thinkpad does. More than enough for the RPi :) ...or just use a double cable as suggested above.

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