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by worm
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: HD videos not working well over NFS
Replies: 6
Views: 2568

Re: HD videos not working well over NFS

I certainly stream HD from NFS with no stuttering issues over ethernet. Only time I sometimes have issues is if I do it wirelessly to my laptop.
by worm
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC Remote
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

Re: XBMC Remote

Yup, once I enabled the http interface, my remote app for ipad/phone works like a charm.
by worm
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: MAC address
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: MAC address

Your ISP only allows a connection for single computer? Yowser. It's like 1975. :?
by worm
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Reduce XBMC UI rendering CPU usage
Replies: 13
Views: 20104

Re: Reduce XBMC UI rendering CPU usage

Slight health warning - though I'm far from an expert in this area - where are you getting the CPU usage figures?

My understanding is that the figures reported in the XBMC status screen are inaccurate. I'm sure someone in the know will be able to confirm either way
by worm
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media Center Basics
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: Media Center Basics

In terms of control, I have my Pi running XBMC (OpenElec) and control it with a (free) app on my iPad/iPhone - there are also web interfaces to do the same thing - I don't have either a mouse or keyboard attached to the Pi In terms of the other TVs, some of it depends on the files you are looking to...
by worm
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Xbmc media server
Replies: 4
Views: 3504

Re: Xbmc media server

I have a WD My Book Live which holds my content and I use OpenElec on the Pi to mount the shares from the WD by NFS, which I've found to be faster than SMB. (both devices are linked networked by ethernet rather than wireless) The real advantage of this is that the WD has a built-in DLNA/uPnp media s...
by worm
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Compatible NAS drive? advice required.
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

Re: Compatible NAS drive? advice required.

Compatible - yes, but how much depends a little on what you want to do. Similar thread here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=20737 For my setup (I use OpenElec on the Pi and a Western Digital My Book NAS) I mount the shared directories on the NAS by NFS, but quick checking sug...
by worm
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Connected HDD to RasPi for Stream media to iPad
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: Connected HDD to RasPi for Stream media to iPad

I use GoodPlayer on the iPad for uPnp servers. My Western Digital NAS has a built-in media server, but if yours is just a HDD then you probably need to set up a DLNA server on the Pi. There are several options, but not having used any I hesitate to recommend any. My WD uses Twonky very successfully.
by worm
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMCRemote control
Replies: 5
Views: 4501

Re: XBMCRemote control

Really? I'm accessing Frodo with no issues. Is there a later version?
by worm
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC-Network Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 5841

Re: OpenELEC-Network Problems

I mount NFS file systems over the network to OpenElec on my Pi, just go to add files and browse to the NFS section. Easy as.
by worm
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMCRemote control
Replies: 5
Views: 4501

Re: XBMCRemote control

Depends how you have the XBMC server set up in the remote app. Under wireless it may have a different IP address and/or server name that the remote won't find.
by worm
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc/Openelec turn volume up?
Replies: 3
Views: 3880

Re: Raspbmc/Openelec turn volume up?

Yeah, I was thinking of volume amplification, which is not quite the same thing (but can have much the same effect)
by worm
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc/Openelec turn volume up?
Replies: 3
Views: 3880

Re: Raspbmc/Openelec turn volume up?

Not sure this is the only way, but you can set a default volume boost in the volume menu while playing any file. When you change the settings there's an option to 'make this the default'
by worm
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: raspbmc : /home/pi shows as empty?
Replies: 18
Views: 13596

Re: raspbmc : /home/pi shows as empty?

The 'l' prints out the long format rather than just the names, and the 'a' includes entries that start with a '.'
by worm
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi, Torrent, Media Centre
Replies: 5
Views: 4813

Re: Pi, Torrent, Media Centre

I use a MyBook Live but not with streaming - I mount the NFS share into OpenElec and access the files that way.

(I also access the Townky stream on another XBMC install in Windows and that works too)
by worm
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: openELEC halt problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: openELEC halt problem

Ah, different problem, simple answer is - I don't think you can, other than doing a hard reset of the Pi.

Anyone?
by worm
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: openELEC halt problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: openELEC halt problem

If you activate SSH you can restart XBMC using the command line.

Instructions are, um, somewhere.

Found it, login as root and just input

Code: Select all

killall -9 xbmc.bin
by worm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Please be gentle with me :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3674

Re: Please be gentle with me :-)

I'm currently using OpenElec and it meets all those requirements, though I'm not sure about the AirPlay issue - not really tried it.

Certainly it mounts my NFS shares from the NAS and plays back without issues, and there is an iPhone app for remote control.
by worm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 395227

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

In theory, but it's a pretty big 'if'
by worm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Streaming from tablet to Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: Streaming from tablet to Raspberry Pi

XMBC can receive AirPlay content, so it should be possible, not tried it myself though.
by worm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: So... which XBMC?
Replies: 7
Views: 4676

Re: So... which XBMC?

OpenElec has been playing HD (1080p) files for me with no problems.
by worm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: So... which XBMC?
Replies: 7
Views: 4676

Re: So... which XBMC?

'Best' is, of course, subjective. But I've been running OpenElec without any issues, so voted for that.

Have stated using XBian, but it's early days there so I'm not sure it's fair to judge - seems very good so far.
by worm
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I have no idea what I'm doing
Replies: 14
Views: 4646

Re: I have no idea what I'm doing

Yeah, for a complete novice, you're probably looking at an XBMC install - such as OpenElec, RaspBMC or the newer XBian (see the MediaCentre/Gaming subforum) - you simply have to download an image, flash it to your SD card and away you go! Not sure about streaming, but as commented above, the Pi may ...
by worm
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 611
Views: 240450

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Can't get NFS working - simply not on the options when adding sources to XBMC. Tried adding SMB shares but it caused a reboot when scanning for content :(

(I did apt-get install nfs-common portmap before trying this, but no dice)
by worm
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 185754

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

Can't get this to work with my Sony TV. Seems to detect the Pi ok, and there's an entry in the rpi-cecd.log cec_callback: debug: reason=0x0002, length=0x02, retVal=0x00, initiator=0x0, follower=0x4, opcode=0x8f, operand1=0x0, operand2=0x0 cec_callback: received power status query cec_callback: sent ...

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