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by bennypr0fane
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Is there anything else plugged into that switch that you could test to see if its working OK? Well my desktop pc is also behind that same switch, and it doesn't seem to have network issues. for instance, its file manager connects to the NAS and succeeds remembering it, it sees the network printer a...
by bennypr0fane
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

With mpd, it is actually quite trivial to get the setup you are after which I understand to be: music on NAS, Raspi connected to stereo, plays music from NAS and can be controlled remotely, headless. It is exactly what I have, except that my music (~6000 files) is on a USB HDD instead of a NAS driv...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Have you tried raspbian + mpd + minidlna? If you are using it for only music, then why use xbmc/derivatives? What's mpd? The idea behind using XBMC is to be able to remote control it, headlessly (because basically the remote control - in the form of an Android tablet or my Nokia N900 - is the scree...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Handling big lists of files is slow in xbmc. You are either iterating a directory (which tends to involve round trip network messages per file), or doing SQL lookups (if you have scanned into a library). (*)(*) there is also a stage where all the data is put into an archive class and pulled out, wh...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Do you have another SD card you can try, just to eliminate that? I have one player with a Sandisk Extreme and it flies, then I have another with a standard Sandisk x4 card that is significantly more sluggish (albeit not to the extent you have described) I have been using 2 SanDisk Extreme 32GB (cla...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

So it seems there is a consensus here about OpenELEC being the best choice for an XBMC distro? Does anyone prefer something else? - Does it allow for overclocking? My device is fine with it up to 900Mhz. The OE custom build I tried was not overclocked (didn't know how, either). - I *need* usb hotplu...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Have you tried connecting a USB HDD to your Raspi, instead of having the files on a NAS drive and accessed over the network? This will eliminate (i) issues with your network (ii) issues with your Raspi and NAS not playing nice for whatever reason. I absolutely want music to be played from the nas, ...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Is this wired ? or wireless what is the power supply how have you attached everything on the RPI? is your network dropping everything is wired. The ethernet cable goes from the router to a switch, from the switch to the Raspi. the NAS is also attached to the router via ethernet cable, as is my desk...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Have you imported the directory into the library? Yes. Scanning the filesystem will take a while as it has to open each file to read the artist, album and track info. Once this is in the library though it is a lot quicker. In fact, it took more than a whole night, and interrupting to ask for confir...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Two of my pi's work wonderfully with OpenElec. I play audio, video streams from the internet, movies on my Samba server.. No problem at all. So, Don't give up to soon. Set up OpenElec.. It is a dedicated stripped down Linux distro for Embeded systems.. It is fast and smooth and i don't recognize an...
by bennypr0fane
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

Re: The Pi is to weak for XBMC

Odd. I use XBMC using DNLA to wireless stream video from a desktop PC and its absolutely fine. TBH I'm surprised how fast it actually is. So your contention that the HW is too slow is incorrect, since others have not got a problem. So, that leads me to think that you have a setup issue somewhere. M...
by bennypr0fane
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)
Replies: 37
Views: 20263

The Pi is to weak for XBMC (solved)

Hello, I am completely and utterly frustrated with the Raspberry Pi, as after many hours-long sessions of tinkering and tweaking, I ahve still found it not suited for the task I intended it for, namely running XBMC. Specifically, I wanted to connect it to my NAS headless, to stream MUSIC (not video!...
by bennypr0fane
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: What are your OVERCLOCKING settings when using XBMC??
Replies: 32
Views: 104337

Re: What are your OVERCLOCKING settings when using XBMC??

The problem wasn´t the playback of mkv files, my raspberry pi runs that fine even at 700Mhz, the problem for me was the menu navigation. It was sooooooooooo laggy and everything took aloooong time to do. Then after I overclocked it the menus runs smoothly.. I dont know if thats just my problem or w...
by bennypr0fane
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Logitech keyboard/mouse-combo K260 in XBMC distros
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Logitech keyboard/mouse-combo K260 in XBMC distros

Ich habe die gleiche Tastatur, aber ich konnte Sie nicht richtig einrichten. Was genau hast du denn in raspi-config beim Tastaturlayout ausgewaehlt? Leider kann ich mich nicht erinnern, ist schon eine Weile her, und ich hab auch schon ein halbes Dutzend verschiedene Distros ausprobiert. Die XBMC-Di...
by bennypr0fane
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Logitech keyboard/mouse-combo K260 in XBMC distros
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Logitech keyboard/mouse-combo K260 in XBMC distros

Bei XBMC ( http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=158229&pid=1359257#pid1359257 ) sagen sie, Distros sind "zuständig". Bei RaspBMC (http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=7430) sagen sie, XBMC ist zuständig :lol: ...ABER: Hier hat jemand Hotplug Support in OpenELEC eingebaut: http://openelec....
by bennypr0fane
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Logitech keyboard/mouse-combo K260 in XBMC distros
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Logitech keyboard/mouse-combo K260 in XBMC distros

Hallo, ich hab eine drahtlose Keyboard/Maus-Kombo, die ich mit XBMC verwenden möchte. funktioniert auch, aber wenn ich den gemeinsamen USB-Empfänger einmal ab- und wieder anstecke (wechsle zwischen Desktop-PC und RasPi) ist es aus, keine Reaktion mehr - in Xbian, RaspBMC und OpenELEC. Ich finde in d...

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