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by Smartybones
Thu May 10, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366068

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

<t>dammnit, how come every time i set a new job off to compile, its a few behind what everyone else has... lol..<br/> <br/> just a quick question about compiling software that may help others as well as me, I haven't been using linux as a desktop environment until quite recently. I am running ubuntu...
by Smartybones
Wed May 09, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Re: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....

<t>£89.99 is that all... i have seen two go for over £120 each over the weekend.. just adding a photo of it actually working appears to boost the price people will pay...and at the same time someone only manages £77.00...<br/> <br/> I honestly dont get it why people pay these inflated prices. I can ...
by Smartybones
Wed May 09, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>cashaw said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> But the brunt of the issue for me is on launch day there was no mention of the release only being for developers, there is nothing mentioned on the foundations homepage of FAQ"s that this is the case. There was no mention in any of the press releases that only...
by Smartybones
Wed May 09, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366068

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

<t>just to add to the pot…<br/> <br/> I use xbmc controller app on my Android phone to control OpenELEC with no problems at all. I used a wireless mouse to enable and set the HTTP control, then removed it.<br/> <br/> Also I use a class 6 4GB Sandisk  (Asda are selling twinpacks for £12). the power s...
by Smartybones
Wed May 09, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If the Foundation had taken requests to purchase over a period of time and then pulled the names out of a hat that would have removed the need to be available at a particular point in time<br/> <br/> <br/> they sort of did.... they had a email mailing list that was s...
by Smartybones
Wed May 09, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Re: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....

<t>I know you all don’t like it that people are selling pis on ebay at inflated  prices....<br/> <br/> but...<br/> <br/> that’s the price we pay for living in a free world.<br/> <br/> If he had managed to get a pi and then feels like he can make a profit by selling it then that’s his business.  And ...
by Smartybones
Tue May 08, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366068

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

was it from the file on my link? its a image from a 4GB card

2 hours to copy is deffo not right, maybe 5 min at the most.maybe a faulty card?
by Smartybones
Tue May 08, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Leads - £1 in poundland (UK)
Replies: 22
Views: 21205

Re: HDMI Leads - £1 in poundland (UK)

<t>linker3000 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> HDMI logo: Yep<br/> <br/> CE Mark: Nope (not on cable nor packaging).<br/> <br/> Smarty, sounds like you have a regular little side-business going there!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> lol, when the missus seen the price raspberry Pi were selling for on ebay I was getti...
by Smartybones
Tue May 08, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Leads - £1 in poundland (UK)
Replies: 22
Views: 21205

Re: HDMI Leads - £1 in poundland (UK)

<t>if it carries the HDMI logo, and it has a "proper" CE mark on it, then it should work perfectly no matter how much you paid or it.<br/> <br/> Just to add, There is no particular length set in the standard for HDMI cables, but there are limits to its impedance, so, you should only pay "expensive" ...
by Smartybones
Tue May 08, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366068

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

the only problems with playback and stuttering I get is from LOTR, a 1080p DTS, the file is 26GB....  I think its more to do with network speeds than the Pi or OpenELEC...

Everything else plays fine, I use Serviio to serve up my media via UPnP...
by Smartybones
Tue May 08, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Home Server
Replies: 24
Views: 11213

Re: Home Server

<t>Regards to a home server there are several options open to you to do all the tasks you listed above.<br/> <br/> option 1, get as powerful a computer your budget allows and setting it up as a single server that you can configure to do all (except the web browsing) the saks you listed.<br/> <br/> o...
by Smartybones
Mon May 07, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Actually, if I interviewed someone  and they said they knew a lot about setting up Linux, I'd be quite intrigued, would make me wonder what else they know how to do.<br/> <br/> <br/> Actually, I have become very good at setting up Linux servers. Mostly because I kee...
by Smartybones
Mon May 07, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366068

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

<t>it took me about 8 hours for my first full build of openELEC, but subsequent builds are taking around 7 because it doesn’t have do download anything during the builds and that’s on a AMD Turion dual core 64bit with 4 gig or ram on ubuntu 12.04<br/> <br/> your probably better building your image f...
by Smartybones
Mon May 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>woodinblack said:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Note, I am saying this about the help on the forums, when I have done searching, not specifically the OPs post, which I found misguided and a bit rude, clearly he did buy the wrong thing (and I don"t know how as he must have been up early, mine only came o...
by Smartybones
Mon May 07, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> smartybones said:<br/> <br/> <br/> As they say, give a man a fish and he will feed for a day, give him a fishing rod and he will end up in hospital having carbon fibre shards removed from his throat.<br/> <br/> <br/> Fixed that for you <br/> <br/> Simon<br/> <br/> <b...
by Smartybones
Mon May 07, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

nmcc said:

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him to Google and he can ...

damnnit nmcc, I took so long writing my post you stole my line, and my point..

I need a "how to" on how to shorten my posts lol
by Smartybones
Mon May 07, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>I can understand the frustration of people who post asking for help on whatever they need help on and being told "its in the wiki" its been asked before, search the forums... as a relative Linux newbie, although I have over 30 years of computer knowledge built up, only in the last 2 years have I ...
by Smartybones
Sun May 06, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

My Missus just spotted how much they go for on ebay and is pestering me to sell mine...

no effin way !! lol
by Smartybones
Sun May 06, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45081

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>bamboozled said: <br/> <br/>  I am also a journalist who works for a national magazine in a technology field and will be putting something positive in print very shortly. even though the R-Pi is outside our normal remit.<br/> I in no way intend to be offensive, but after reading the content of yo...
by Smartybones
Sun May 06, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366068

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

<t>I have been playing around with openELEC builds for the RPi and I have had a series of good results. Each build I have compiled has been working and I cant find any obvious bugs or anything that needs urgent attention.<br/> <br/> What does bother me is that while compiling i get the odd warning t...
by Smartybones
Sun May 06, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Woohoo
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Woohoo

<t>a few people have posted pre-compiled versions on the openELEC forums. but no official images as of yet.<br/> <br/> There are still a few bugs that need fixing before they will declare it stable enough for a general release.<br/> <br/> compiling it is not difficult, I consider myself a linux noob...
by Smartybones
Sun May 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Woohoo
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Woohoo

<t>I finally got my RPi on Friday and have been too busy playing with it tp post anything until today...<br/> <br/> My primary reason (and much to the disgust of many) for getting a Raspberry Pi was for a low power media player. and after a long slog compiling openELEC i got it up and running on my ...
by Smartybones
Fri May 04, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Request: Instructions for compiling XBMC from github (source)
Replies: 11
Views: 4446

Re: Request: Instructions for compiling XBMC from github (source)

<t>personally, I would stick it out and get openELEC up and running.<br/> <br/> I understand you dont want to tie your RPI up to a single use, but a massive point to the RPI project is that you only need to swap the SD card out and hey presto, its performing a whole new task…<br/> <br/> The build fo...
by Smartybones
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Game Over For The Raspberry Pi Already?
Replies: 47
Views: 7507

Re: Game Over For The Raspberry Pi Already?

<t>its alleged plus side is that it will have the full catalogue of windows based software available to it, and that it will have the full range of tools to be able to program for windows ....<br/> <br/> which is exactly what the RPI was moving away from.<br/> <br/> what’s the point in coding someth...
by Smartybones
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 20
Views: 4053

Re: RS Components

<t>I have to agree, farnell have out performed RS in the RPi race... hats of t them...<br/> <br/> I have had frequent email updates from RS, but the reality of it was that nothing new was said....<br/> <br/> I feel badly let down by RS as I registered my interest at 6.01, but there appears to be a b...

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