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by milhouse
Mon May 14, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum categories and decomposition
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Forum categories and decomposition

We certainly need sub-forums for each major distribution - lumping all of the future posts into a single "Distributions" forum as it is now simply isn't going to work and it needs to be broken down by distribution, with general/non-specific distribution discussion taking place within the parent "Dis...
by milhouse
Mon May 14, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 372608

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

Seems like I've got high CPU usage again, now that I've populated the database with about 300 movies (IMDB scanner, turn off the option to download cast images or it will take forever). To explain the high CPU usage, is the xbmc.bin process busy scanning the database after each boot? My CPU is now p...
by milhouse
Mon May 14, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Design flaw? Polyfuses for USB current limiting
Replies: 245
Views: 112196

Re: Design flaw? Polyfuses for USB current limiting

If any of these are over 100mA then they are not suitable for direct connection to the Pi. This seems like bad advice, as "lsusb -v|grep MaxPower" informs me that a tiny 8GB USB memory stick ( image ) has a max power of 500mA yet it works perfectly in a RasPi: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 18a5:023c Verba...
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: overclocking
Replies: 92
Views: 18323

Re: overclocking

You know I keep seeing that mentioned and I know that a google search will probably answer the question for me, but are we talking about a real physical blender thereby destroying the pi or are we talking about a software stress test? The former. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI Hmm... do...
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 372608

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

Hi, I've tried various builds and dirty region settings but can't seem to get a lower cpu usage on the menu with a screen that doesn't go blank! I'm currently using all the files from the 10950 build posted earlier and these are the parameters in my advancedsettings.xml; <advancedsettings> <gui> <a...
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 21983

Re: The new forums are here!

AndrewS wrote:Seems like with the new forum, unless you use multiple browser tabs, you can't see the thread you're replying to when composing your reply :(
Scroll down the Reply page - the thread is below the "Options"/"Upload attachment" tabbed area.
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 372608

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

milhouse wrote:
dom wrote: Are you using a database created with an older build?
Yes, r10935 but am about to give your theory a try - will report back soon! :)
Yep, that certainly seems to have helped - now ticking over at ~15% (down from 85%+, dirtyregion=3) in the menu, cheers! :)
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 372608

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

dom wrote: Are you using a database created with an older build?
Yes, r10935 but am about to give your theory a try - will report back soon! :)
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 372608

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

the_dvd_guru wrote:
move PS3 controller support in a own addon
This is interesting - I've got a spare PS3 Bluetooth remote and various Bluetooth USB dongles, has anyone got this working?
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 372608

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

I've tested r10935 and also r10950, and while the latter has slightly improved CPU consumption in the GUI (but apparent playback regressions with some media that now won't play), both suffer from the same problem whereby the system becomes unresponsive after scanning with IMDB for a period of time. ...
by milhouse
Sun May 13, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

Last night I built r10950 (latest start.elf etc.) and GUI usage in the GUI did sometimes reduce, but not always. When it was reduced, IMDB scans were able to run at a much improved rate, although eventually the system became totally responsive after about 15-30 minutes of scanning - I'm beginning to...
by milhouse
Sat May 12, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 21983

Re: The new forums are here!

The problem is that it's a very dated and awkward layout, and web design hasn't stood still for the last 10 years. It's unclear and it can be hard to find functions. This is bad. This is why the Raspberry Pi Foundation is working to improve computing education, and make it easier for kids (and adul...
by milhouse
Sat May 12, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 36920

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

The Architect wrote:You guys should really just make each of these distributions their own forum instead of just one topic post if you want to organize it better...
Agreed - create sub-forums for the major/popular distributions, plus one more for "Other Distributions".
by milhouse
Sat May 12, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 21983

Re: The new forums are here!

First thing I did was go to my profile and under Board Preferences I switched to the "prosilver" theme - it may be a little dull and uninspiring but at least it doesn't do my head in. Shame really, as all the effort put into the default theme is wasted, but after the beta testing and the feedback be...
by milhouse
Sat May 12, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>igot6strings said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What is the status of this as it is right now?<br/> I am looking to switch from my Boxee Box to XBMC and would love to use the Pi to make the transition. I understand its not final or anything of that nature but if you folks could give me a rough idea of where...
by milhouse
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>GroovyGrovesy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have seen the video on youtube of XBMC running on the Pi and it seemd quite laggy, this would bug the hell out of me and XBMC would be the only reason for me to get a Pi so my question is;<br/> <br/> <br/> XBMC is the only reason you'd get a Pi? Wow.<br/> <...
by milhouse
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Power Supply?
Replies: 101
Views: 30526

Re: Which Power Supply?

<t>Sorin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The cheapest solution for a PS is to get a Nokia AC-10E charger. It`s output is 1200 mAh, more than needed.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Just to say that for the UK, the equivalent Nokia charger (with 3-pins) is the AC-10X - same 1200mA output, and dirt cheap on Amazon or ...
by milhouse
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

shivansps said:


there is a compiled arm binary for XBMC?



There will be, in fact there will be at least two XBMC builds for the R-Pi - one from OpenELEC, the other from RaspBMC.
by milhouse
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>migwell2 said: <br/> <br/> Hi, maybe the best solution is the pulse eight adapter that allow use your tv remote to control XBMC with HDMI CEC protocol.<br/> <br/> Not necessary to purchase the Pulse Eight, at least not for XBMC on the Pi as the Pi includes the HDMI CEC support that is missing fro...
by milhouse
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>kitchen said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi,<br/> <br/> I am new to raspberry Pi.  I have a boxee media player.  I am not familiar with XBMC.  I have read though all the post and am impressed with this.<br/> <br/> I have a question,  is there a remote to control to control the xbmc once installed?<br/> <b...
by milhouse
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Power by USB Hub?
Replies: 27
Views: 7109

Re: RPi Power by USB Hub?

<t>I wonder if it"s going to be possible for some enterprising soul to come out with a case for the R-Pi that also includes a 4 to 7 port USB2 hub with internal USB cabling to provide micro-USB power (1A, or maybe just 500ma) for the R-Pi and a single USB data connection back to the hub from the R-P...
by milhouse
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 101709

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<r>alexhawdon said: <br/> <br/> (Also, on a quieter note, if you're using a homebrew style media centre then where is the media coming from?  You're either ripping your own - in which case you might as well just stick in in a DVD player - or, uhm, getting it from somewhere that probably isn't packag...

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