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Barebones media centre

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:13 pm
by PatrickBCEC
Is there a Bare-Bones Media Centre (Photos, Videos, Music) that does not need any WiFi compatible? I'm Working on a Portable Media Centre. If not, maybe someone here can Help me/make one. I'm Very new to Linux/Pi, so Replys are appreciated! :)

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:47 am
by ghans
OpenELEC should only need an internet conmection for the first
install and never again for simple playback of media.


ghans

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:24 am
by PatrickBCEC
Okay. I'll probably use OSMC for it.

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:30 am
by Des804
My first Raspi (B+ was given to me as a gift ) never had internet Access and just booted it with a Disk image I loaded on with win32 diskimager onto the SD card plugged it in with my USB Stick Mouse and Keyboard attached ( Didn't need Keyboard after that ) and Ran it as a media player and never had it connected to the internet at all.

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:32 am
by ame
ghans wrote:OpenELEC should only need an internet conmection for the first
install and never again for simple playback of media.


ghans
OpenELEC does not need an internet connection at all. Just download it and copy it to an SD card. It will boot and run standalone just fine.

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:46 pm
by PatrickBCEC
I Just found this out myself, as I Installed OSMC. No Connection. Nice. Now I'm Looking for a skin.. ;) Thanks!

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:02 am
by Jehop
PatrickBCEC wrote:Okay. I'll probably use OSMC for it.
Patrick if you are familiar with OSMC then do you have any experience with its predecessor Raspbmc?

Re: Barebones media centre

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 7:44 pm
by PatrickBCEC
Actually, No. I Was probably one of the last to see their webpage, before they decommissioned it. I Got into the Pi from Ben Heck and Tinkernut, But I Only ever saw Raspbmc on the official downloads page. After I Learned that Raspbmc & Crystalbuntu were morphed into Kodi, I Searched around their wiki and Found Openelec & OSMC. I Chose OSMC After Openelec failed downloading. Dang Class 4 SD! ;) For those of you wondering, I'm Running an A+ With a New Class 8 Card. :lol: Sorry for the thread bumping, But I Saw it in my account.