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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:01 pm

mongrol wrote:
Hexagon wrote:Just to avoid any confusion - XBian is in no way closed source, it's just a finely tuned and configured compilation of pre-existing open source packages.
Yes. A modified binary distribution of GPL licensed software has to have the sources of the modified parts available as well as the unmodified parts (either via direct sources or pointers upstream). Currently xbian is in violation as the sources doesn't appear to be available or any information on how to request it.
raspbian source + xbmc source = xbian source

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:04 pm

thedude123 wrote:Will all future upgrades be like this as well?
If this is possible , YES

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:52 am

Koenkk wrote:
thedude123 wrote:Will all future upgrades be like this as well?
If this is possible , YES

Updated to 0.6.1 flawlessly, much better than wiping :)

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:59 am

Is there anyway that you could release more images with each release such as 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, and 32gb?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:53 am

thedude123 wrote:Is there anyway that you could release more images with each release such as 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, and 32gb?
No, this will cost too much bandwith. However you can increase the size of the rootfs partition quite easily using a gparted live disk. This tutorial may come in handy for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztSRaFyaVE

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:54 am

Mr.Dave wrote:
Koenkk wrote:
thedude123 wrote:Will all future upgrades be like this as well?
If this is possible , YES

Updated to 0.6.1 flawlessly, much better than wiping :)
Glad you liked it :D

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:32 am

hi guys,

major noob here my pi dropped in the post today and very excited.

have downloaded the lastest version of this today but it comes down in a *.man extension???? is this all it need to run this or do i need a os before installing this?

also have no idea how to install this to the sd card... this linux guff is all abit confusing being a windows person for many years!

thanks stu

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:38 am

How does this compare with the openelec out there ? Anyone Thanks

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:50 am

smuggly wrote:How does this compare with the openelec out there ? Anyone Thanks
http://xbian.org/?p=103

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:10 pm

So is airplay (audio only) working with the latest version?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:05 pm

Is downmixing to stereo from 5.1-audio broken in XBian like it is in Raspbmc and OMXplayer? i.e. is dialogue very quiet and background noise way too loud with movies that use 5.1 audio.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:06 pm

Raspy-B wrote:Is downmixing to stereo from 5.1-audio broken in XBian like it is in Raspbmc and OMXplayer? i.e. is dialogue very quiet and background noise way too loud with movies that use 5.1 audio.
Dom found the bug in this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 35&t=14051 and it looks like it is still broken in all the distros using xbmc until they switch to the new tree where it is fixed.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:00 pm

I will take a look at this xbmc tree this weekend ;)

UPDATE: A small roadmap , xbian 0.6.2 -> this xbmc tree.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:19 pm

question to developers: how about to implement support of wireless gamepad adapter from the xbox 360??

with it raspberryip can use wireless xbox 360 pad through the usb adapter..

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:38 pm

Hi the logitech k700 work on xbiam? If yes what is the configuration?
Thanks

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:55 am

I am trying and it works perfectly. Smooth ui and playing ok. Since I am not very experienced with xbmc I have two questions:

1 is there a possibility to change the time zone from xbmc or should I go into Linux console?
2. What means activate the vfd display ? It can be connected to a imon vfd display and use the imon remote also ?

Thank you

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:34 pm

I have the latest image here 0.6.1 but it will not recognise any mouse or keyboard once the xbmc GUI is loaded.
I've seen it work in the console with a ^C to break the load - it is fine. But cannot control the media player at all.

Now I have a USB keyboard connected. It allows me to scroll the menu but if I go into an item it stops working (freeze up). I think there is something odd going on with this version.

Any ideas?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:48 pm


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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:54 pm

Paul_L wrote:I am trying and it works perfectly. Smooth ui and playing ok. Since I am not very experienced with xbmc I have two questions:

1 is there a possibility to change the time zone from xbmc or should I go into Linux console?
2. What means activate the vfd display ? It can be connected to a imon vfd display and use the imon remote also ?

Thank you
1. You need to do this from the command line, the second post of this thread might help you http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=5&t=4977
2. I don't know what VFD is :oops:

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:33 pm

Re 1 - timezone
In XBMC ... from memory ... System /settings / appearance / international

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:41 pm

I changed timezone with dpkg-reconfigure. Vfd is vacuum fluorescent display. It is a display like the one on media players, video recorders , etc. imon has such a display on a 5,25 bay connected on USB made for htpc . Also it has a ir remote and interface. My question is if the kernel of xbian has drivers for this kind on vfd and his remote. It will be a nice thing to use the imon vfd bay as a case for raspbian and to have a nice ir remote.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:45 pm

I'm having trouble with getting HDMI-CEC working. I have both Panasonic Plasma TV with Viera Link and a Sony Bravia with Bravia Link and neither of them detect my Pi. I have updated to 0.6.2. It's definitely turned on in the TVs and I have enabled "Allow programs on this system to control XBMC". The cable I am using is HDMI 1.3.
Any ideas?

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:06 pm

granra wrote:I'm having trouble with getting HDMI-CEC working. I have both Panasonic Plasma TV with Viera Link and a Sony Bravia with Bravia Link and neither of them detect my Pi. I have updated to 0.6.2. It's definitely turned on in the TVs and I have enabled "Allow programs on this system to control XBMC". The cable I am using is HDMI 1.3.
Any ideas?

Thanks!
It's hard to say why it's not working. First off you should make sure that CEC is enabled. Go to system -> settings -> system -> input devices -> pheriphals. A rpi libcec adapter should be listed there check the settings. Your HDMI 1.3 cable could also be incompatible, maybe it will work with HDMI 1.4 (hdmi 1.3 supports cec though).

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:13 pm

Paul Webster wrote:Re 1 - timezone
In XBMC ... from memory ... System /settings / appearance / international
This is also needed. Changing timezone from Linux console is not enough.

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Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:02 pm

i can't get my usb pen drives to work with xbian, i'm going back to openelec just because of this

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