ADAMPOKE111
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XBMC on Raspbian?

Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:54 pm

So I've got my raspberry pi all up and running and everything's going well.

Then I thought "Ah! YouTube on the RPi!" so I watched some tutorials on omxplayey, mplayer and what not. But i never got either of them to work. VLC is laggy as hell in the desktop interface and can't be run from the console with out load LXDE desktop :P.

So then I thought "Even better! XBMC!" and so I set about researching and I came accross one problem...

Is it possible to install XBMC inside of the Raspbian distro?
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Re: XBMC on Raspbian?

Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:16 pm

ADAMPOKE111 wrote: (Bonus Question: *cough* How do I get codecs for free? *cough* )
Possibly a little tactless to ask questions about 'sidestepping' the very small cost of a product of the Raspberry Pi Foundation on their own website?
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ADAMPOKE111
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Re: XBMC on Raspbian?

Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:24 pm

DeeJay wrote:
ADAMPOKE111 wrote: (Bonus Question: *cough* How do I get codecs for free? *cough* )
Possibly a little tactless to ask questions about 'sidestepping' the very small cost of a product of the Raspberry Pi Foundation on their own website?
So you don't know if installing XBMC on Raspbian is possible?


Phill Rymer
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Re: XBMC on Raspbian?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:13 am

ADAMPOKE111 wrote:So I've got my raspberry pi all up and running and everything's going well.

Then I thought "Ah! YouTube on the RPi!" so I watched some tutorials on omxplayey, mplayer and what not. But i never got either of them to work. VLC is laggy as hell in the desktop interface and can't be run from the console with out load LXDE desktop :P.

So then I thought "Even better! XBMC!" and so I set about researching and I came accross one problem...

Is it possible to install XBMC inside of the Raspbian distro?
raspbian xbmc is in noobs package ready compiled

ADAMPOKE111
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Re: XBMC on Raspbian?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:31 am

Phill Rymer wrote:
ADAMPOKE111 wrote:So I've got my raspberry pi all up and running and everything's going well.

Then I thought "Ah! YouTube on the RPi!" so I watched some tutorials on omxplayey, mplayer and what not. But i never got either of them to work. VLC is laggy as hell in the desktop interface and can't be run from the console with out load LXDE desktop :P.

So then I thought "Even better! XBMC!" and so I set about researching and I came accross one problem...

Is it possible to install XBMC inside of the Raspbian distro?
raspbian xbmc is in noobs package ready compiled
I *don't* want a XBMC distro. I want to install XBMC inside the raspbian distro.

MoosePi
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Re: XBMC on Raspbian?

Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:53 am

The version of XBMC in the Raspbian Wheezy Repositories is out-of-date and I believe has various issues with dependicies.

I found this but have not personally tried this method: http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc
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