Hi folks. I successfully compiled and loaded OpenELEC and DarkELEC fork on my just-received Raspberry Pi. Considering each compile took over 2hr on my i7 machine, I thought I would share them for those people who either can't compile or don't have the time. Since these are open source I merely compiled them and they are NOT my code, I take no credit for anything! Please credit the original projects available on github.com and at http://openelec.tv/
They are compiled from the latest git for each respective project, or the commits as of 16 July 2012.
I also wrote up some instructions for simplified installation, of course using trusty ubuntu. Other distros shouldn't be too much different. I have included a great site in the install file if you wish to compile these yourself as well. If you are a Windows user - good luck!
You can download the builds from the filesharing sites listed below. I don't need or want any credit for this - just hoping my small amount of knowledge can help out someone, and we can start getting bug reports submitted/confirmed for newer commits to make XBMC on the RaspberryPi even better!
I tested OpenELEC for a couple hours while DarkELEC was building and the menus were very fluent. CPU usage was pegged around 80% all the time, 720p 5.1DD MKV files played fine (2.2GB file over network). Trying to exit to the menu while playing this MKV proved impossible, system was very slow until playback was stopped. My 300MB AVI files locked it up and needed a reboot.
A few audio MKV encodes never played/were garbled, but I didn't determine what kind of audio stream those had.
I booted DarkELEC to prove it would load, and its currently building my library. I never tested too far beyond that but it seems functional.
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