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xbmc on Pi 2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:24 pm

Posted by artw on 27/02/2015
First ever Pi so please bear with me. I have gone through build and set up but was never offered RASPBMC as an available OS so I selected Raspian as this was the recommended option from a list of three. I would appreciate some advise (in fairly lay man terms please) on how to add this media software retrospectively?

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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:51 pm

Did you manage to sort this issue out? I want to get XBMC to make my Pi2 a media viewer.

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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:06 pm

artw wrote:Posted by artw on 27/02/2015
First ever Pi so please bear with me. I have gone through build and set up but was never offered RASPBMC as an available OS so I selected Raspian as this was the recommended option from a list of three. I would appreciate some advise (in fairly lay man terms please) on how to add this media software retrospectively?
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Personally, I like OpenElec since it is less bug free and faster. Also, Raspbmc won't work on a Pi2.
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:12 pm

OSMC is the successor to raspBMC.
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:40 pm

If you were strictly looking for a media device I'd personally go with openElec right now. RaspBMC and openElec are fairly equal all things considered so it might be worth trying them both out and seeing which one you like more, but last time I tested them out (before the Pi2 was released) openElec had just a slightly better response time and user interface (in my opinion)
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:17 pm

XBMC has been replacedwith KODI as the interface, therefore you have choices

OSMC which has replaced Raspbmc

https://osmc.tv/2015/02/raspberry-pi-2- ... mc-support

https://osmc.tv/download/images


Install KODI on Raspbian

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 66&t=99866


Though as above stated OpenElec which would also be my preference

http://openelec.tv/get-openelec

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/Insta ... spberry_Pi
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:32 am

fruitoftheloom wrote: Though as above stated OpenElec which would also be my preference
http://openelec.tv/get-openelec
The choice used to be easy. You could have a working version of XMBC which connected to your WiFI or you could install RaspBMC which wouldn't connect without using a ethernet cable.
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:56 am

DougieLawson wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote: Though as above stated OpenElec which would also be my preference
http://openelec.tv/get-openelec
The choice used to be easy. You could have a working version of XMBC which connected to your WiFI or you could install RaspBMC which wouldn't connect without using a ethernet cable.
.........and the point you are trying to makes is :?: or are you trying a flame again :?:
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:00 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote: Though as above stated OpenElec which would also be my preference
http://openelec.tv/get-openelec
The choice used to be easy. You could have a working version of XMBC which connected to your WiFI or you could install RaspBMC which wouldn't connect without using a ethernet cable.
.........and the point you are trying to makes is :?: or are you trying a flame again :?:
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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:29 pm

Not sorted yet but I will try for the OpenLec as advised, just need some timeto sit and apply the advice given. Thank you to all responders.

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Re: xbmc on Pi 2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:17 pm

Let's keep it civil people. It's good and appropriate to talk about the technical pitfalls of one option over another as they presently exist, but ad hominem attacks because of the way something used to be is needlessly below the belt.
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