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Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:53 am
by wwwgizy
Osmc vs openelec which is better and more stable? and with osmc whats the diffence
thank you

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:21 am
by ame
Try them both (it's easy) and choose the one you like best.

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:17 am
by Tom_A
wwwgizy wrote:Osmc vs openelec which is better and more stable? and with osmc whats the diffence
thank you
I actually prefer Raspbian with Kodi installed over both of those. It's a more difficult set up process, but you get complete functionality of the Raspberry Pi with fewer issues.

Openelec - Easiest to set up but very locked down. You want to use your Raspberry Pi for anything else, you'll need another chip or at least a dual boot install using noobs possibly. You will have to reboot to switch between the two.

Raspbmc - I used this for a long time and you can install extras like cups if you want a print server as well. I had cups, OpenVPN, a web server, and Motion all installed. The problem I had was that Raspbmc does not have as reliable an update system. Frequently after updates, I would have to go through a sometimes complicated restore process to fix things.

At one time, there was a noticeable performance difference between Openelec, Raspbmc, and Kodi installed on Raspbian. I don't find this to be true anymore with the latest updates. It's especially nothing to worry about if using a Raspberry Pi 2. You do need to set up wireless connections in either the Raspbian GUI or from terminal and due to recent issues with wireless, I switched my Raspberry Pi's to use NetworkManager for this instead of the default that comes with Raspbian.

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:40 am
by ric96
Tom_A wrote:
wwwgizy wrote:Osmc vs openelec which is better and more stable? and with osmc whats the diffence
thank you
I actually prefer Raspbian with Kodi installed over both of those. It's a more difficult set up process, but you get complete functionality of the Raspberry Pi with fewer issues.

Openelec - Easiest to set up but very locked down. You want to use your Raspberry Pi for anything else, you'll need another chip or at least a dual boot install using noobs possibly. You will have to reboot to switch between the two.

Raspbmc - I used this for a long time and you can install extras like cups if you want a print server as well. I had cups, OpenVPN, a web server, and Motion all installed. The problem I had was that Raspbmc does not have as reliable an update system. Frequently after updates, I would have to go through a sometimes complicated restore process to fix things.

At one time, there was a noticeable performance difference between Openelec, Raspbmc, and Kodi installed on Raspbian. I don't find this to be true anymore with the latest updates. It's especially nothing to worry about if using a Raspberry Pi 2. You do need to set up wireless connections in either the Raspbian GUI or from terminal and due to recent issues with wireless, I switched my Raspberry Pi's to use NetworkManager for this instead of the default that comes with Raspbian.
+1

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:37 pm
by sam nazarko
Raspbmc and OSMC are completely different systems, and we redesigned the update system from scratch to ensure it is much more reliable now.

Sam

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:31 pm
by wwwgizy
Tom_A wrote:
wwwgizy wrote:Osmc vs openelec which is better and more stable? and with osmc whats the diffence
thank you
I actually prefer Raspbian with Kodi installed over both of those. It's a more difficult set up process, but you get complete functionality of the Raspberry Pi with fewer issues.

Openelec - Easiest to set up but very locked down. You want to use your Raspberry Pi for anything else, you'll need another chip or at least a dual boot install using noobs possibly. You will have to reboot to switch between the two.

Raspbmc - I used this for a long time and you can install extras like cups if you want a print server as well. I had cups, OpenVPN, a web server, and Motion all installed. The problem I had was that Raspbmc does not have as reliable an update system. Frequently after updates, I would have to go through a sometimes complicated restore process to fix things.

At one time, there was a noticeable performance difference between Openelec, Raspbmc, and Kodi installed on Raspbian. I don't find this to be true anymore with the latest updates. It's especially nothing to worry about if using a Raspberry Pi 2. You do need to set up wireless connections in either the Raspbian GUI or from terminal and due to recent issues with wireless, I switched my Raspberry Pi's to use NetworkManager for this instead of the default that comes with Raspbian.
When you say raspbian with Kodi installed do you mean debian wheezy?

Re: Osmc vs openelec

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:01 pm
by fruitoftheloom
wwwgizy wrote: When you say raspbian with Kodi installed do you mean debian wheezy?
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