[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- darknessgp - 2010-02-03 22:54
evomac Wrote:I just finished my XBMC live install on the Revo. I can't believe I am going to say this, but after following a mix of Lifehacker guide and here, video playback of 1080p streamed content plays perfect! Funny thing is, the only performance issue I have is the menu gets a little sluggish while playing a mkv which will likely go away if I upgrade to 2gb ram.
I used this guide - http://www.interworks.com/blogs/rboyles/2010/01/31/hd-playback-xbmc-acer-aspire-revo
Basically yours with a bit more step-by-step instructions. and yes, works great.
Complete Guide for Ubuntu 9.11 + XBMC + Acer REVO - peter10000 - 2010-02-06 12:44
after a lot of sleepless nights, reading confusing articles in the web and also in this forum...
...testing aprox. 30 installations...
...reading a lot of waste about nvidia drivers, about sound problems with videos, etc...
...here is the HOW-TO...
I think itś worth a new thread, but I dontś have the rights to post - can somebody do that please to give the other guys also a chance with Ubuntu 9.10 and XBMC!?!
Installating XBMC with Ubuntu 9.10, actual NVIDIA-Drivers, HDMI-sound
Install Ubuntu 9.10
Add Nvidia repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys CEC06767
Add XBMC repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0x6d975c4791e7ee5e
Start and update Synaptic
Install Pulseaudio and appendencies
Install xfce4-mixer and appendencies
Install nvidia-glx-195 nvidia-195-modaliases nvidia-195-kernel-source
Create Nvidia xconfig:
Install xbmc and appendencies
Start and configure XBMC:
Video Settings => Set Render to - VDPAU
Audio Settings => Audio output (digital) - Digital
Audio Settings => Audio output device - hdmi
Audio Settings => Passthrough output device - hdmi
Audio Settings => Downmix multichannel audio to stereo - ON
Sound working perfect, HD, BlueRay... all perfect!
- jelvis - 2010-02-06 15:10
I have been trying to get my Revo 3610 to output audio through the SPDIF for a couple of evenings now to no avail.
Can anyone confirm that SPDIF audio works on XBMC Live? I am running Ubuntu 9.11 (Netbook Remix) right now and I have been able to get HDMI audio and Analog audio to work but unfortunately not SPDIF. And I need SPDIF as my 5.1 receiver can't handle HDMI.
So I would like a confirmation before throwing Ubuntu out and going for the Live distro.
- angedelamort - 2010-02-07 01:34
I don't know if it's the right thread to ask this question, but since I've got a revo r3610, I'll try here.
I've installed everything and it seems to work fine (audio and video). I did a reboot and I lost the audio. I use HDMI sound. I've tried to change various sound settings but now the last one I've got is this one:
For me this config totally makes sense and should work. My Acer Revo is plugged in a Yamaha receiver and the TV is a Toshiba. I've tried many different approaches and it seems that none has worked so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using XBMC Live version 9.11 repack.
Thanks in advance.
- angedelamort - 2010-02-07 04:39
It's weird. I had another problem: the video wasn't in 1080p 60hz (it was in 1080i 50hz). After many hours I was able to fix it and it seems that it fixed the audio problem at the same time (keeping the same options I've got in my previous post). So, I suppose that there is a close link between the sound and the video when using HDMI? I'm not too sure to understand why the resolution affect the sound thought...
Error: Can't mount cd-rom drive during install... - schoony99 - 2010-02-08 21:16
axium Wrote:Thanks, but that's what I've done so far. Plus the additional line "cdrom-detect/try-usb=true" at the end, but it keeps asking me to mount a cd-rom drive after I select the install xbmc to hard drive option.
I am also trying to install from a usb thumb drive. I followed the steps on this post, and I can boot to the installer screen, choose 'Install to Hard Drive', and select my language, but then it detects hardware and comes up with an error saying it can't mount my cd-rom drive. I have searched everywhere and can't seem to find how to get around this. Can someone please help?
- angedelamort - 2010-02-09 02:27
schoony99, do you have the latest version of XBMC Live? Because I've reinstalled it today again and it works fine. No cd-rom error. I remember that it was the case with the first release of 9.11 or some previous versions, but now it works flawlessly.
- beerglass - 2010-02-10 00:36
Really silly question but where do I SFTP my movie files too ?
I have attached to my newly built Revo with XBMC Live but unsure of what dir to send the video files too?
- TheSiege - 2010-03-22 03:48
Ok so I am having a problem still, AC3 plays at full level with no control from the revo
DTS is muted and PCM plays just fine. I have my revo going to my TV to my receiver
hdmi to the TV optical to the reciever. any ideas?
Easy-Install for everybody? - RevoCenter - 2010-03-22 07:37
I finally received my Revo and did lots of reading in several threads here. Thanks for all the good advice you people gathered.
I have been a windows-only user for over a decade now. The install guides appear to leave a lot of questions open for noobs and normal users and I came up with an idea that might help everybody.
At least all the people in this thread have the same or almost the same hardware (which is a huge difference from situations where people try installations on various "normal" desktops).
To me, this means that if Forum-Guru "A" is able to do a complete fresh, working install on his Revo 3610, the same setup must work on Linux-Noob "B"'s Revo 3610.
Instead of going through 70 pages of how-to's and spending weekends trying to get Audio over HDMI to work, user "B" could do something way more simple and faster:
Wouldn't it work if User "A" (who has installed to a SD-Card) takes his working installation, copies all the data from the SD-Card to a rar-archive and uploads that to RS.com/megaupload/ftp/torrent. User "B" can download the file (should be between 200-600MB?) and extracts the content to his SD-Card.
Then, all he needs to do is put it in his Revo, turn it on, hit F12 and boot from SD (or change this in BIOS).
It appears to be such a simple concept, but I haven't found anything about it here. Wouldn't this work?
Anybody willing to upload his install? I don't see any legal issues since the installs should only contain free-/shareware...
Thanks for your replies!