[LIVE] HOW-TO install XBMC Live on Acer Aspire Revo - The Complete Guide for Newbies - Printable Version
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- kopkiwi - 2010-05-10 09:20
Being a newbie myself I might be the best person to take advise from, but I think your answer lies on the first and second page.
- MarkL - 2010-05-10 15:18
I just purchased an Acer Aspire Revo r3610 (Atom N330 1.6ghz, 2gb ram, 250gb hdd, nVida ION) to connect to my Home Theatre. I had been using a wdtv live box up till now. I was very satisfied with the video playback on that but the menu is just so unattractive that I wanted a better option. I'm going to have it connected to my 1080p TV and a 5.1 stereo via an Onkyo 577. Since my router is located in the same area, it will be plugged directly in to my network (no wireless necessary).
I haven't figured out how I want to set this up yet, the reason for this being that I do a fair amount of streaming sports over the internet (from nfl.com and mlb.tv). I'm curious if I will be able to start using this machine to do this as well. Previously I would just plug my dell laptop into my receiver. If the revo can take over this role, what is my best option for doing this?
A couple points:
- I'm not that concerned about boot time, and I don't need to turn on the machine and have it go right into XBMC.
-I will be using XBMC far more often than I will be streaming anything, so it's more important that I am able to use that as smoothly as possible. If that means sticking with my laptop whenever I want to watch a football game, that is fine.
Thanks for any advice!
- TheDuffMan - 2010-05-10 15:44
You'd be able to stream from those sites by either installing XBMC Live and then installing firefox from the command line, or installing Ubuntu first and then XBMC. I'm not sure on the bitrates of the video on those sites, so YMMV with playback through firefox. By your thought of being in XBMC far more than streaming from those sites, I'd say go with XBMC Live and follow a guide here on installing firefox afterwards.
There may also be plugins for those sites so you can watch them right inside xbmc, and that'd be by far the best solution. Check the plugin subforum.
- revlimiter - 2010-05-12 02:15
I am running XBMC on my Revo using this guide (page 1) and I can't seem to get the HDMI audio working for movies....
It seems to be working perfectly with TV shows but for high def movies it gives me loud static noise.
Any ideas why this is and how I can fix it?
- gabbott - 2010-05-12 03:30
revlimiter Wrote:I am running XBMC on my Revo using this guide (page 1) and I can't seem to get the HDMI audio working for movies....
How are you doing your sound through HDMI? Directly to the TV or through a digital receiver?
If it is through a TV make sure sound is set to analog and you have donwmix enabled.
- revlimiter - 2010-05-12 03:46
The sound works fine through a digital receiver, but when I set it directly to the TV and play HD video it gives me the static noise. Almost like nails on a chalkboard, and it's really loud. >_<
I am looking at my settings right now in XBMC:
-it was set to digital before and already had downmix enabled
Now when I set it to analogue it works fine! Thanks!
Hmmm, any ideas why it work through HDMI? Also, am I losing any sound quality by going analogue compared to HDMI?
- sygyzy_nbr - 2010-05-12 09:10
conchamp Wrote:that's precisely what i did. created xbmc live cd ( as in iso) and then created an USB based XBMC install drive. changed the BIOS setting in Acer 3610 to boot from USB and then choose to install xbmc to disk. here you need to be careful to create a separate partition. xbmc live install program automatically installs GRUB ( a boot up program) that will give u options between win 7 and xbmc to choose from. you can view instructions step by step in the url below.
Can you give more instructions on how to create the dual boot Windows 7/XBMC? The Lifehacker link you gave has nothing to do with dual booting. I've read it cover to cover.
- Yankee Ruin X - 2010-05-12 19:49
I am trying to set up a Revo 3610 for my friend. I am trying to install XBMC Live to a 4gb flashdrive but I keep ending up with it wanting to format the Revo's main HDD. I looked at the lifehacker link above but the screen shot look way simpler than the ones I get when I'm trying to install it. Mine gives me all sorts of crazy options most of which involve formatting my hard drive.
- theend757 - 2010-05-13 02:24
I use the live cd the latest version to install. I wanted to know does the latest version from xbmc come with the drivers Nvidia already? If not is there a way to install it?
- JasonR - 2010-05-13 04:47
I'm having a little trouble with the .asoundrc file to get my audio working over HDMI. I installed XBMC to a thumb drive using the Lifehacker guide. It booted up fine. I then created the .asoundrc file and FTP'd it over to the Revo in the /home/xbmc/ directory. When I rebooted, XBMC failed to load and I got an error saying "Mount of filesystem failed." I then had to do a reinstall because I couldn't even delete the file. It said it was a reead-only filesystem. I tried this a couple of times with the same result. Does anybody know how to fix this?