XBMCbuntu on Raspberry Pi?

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brendch06 Offline
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I haven't received notice of delay until August- but in my order it does say August expected shipping date. I talked to Newark Canada and they said it was a typo and that mine will be sent as soon as they clear compliance. I'm hoping that means I'm in the first batch that passed testing and arrived today? I also bought a classic Game Boy which I hope to turn into the case for the Pi (not my idea, but still a good one). Post pics here when I receive stuff.
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(2012-04-13 22:04)eskro Wrote:  still looks slow to me :/

I'm quite a noob here and I'm currently building myself a A6-3500 build... I had a great case at Fry's all picked out but, seeing Beer's build with the ISK 300-65 case has caused me to switch and order that instead. This will be for my home theater system in my living room. (BTW, Thanks for all your info on the forums eskro, Beer and bluray!)

Eskro, you say it looks slow to you, to me, the menus and background images looked slow, but the video playback looked okay to me, was there an issue with the video you saw? I'm very quickly becoming hooked on xbmc and this has caught my attention as a possible portable device to take in my RV for trips with the family. I was looking at some of the Zotac ZBOX's for a possible RV htpc but I can't get any of them for less than $50.

This Raspberry Pi and a 1 TB or 2 TB external USB hard drive with my library on it or possibly build a small box with an internal hard drive connected via a USB to SATA cable.... I'm a noob here but it is an enticing idea to have my entire DVD library in a small, low power, silent, 2lb box to take in the RV on road trips with the kids. I can't wait for some people here to get one of these and see what it can do!

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eskro Offline
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well it would make a great portable xbmc machine!
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Mick1152 Offline
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(2012-04-14 04:54)eskro Wrote:  well it would make a great portable xbmc machine!

Well crap, I ordered one because of that... my wife starting to lose her sense of humor in my new found obsession here. I don't even have all the parts for my kick ass xbmc machine yet. It looks like it's going to be a long wait for the Raspberry Pi though so I should have a much better idea of what I'm doing by the time it gets here... of course it's never too soon to start planning how to spend my paychecks!

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I've also ordered my R Pi & am trying to gather ideas of how best to put a discount HTPC together. I'm intrigued by the idea of packing in an external drive along with the board in a case like Mick & BrendCH are mentioning. any other ideas would be welcome. Lets talk about how best to utilize this new hardware.

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I think people are jumping onto the RPi a bit too soon. It is still highly in development. All these people are buying one expecting to get it and install XBMC on it and away they go. It's just not there yet.

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(2012-05-31 19:05)lrusak Wrote:  I think people are jumping onto the RPi a bit too soon. It is still highly in development. All these people are buying one expecting to get it and install XBMC on it and away they go. It's just not there yet.

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Yes and no, even if you ordered a month ago it is still a long wait before you will receive it. Orders today are likely going to be even longer. There's a good chance, considering the pace of development for it, that they will be able to get it, install XBMC on it and away they go. However, there is a big chance it may never be able to run XBMC well or properly. For $35, it's worth the risk for me, especially since reading their forums I've come up with a few other things I may do with it if XBMC for it falls through.

HTPC 1 - AMD A8-3870K, ASRock A75M, Silverstone ML03B, Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1866, Crucial M4 64GB SSD
HTPC 2 - AMD A6-3500, ASRock A75M-ITX, Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1866, Patriot Torqx 2 32GB SSD
HTPC 3 - Intel Celeron 847, OpenELEC
RV HTPC - Intel i3-2120 Mini-ITX, 12TB Storage
3 Raspberry Pis
unRAID 5 Server - AMD Sempron 145, 4TB Parity, 16TB Storage

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I have one currently and another one on the way.

XBMC is not my intended usage, but out of curiosity I chucked OpenELEC on it and it installs and runs just fine. Haven't found a video file it won't play yet.

While it does seem to play the majority of video I will say compared to my main XBMC box (HP Microserver / dual core turion w Nvidia GT210) unsurprisingly it doesn't really have the grunt to handle library stuff. The UI runs slowly and if you have a large library like I do, it will struggle. Possibly it might speed up a little with a faster SD card (the one I have is a class 6).

So I'd consider it for a secondary box if you weren't too worried about using library mode, otherwise spend a little more on something that will be more responsive.
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I just received my Raspberry Pi today, I'm not an expert in Linux, do you know of any resources for learning or guides so I can get OpenElec up and running on my Pi?
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(2012-06-08 17:06)brendch06 Wrote:  do you know of any resources for learning or guides so I can get OpenElec up and running on my Pi?

http://wiki.openelec.tv :-)

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=...spberry_Pi
the images you get here: http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/

greetings, Stephan

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(2012-06-08 17:20)sraue Wrote:  http://wiki.openelec.tv :-)

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=...spberry_Pi
the images you get here: http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/

Hey Sraue, thanks for the info- only problem is I don't have a Linux PC currently. I tried to do this on my Mac OS through the terminal but couldn't manage. Is there any other way to get this done?

Thanks
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(2012-06-12 19:18)brendch06 Wrote:  
(2012-06-08 17:20)sraue Wrote:  http://wiki.openelec.tv :-)

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=...spberry_Pi
the images you get here: http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/

Hey Sraue, thanks for the info- only problem is I don't have a Linux PC currently. I tried to do this on my Mac OS through the terminal but couldn't manage. Is there any other way to get this done?

Thanks

you can download (unofficial) dd images here: http://sparky0815.de/2012/06/raspberry-p...en-r11290/

greetings, Stephan

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Thanks again sraue, I tried to dd the image file, but I keep getting a 'resource busy' message.
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Try and unmount the volume first

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