XBMCbuntu on Raspberry Pi?

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brendch06 Offline
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Would it be possible to install XBMCbuntu on a 8GB (or larger) SD card to run on RaspberryPi? I ordered a RaspberryPi unit, but it will probably only arrive in May/June for me to test this.

If so, I'm excited to see if this could be a viable low cost HTPC solution- we've already seen the RaspberryPi running OpenELEC - how would this differ from running XBMCbuntu?
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Keep checking this site for more information about XMBC on pi
http://www.raspbmc.com/
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Oh cool thanks- so to answer my question: XBMCbuntu will probably not work standalone on RaspberryPi, correct? Waiting for this build?
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No i don't think it ever will either.
XBMCbuntu minimum and recommended hardware requirements

x86 (Intel/AMD-based) processor computer capable of booting to CD-ROM.

as the ras pi is a ARM processor.
i am very much looking forward to using xbmc with my pi. mine should be here sometime next month if all goes well Tongue Cant wait
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/571
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-27 21:07 by Predator04.)
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K cool thanks! Yeah can't wait for my pi too- got big plans for it already!
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Hey guys...

I WANT to get excited about XBMC on the Rpi as I have the same order in as you guys with an estimated ship date of 6MAY. But I cant get too excited until someone reveals in this community how it is working and what the performance is with different features within XBMC. If there is a link to a review similar to what I'm asking, please share it with me. As of now, I'm anxious but not excited until I hear a positive review. Thanx!!

EDIT** Wow, just checked expected ship date is now 2April12 which is next week.. Okay, a lil' excited!!
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(2012-03-27 21:28)CpTHOOK Wrote:  Hey guys...

I WANT to get excited about XBMC on the Rpi as I have the same order in as you guys with an estimated ship date of 6MAY. But I cant get too excited until someone reveals in this community how it is working and what the performance is with different features within XBMC. If there is a link to a review similar to what I'm asking, please share it with me. As of now, I'm anxious but not excited until I hear a positive review. Thanx!!

EDIT** Wow, just checked expected ship date is now 2April12 which is next week.. Okay, a lil' excited!!

not bad mine is
RASPBERRY-PI
RASPBRRY-PCBA 1 1 $35.00 Each Back Order
Expected Ship Date
30 Mar 2012
did you check out that video in the link i provided? it shows xbmc working on pi
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Great news.... looks like you will get yours soon. I checked out the link, but I didnt see the video. I will check again, thanx!!
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The first shipments were apparently sent back to the manufacturer for a problem with the LAN connectors and are going though testing again,

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Yeah my Pi is expected to ship April 2nd- I'll make sure to update you guys as soon as I can get something up and running on it.
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Maybe not full XMBCbuntu, but there is XBMC in the works for the Pi, which will be enough for most users I should hope Big Grin

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/571



(This post was last modified: 2012-03-29 17:06 by Delver.)
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Has anyone else received the shipping delay notice. Shipping date has now been pushed out until August for me!
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NobodyHere Offline
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Did anyone here from the States order one? What was the price on the international shipping? Maybe you could list the closest major metropolitan city as a point of reference?
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I did. Shipping was around $10 for me. To DC.
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still looks slow to me :/
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