RaspBMC (XBMC) review - Not what you think

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Mar 31, 2014.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And now for something completely different: a review of RaspBMC, a custom build of the XBMC free, cross-platform media center for Raspberry Pi micro-computer hardware, covering installation & setup, initial configuration, updates, media library, system performance, network sharing, and many associated problems like unreliable and slow network, low quality of metadata detection, no ability to install add-ons or setup weather locations, and more. Have fun.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/raspbmc-xbmc.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Go, go, go Mrk! Very entertaining & informative as usual. TY
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    Openelec coming very soon ... Oh, the suspense! Thanks!
    Mrk
     
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    Thanks, now I have to buy a Raspberry Pi!
     
  5. SirDrexl

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    I wonder why they're on 12.2. 12.3 has been out since December.

    Did you purchase the hardware decoding for the Pi? You have to purchase licenses to unlock GPU decoding for MPEG-2 and VC-1. Maybe XBMC won't even attempt to play files for which you don't have the license keys.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

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    I know, not yet ... I find that to be nonsense.
    Mrk
     
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