XBMC Camelot - Beautiful, stylish, classy, and fun

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Holla!

    Worry not, I'm not dead. Anyhow, I've written a lovely review of XBMC 9.11 Calemot, a beautiful, syltish, free, cross-platform media player and home entertainment center, based on Ubuntu, with video playback, automatic subtitles, Wireless connectivity, Samba sharing, live music streaming, picture slideshows, programs, scripts, and more. Dedoimedo tries his luck at being a modernistic kind of person rather than a conservative geek. Do read.

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


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. NGRhodes

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    Worth noting there is a LiveCD version and also runs in Windows nearly as well.

    I am running it on my old PC as a media machine and have configured it (following easy instructions on the wiki) to auto login to XMBC.

    I recently had issues with DVD playback on the stable build and currently running an SVN version - I really need to try the latest stable version.

    Now, time to hunt for the Youtube plugin...

    Good review again Mrk.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
  3. taytong888

    taytong888 Registered Member

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    Hello Mrk,

    I followed your instruction in the article but ran into an error. Here are parts of what appears on the terminal of my Lucid Ubuntu desktop:

    Code:
    ~$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    python-software-properties is already the newest version.
    pkg-config is already the newest version.
    
    
    ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
    Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 189701DA570C56B9488EF60A6D975C4791E7EE5E
    gpg: requesting key 91E7EE5E from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: key 91E7EE5E: "Launchpad PPA for XBMC for Linux" not changed
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg:              unchanged: 1
    
    ~$ sudo apt-get update
    
    ~$ sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone
    
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    [COLOR="Magenta"]E: Couldn't find package xbmc
    [/COLOR]
    
    
    What went wrong? Please help me! Thanks a lot!
     
  4. taytong888

    taytong888 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I finally found most of the solutions by going to the sub-forum "Multimedia& Video" of the Ubuntuforums which points to the XBMC.ORG forum. I followed the solution from Post #4 of BurningSky, senior member of the XBMC.org Forum, for Ubuntu Lucid. The thread is called "Is there a SVN PPA install workaround?":

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=78223

    First, I installed SVN PPA. Then,


    Code:
    mkdir svn_r32246; cd svn_r32246
    wget https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-data_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-live_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-skin-confluence_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-standalone_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-web_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb
    Code:
    If you have 32 Bit:
    wget https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-bin_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_i386.deb
    
    Or for 64 Bit:
    wget https://edge.launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa/+files/xbmc-bin_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_amd64.deb
    The terminal gave me a long list of error messages about unmet dependencies, so I need to install the following packages via Synaptic Package Manager FIRST, otherwise xbmc and its components won't be installed. Note that specific packages depend on your system.

    libfaac0, libmicrohttpd5, libmysqlclient16, libpcrecpp0, libsdl-image1.2, libsdl-mixer1.2 and libvdpau1.

    Finally:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i xbmc*.deb
    Note that xbmc-live was not installed:

    Code:
     Errors were encountered while processing:
     xbmc-live_10.08~svn32246-lucid1_all.deb
    because it is in conflict with GDM!

    Enjoy!
    :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  5. NGRhodes

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    I just installed the SVN from PPA without problem.

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc-svn
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc
    sudo apt-get update
    A quick scan of the XBMC forums and it looks like they are having a clear out of the PPA repositories and still in the process of rebuilding.
    Is a bit annoying, especially as there still is no stable version (SVN weather and visualisations are not working for me).
     
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