Tag Archive: XBMC

May 03 2015

How to Autoplay Videos Upon Boot on Kodi

Here’s a quick tip for today. If you’ve got a few spares Raspberry Pis lying around (like I do) then sometimes they can come in handy as a portable media player. However, given that I don’t know the capabilities of the television with which the Pi will be used (at the bare minimum it has …

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Feb 03 2015

Incoming Gadget – Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I’ve been a fan of the Raspberry Pi since I was initially intrugued by the size of the board, its capabilities and also its price. Admittedly, I’ve mainly used my two Pis as media centre units but have also dabbled with other uses such as motion sensing when we’re not at home and simple file …

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Apr 04 2013

Push YouTube Videos to XBMC from Windows 8/RT

YouTube has become a staple website in terms of video streaming with it being very popular across smartphones, tablets and traditional computers alike. It’s handy to be able to share links with others via e-mail or social media but what if you’re in the same room with other people and you fancied pushing a video …

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Mar 31 2013

Network Drives on Raspbmc Inaccessible After March 2013 Update

Just a quick note for those of you running Raspbmc on your Raspberry Pi. An update has been released which should bump the version up to XBMC 12.1 bring a slew of various improvements and bug fixes. As with any updates for Raspbmc all you need to do is reboot your Raspberry Pi and the …

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Mar 20 2013

XBMC Remote Solutions

Well, it looks like Raspbmc is a winner at home and it interfaces just fine with our home server with the convenience of being controlled through our standard television remote over HDMI. Once setup it is a cinch to navigate and get your favorite content going on the big screen. However, we only have one television remote …

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Feb 28 2013

Disabling Subtitles in Raspbmc

When playing back certain files (such as MKVs) under Raspbmc you may notice that subtitles may appear on screen. Whilst having subtitles enabled by default may be thoughtful on the part of the developers for those with hearing difficulties (or perhaps those who watch a lot of movies in foreign languages) some of us may …

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Jul 04 2012

How to Install XBMC on Raspberry Pi

I know a few people have been awaiting this video so here you go! Following on from a prior post, I’ve had some time to muck around with the Raspberry Pi and after a quick play with one of the suggested Linux distributions I thought I’d try something more interesting such as XBMC. Being able …

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Jul 02 2012

XBMC for Raspberry Pi

For the first time since last Monday, I’ve had a chance to start tinkering with the Raspberry Pi. I had to borrow an SD card from one of my cameras but will buy another one to sit permanently in the RPi. I did burn one of the suggested Linux distributions to the SD card just …

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Apr 01 2012

Make a Regular Computer an AirPlay Receiver for Free

AirPlay is one of those Apple standards that is beneficial when you have a lot of Apple kit but can be less convenient when you have a heterogeneous environment (so a mix of Apple and either Windows or Linux computers). This can be problematic if you want to use something like AirPlay to view content …

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