Tag Archives: Raspberry Pi

How To: Install OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi (XBMC)

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How To: Install OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi (XBMC) using Windows

What you will need is a assembled Raspberry Pi and the required SD card along with a few pieces of free software.

Update 7/2014: New versions of OpenELEC Pi use a much easier Windows method now: http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/Installing_OpenELEC_on_Raspberry_Pi#tab=Windows

I first learned of this method from another blog called TasksOfOhm which outlined the process as clear cut as possible. For my blog here I will be using the same method.

OpenELEC is my preferred distribution for stand alone XBMC. Windows users will need to follow a manually created SD card partitioning scheme which is outlined below.

 

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How To: Install Raspbmc on Raspberry Pi (XBMC)

This will show how to install Raspbmc onto a Raspberry Pi.

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I’ve previously covered the Windows 7 installation of XBMC here, and the install process of XBian on the Raspberry Pi here.  This time I will be covering a method to install Raspbmc onto the Raspberry Pi for the purposes of creating a simple media center appliance. Raspbmc is just one of many pre-built 3rd party distributions of XBMC available.The three main XBMC variations that the community seems to prefer for the Raspberry Pi; XBian, Raspbmc, and OpenELEC.

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How To: Install XBian on Raspberry Pi (XBMC)

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I started playing with the XBMC builds made specifically for the Raspberry Pi recently. The entire installation process is fairly simple. Be aware most of this software is beta so you should expect some issues now and then. Since the software is free you really cant complain.

Don’t want to do it yourself? I’ll build you one.

I’ve previously covered the traditional Windows PC installation of XBMC here. There are three main XBMC variations that the community seems to prefer for the Raspberry Pi; XBian, Raspbmc, and OpenELEC. This time I will be covering a method to install XBian onto the Raspberry Pi for the purposes of creating a simple media center appliance. XBian is just one variation of many pre-built 3rd party distributions of XBMC available and I’ll be covering the other two main branches in later posts.

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