Xbmc updating library
Xbmc updating library - proportionate nonliquidating distribution
Aside from the Raspberry Pi and an accompanying case, there’s a good chance you already have everything you need for this project laying around your home office/media room.For this tutorial you’ll need: While we’ve provided links directly to the products we’ve researched, selected, and tested with the Raspberry Pi, we understand you might be curious why exactly we selected them.
First, it runs XBMC, which is one of the best (and our personal favorite) free media center software applications around. Not sorta-quiet, not we-bought-good-fans-quiet, but absolutely-silent. There’s nothing more frustrating than spending a ton of time building and customizing a media center PC only to find out that it’s just noisy enough to whine in your ear during the quiet parts of movies and shows.Third, the power demands of a Raspberry Pi are so low that you can leave the unit running 24/7 and your total bill for a year’s usage will be under .This means you can leave it on all the time (and enjoy things like automatically updated content when you sit down to watch your favorite shows) without worrying about wasting a lot of electricity or money in the process.Finally, both the Raspberry Pi (the hardware) and Raspbmc (the software) have matured a lot in the last year.Things like lack of DVD/MPEG playback, latency in the menus, and other annoyances that proved to be deal breakers for some early adopters have been totally ironed out.Furthermore, Raspbmc rolled into a stable 1.0 release recently and, in the process, switched to an automatically updating system, which means you can install everything once and forget about it.
No more reformatting SD cards, downloading new development installers, etc.
In other words, there’s no better time to snatch up a little Raspberry Pi board and turn it into a dead silent and awesome media center.
Last year we showed you how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a silent, snappy, and all around awesome media center.
A lot has changed since then; we’re back with an updated guide packed with more tips, tricks, and goodies than you can shake a stick at.
If you’re totally new to the idea of building your own media center, let alone one based off a tiny and fanless micro-computer, you might be wondering exactly what’s in it for you.
(If you’re completely unfamiliar with the Raspberry Pi, we’d suggest checking out the introduction to our tutorial: The HTG Guide to Getting Started with Raspberry Pi.) This project brings together several fantastic things into one cohesive unit.