Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. Questions here should be related to the distribution, whether it be setup or run time.

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Automount NTFS HDDs in specific locations and share them in LAN

O.S: Raspbmc I need to share 4 HDDs over my LAN, but the fstab I wrote does't work as I aspected. Here's the part of fstab made for those HDDs: #External HHDs LABEL=Incompleted\040Seasons ...
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ecryptfs on raspbmc

Trying to get ecryptsfs on a RaspBMC install and having trouble. Reason: Ideally want single RPi to perform both as a media center and backing up another NAS (Synology via NFS) to encrypted external ...
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raspberry pi start without boot up files

can raspberry pi python start application automatically when power up raspberry pi ???? i don't want to see the boot up files in starting is there any way to start the program directly without boot ...
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save the serial data in text file raspbian

i want to save my serial data in text file ... how can i i do it ? i m using the following code: import serial import time port = serial.Serial("/dev/ttyAMA0", baudrate=600, timeout= 3.0) while ...
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Raspbmc halt fails

When I reboot/shutdown my Raspberry Pi (which mount Raspbmc as OS), from XBMC or from the command line, it stuck with a black screen right before halting. If I'm connected by SSH while I shutdown my ...
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i2cdetect-ed address shifting with each detect

I'm trying to use use an Adafruits 0.56" 7-Segment Backpack (with Holtek HT16K33 chip). My RasPi Rev2 is running Raspbmc. What's causing me problems is that the address of the chip (single one on the ...
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How can I change the locale?

I'm having problems displaying some of "special" characters via SSH running Raspbmc, such as the ellipsis ("…") and Asian characters. Both are displayed as "?". I'm not sure if my locale is set up ...
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RaspPi / raspbmc is turning on my TV

newby here, I have a raspbmc connected via HDMI to a CEC enabled smart TV. power is also coming from the TV via USB - everything more than fine, I really like it. BUT: When I turn off the system ...
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The internet on Raspbmc turns off automatically since about a month. How can I fix this?

I'm using the latest stable build of Raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi Model B 512 MB. I'm using a phone charger, 5V, 700mA as a power supply. The Raspberry Pi is connected to the internet with a normal ...
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Frequent “Bus error” and “Input/output error” problem

I run raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi (Model B rev 2) but enhanced it a little bit by installing mpd, denyhosts and tmux. I use it for watching movies (XBMC) and listening to music (mpd). All data are ...
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my hard drive makes a clicking beeping sound when conected to Pi,but works fine on laptop?

when i connect my hard drive to my raspberry pi it makes like a clicking beeping sound and i cant use my mouse to access my films and the like,but if i connect hard drive to my laptop it works fine. ...
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Output Audio To Sony Gold Wireless Headset (Non Bluetooth)

Im fairly new to the linux scene. I've had a Pi for quite some time and primarily use it with XBMC as I've converted all of my physical media to digital. I have a pair of Sony Playstation Gold ...
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How to install RetroPie using/alongside NOOBS?

Absolute beginner/noob here. I wanted to know if there's a simple way to install NOOBS (Raspbian + RaspBMC, to be specific) and RetroPie on the same SD Card without going through a lot of hoops. More ...
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Not able to ping Raspberry via Mac

I have just installed successfully (it seems...) Raspbmc on the Raspberry PI but when I try to ping it from the Macbook via Terminal the request times out because "host is down". Both the Macbook and ...
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Problems configuring samba server on RaspBMC

last weekend I finally bought a RPi to use it as a media server/player with RaspMBC. Since nearly 4 days now, I try to figure out how to configure the samba server properly in order to fit my needs, ...
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No signal on TV and Computer Monitor

I'm trying to get my Raspberry to work on my TV screen and on my computer monitor, however, Whenever I connect through HDMI with my screen I get No Signal. I used to get this sometimes and by ...
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problems with raspbmc wifi settings

The raspbmc wifi setting seems to be corrupted. Is there a hands on way to restore or re-install it? Wifi works fine through the desktop wifi configuration.
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Best Media centre setup? [closed]

I wanna know what is the best distrobution for my pi? I also want a cheap Australian setup under $125?
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Openelec doesn't see dlna server

I have two raspberry pis. One runs XBMC under RaspBMC, the other runs XBMC under openelec 4.0. Both work fine with a pvr client (NPVR), but the openelec pi cannot see my minidlna music server as a ...
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Raspbmc deleted my media partition. What should I do?

I had a usb harddisk with a linux system on one partition and my media collection on another. I deleted the linux partition, formatted this partition to fat and placed an empty file "usb" in the ...
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Writing an XBMC addon: how do I add a torrent to my home PC over LAN from RaspBMC?

I'm writing an XBMC addon using the xbmcswift2 framework. Building and navigating the GUI was fairly easy. I also wrote a scraper for vodo.net which will be displaying the available movies in the XBMC ...
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Is it possible to install old versions of Raspbmc?

During several months the Raspbmc over my Raspberry pi worked fantastic, but with the two last updates, the raspberry have become unitilizable: With the update of 04/14, the ssh service was unusable ...
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RaspBMC - what is the .xbmc-current folder and why is this being used rather than .xbmc

I have Raspbmc and I rebooted the other night and it did and automatic upgrade, once it came back up again I had lost all my settings and it was back to default. The Advancedconfig file does not seem ...
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Pi with raspBMC as WiFi access point

I want to setup my Pi running raspBMC to provide a WiFi access point. There are many tutorials that work for raspbian e.g. ...
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SMB Intermittent Time Out on Raspbmc

I am using my Raspberry Pi to stream video and audio content off of my Macbook through an SMB share. The content will stream perfectly when it works but the SMB connection seems to drop at least once ...
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Can't play particular AVI files

My raspberry pi is playing most things from the network fine, but it won't play the following, no errors but just leaves me on the menu. I've done some research and it's h264 and only Main@L3.0.. so ...
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RaspBMC black screen

I installed RaspBMC from a compatible SDCard and I got a black screen shortly after I saw the logo. After searching online, I realized that it might have been an HDMI problem so I went in the config ...
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access services over internet not working(anymore)

Cant access over internet? I recently managed to get the pi working so i could access services over the internet. i.e <external-ip>:8088 was working fine yesterday. I had trouble getting this ...
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What to do when raspbmc loses mounted usb hard drive?

I have a raspberry pi with raspbmc installed on. It used to run very stable, no issues at all. Since I have installed BitTorrent Sync, that has changed however. When I restart BitTorrent Sync or when ...
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RSS podcasts on Raspbmc

Yesterday I tried to integrate RSS video postcasts in Raspbmc. I found the two ways to achieve this (using the GUI or sources.xml) here: How To Add Your Podcast Feeds To Your XBMC Media Center I ...
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SSH Login prompting for SUDO password - RaspBMC

I've modified the sudoers file so that a sudo password is required for all except mount and umount for an automated script: # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL) ALL pi ALL=(ALL) ALL ...
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Samba Server not running

I have installed XBMC on my Raspberry Pi (RaspBMC). I have an external HDD connected via USB to my raspberry Pi, which I would like all of my movie content on. Logging into the Raspberry Pi using an ...
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raspbmc: Unable to exit sqlite3 after incorrect syntax even with semicolon

I was using sqlite to connect to MyVideos75.db when I noticed that the usual method of getting "un-stuck" from the sqlite prompt (entering a semicolon) wasn't working: ...
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raspbmc: Why did uninstalling ffmpeg give me this locale warning from perl?

I recently uninstalled ffmpeg from raspbmc, and noticed that it gave me this locale warning from perl: $ sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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SD Card No Memory

I bought a Raspberry Pi Starter kit online (and it came with a sd card), and had it running Raspbian. I then went and installed Rasbmc on it and I corrupted my SD Card. I wiped it clear and then ...
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Stuck on RASPBMC November update

For the life of me I can't figure out why my Pi won't update to the December update of RASPBMC. I've tried forcing the update as explained on RASPBMC website but that didn't work. Any ideas?
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Raspbmc: “DEBUG: Checking device: /dev/input/event” spam normal?

when I enable Debug messages in Raspbmc I see the following 16 lines every 10 seconds. I am sure they have a meaning for somebody but if I want to check the log and there is an endless list of the ...
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Can't find Pi when router is a smartphone or tablet

I just got RaspBMC installed into my Pi. When it is connected to my home network through one of my routers, everything works mostly fine. But I want to use it away from home, using my phone as a ...
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RaspBMC: Only pi user has access to external HDD

I have an external (NTFS) HDD which RaspBMC automounts on /media/Iomega HDD. It's owned by pi with 700 permissions. I'd like a second user to be able to get access, but chmod doesn't appear to work. ...
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RaspBMC streaming music or audio

Is there any way of listening streams from different pages from XBMC, for example Mixify, Twitch, etc. Thanks in advanced.
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Cannot see Netflix titles, however can browse folder structure

I'm really curious as to how people manage to setup the PlayOn server->RaspBMC connection. I bought PlayOn, entered my Netflix credentials, have installed the MPG2 key on RaspBMC, and have added the ...
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how can I set the resolution for raspbmc via xml

I would like to set the resolution via the xml configuration files. Is this possible? I can ssh into the pi and see .xbmc/userdata/guisettings.xml. Opening this file show resolution options, but I ...
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Raspbmc: Certain videos show only black screen

I've got a few videos that show only a black screen when I try to play them through raspbmc. They are in h264 format (one is in avi container, the other in mkv), and I can play them successfully ...
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Python requests sometimes fails with Errno -2

I'm writing a scraper which runs perfectly on my Ubunutu 13.04 based laptop, however when running it on my RaspBMC based pi it throws the error below. Sometimes straight away, sometimes after ...
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Installing kernel 3.10.24 headers on raspbmc

I'm trying to build drivers for my wifi dongle (a LogiLink WL0084B), but for that I need to download kernel headers for my current kernel (3.10.24). I'm using raspbmc. Sadly I cannot find where to ...
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Why Do I See Artifacts When Viewing Video Using x264 Codec?

Firstly, I apologize for any semantic errors in the title with respect to x264. Also, yes I have tried to find other similar posts on this and other sites. I haven't been able to find any answers that ...
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Problem trying to compile Logilink WL0084B drivers

I'm trying to setup my raspberry pi to be a multimedia center, using raspbmc. I've installed the OS to the card and configured it on the first boot. Currently I'm accessing it through wired ...
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cron scheduler not starting

I have a few cron entries for root and for a regular user ,but sometimes after rebooting cron stops working completely. pgrep cron returns nothing. Running crontab -e fixes this but I can't do that ...
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Typing text when using the web interface from Raspbmc

Raspbmc can be controlled by connecting with a web browser. The standard interface looks like a remote, so when for example one would like to search, search text must be entered by selecting letters ...
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Cant SSH after reboot

Ive been having a strange problem where I cant login over ssh if I reboot. The strange part is that this happens only 50% of the time Everything else works, I can access XBMC , login to transmission ...