We can run XBMC media player on Raspberry Pi - great!

While the playback is fine, the UI is somewhat slow. How do I speed it up?

For example, what is your experience with faster SD cards. is it worth it? Or, do you know some magic settings that will speed up the user interface?

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    This might be related to GPU memory. Have you tried adjusting .elf file under /boot directory? Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 14:26
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    Take a look at this question.
    – Avio
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:37

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As mentioned you should probably adjust your memory split. The recommended memory split when running XBMC is 128MB. Run the line below and reboot:

cp /boot/arm128_start.elf /boot/start.elf

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