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I'm wondering, does raspberry has the possibility to run two instances?

With two instances i mean, two separated os's, so i can output to two tvs and have one raspberry controlling my whole media center.

Is there any possibility?

EDIT:

Well, what i'm planning in my head. I have two tvs which i want to connect to a raspberry pi to stream media through the local network. I want when one tv is using the raspberry pi, the other tv would be able to access it too using xbmc, twitch, youtube etc.

Any ideias?

  • Do you want to run both OS's at once on a single PI? If so this is highly unlikely to be possible. Perhaps explaining more about what you are trying to do would allow us to give you better answers. – Steve Robillard Sep 12 '16 at 23:23
  • @SteveRobillard ive edited to give you guys a better perspective to what i would like to do. – PlayMa256 Sep 13 '16 at 1:30
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You need at least two pis. Each only has one HDMI port and can only run one os/display at a time.

You effectively have three entities, the media server and two displays/thin clients. Raspberry pis can act as either a media server or a thin client (or both at once). So you can connect one pi to one display, have it run as a media server and client to that display and have the other pi connect to the first over the network and act just as a client.

XBMC can act as both a server and client, so you just need to get a second pi connected to the second display to connect to the first one. Note however that the pi is not very fast at network/disk access and streaming two streams over it might prove too much for it. If you find performance to be a problem you can setup a central media server (on low end hardware, possibly with more disk space) to act as the media server (with XBMC) and the two pis to just act as clients.

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  • Infact i have my pc acting as a server which has a folder shared thorugh the NAT. Ok, so i will need two pis. Thanks. – PlayMa256 Sep 13 '16 at 13:47

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