Questions tagged [raspbmc]

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

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How do I force the Raspberry Pi to turn on HDMI?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbmc connected through HDMI to a dumb HDTV. (Does not support HDMI-CEC). If I power on both the TV (both at source and display through remote) and Raspbmc at the same ...
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What is the simplest way to setup and run XBMC?

How can I get XBMC on my Raspberry Pi? I'm not particularly interested in running a specific operating system. My primary desire is to run XBMC on a Raspberry Pi. According to this official post, ...
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How to stream Netflix on Raspbmc

There are different blog posts and forum threads discussing this and the challenges encountered (Silverlight, DRM, etc.). Also read about the XBMC Flicks addon. But, did anyone succeed to stream ...
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Alternatives to Raspberry PI

I know this question may have been asked before. I just want to know if there are any alternatives to the Raspberry Pi. I want to use it as an XMBC station, but the reviews tell me that it's a bit ...
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Wifi - bring wlan0 up on boot

I have my network setting stored in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf and my /etc/network/interfaces looks like this: auto lo, eth0, wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-...
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Transmission: permission denied on USB disk

I have Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC with a WD MyBook connected using USB. The drive is automatically mounted to /media/My Book. I have created a folder /media/My Book/downloads and I have set ...
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Raspbmc stuck in reboot loop?

I flashed a clean 4GB SD card with raspbmc, and ran it on my Pi. It progresses through the installer but gets stuck in a reboot loop: 'R' screen -> "Relax, XBMC will resume shortly..." -> Blue "...
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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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How do I configure Raspbmc with a static IP address?

I have Model B and connected via Ethernet and running Raspbmc. It's taking new IP address whenever I restart it, of course may be because of DHCP, but I want to configure this Raspberry Pi with a ...
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Will a Raspberry Pi perform well with XBMC and many movies?

I have a library with more than 1000 movies and I'm searching for a cheap but good performance media centre system. I've been using a Xtreamer Prodigy until now but it's firmware's a little slow (...
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Ideal Handbrake x264 settings for encoding videos

What are the ideal settings to take advantage of the hardware decode abilities of the processor and still steer clear of any features that would require software decode or inability to correctly ...
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How can my Raspberry Pi turn on/off my Samsung TV

I want to be able to turn my Samsung TV on (and off) the raspberry pi is hooked up to my TV via a HDMI cable. My cousin already did this with other Tv and it worked, but with the Samsung seems not to ...
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How can I solve sound drops over HDMI in Raspbmc?

I'm using Raspbmc RC3 to play some 720/1080p content over NFS and AFP. I experience frequent sound drops, every 2-3 minutes or so the sound drops for 1-2 secs. I've set XBMC to forward Dolby/DTS to ...
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Why does Raspbmc hang randomly?

My Raspberry Pi, running Raspbmc, hangs randomly while navigating in the menu/settings. Any hints what I could check to find out what's happening when it hangs?
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CEC wake up command

When I boot my Raspberry my TV gets woken up over CEC. Is there a way to send the wake up signal using shell so I could use cronjob to start my TV every morning at 7, for example?
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How to enable transmission-daemon start at startup?

I have transmission-daemon installed and running. I have to go and start it manually after each restart, though. I have been reading up on upstart and such, but still am not able to get transmission-...
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How do I restart Raspberry Pi from a remote system?

I have mounted my Raspberry Pi videos folder into my Ubuntu 10.04 system. I can paste different videos to mounted directory along with videos folder in Raspberry Pi whenever I require. The problem is ...
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External DVD drive won't open

In anticipation of the MPEG2 hardware decode license being available, I bought an external DVD drive. It works fine on my Windows 7 laptop. However, when I connect it to my raspberry pi, I'm unable ...
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Virtual machine from SD card

I'm currently trying to make some changes to my Raspbmc Raspberry Pi which I'm continually screwing up. For this reason I've invested in a second SD card. This is my 'test' card, with which I make ...
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Are there any issues changing default username in Raspbian or Raspbmc?

I know that security by obscurity is not real security, however, why make it easy by keeping a well known username such as "pi". Therefore, what are the implications to changing the username of "pi" ...
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Why is `wget` hanging?

I have raspbmc (Debian) installed on my Raspberry Pi and it seems to not be able to download anything? wget seems to stall yet it can ping! The same happens for apt-get Resolving google.com... 173....
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Make display go to sleep

I'm using Raspbmc. I'd like the display to actually go to sleep (not simply just screensaver) after 15 minutes, but I can't seem to find any option for that in the settings. Am I missing something?
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How to change the Raspberry Pi's hostname (in Raspbmc)?

Currently my dhcp-log displays my Raspberry Pi with the name xbmc-e0cb. Can I change this to a more sensible name?
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Is it possible to install Raspbmc without a wired internet connection?

I don't have a wired internet connection and I was wondering if it would be possible to install the latest version onto the SD card? Alternatively I tried bridging my laptop's wireless connection ...
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Why doesn't my Logitech K400 keyboard/mouse always respond in raspbmc?

I have a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard/mouse that I use with my Raspberry Pi (the new 512MB model). I have Raspbmc installed. I'd say about 50% of the time when I boot the device, the keyboard and ...
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What is the best OS for XBMC on Raspberry Pi?

I want to install XBMC on my Raspberry Pi, but I do not know what OS to choose. There are three: OpenELEC Raspbmc XBian What is the most efficient of the three? Which allows you to continue to use ...
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Use Raspberry Pi as NAS and Media Center (OpenELEC, RaspBMC,..)

I want to use my raspberry pi as a NAS and media center. I have a Samsung smart TV and today I start my computer and watch films over DLNA. I want to attach the Raspberry Pi with a USB HDD to the ...
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RaspBMC default password for SSH

I installed RaspBMC and tried the default password for SSH: user pi passwd rasberry But I'm getting access denied. Does anyone know what the issue could be?
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File config.txt with multiple lines is not working

I've been trying to get XBMC (Raspbmc to be exact) working om my Raspberry Pi. After hours of work and a lot of stupid mistakes (who knew FAT32 wasn't made for Linux), I made it work. But now I'm ...
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Keyboard not detected

I'm having an issue with my RP where my keyboard is not detected. I have raspbmc installed on my SD card. Pressing any keyboard keys has absolutely no effect. I first thought it was a power problem ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi be used to send music to other devices on my network?

I'm planning on using my Raspberry Pi as a media centre, I plan to have all my music on an external hard drive which is plugged into my Pi. Is it possible to access the music on the external hard ...
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What is the best way to reliably mount a USB drive?

I've installed raspbmc, but from what I've seen it's based on raspbian, so this might go for raspbian too. I've connected a USB hard-drive. Most of the time, it will be automatically mounted on /...
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Raspbmc MKV playback

I have an issue with Raspbmc video and audio playback with MKV files on a fresh install of Raspbmc. Basically the video plays but there is no audio or images displayed so I essentially get a black ...
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Unable to forward external ssh port through router to raspbmc

I am trying to expose my raspbmc's ssh port to the world through my internet router. I can connect to the device on my LAN. I have another Windows 7 machine with cygwin and sshd installed on it and ...
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stopping RaspPi / raspbmc from auto changing source on tv [duplicate]

My Pi is connected to my TVs usb port which works great and I use the TV remote to control it - which I also enjoy. The problem is whenever I turn on my TV, the pi changes the TV input source even ...
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How can I disable raspbmc's firewall for SSH access?

I want to be able to SSH into my Raspberry Pi from an external IP address. Right now, this doesn't work, due to raspbmc's firewall. How can I disable this firewall?
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How do I set up a windows NFS server to serve my media to RaspBMC [tutorial]

Following on from my woes at trying to use Samba to share media from my windows machine (SMB performance issues on Raspbmc) i thought i'd try (and share) my knowledge of getting my Windows XP Pro ...
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How do I install/get the Flash player on Raspberry Pi?

I have tried every OS I can think of/am able to install (Windows 3, Android, and Debian, as well as XBMC). I have tried to install every Flash player - I could find. I have also downloaded multiple ...
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HDMI hisses when turned on before TV

If I turn my Pi on before the TV then I get a hissing/static noise until I yank the HDMI cable and plug it in again. If I turn my TV on during boot it will hiss, but seems to come right once XBMC ...
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Raspbmc - install missing man pages?

I run RaspBMC. If I recall correctly, the man utility is NOT installed by default with RaspBMC (although I may be mistaken). The problem is, packages installed prior to installing the actual man ...
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Advantages of installing Raspbmc to a USB stick

Installing Raspbmc, I noticed this question: Would you like to install Raspbmc to a USB stick - note this still requires an SD card to boot from [y/N] I read that it's not possible to directly boot ...
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Synchronizing video on multiple raspis

I would like to synchronize one feed (ie. this super maly fight scene from Puss and Boots...lets assume I have it on disk and in .h264) across 3 raspis (via a network) each connected to one HD monitor ...
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Raspbmc filtering connections from outside LAN

I'm having a problem connecting to Raspbmc through my NAT firewall... My setup is like this : raspbmc <--LAN--> (eth1) router (eth0) <--WAN--> work 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.2 ...
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Raspbian vs. Raspbmc

I've been using Raspbian for several days now, and I'm satisfied with it. However, I was wondering if I should also try Raspbmc until I feel like playing with it. I'm going to use my Raspberry Pi ...
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Play DivX 3 low motion too

I've just set up a RaspBMC and I wanted to play a movie. Unfortunately, it just showed a gray screen and played sound. I've found out, that the movie's codec is DivX 3 Low motion, which is ...
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Raspbmc: How can I open the terminal?

I already searched how it's possible to open the terminal on Raspbmc, however none of the two methods I know seems to work. I've read that I can open the terminal by pressing Ctr+Alt+F2 but nothing ...
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Raspbmc + HDMI + AV receiver = screen changes resolutions

This is my setup: Raspberry Pi w/Raspbmc 8GB Transcend SDHC card Yamaha RX-V1900 receiver Westinghouse 40" flat panel TV When the Pi is directly connected to the TV by HDMI, the output is sharp (TV ...
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Control raspbmc via command line

I'm looking for a way to control raspbmc via command line through ssh. Are there commands which let me "play music/video file", "pause", "stop" and give me access to addons?
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How do I start the cron daemon automatically on Raspbmc?

I'm not able to start the cron daemon automatically on Raspbmc. I tried to configure an upstart and an init script but had no luck.
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Let Raspbmc play bluetooth audio

I'm looking to have my Raspbmc setup play audio from my phone using audio over Bluetooth. In the same way a Bluetooth enabled car audio system would. I have not been able to find anything about this ...

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