Raspberry pi media center

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Raspberry pi media center

Postby dec0y7 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:13 pm

might come in useful for someone :)
I've tried to make this easy to follow.

software needed.

http://www.raspbmc.com/download/

download, unpack and save for later.

hardware needed.

Raspberry Pi
http://www.phenoptix.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/raspberry-pi-model-b

SD card
at least an 8GB and must be a class 10 (very important) and some way to plug it into your pc/lappy

HDMI cable
http://www.phenoptix.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/hdmi-cable-1m-for-raspberry-pi

Power
5V 1A micro usb

network cable or wifi Antenna
http://www.phenoptix.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/adafruit-usb-wifi-802-11b-g-n-module-with-antenna-for-raspberry-pi-1030

Raspberry Pi case
Adafruit - Pi Box - Enclosure for Raspberry Pi Computers http://www.phenoptix.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/adafruit-pi-box-enclosure-for-raspberry-pi-computers
Pimoroni - PIBOW - Available in Rainbow, Ninja, Crystal and Toxic Variants! http://www.phenoptix.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/pimoroni-pibow-the-worlds-only-rainbow-coloured-raspberry-pi-case

PC Remote control
£5 from ebay

That's everything you need, now lets start.

1 assemble the raspberry Pi and all parts but don't plug the power in just yet.

2 Plug SD card into pc and open the installer we downloaded earlier, you should see this.
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read and accept :)

This should be next
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select your SD card and accept license agreement.

before you click install you can, if you choose configure your network settings.
wired
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wireless
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once done click install and wait till you see this.
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3 remove SD card and place in your Raspberry pi, plug power in.

4 Turn the kettle on and make a cup of tea or coffee.
^^^^^^^ no joke takes a while but its all automatic. you will see screens like this.

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5 Enjoy............................



What next? you may say, well here we go.

choose language

Then

System > settings > system > video output > resolution (mine 1920x1080p) > video calibration > follow onscreen prompts.
system > settings > appearance > international > region > (UK 24h) > timezone country > britain (uk)

If you have used XBMC before then you will know how to install addon's (channels) like icefilms, 1channel, navi x. etc
If you haven't then have a read of.
http://xbmc.org/
and
http://www.xbmchub.com/

have a look for fusion for XBMC ;) make's life easy.


One last thing...............

Overclocking
DO AT YOUR OWN RISK
if it fails then you will need to start again from Step 2 above
raspbmc comes with an easy option to overclock but that's not a guarantee it will work.

programs > raspbmc settings > system configuration > go down to system performance profile > fast > OK
configuration updated > yes (will restart pi)

cpu overclock 840
core overclock 350
image sensor pipe overclock 250
gpu overclock 253
ram overclock 400
over voltage 0

if it works and IS stable then think yourself lucky and enjoy................
you could try the super setting and not the fast but ive only had 1 R.PI that worked and was stable 24/7
tis Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all

I blame spelling errors and my writing skills or lack of...... On fred!!!!!! My blood clot (yes I really did name it lol)

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Re: Raspberry pi media center

Postby phenoptix » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Great job Matt! May well have to try this for myself. Good to see a little life back in the forums.

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Re: Raspberry pi media center

Postby dec0y7 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:12 pm

Thank you.

my top channels are 1channel, icefilms, mashup and navi x :)

might put a quick post up sometime about adding a reset switch to the R.Pi, not hard but better then just pulling the power.
tis Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all

I blame spelling errors and my writing skills or lack of...... On fred!!!!!! My blood clot (yes I really did name it lol)


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