Posts Tagged ‘xbmc’

Install XBMC in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Install XBMC in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Installation of XBMC Frodo 12.2 in Ubuntu is a breeze. Just get on with running following commands in a terminal and you are all set. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc For those of you who are not...

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Subsonic Plugin for XBMC 12 Frodo

Subsonic Plugin for XBMC 12 Frodo

You love XBMC and can’t live without Subsonic! Then why not get them to entertain you together. I came across this XBMC subsonic-plugin while searching for the same a few months back. So the credit goes to the developers who were responsible for hacking some old code and getting it to work for XBMC...

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DIY Multimedia / Photo / Video Frame Using Raspberry Pi

DIY Multimedia / Photo / Video Frame Using Raspberry Pi

Long long ago I talked about converting a LCD panel from a laptop to external monitor which was an easy exercise as long as one was willing to dish out $40 to buy a controller board from ebay. But when I did that I could not stop myself from imagining far better applications of...

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OpenELEC: The Slimmer Trimmer and Cooler XBMC

OpenELEC: The Slimmer Trimmer and Cooler XBMC

Now OpenELEC lets you carry your HTPC with you in your USB drive. OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a HTPC software based on the ultra popular, the hip and chic XBMC (Xbox Media Center)  and supports full HD playback to your television with support for video and sound over the HDMI port...

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Install XBMC Dharma on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 with Live TV and IR Remote Support

Install XBMC Dharma on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 with Live TV and IR Remote Support

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system.The latest release of XBMC is 10.0 Dharma. Dharma has really taken XBMC to next level by enhancing the user experience by superior integration of the plugin / skin / programs installation. According to XBMC.org In...

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Install XBMC Dharma (Pre-Release Builds – Beta 2) on Ubuntu

Install XBMC Dharma (Pre-Release Builds – Beta 2) on Ubuntu

XBMC Dharma 10.0 (currently in Beta 2 stage) offers some great new improvements over previous versions of XBMC, while still retaining all the amazing features that XBMC offers as a HTPC software. The most significant improvement is the handling of Add-ons, now you can install and upgrade add-ons (scripts as well as themes) automatically...

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Best HTPC Software for Ubuntu 10.04 / Fedora 13 (MythTv vs Freevo vs XBMC)?

Best HTPC Software for Ubuntu 10.04 / Fedora 13 (MythTv vs Freevo vs XBMC)?

Contrary to popular (Windows users) belief, Linux is not the greatest when it comes to handling multimedia. Some Windows users are even under the delusion that the Linux is not geared for HTPC purposes. With Windows 7, Windows OS has boldly gone where no Windows has gone before. But you would be surprised to...

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Mount Linux NFS Share on Windows 7

Mount Linux NFS Share on Windows 7

One convenient way of sharing files between Linux machines and Windows 7 computer is NFS. I am assuming that you have installed NFS server and added the folders you want to share on you Ubuntu machine. You start by installing the NFS support in Windows 7, goto Control Panel > Programs and Features and...

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Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

Perfect MythTV Frontend on Windows 7 / Vista or Mac Using XBMC

This is incredible! XBMC+MythTV rock!! I have been trying all kinds of crazy solutions to be able to stream Live TV over the LAN. MythTV does offer an easy way out, but then you are stuck with Ubuntu at all times. Not that I have any issues with that, but I do indulge myself...

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Setup Windows Media Center IR Remote for MythTV and XBMC

Setup Windows Media Center IR Remote for MythTV and XBMC

First and foremost thing to be installed is the lirc package which supports the IR remotes in linux. Install it by doing (make sure your remote is not plugged at this instance, plug it in after the installation has finished) sudo apt-get install lirc The basic setup for Media Center remote integration with MythTV,...

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Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system. You can install it on Ubuntu 10.04 by running the following commands successively  from the terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone XBMC supports UPnP portocal that can be used...

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Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Windows 7 samba style sharing is tricky to get to work, but it is not essential if you just want to enjoy your media collection, which is residing on a Windows machine, from a Linux machine running XBMC or XBMC live which is again based on Ubuntu. For this sharing a server-client sharing scenario...

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XBMC on Ubuntu vs XBMC Live: Wireless Network and IR Remote

I have seen this question asked in several forums and I personally had to deal with it during my tete-a-tete with XBMC. Usually XBMC live is the way to go, if you are going to run it on a HTPC desktop, especially an old one. XBMC live comes configured with support for most generic...

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