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There is quite bit of confusion in the discussion forums about how to get XBMC working on Raspberry Pi. In this complete tutorial, you will learn how to choose the right accessories for the Raspberry Pi and install a minimal Linux distribution called Raspbmc. I will also reveal performance improvement tips that you cannot find in any other guide.
Getting your home theater computer together is a little bit different than setting up a regular old PC, as you need to think about saving yourself energy, socket space, and the risk of tripping over the wires. Follow these steps and not only will you be familiar with how to assemble the best HTPC, but you will also gain the knowledge to keep it as silent as possible.
While finding your favorite HTPC software often comes after trying several options, here you will find what are the popular media center softwares available. This top 10 list will simplify your task by listing the most popular media centers. Continue reading to see how the Windows Media Center, XBMC, Boxee and others compare with each other.
Plex Media Server represents the state of the art when it comes to managing and sharing your media library between various devices such as a home theater computer, media streamer, iPad, and mobile phone.
In this complete guide, I will show you how to build a simple setup with Plex Media Server and Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature that will make all of your media easily accessible from almost any device.
In order to help you to get the most out of your custom Home Theater PC system, I have put together a list of 15 essential HTPC tips for you all do it yourself (DIY) builders. You will learn insider secrets from the experienced computer builders on how to keep your computer cool and silent.
Now it is a good time to start your home theater PC building project. I have just updated the optimal component recommendations for starter, budget, value and performance systems. I hope these recommendations will help you from wasting your time and money on tedious research. So, what are you waiting for, go building your own here.
One common problem for the cord cutters is how to integrate XBMC, Netflix, Hulu and other premium content channels. In this practical guide, you will learn how to seamlessly use Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon VOD, Pandora and more with XBMC Media Center.
I will also reveal an easy way to get Netflix and Hulu working with the XBMC running on Linux-based computers such as OpenELEC HTPC and Raspberry Pi which has not been widely known before.
The latest XBMC version 12.0 (Codename Frodo) is a great media center software, but like many other open source projects, it is driven by very technical community, and it is not necessarily user friendly enough for the average person to customize and use.
Fortunately, with a bit of time and the right skin, you can set things up properly and make XBMC very user-friendly and rock solid. Reading this article will take about 10 minutes. So, let’s dive right in…
Since launching My Media Experience in 2009, I have received hundreds of interesting questions from my readers. There are surprisingly many similar challenges, so in this long and detailed post, I will try to provide an answer to the 8 most common HTPC problems.
Ready to buy components for your new HTPC? After reading my free eBook and determining the type of system you want, you probably have a clear idea of the configuration that is right for you. To narrow your choices further, follow this Home Theater PC Gear Buying Guide to get the top 3 recommendations for each component category. This is not yet another buying guide, but it is a comprehensive resource on everything you need to know about HTPC components to make a buying decision. I have spent tens of hours to build this guide, so it will definitely save you a lot of research time.
What is the state of today’s home theater computing? Is it time to upgrade your HTPC? Throughout this article, I will summarize the recent releases and trends in the world of home theater computing. After reading this article, you will learn how popular home theater computers really are at the moment and which hardware and software you should be using.
XBMC has been the favorite media center of advanced users for years, but thanks to the latest distribution OpenELEC 2.0, it is easier than ever to install XBMC on Linux. In fact, as OpenELEC advertises, I was able to install the complete operating system and media center in less than 15 minutes. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps I did to install and customize the OpenELEC 2.0 with the PVR support.
In this shootout, I will compare 8 different XBMC remote control alternatives to see which one is an ideal way to control your media center PC. The contenders are Motorola NYXBoard Hybrid, XBMC Constellation app for iPad, infrared PC remote control, keyboard remote, air mouse, Wiimote, HDMI CEC Adapter and Flirc. After testing each control device in the past months, I can say that the clear winner of this shootout is …