Video of latest xbmc code on Raspberry Pi
(2013-11-25, 15:53)derwildemann Wrote:
(2013-09-28, 16:42)popcornmix Wrote: People often complain xbmc on the Pi is too laggy to be usable.

Here is a demo of latest build running quite smoothly.

This is top of tree (Gotham) OpenELEC with some performance patches I'm currently working on.

The Movie played was 4 gigs and 720p.

The Pi is overclocked to 1GHz arm, 500MHz core and 600MHz sdram.
The install is on a USB stick.

I've been struggling with to set up my RPi since I bought it in May 2013. I've reached the point where I just accepted it's limitations until I came across your video.
I've read though, that OpenElec represents the best solution for the Pi but yet I couldn't find a step-by-step set-up instruction.

I also had bad experience with the overclocking. I still have the 'confluence' skin and I could never make raspbmc to display my movies and series the way I could see in your video.

Man, would I be happy if I could get my Pi working the way yours does.

I was also amazed that you could control your Pi with the TV remote. How the heck did you do that? And what is CEC?

I have my OS installed on the SD card and a USB stick. I have experienced a power outage that led to corruption of the OS (don't know of which part) that came with the unpleasant need of re-installing raspbmc. I have read that you could create a backup of the OS and I did that using win32diskimager (I'm running Windows XP on my desktop). However when I gave it a try, meaning I restored the previously gained images back to the SD card and the USB stick, the Pi started with a complete new installation, no idea what went wrong.

So here is the challenge:
- provide a step-by-step procedure on how you installed your Pi (openElec, raspbmc, skin, settings to make it display the movie images, etc.)
Try for your self between Raspbmc and openELEC. From far I prefer openELEC, but its your choice.
openELEC -
Raspbmc -
- provide info upon the remote control via CEC
If your TV HDMI is compatible, you can use your TV remote to control the PI
- speeding up the Pi (overclocking?)
try to follow this:
if you download the latest build, you will find the .txt with available setting to change. Play with them, but try to not burn you pi.

I'd be happy to put together a step-by-step manual after having done the above on my Pi to share it with everyone.


Have fun =)

Messages In This Thread
RE: - by godson - 2013-10-13, 00:29
RE: Video of latest xbmc code on Raspberry Pi - by zeus[x] - 2013-12-02, 23:09
USB 2.0 vs. Class 10 vs. USB 3.0 - by xbs08 - 2013-12-13, 11:56

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