Kodi as a home theater

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myordo Offline
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Hello, I have a banana pi-m2 + I want to use Kodi as a home theater on Ubuntu 16.04,but from the repository installs only version 15.2, I want to use the latest version, try to update apt-get update and upgrade do not lead to the desired result, tell me how to install version 16 or 17 thanks
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Not sure about if there are builds available for that arm board, but with Ubuntu on x86 hardware you need to install the Kodi PPA to get the latest Kodi releases.
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You'd be better with a raspberry pi in terms of Kodi support.

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But I have banana pi-m2 m2 plus
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If it's Ubuntu 16.04 which runs on that banana pi, then just do the following:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

The normal Ubuntu repos only ship Kodi 15.2. To use the latest stable Kodi release, you have to use our PPA.

Don't expect to much support for that if you are facing issues.

The RPi3 might have been a better choice.
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(2017-05-19 13:45)DaVu Wrote:  If it's Ubuntu 16.04 which runs on that banana pi, then just do the following:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

The normal Ubuntu repos only ship Kodi 15.2. To use the latest stable Kodi release, you have to use our PPA.

Don't expect to much support for that if you are facing issues.

The RPi3 might have been a better choice.

The PPA doesn't ship any ARM packages, so that won't work.
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And if it shipped it would not work either. The above hardware uses a proprietary blob that has no support in any OSS programm that is not heavily patched ...

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don't buy allwinner CPUs/SOCs if you want to run linux.
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(2017-05-19 17:15)yasij Wrote:  
(2017-05-19 13:45)DaVu Wrote:  If it's Ubuntu 16.04 which runs on that banana pi, then just do the following:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi

The normal Ubuntu repos only ship Kodi 15.2. To use the latest stable Kodi release, you have to use our PPA.

Don't expect to much support for that if you are facing issues.

The RPi3 might have been a better choice.

The PPA doesn't ship any ARM packages, so that won't work.

right, sorry for that Wink
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(2017-05-19 11:23)myordo Wrote:  But I have banana pi-m2 m2 plus
You would have been better to research before buying.

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