Recently I bought two Raspberry Pi 3 devices, one for my RetroPie gaming center and one for my Kodi / Xbian always-on media-center.
Retropie with version 3.6 came out of the box with Raspberry Pi 3 support, so it was an easy to replace old unit with new one.
Xbian needs new kernel package (4.4.4+) to support Raspberry Pi 3. There are two ways to get your Xbian to support your new device: Continue reading “Upgrade Xbian installation to support Raspberry Pi 3”
I wanted to reinstall my old XBMCuntu distro with new version from kodi.tv and I have downloaded latest available iso file from here.
Since my Silverstone LC16M case has 16×2 VFD display it is normal that I want to use it together with all the multimedia keys. In order to get them working kernel module imon must be loaded.
To support LCD in Kodi you will need addon XBMC LCDproc but before installing the plugin you need to have lcdproc package installed and configured. Continue reading “Configure LCDd.conf for LC16M VFD LCD 16×2 screen”
If you are like me using Kodi (XBMC) library to manage all your multimedia files you are probably used to updating and cleaning your library after adding or deleting new files.
My library at the moment consists of 15121 files total, but after examining it in PHPMyAdmin I have noticed that files table contains also some entries that point to non-existing idPath from path table and other files that are pointing to a path that is non-local (HTTP or plugin instead of regular system path). Continue reading “How to additionally clean-up Kodi MySQL database from unwanted entries”
Xbian is my proffered media center solution for some time now and one of the great features is ability to create .img of your current system so that you can use it for backup purposes or multiplication.
All you need to do is to create your backup using xbian-config script run as root and navigate to Xbian copier: Continue reading “How to backup/restore/mount Xbian .img to a local folder”
[UPDATE] Now instructions are fit for Debian Jessie.
I have been running Kodi on my Raspberry Pi 2 for some time as my primary home media center. Previously I used a normal PC in fancy casing, but since I moved all my files to NAS it made no sense to run full blown PC and waste electricity. Continue reading “Installing Plexmediaserver on Xbian / Raspberry Pi 2”