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”
Since Android lollipop update on my Xperia phone and tablet I was in desperate need for more storage space.
Earlier this year I bought Toshiba MicroSD XC 64GB card for Xperia Z2 tablet with declared speed of 40MB/s. You can find a card like this one for $23.59 with free shipping on eBay. I can recommend the following seller and their super fast delivery service: Continue reading “Good 64GB MicroSD XC cards from Toshiba and SanDisk”
Beside retro-gaming I am using Raspberry Pi 2 as my always on media center running Xbian.
I weighted between OpenELEC and Xbian and at the moment of my decision Xbian won me over with file-system. Xbian uses btrfs snapshot system which proved to be quite useful if you run into any kind of trouble since it is really easy to do a fallback to previous file system snapshot. Continue reading “Excellent protective ABS Case for Raspberry Pi 2 / B+ for multimedia use”
Lack of hardware clock on Raspberry Pi is not that big of a deal if you are online all the time. For a few $ you can add this feature to your pi.
I ordered mine on eBay for less than $2, so I can recommend the seller here:
New DS3231 Precision RTC Module Memory Module for Arduino Raspberry Pi Continue reading “Add hardware clock (RTC hwclock) DS3231 to Raspberry Pi”