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”
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”
I have encountered this when moving my Xbian installation from 8GB card to 32GB one. The solution is to copy everything and force it to resize to 32GB.
1. dd copy old SD card to new bigger SD card (for example:
dd if=/dev/sdd of=/dev/sde bs=4M
where sdd is your old card and sde is your new SD card. Continue reading “Force Xbian resize partition when moving to bigger card”
It seems that little bundle of joy called Raspberry Pi computer is perfect for media player and what better choice than XBMC. I have decided to use XBian distribution since it is optimized and tweaked just right. Here are few tips I have stumbled upon during setup:
Cache all filesystems (internet/local) and optimize cache fill rate to make playback as smooth as possible. In your /home/xbian/.xbmc/userdata/advancedsettings.xml you should add/edit following section: Continue reading “Xbian/XBMC on Raspberry Pi tweaks”