|Grabowy, Chris on 11 Jan 2013 05:29:20 -0800|
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For what it’s worth, I loaded OpenELEC on the SD card, installed it into the Raspberry PI and booted it up. I only tried a few things in XBMC but so far OpenELEC seems to be much more stable and seems to perform better than RaspBMC. I will play with it some more this weekend…
It appears the forum members on XBMChub prefer OpenELEC over RaspBMC, so I will try that this weekend.
I paid the extra few dollars and I got the 512M models.
I am using RaspBMC. I may try OpenELEC this weekend.
Some of the forums report that a power supply could be a problem so I have tried a few different power supplies with no difference. I am also going to try a different SD card.
Overall I'd def say it's "acceptable".
I have a rev2 pi - so 512MB of RAM. Do you know which yours is?
There are a few choices of which XBMC build to use. I *think* I chose OpenELEC, I'll verify next time I'm home.
It performs fine for me - playback of h264 is flawless at 720p (I don't have any 1080 devices that I care to watch things on). Some non-h264 stuff can be jittery so I usually transcode them. Performance of the XBMC software itself is also fine I havent noticed any lag navigating, typing, etc.
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Grabowy, Chris <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I purchased a few Raspberry PIs in the hopes of replacing the big hunking PCs near my TVs running XBMC.
I got XBMC installed on the SD card, the PI boots up on it, updates itself, etc, but XBMC seems to be slow and buggy.
So I am wondering if your XBMC on the Raspberry PI performs acceptably??
I apologize if this is an off topic forum question.
I just set up a Raspberry PI at home using an XBMC distro. This streams files over NFS of SFTP and a bunch of other protocols. Works best with h264 encodings but it can slog through other formats. And it's only $30.
I'd be interested in your final setup, I have a similar (but very low priority) issue at work.
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Tom Haines <email@example.com> wrote:
Does anyone know if there are any Linux powered set-top boxes similar to Roku or Apple TV that let you stream media to a TV? I'm looking for something that is open enough that I can configure it to open a pre-configured stream on startup and start dumping it out the A/V ports.
The idea is to create a streaming appliance to send out to our school districts so they can play our live streams into their district wide closed circuit TV systems.
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