Linux (Xbmc) Xbox media center ubuntu

thebyrnie

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Hi There

This a guide to install xbmc (xbox Media Centre) on ubuntu

In this video a mouse is being used I prefer a media centre remote

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Update your computer first system - administration Update Manager

Then add the following to your repository

Either by System - Administration - Software Sources - Third party software- add and paste in appropate to your Distro ( Gusty 7.10, Hardy 8.04, Intrepid 8.10, Jaunty 9.04)

Or in terminal

Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
(and add at the Bottom and Save)

GUTSY PPA :

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-gutsy/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-gutsy/ubuntu gutsy main
HARDY PPA :
Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-hardy/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-hardy/ubuntu hardy main
INTREPID PPA:

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-intrepid/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-intrepid/ubuntu intrepid main
JAUNTY PPA:

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

If you Want Addons and extra Skins Add These Also

ADDONS and THIRD PARTIES

Third parties packages will be distributed via a reserved PPA: the xbmc-addons PPA. You will find there skins, scripts and plugins. I suggest you add it to your sources to benefit from all contribution put there.



GUTSY PPA :

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu gutsy main
HARDY PPA :

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu hardy main
INTREPID PPA:

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu intrepid main
JAUNTY PPA:
Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xbmc-addons/ubuntu jaunty main

Then save


To Download and install open terminal

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install xbmc
If you wan't skins not just default PM3 you do
Code:
sudo apt-get install xbmc-skin-*
and if you wan't more remotes you do

Code:
sudo apt-get install xbmc-eventclients-*
Hey Presto

Go to Applications - Sound and Video - xbmc Media Center
 
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Gman496

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I've watched this in use at byrnies place & it is very impressive. It automatically pulls all the Info for each movie from IMBD too. Well worth looking at (y)

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Jez

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latest stable release is Frodo 12, itll run on linux, android, apple and windows now, i use a mini android pc (Hdmi dongle) and its fantastic for streaming films, music and tv shows as well as other uses once youve got the basic xbmc installation from xbmc.org goto xbmchub.com for plugins, easiest way to get the decent plugins is putting Fusion on it

Code:
http://www.xbmchub.com/blog/2012/04/24/fusion-easy-addon-installation-for-xbmc/
 
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paul101

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yh thanks bro whats you mini android pc . because i think i have seen this running on the raspberry pi ??
 

Jez

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Ive got a UG007 which is decent for sd but struggles with 1080p, there are ways to run it with hardware acceleration but requires a nightly build using an external player, but yes it runs on a raspberry pi
 
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