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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2012, 08:07:40 PM »
trying to d/l debian for it

keeps cutting off "interrupted"

where have you lot been getting yours from??
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2012, 08:49:15 AM »
Was playing around with RaspBMC at the weekend (port of XBMC). Very impressed by the lag free video playback streamed from my NAS box no matter what format i threw at it. It was certainly a better experience than XBMC on Windows.

I also got the plugins working for BBC iplayer, 40D, Ch5 etc as well as other IPTV streams like Revision3 and TWiT TV.  The free remote app for my iPhone meant that i didn't need to have to leave the mouse/keyboard connected.

http://www.raspbmc.com/


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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2012, 06:21:15 PM »
RaspBMC is all my PI has ever known and the sole reason for me getting one.
Like Stiggy says, its handled everything ive thrown at it, including 1080p stuff and all streaming from NAS drives.
Buy the MPEG2 license and PVR capabilities will soon be added too. Very impressed with it

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2012, 06:42:41 PM »
RaspBMC is all my PI has ever known and the sole reason for me getting one.
Like Stiggy says, its handled everything ive thrown at it, including 1080p stuff and all streaming from NAS drives.
Buy the MPEG2 license and PVR capabilities will soon be added too. Very impressed with it

Does RaspBMC support wi-fi adapters? I am downloading the updates now via an RJ45 connection.
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2012, 06:44:23 PM »
I think it can but don't quote me on that. Maybe worth checking out the forums for it

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« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2012, 06:50:32 PM »
OK, cheers. It's downloading and suggests a grab a coffee ! :)
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2012, 09:02:49 PM »
RaspBMC is all my PI has ever known and the sole reason for me getting one.
Like Stiggy says, its handled everything ive thrown at it, including 1080p stuff and all streaming from NAS drives.
Buy the MPEG2 license and PVR capabilities will soon be added too. Very impressed with it

Does RaspBMC support wi-fi adapters? I am downloading the updates now via an RJ45 connection.

Ah ! Yeah ! We have wi-fi active with a USB micro thumb thingy. Just installing little apps and we are good to go ! :) I just hooked up the BMC over wired internet and searched for a wi-fi system add-on. :)
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2012, 08:46:35 AM »
Sorry Alex, didn't see your post in time. Hope you managed to get wiffy working, i was using wired at the time.

Still finding my way around Raspbmc but so far, liking what i see. Had an issue last night with my remote app, not switching off the Pi but think this was a one off.

Just ordered a simple clear acrylic case for mine as it's a bit bare bones sat on my desk at the moment. Nothing fancy, just a 3 quid special off eBay.

Incidentally, Maplins have announced a Raspberry Pi starter pack for £69 coming at end of Sept including the Pi (model B) and a whole bucket of USB attachments and a memory card for £69. Interesting is if they're also going to stock Rasp Pi boards as a stand alone item...certainly saves the hassle of web orders at the mo if it's you're first or subsequent Pi purchase.

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2012, 10:58:53 AM »
The wi-fi works fine. You have to have the Pi plugged into an RJ45 connection first, then it gets all the relevant drivers etc. Then through the system settings, find your hub and enter your wi-fi key. It feels a tad slow, but hey, it's worth it.

The case is a good idea, I don't think the Pi will like dust that much.

What size SD card have you got ?
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2012, 12:32:31 PM »
Can't find any use for mine, not got time to set it up and haven't got a power supply/keyboard that works yet  :-[

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2012, 02:12:32 PM »
Can't find any use for mine, not got time to set it up and haven't got a power supply/keyboard that works yet  :-[

For a Power Supply, I used a HTC charger with USB Cable. Some generic Keyboards don't work with certain builds. However, Raspbian “wheezy” works well with my cheapo Keyboard and Mouse. Use a RJ45 connection for the internet though. I bought an cheap wi-fi adapter from eBay and that works with RaspBMC, but of course you will need to use the wired internet first to set it up.

The only thing I need to work out now, is how do I access the other partition in RaspBMC, as it doesn't appear? Perhaps Sir Porchy might know?
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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2012, 08:09:56 PM »
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What size SD card have you got ?

I'm using a small 2Gb card for RaspBMC as I'm mainly streaming from my fat NAS and occasionally swapout with a 16gb card with Wheezy installed for various desktop/emulator fun.



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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2012, 04:06:46 PM »
 :o this is exactly what I need to play the upnp stuff off my mythbackend and synology nas *goes digging for pi*

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Re: Your Raspberry PI plans.
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2012, 12:44:01 PM »
Might look at getting rid of mine, unless anyone has time to set it up for me so I can get some use out of it !

Anyone got a spare USB keyboard that they know works with a Pi ?