Scott Penrose

Raspberry Pi XBMC

Scott is an expert software developer with over 30 years experience, specialising in education, automation and remote data.

I have been using Raspberry Pi for about 5 days now running XBMC.

Choices

Raspbmc

So far...

  • Advantages:
    • First time boot automatically resizes partition to fill the SD Card
  • Disadvantages:
    • Slow performance
      • Menus are not great
      • Playing my media slow
        • My media is on SMB share
        • And mostly H264
        • And mostly 1 to 3GB movies Standard Def

Openelec

So far...

  • Advantages:
    • Boots in a fraction of the time
    • Does not seem to have performance issues I experienced
  • Disadvantages
    • No partition resize

Gotchas, Recommendations and Tips

  • SD Card
    • Get the FASTEST you can afford

  • HTPC