Raspberry Pi Media Center


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Low-cost and high-performing, with a massively diverse range of uses and applications, the Raspberry Pi is set to revolutionize the way we think about computing and programming. Using it as a Media Center allows everyone to have a low-cost device that is always on, attached to their TV.

Imagine controlling your TV with your smartphone, dynamically streaming content that you have on various devices across your home, as and when you want. Raspberry Pi Media Center will show you how to configure the complete experience using readily available and accessible tools, so that you too will soon be enjoying your media from the comfort of your own sofa.

With this practical guide, you’ll discover how you can transform your Raspberry Pi into a powerful media center. Using Raspbmc (based on the XBMC distribution), you’ll be shown how you can deploy and configure your own media center, including coverage of all the essentials from controlling your device with a TV remote or smartphone, to the creation and customization of your very own media library (including the conversion of any existing collection). You’ll even be able to stream multimedia from your devices or directly from the Internet!

What you will learn from this book

  • Clear instructions on how to get Raspbmc working on your Raspberry Pi.
  • Learn how to navigate and configure XBMC.
  • Discover how you can control your media center with your smartphone or TV remote.
  • Build your very own media library with film, episode, and album descriptions and artwork.
  • Share your content across multiple media center devices.
  • Utilize PVR for viewing live TV and recording.

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