RaspBMC mini-review

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RaspBMC mini-review

Postby Jacobcullen » 14 Feb 2019, 12:27

Got mine yesterday, just purchased the necessary cords/card today.

RaspBMC itself is a very easy install. On my main PC (Linux), it was basically run a python script to copy the install files onto the inserted SD card. (Note: they recommend at least a Class 6 card; I opted for an on-sale Class 10 ('Lexar' brand name)).

On first boot (with network cable attached and card inserted), tech news free netflix

Rpi boots and d/ls the rest of what it needs, create the filesystem on the card, and boots to XBMC (~5 minutes).

XBMC menus are a wee bit sluggish on changing screens, but not annoying by any stretch. Videos play pretty much flawlessly, with some flashing of a black screen on start (an auto-adjust, maybe?).

Video tested: SD versions MKV, MP4, AVI from a USB drive, and a 1080p MKV played via the XBMC YouTube plugin. No stuttering at all.

For what I paid vs. what it does, it's pretty impressive. I almost hate to slap it on the back of a TV and forget about it.
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