XBMC

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Because we like good sound with our videos XBMC was installed on the audio server. See Audio System for everything concerning the audio part of the setup.

Installation[edit]

XBMC is not available in the standard ubuntu 10.10 repositories. But no worries there's a PPA available for easy installation. Just follow these instructions.

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone
sudo apt-get update

Start XBMC at boot[edit]

Just login to the desktop you installed (KDE, gnome, ...) and look for a setting like "Automatic Login". Enable this and then logout. In the login menu that appears select XBMC and login again. XBMC will start in full-screen mode. From the next on everytime you boot you're machine You'll end up with XBMC running.

XBMC remote[edit]

There are applications for several phone OS'es available that can act as a remote for XBMC. To use them just use "audio" as host/ip name and 8080 as port. Username and password are not required.

  • Official XBMC remote is the best one for Android in my opinion.

Links[edit]

A list of some links that where useful setting up this system: