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Raspberry Pi Sound card

November 20th, 2014
Upgrade Raspberry Sound card

RPi is a great piece of the hardware (e.g. to run XBMC), however Raspberry Pi sound card is terrible ūüôĀ There are few reasons for that. The first of them is that Raspberry Pi’s output uses¬†PWM¬†modulation, while the second one – it uses only 11 bits ūüėČ As you might know, CD format¬†uses 16 bits […]

Raspberry Pi XBMC

April 3rd, 2014
Putting OpenElec on Raspberry Pi

Preparation As it was already mentioned in a¬†previous post about Raspberry Pi, it has some nice features as media player including a powerful enough GPU for decoding Full HD videos. In this post, I am going to explain to you how to setup Raspberry Pi XBMC. XBMC has quite a long history and is very […]

Ubuntu Serviio

March 11th, 2014
Installing Serviio on Ubuntu

This guide will help you install the Serviio media server from the sources on Ubuntu server. After testing different media servers, I had the biggest success with Ubuntu Serviio¬†media server.¬†At the moment, I have it running with my D-Link DNS-320L NAS as well. I assume you¬†already have a basic Ubuntu Linux server running¬†and log-in with […]

DLNA

February 25th, 2014
DLNA media server

What is DLNA? The network devices can discover each other and share the media using a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) network protocol, which was developed by the UPnP Forum. The UPnP devices are “plug-and-play” and automatically establish hassle-free streaming of media without the need for manual setup around the house. Sony founded a Digital […]