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Openelec ES9023 (using I2S)

December 28th, 2014
Raspberry Pi ES9023

    After reviewing different options for Raspberry Pi soundcards, I was already committed to get a Wolfson Audio Card soundcard, until it appeared that shipping price from Amazon UK was pretty high (I live in Republic of Ireland). So I went for a second choice – ES9023 chip based card from eBay, which arrived after two weeks […]

Tweak Raspberry PI XBMC (OpenELEC)

June 8th, 2014
Tweak OpenElec

    As it was explained in the post about Raspberry Pi, it has only 700 MHz CPU. Surely, it is not too powerful for a media player running XBMC. The Raspberry Pi’s GPU is shaped in very specific way and as a result, the same under-powered CPU is used for some graphics tasks (e.g. showing XBMC interface, performing the […]

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 […]