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Re-build a Home Theater PC (HTPC)

July 26th, 2015
Build a Home Theater PC

I am a fan of Raspberry Pi and I was using it for pretty long period as HTPC with OpenElec on it. Moreover, Raspberry Pi got a upgrade of the sound card in my setup. You can read it in my previous post. However, every time when there was new software of RPi release, I had to tweak […]

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 🙁 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 😉 As you might know, CD format uses 16 bits […]

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 decoding of […]

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 […]