Peppermint | Linux OS Community Forum
 
It is currently Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:30 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: [One][Ice][Two] Install xbmc media centre
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 8:56 am
Posts: 2132
Class: Software installation tutorial
Difficulty: Straightforward
Time: About half an hour
Desirability: XBMC is an attractive media centre

Thanks to chaos for submitting this how to for anyone who wants to make their friends jealous with their super media center.

This how to only deals with installing the software, but xbmc has quite a friendly GUI. Mind, it runs in fullscreen and is meant to transform your machine into a media center, so I'm guessing that that off button will shut down your system! As always, save everything and back up before trying something new.

I tested these instructions and everything works smoothly.

---------------------------

For those who don't know xbmc is a lovely media center which originated on the xbox but is now available for win mac linux etc. it will play videos, music and even display weather widgets in a nice skinable self contained environment.

Image

As peppermint is lovely and light, this will be blazing fast and look great on a large screen tv/monitor, below is a guide to installing it.

First we add the repositories for XBMC by clicking ctr+alt+t together to open the terminal, copy and paste the code below,

Code:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


enter your password if asked, then the leafpad text editor will open with a list of code, scroll down to the bottom of the list and add,

Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu maverick main


(no, really. natty specific packages have not yet been released. The maverick ones work fine. If you find out that natty packages have been released please pm rich_roast who'll update this tutorial to reflect) then press ctrl+s to save it and close leafpad, back at the terminal enter,

Code:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 64234534
sudo apt-get update


then enter

Code:
apt install xbmc
apt install xbmc data
apt install xbmc standalone


and you're all set, you will find xbmc in the sound & video menu, i also did a desktop icon, open leafpad and copy/paste the code below,

If you're lazy, you could always just right-click on the launcher in menu -> sound and video and tick the desktop launcher box

Code:
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=XBMC
Exec=xbmc
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=xbmc
Categories=Application;Desktop
StartupWMClass=Pcmanfm
StartupNotify=true


and save as 'XBMC' to the desktop.

For more info follow this guide.

_________________
Admin


Top
 Profile  
 
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by php B.B. © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 php B.B. Group
Template made by DEVPPL