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by trondis23
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc vs Xbian
Replies: 70
Views: 123199

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc vs Xbian

That's interesting. Could you describe the procedure you used to downgrade to the June build? I would like to try OpenElec with gapless + mpeg2 support (I've the licences). Thanks Boris You can pick an image from this site: http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/. I use the one named Ope...
by trondis23
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc vs Xbian
Replies: 70
Views: 123199

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc vs Xbian

I use the Pi mostly for music playback, and none of the current builds handle that very well. Gapless playback was broken at one point, and there are long gaps and stuttering at the beginning of the tracks. But OpenELEC from June works perfectly. So I have been using that. Yesterday I installed the ...
by trondis23
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Gapless playback
Replies: 17
Views: 9801

Re: Gapless playback

It works for me without any changes in the default settings. My only problem with it is that the database won't include mp3 or ogg files. Ogg even crashes the system. But it is the same with all distributions: raspbmc, xbian, openelec, Raspian with XBMC. So that probably have another reason. Maybe m...
by trondis23
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Gapless playback
Replies: 17
Views: 9801

Re: Gapless playback

I think I got my img from this site: http://sparky0815.de/openelec-download- ... omment-575

Try the one from June 26 for a 4 GB card.

Perfect gapless playback is a must for me also on a music player. I would say it is useless without it.
by trondis23
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Gapless playback
Replies: 17
Views: 9801

Re: Gapless playback

I have gapless playback on an OpenElec build from June 23. It is broken on all other versions following this, in OpenElec, Raspbmc, Xbian etc. But try a build from June 23 from here http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/ On Android you can try Neutron Music Player. It is much better at h...
by trondis23
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 373258

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Hi, can you tell me how did you achieved gapless playback please? Thanks I use a build from June. Mine says it was compiled on June 26. But you can try one from June 23 here http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/ This one works perfectly for me, no gaps or load times between tracks, and...
by trondis23
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 230611

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I was just wondering - where is the download link? I can't find it on the blogspot. I tried version 1 that was linked up at the start of this thread, but that wouldn't boot at all.
by trondis23
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: So... which XBMC?
Replies: 7
Views: 4577

Re: So... which XBMC?

I haven't tried Xbian, only Raspbmc, OpenElec and Raspbian/XBMC. On all of them I have problems with the database - mp3 files won't be included, and ogg files crash the system. Only Flac, Wavpack, Musepack, wma and aac works fine. Mp3s will play, but I have to browse through the file menu. Another p...
by trondis23
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 373258

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Regarding scanning failing ... Are there any clues in the XBMC log? Do you use a particular program to add ID3 tags to your MP3 files? - if yes, then perhaps the way it does it is causing problems so try to retag one failing file using something else There are lots of error lines in the XBMC log. B...
by trondis23
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 373258

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

I have two problems with all the XBMC builds I have tried: 1) Not gapless playback. I mostly play from a NAS, but it didn't help to place the files locally either. 2) Problems with scanning the database. If I scan the whole music folder, it will stop after a few albums. And it skips most of the albu...
by trondis23
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi as music player
Replies: 1
Views: 2507

Raspberry Pi as music player

I have now tried different builds of XBMC (2 versions of Openelec (4 gb and 8 gb SD cards), Raspbmc, Raspian + XBMC), plus SqueezePlug to play back music. I have only tried the analogue output yet. But I have the following comments: Both XBMC and Squeezebox are supposed to have gapless playback. I h...
by trondis23
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 144991

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

I got the SqueezePlug up and running. But I only get sound from the radio. When I try to play a file from my library, I just get a pop. I use the analogue out. I am connected to a Samba server.
by trondis23
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Detecting NAS
Replies: 15
Views: 6434

Re: Detecting NAS

Thank you! I am a complete newbie on Linux - I received my Pi exactly one week ago. One of the first things I wanted to do, was to connect it to my NAS. So I was searching for info about it. I don't think it is easy to understand, though, since I am not used to working in a CLI and using Linux synta...
by trondis23
Wed May 23, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Hardware advice

felix123 wrote:
As for NAS, do you know what protocol it is currently using to present your files?
I don't know - I haven't set it up yet. What would you recommend? I don't know the differences or advantages, since I am new to Linux. FreeNAS seems to support a number of protocols.
by trondis23
Tue May 22, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Hardware advice

Regarding USB soundcard, does anyone know about one that supports dts/ac3 passthrough? I googled a bit, and found one interesting soundcard, the Turtle Beach Advantage Micro II. But this doesn't seem to support passthrough on Linux: "By installing an optional driver, the digital output can also send...
by trondis23
Tue May 22, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Hardware advice

Thank you!

Then I conclude that I only need a USB soundcard to get the S/PDIF out.

Are there any guides to connect to RPi with remote desktop, and the RPi to the NAS? Can I use the normal Windows remote desktop and connect to the IP address, or is there another program I must use?
by trondis23
Tue May 22, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hardware advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Hardware advice

I am an absolute beginner - or not even that. I have just placed my order. I would like some advice on what extra hardware I should buy. My main use of RPi would be to run XBMC. I need to connect to S/PDIF in on my receiver. I plan to control it via the XBMC remote on my Android phone. I also plan t...

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