XBMC, or Xbox Media Center, is a cross-platform media center with an attractive graphical interface with many features, such as being able to see the weather in the top right-hand corner of the screen. See XBMC.org for more information.

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How do I get XBMC to play videos in RAR files?

Can someone please explain why the XBMC that I install through Software Center or team-xbmc/ppa will not play videos in rar files? This version says XBMC for Debian in the top left of the XBMC ...
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Use XBMC portable

I would like to use XBMC in Ubuntu without installing it (portable). Under Windows it can be done. I tried many things in Ubuntu, but none of them worked. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 x64. THX. XBMCuser
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Trying to install Aeon with XBMC

I am trying to follow this tutorial on installing the aeon add-on to xbmc but I am stumped at the 2.1 part where it instructs me to go to applications->accessories->terminal and clone the repository ...
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Customise Suspend operation or create custom power option?

So basically I am using Ubuntu saucy salamander and I would like to be able to wake it from suspend over wireless. I can already do it when it has a wired connection but this doesnt really fit my ...
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XBMC and Power Saving

I have set up my XBMC system on my ASUS X401A laptop. I am now getting towards the stage where most of my film collection is on an external hard drive and as such I will be putting it closed on a ...
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Prevent wifi from disabling at suspend?

I have setup my ubuntu laptop as my XBMC centre, however I am wanting to store it under the TV to keep it tidy, this in turn will make it a faf to get to the laptops power button. I have already ...
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Start XBMC Automatically for specific user

This is my first post on Ask Ubuntu and I have only been using Ubuntu as an OS for a week or so. So far, loving is :D But onto the problem. Basically I am wanting to set up a couple of user accounts ...
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External display is being overlapped by laptop display. Blue edges

I seem to be having difficulty setting Ubuntu up to run on an external monitor for use as a HTPC/XBMC box. No matter what settings I apply I am unable to have the laptop display remain in a position ...
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13.10 No Dolby Digital or DTS passthrough with XMBC

I am new Ubuntu User trying to get my feet wet as I am an avid windows user especially in my job. I have a Lenovo H520s with the Intel G640 processor and built in audio. I am having a problem with ...
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Ubuntu desktop on PS3

At the moment being I have XBMC installed on my Dell XPS 1647, Ubuntu 12.04. I have tested the features and XBMC does everything I need. It has Airplay (for rooted Android), a good remote control for ...
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How to fix, having installed the wrong version of XBMCbuntu? [closed]

I have just purchased a HTPC and I installed "xbmcbuntu-12.2.Intel-NVIDIA" on it as my operating system. The installation worked fine, and just when I wanted to log in I realized something was wrong, ...
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How do you permanently disable the laptop screen?

I've setup my laptop on my TV via HDMI and have XBMC installed as a media center. The laptop is closed next to my entertainment unit, and I control it using a wireless keyboard. I noticed that on the ...
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How to share my deskop / screen to XMBC?

What is the easiest/best way to share my screen (and preferably sound) from my Ubuntu laptop to my RPi (running OpenElec / XBMC) My goal is to be able to play games on my ubuntu laptop without ...
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Ubuntu mult-seat on onboard APU

Would it be possible to setup a multiseat based on an A10 5800k APU? What I'd like to accomplish is Ubuntu on my main screen, and XBMC on my second screen. There needs to be no input device for xbmc, ...
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Help getting ATV remote to work with XBMC

I am new to ubuntu and terminal commands. I am trying to get my Apple TV remote to work with my XBMC install on ubuntu 12.04 or a XBMCbuntu install. I have tried using lirc but don't understand how to ...
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XBMCbuntu no gui after killing xbmc using kill -9

I have been using XBMCbuntu for quite some time now(Xbmc 12.2 and ubuntu 12.10 packed as xbmcbuntu). For coming to the login screen from xbmc, I tried Shutdown->Quit. But it did not work. All I got ...
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openGL issues running XBMC on ARM device

I am running Saucy Server on my MK802+ android mini PC, have managed to download and build XBMC source from git, but I cannot get the openGL to run from the Mali400 GPU in the device. Device Info: ...
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Changing ESC to ALT-F4 While running sh script?

Is there anyway to change ESC to ALT-F4 while running a shell script that is run by Advanced Launcher(XBMC) it then runs Google-Chrome in kiosk mode? But since I am using a controller with limited ...
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How to connect raspberry pi into Ubuntu?

I just picked myself up a raspberry pi, I am trying to connect the pi to my computer via Ethernet to access my video files. So far it seems to not notice any ethernet connection to my computer. I am ...
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Are there any credible alternatives to XBMC as a media server that can also be used to stream video to a tablet or other Android device?

I've connected a PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC installed. I am looking to get it replaced with a Raspberry Pi for the power-usage benefits and smaller footprint. I would like to have a single ...
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Keep External HDMI Monitor ON

I am running XBMC (Frodo) on an Asus U47A laptop (Intel Sandybridge graphics) with Ubuntu 12.04. The laptop is connected to an older Phillips 27" tube HDTV via HDMI. What I would like is for XBMC to ...
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Difference between SMART reallocated sectors and bad sectors

After my 7-month old kicked my wife's laptop off the sofa, I've been in data recovery mode. Data now recovered, laptop is old and is basically on the verge of being binned. I decided to try and use ...
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how to run xbmc on second display

im just trying to get xbmc running on my TV from computer every time I start xbmc it always displays in true full screen on my monitor and leaves nothing on my TV. my TV is connected to my computer ...
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how do I launch XBMC with green button on MCE remote?

At present by default in Ubuntu 12.04 it launches Rythmnbox. how do I change this to XBMC?
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Desktop Icons disappear when I position my second screen not left or right

I am having various issues with dual screen as my setup is not having my screens side by side. But rather the second is above the main and half way to the right. When I set this option my desktop ...
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Media server…serving files…for a limited time only

I’m new to Ubuntu and am seeking help with a media server I have built. I have a couple of HTPCs in my house running XBMC. I wanted to build one for the family room working double duty as a HTPC, and ...
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how can i fix playing from ftp source in xbmc on ubuntu 13.10

Since I upgraded my Ubuntu 13.04 install to Ubuntu 13.10 I´m unable to play from/browse on any ftp source in xbmc. Here is the part of my log with the error: 11:42:15 T:140578939475712 WARNING: ...
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Completely uninstall XBMC from Ubuntu 12.04

I want to start over with my set-up on XBMC. I tried an install from hub wizard 1.0.7 zip, but now there are a ton of enabled add-ons that will take too long to uninstall. So I am hoping I can just ...
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Remmina remote control: black screen after XBMC exit

I have a HTPC (Quietpc Sidewinder Fanless media pc) running Ubuntu 12.04 and autostarting XBMC Frodo. I'm remote controlling this machine using my laptop also running Ubuntu 12.04 and using Remmina ...
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Force to start XBMC in fullscreen mode?

I really tried: xbmc -fs And using the script way: xbmc sleep 10 wmctrl -x -r XBMC Media Center.XBMC Media Center -b toggle,fullscreen From this script. And yes, I know the key "|\" exists to ...
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xbmc is slowing ubuntu down after a few hours

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and XBMC 11.0 EDEN. After running XBMC for a few hours i have to go to my system monitor and kill xbmc.bin to have my machine resume at normal speed. What I am not ...
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Is there any other way to use HDMI , rather than mirroring?

I'm on Toshiba L755 running into a 42" panasonic with HDMI. I have sound, but it seems the only way I can get the picture is by mirroring. That seems to make the resolution blurry. Is there something ...
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Using HDMI to my TV all works fine but XBMC wont open to the TV only to the laptop screen?

Everything else works fine. It loads fine but then the HDMI connection drops and it goes to the Laptop screen. I've looked through settings and can't find alternate display methods other than Display ...
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How can I fix Sportsdevil add-on in XBMC running on Ubuntu 13.04?

Sportsdevil (video add-on for live sports) seems not be working in XBMC across other operating system as well, the issue being "No stream available", but while there are tutorials about how to fix ...
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how can i get XBMC to stop force closing?

i am having problems with XBMC running on Ubuntu 12.04 when i click to open it, it just instantly closes itself after the xbmc logo screen goes away. i have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple ...
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Dual monitor wont play media centre on primary screen

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop that is connected to my TV. Everything seems to work fine but when I open my media centre (XBMC) it will only run in full screen on the laptop. I have changed the ...
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Screen fade to black after 10 minutes and never come back

Im using Linaro Raring Server for Cubieboard A20 from here: www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=807.0 After about 10 minutes, the screen goes to black, even I'm using keyboard or mouse, so seems not ...
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Trying to configure autologin for Ubuntu 12.04 as XBMC

I have installed 12.04 from the minimal iso and installed XBMC. Since then I have edited: /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf to say: [SeatDefaults] autologin-user=xbmc autologin-user-timeout=0 ...
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can I play itunes movies on a different media player?

if I back up my itunes movies to an external drive and then install ubuntu, can I then connect the external drive to my computer and play the movies on a different media player such as XBMC?
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Why won't XBMC play my DVDs? [duplicate]

I installed XBMC using the Ubuntu Software Centre along with some codec packs on a fresh install of 12.04 today. I tested it with all kinds of media and everything ran great except for DVDs. Ubuntu ...
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Multiseat - Can't start second server

Here is the xorg.conf I am using: http://pastebin.com/xenZ4qtn As you can see I have 2 server layouts, one including just my monitor ("Main") and the other including just my tv ("TV"). They are ...
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libmsrpc3.so can't open shared object?

I get this error when trying to open xbmc (after fresh install ubuntu): miguel@miguel-SATELLITE-U500:~$ sudo xbmc /usr/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmsrpc3.so: ...
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Start irexec on boot with a script

I created a file in /etc/init.d/startirexec.sh with the contents: #! /bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: irexec # Required-Start: $all # Required-Stop: $all # Default-Start: ...
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Problem with USB installation (xbmcbuntu) [closed]

This question is about XBMCbuntu, which is basically ubuntu - So I hope it is okay to ask: Iv'e been trying for the last many hours to install xbmcbuntu. I've downloaded to ISOs 12.2 and 12 - Both in ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7310 HDMI Functionality on any Ubuntu?

I found a great deal on a desktop pc that I would like to run and a media server with ubuntu and xbmc. It uses an AMD Radeon HD 7310 and supports HDMI output via Windows 8. I need to know that ubuntu ...
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Dell E6400 with intel graphics 13.04 freezes while playing xbmc video

Dell E6400 with intel graphics 13.04 freezes while playing xbmc video or an audio channel with the motion from the music in the back, I walk away and a few minutes maybe 10, it freezes with music ...
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Xbmc Raring 13.04 armhf install issue

root@ubuntu-armhf:~# apt-get install xbmc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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How to map a Remote Control button to Reboot in LIRC

I am running 12.10 on an intel NUC i3 as a media box for XBMC. Since XBMC likes to crash on me when streaming, how can I map a button on my MCE remote to reboot the system? Based on another post ...
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XBMCUbuntu wont start GUI

My system was working fine before I did a reboot and now I cant get any X based GUI working at all. I am literarily stuck at the XBMCUbuntu GUI login screen. I have tried running openbox and ...
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XBMC starting after login insted of gnome

I Have a problem. In my Ubuntu 13.04 i have 3 users, one of them suddenly get xbmc starter right after login. How I can change this and restore oryginal settings(gnome,Unity) desktop for this user. ...