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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Can't find pvr addons in XBMC

I just upgraded my pc from xbmcbuntu 12.2 Frodo to xubuntu 14.04 and installed xbmc 13.1 Gotham on it. Xbmc runs fine, but I can't find any pvr addons, in fact I don't have any "Disabled addons" at ...
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Prevent screen turning off when watching video in XBMC

In 12.04, the screen never went to sleep while watching videos in XBMC. However after upgrading to 12.10 and changing no settings, it does. Is there any way I can prevent the screen automatically ...
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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 disable notifications sound while XBMC is runnig?

I would like to know if it's possible to disable notification using XBMC (mails, network etc). I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.1. I've found this command but the script doesn't work, the sound is re-enabled ...
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How can I adjust system volume from within XBMC?

While running XBMC, I can adjust the volume of the XBMC application itself. However, this volume is limited by the current system volume. For example, if the system volume is at 80% and XBMC is at ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04, xbmc, opengl, intel motherboard

I've got an HTPC that I built myself, with a Asus P5G41T-M Motherboard. It's got an on-board HDMI port, and I've been using that with no problems. I started out with Mythbuntu ( an older version ), ...
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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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How do I turn sound on while using XBMC in full screen mode?

While using XBMC on full screen mode, if the sound is silenced, I have to leave full screen mode and use the sound tray icon to turn sound on. Is there a way to do this without leaving full screen ...
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How to debug my irexec scripts?

I've sucessfuly configured my Harmony remote to contrl XBMC. Everything is fine, except that I can not start XBMC when I press the PowerON button. There are a lot of nice tutorials about how to do it, ...
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Is there any XBMC remote control for Ubuntu?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbmc (XBMC) connected to the home network. Is there any XBMC remote control application I can use on my Ubuntu notebook to control the Raspbmc (XBMC)?
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Problem Upgrading - Wants to do a Partial Upgrade, Is this safe for my xbmc install?

Running software update gives me this: Clicking partial upgrade gives me: It seems that it wants to remove (at least some portion of) xbmc. Is this safe to do without effecting my xmbc install? ...
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So I built a new rig and put ubuntu 14 64bit on it as only Os, i have 2 xfx radeon 6870 cards in

one is dual dis and the other is not I have the Cd for the non dual dis but I have no idea how to install the drivers, im sooo noob to ubuntu but i rly like it... I want to dual boot windows also ...
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Using unattended-upgrades or cron for automatically updating packages from different sources?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 + XBMC on a HTPC and now I want to setup automatic updates on this machine. On top of the normal Ubuntu sources, I have also 3 other sources installed, of which I want to ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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How do I determine and fix why I can not output LPCM from XBMC?

I have a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 on an Intel motherboard with Realtek ALC662-VC-based audio. I want to output LPCM no matter what audio format XBMC encounters, but LPCM is not a choice. I ...
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How to configure an OpenVPN connection in XBMCbuntu 14.04 - NetworkManager is not available with standalone install

I have a question about configuring network settings in XBMCbuntu Summary: - Need to set up OpenVPN connection on XBMCbuntu 14.04 - Can't run NetworkManager from XBMCbuntu 14.04 standalone ...
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Setting up an anonymous public Samba Share to be accessed via Windows 7 and XBMC

So I should start by saying that I did this successfully less than a week ago and I had no trouble but I have since reformatted and reconfigured my server and now I'm having the hardest time ...
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Adding alternative media source folders to Rygel

I recently setup Rygel on my laptop to play my media collection from a Raspberry Pi running XBMC. It works well so far, however, I cannot seem to find a way to add any other folder to the index apart ...
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Nvidia Driver issue, driver not in use

Yesterday I've tried to watch a 3D movie in 2D mode with XBMC when I've noticed this would not work for me. I've looked at some errors I got while running XBMC from command line: libva info: VA-API ...
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How can I alternate between two kiosk-mode appplications?

I currently have a single-user system that autoloads into X and starts XBMC via a super-simple Upstart job that runs: su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- -bs" oli ...
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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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Trying to install a headless xbmc to Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to follow this guide. I have a vm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it currently houses Sab+, Nzbdrone, CouchPotato and MariaDB. I'm trying to install a headless XBMC so it will be running 24x7 ...
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How to add mass file extensions?

I am trying to setup my XBMC music and used a program called puddletag to organize all the filenames and ID3 tags. The problem is puddletag erased all the file extensions and now XBMC won't recognize ...
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Is it possible to change the XBMC video output to X11 (XCB) on Xubuntu 14.04?

Hello beloved community! I was just wondering if it's possible to change the XBMC output to X11 video output (XCB), just like in VLC? I've searched all over the place, but can't seem to find any ...
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How do I eliminate screen tearing on 14.04 and XBMC with NVidia-331?

I have updated my 12.04 HTPC to 14.04 (new install; same hardware), and have started getting awful screen tearing where I had none before. /proc/cpuinfo AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics ...
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Share windows Server drive for xbmc

I have a windows server 2008 on my home network. It hosts my xampp installation along with my mysql databases. I have xbmc installed on all clients and we share the same drive where the media is ...
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Prevent screen from turning black on server

I have an Ubuntu server installation with XBMC. After 5 minutes of inactivity the screen turns black and can't be woken up with the remote control. However a keyboard press does wake it up. Since I ...
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Help setting up a home Media + File server [duplicate]

okay, here is the thing - I want to set up a Media + File server for my home... I have a tp-link wifi router+modem. I plan to use xbmc as the media server...i tried it out and i can now use it.. ...
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Automatically run xbmc at bootup in lubuntu

Running a fresh install of lubuntu 14.04, would like to have xbmc run at boot but I cant seem to find any system setting like that. Any ideas where to look?
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xbmc can't play dvd from disk

XBMC crashes when I try and play a dvd. I had assumed it was because of an error with trying to read a copy protected disk. However, I have installed libdvdcss and set the region on my player as per ...
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Check media center status

Is there any software available to check the status (temperature, disk storage, error logs, etc) of my media center or home server remotely through a web ui? Like Transmission Remote.
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How do I install VNC on a minimal build for XBMC?

I have a minimal XBMC build on top of Ubuntu Sever with no packaged selected installed but the following packages: xbmc, xorg pulseaudio, and lightdm. How do I setup a working VNC server without ...
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How to connect wiimote and launch xbmc at the same time

I would like to be able to launch xbmc when I connect my wiimote using xbmc-wiiremote. For the moment, I have to launch a little script that start xbmc and xbmc-wiiremote and then push 1+2 of the ...
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Getting XBMC Working on Secondary Display on Ubuntu 14.04

There are a lot of questions and tips out there for getting XBMC working on a 2nd display for older versions of ubuntu, but the latest version (14.04) of ubuntu don't seem to work with those tricks. ...
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Video not playing from either a file or from the library

Please forgive an aging noob, just when I take the time to admire what I've learned I seem to fall further behind than where I was in the first place! I recently created a USB key with Ubuntu ...
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XBMC not picking up MKV movie

I just ripped my first blu ray. It plays fine in VLC but when I add it to the library in xbmc it doesn't show up. I realize I can convert it to mp4 but I read that xbmc should play mkv files. Any ...
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In XBMC, “OK”, “Vol +/-” and “Back” buttons not working

I have an Asus S1-AT5NM10E HTPC which has an integrated IR receiver. On Ubuntu 12.04, I have installed XBMC, but when I press "OK", "Vol +/-" or "Back" on my MCE remote (in fact, a Logitech Harmony ...
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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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Disable wireless if wired connection available in XBMC

My HTPC has a wireless and a wired connection. When I start ubuntu both get an IP-adress. I don't see any inherent problem with this, but XBMC seems to default to the wireless, even if the wired is ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 + XBMC Direct to HDMI Workspace

Admitted Ubuntu Noob, and frustrated I can't find an answer I have Ubuntu installed, and the GEForce GT 610 video card. I have an HDMI cable connected to my home theater. I can play sound, and can ...
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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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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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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 ...