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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xbmc / kodi what ports to open on firewall so I can see files via upnp

I'm running xbmc / kodi 14.0 on my ubuntu 14.04 machine and I'm trying to view / watch my files located on my Kodi ubuntu machine from my nexus 7 tablet. I'm using bubbleupnp onmy tablet which can ...
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Videos show nothing on Kodi 14.1

I'm quite new to Linux so bear with me please. Since I like programming a lot lately, I though it would be fun to buy a Raspberry pi and toy around with it. Now I have Kodi installed en tried to run ...
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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 do I use a XBOX 360 Controller as remote controle for my Xbmc?

i managed to use my Xbox 360 wireless controller and even test it via jstest-gtk. I used this 'How to' to get my controller working. How do I get an XBOX 360 controller working? I tried the guide ...
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How use built-in InfraRed in Ubuntu

I am sure that my computer has InfraRed sensor, because always i use my tv remote it blinks, and it's not HDMI CEC, because even if I disconnect HDMI cable it is able to detect InfraReds. My ...
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Multiple Displays on All in one Touch Screen

My question may have been previously addressed but I wasn't able to find it. I'm new to Linux so this could be a noob question. I have an Asus All-in-one touch screen that I recently installed Ubuntu ...
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How i can switch to ubuntu mode from xbmc koi

I select the xbmc default mode via switch user. Now my computer direct me to xbmc. I want to switch to my default ubuntu desktop. I tried to exit but it starts again in xbmc. Can someone help me ...
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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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What is the Yatse alternative for a PC?

I have setup OpenElec on my raspberry pi and when I browse the files locally stored on my android device I can choose to Play on Media Center through the Yatse app. This way I can stream local files, ...
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How do I set XBMC as the default media player?

I've recently started using xbmc and i love it. The only thing is i cant find a way of setting it as the default media player. It just does not show up on the default list. I hope someone out there ...
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how to run kod with root permission at startup (ubuntu 4.10)

I managed to autostart kobi in ubuntu 14.10 but I couldn't able to add network sorce in kodi file manager and it is working fine when i open it in terminal using "sudo kodi" command. So how do i ...
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Bash script works from command line, but not if started by upstart

I have a script that listens on port 12 and invokes xbmc when receiving a wol packet. It works perfectly fine when I launch the script directly from the command line, but nothing happens when I let ...
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Only in XBMC mouse becomes too sensitive, can this be altered? Ubuntu 14.04

This appears to be an age old question, asked and asked again, but no-one seems to have an answer, apart from use the keyboard, however, I want to use my mouse, is this possible? I am finding that ...
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when my ethernet cable is plugged in xbmc hangs on the start up screen

New to the UBUNTU scene .Purchased a small PC from a friend which is running UBUNTU 14.40 It has XBMC installed. If I boot up with the ethernet cable attached The screen goes to the XBMC splash screen ...
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Problems recognizing Ubuntu Minimal (for Kodi/XBMC) when installing Ubuntu 14.04 Regular Desktop

my Goal: HTPC (2 Drives/ 1 minimal Ubuntu/1 Regular 14.04) dualbooting Steps i am Trying : A. Installing minimal Ubuntu Disk (XBMC/Kodi) /dev/sda B. Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on /dev/sdb Problem ...
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Is it possible to change the XBMC video output to X11 (XCB) on Xubuntu 14.04?

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 information about that. Any ...
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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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Multiple desktop question, i.e. :0, :1

I have xbmc/kodi running on a machine connected to my TV. Sometimes, I need to exit xbmc to do some regular computing. This works fine. What I'd like to be able to do is have xbmc running on :0 and ...
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Ubuntu through HDanywhere video Matrix

I work for HDanywhere, we make AVR gear. I have a client with an interesting issue that we've never seen before and I was wondering if you chaps could help. Basically, he has a computer running ...
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XBMC crashing for some but not all videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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Autostart XBMC at boot

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 desktop 64-bit. I've installed the latest version of XBMC (Eden). Everything seems to be working great. The only small issue I'm running into is that I can't figure out how ...
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CEC Pulse-Eight setup on Ubuntu

Tv works fine using openELEC with CEC, but i have yet to be able to find any way to set up Ubuntu to work with XBMC and CEC, any help?
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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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Unable to start KODI / XBMC from the dash in ubuntu 14.04

I installed KOBI / XBMC using the below steps and it completed successfully. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi But I am unable to find it by ...
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Best place(mount folder) to keep media files on hard drive

I would like to keep all my Movies and TVShow files in two separate folders and keep them on a separate partition/drive. Also integrating theme with XBMC. ALso having flexibility to remove the extra ...
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Open source AMD driver causes CEC failure

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my HTPC. After completing a fresh install, I only loaded KODI via apt-get. With the default open source driver for AMD Radeon R7 in use, cec doesn't work in XBMC. After ...
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Ubuntu or Windows for home file server? [closed]

I'm planning for a home file server but I don't know which one is better for me. I have no experience with ubuntu server and I can ask my friend for a legal copy of Windows server. The devices that's ...
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Install XBMC inside Ubuntu?

Is it possible to install XBMC inside Ubuntu without changing the whole system? I would like to use the system for my Videos but I also need my Ubuntu unity desktop.
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Xbmc PVR error, trying to enable IPTV

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 64 bit, latest Beta version of xbmc, aka Kodi. Latest version of Mythtv installed. Xbmc's mythtv addon installed, aka mythbox. Still I'm seeing this error How to fix it? ...
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VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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Ubuntu on Flash USB rather than SSD: performance penalty when not r/w-intense use?

I plan to turn my fanless HTPC completely silent, exchanging the current HDD for a silent runner. All I expect to do with the machine is to run a media client (XBMC), streaming my media via a network ...
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Unable to eject DVD

When a DVD is inserted into the drive, it will play and work as normal, however it refuses to eject. I've tried via the command line as well as the eject button. I remember a while back finding some ...
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XBMC, libGL error: failed to load driver: i915

I am a brand new Linux user, and while installing XBMC I received this code in the terminal: libGL error: Version 4 or later of flush extension not found libGL error: failed to load driver: i915 ...
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Xbmc Lubuntu quantal

I have a mac mini g4 with Ubuntu 12.0 with kernel:-Version-:Linux 3.5.0-17-powerpc-smp (ppc). Now i want to get XBMC but i cant get it installed, i have tried many things but it won't work: ...
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Run process when HDMI port active CEC

I got my HTPC/Server connected to my Denon receiver. I was wondering if it's possible to get a signal from the receiver when the HDMI channel is active so I can run XBMC when I change the source ...
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How can I use workspaces and have xbmc in only one of them?

I have Workspaces enabled in Unity. They work with fullscreen video reproduction in VLC and the default video player. I can have a video in one workspace, a browser in another, and switch flawlessly ...
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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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USB IR remote wakup from Suspend

I am running 14.04 XBMCbuntu and am a new user. I have got xbmc installed the way I want it and have an MCE remote setup. I have got suspend working but the wake is only via the keyboard not IR ...
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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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Auto-detect new monitors/TVs and resize screen resolution in Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS installed on Zotac ZBOX CI320 Nano which has two video sockets: HDMI and Display Port. The PC hosts my website, download torrents, runs XBMC media center software ...
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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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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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can't get back into ubuntu 14.04 LTS/xfce4 after x.org update - known conflict x.org & xbmc

i'm sorry to report, i'm afraid i have inadvertently bork'd my ubuntu install up, pretty good this time. i cannot even get back in to alter or delete anything that might be causing the problem - it ...
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Best version of XBMC for Ubuntu 14.04

What version of XBMC runs best on 14.04? Background info: I just upgraded to 14.04 today. I want to use the box to run XBMC as my media center. I installed the latest version of xbmc and had ...
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How to install old version of XBMC on 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu so I would be glad if someone can help me out :) I want to install XBMC 12.03 Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04 I don't know how to do it, I have searched almost in 1 hours now with no luck ...
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How do I install XBMC?

Where can I get XBMC for Ubuntu? I have the team-xbmc ppa added however they have no packages, is there an older deb or is there somewhere where i can get the source and build myself?
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Screen turning off, how to stop it?

I'm trying to prevent by Xubuntu 14.04 media centre from turning off the screen automatically. I've disabled the screen saver etc within the Xubuntu settings panel but the screen still turns off ...
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Weird output of 12.04 server on terminal from the start

I'm trying to install XBMC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. After installing nvidia-current and xinit, the machine boots up in text mode, no surprise there, but just prints bogus letters like shown in the ...
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Can't find how to change Xbmc mouse speed

How can I change in Xbmc mouse speed? In Ubuntu is fine but when I start Xbmc it gets really much too fast...
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How do I get to Unity from full screen XBMC (w/o exiting the program)

Yes, this is a noob question, but that's how bad I am at navigating in Unity. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I have XBMC to start directly at login (the machine is used primarily as my media player), and to ...