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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How can i install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to figure out the easy way to install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04. I want to use xbmc as front end and mythtv 0.25 It will not work right?
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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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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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Cannot install XBMC

I am unable to install XBMC even after follwing all the steps... This is the error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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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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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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Need help with samba and XBMC

I have honestly spent at least 6 to 8 hours trying to get this to work. Here's what I've got. Ubuntu-server file server Rasberry Pi with Xbian Several Windows 7 Machines I've set up a samba share ...
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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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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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Are any Zotac Zboxs suitable as HTPC / media centres?

Are any Zotac Zboxes suitable as HTPC / media centres? I'm after a fanless HTPC client in the living room to work with my MythTV server in my home office. I like the small compact form factor of the ...
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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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Copying and pasting files. Nothing new here

I installed XBMC and it's working beautifully. I have my own skin I'd like to use and all I should have to do is copy and past my skin.folder into the addons folder and I'm down. However, this isn't ...
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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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How do I replace/quit Unity in Ubuntu 13.04?

I am trying out Ubuntu 13.04 and the only thing that prevents me from completely switching is XBMC. I am running XBMC from the wsnipex PPA which is compiled with XVBA support. XBMC doesn't like Unity ...
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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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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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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 ...