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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
4k views

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 ), ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 #...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

update on 16.04 problems [duplicate]

I really haven't looked to see if this has been addressed. When 16.04 come down, like everyone else, I was excited to see 16.04 but after I got it down, I started seeing problems like it not ...
0
votes
2answers
344 views

How to configure Kodi, running on ubuntu, for fullscreen mode

I have an Ubuntu box which displays kodi fullscreen on my TV. It is started in /etc/rc.local via /usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/kodi Today a toddler got hold of the keyboard for a split second and ...
3
votes
0answers
101 views

How to automatize media renaming in kodi

I get media files which are not indexed by kodi (running on Ubuntu 15.10) - they need to be renamed first (and then they get indexed and fully processed). I did not find any built-in solution in kodi ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
58k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

Kodibuntu Resolution Problems

I am running Kodiubuntu. I posted a similar question before but that answer did not work for kodibuntu. I did follow the instructions from the other post and that worked fine in the Lubuntu desktop ...
1
vote
1answer
674 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Cannot restore HDMI input after switching sources HDMI switch

I have a 5 port Kinivo HDMI switch that connects several devices. One of the devices is an HTPC running Kodibuntu (Ubuntu 14.04 at the core). When I start it up with the switch selected on its port, ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 borked 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to use XBMC as a PVR?

I would like to learn to use the PVR feature with Kodi? I see that there is additional features to use, but I am not sure how to use them? I have a laptop with 500gb of memory.
1
vote
2answers
74 views

Can I toggle between XBMC and my Ubuntu Desktop?

Can I toggle between XBMC and my Ubuntu Desktop? I would like to be able to go back and forth between either....
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Kodi package problems after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: libsdl2 not found

After my HTPC system upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 I can't seem to install Kodi. I run sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi kodi-bin And ...
0
votes
1answer
949 views

Is XBMC/Kodi compatible with Xubuntu?

I installed xbmc and for reasons not quite clear to me, the friggin application won't play. The KODI screen pops up for a few seconds, then disappears. The xbmc or kodi icon doesn't appear in the list ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

XBMC, caused 15.04 gnome to crash and corrupt boot up

I was running 15.04 velvet with Gnome, when I installed XBMC and attempted to load my video library Ubuntu crashed which somehow corrupted the boot sequence and give a" 1.574824] ACPI PCC probe failed....
-1
votes
1answer
381 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
295 views

Logging in using custom window in Kodi addon gives segmentation fault

I have developed a Kodi 14 addon to show list of books for which I require user to log in first I did it using simple Dailogwindow on kodi which worked well but when i did the same thing using custom ...
0
votes
0answers
213 views

Sound cuts out intermittently on all sound players EXCEPT Spotify

I have been running XBMC successfully for years on the same PC. I moved house and the PC seems to have suffered: Whereas XBMC used to play properly and predictably, it now cuts out intermittently as ...
1
vote
1answer
13k views

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
61k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

XBMC takes over my account at login

At login in when I enter my password, "XBMC" pops up instead. prior to that ubuntu was not accepting my password at all. it would not say it was incorrect, just return to login. It would allow me to ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

How can I install XBMC Gotham?

I wanna install XBMC Gotham (not a newer or older version!!!) on Lubuntu 15.04, without manually compiling it. How can I do that?
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Accessing XBMC on a computer withssh server

I have XBMC installed on an Ubuntu computer (as a program, not "Kodibuntu"). The Android remote app for XBMC is not able to connect to the server even after I disable the firewall. I suspect this is ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Is there an Ubuntu upnp interface or api for XBMC/KODI?

I am in the process of developing a voice controlled home automation system, a big part of which is my media center...currently XBMC running a Rasberry Pi, soon to be Kodi running on a Rasberry Pi 2. ...
0
votes
2answers
22k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
339 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
433 views

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 ...
4
votes
7answers
30k views

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 100%...
2
votes
1answer
124 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
359 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
655 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
6k views

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? ...
2
votes
0answers
444 views

VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped [closed]

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: (vlc:...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
364 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
951 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
685 views

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: Examples:...
0
votes
1answer
387 views

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 input?...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
12
votes
5answers
7k views

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?