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How to install openelec on Raspberry pi with windows : 23-06-2012

How to install openelec xbmc on raspberry pi

How to install openELEC / xbmc on the Raspberry Pi with Windows.

Today was a very exciting day in the SquirrelHosting office. Not only did the postman turn up early but in his bag was a treat. A small, little soldered board of love, that's right our Raspberry Pi had arrived!

The version we had ordered had come with the 4GB SD card with Arch Linux installed. Although this worked fine, one of the main reasons for the Raspberry Pi was to set it up as a media center, mainly for music in the office. For this we really wanted xbmc installed. After browsing the net for more details we noticed there wasn't a guide for windows users on how to install openELEC xbmc onto the Raspberry Pi, thus a blog post was born!

Looking for RasPlex? See that guide here: Install Rasplex on Raspberry Pi in windows

Like our guide? Why not take a look at our guide on installing BBCiPlayer on the Raspberry Pi OpenELEC

Android on Pi? Install it now using this guide: Install Android on Raspberry Pi


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Step 1 : Download all the needed files

You will need the following

A copy of SDFormatter (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/).

The binary version of win32diskimager from this location: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

An image of openELEC http://openelec.thestateofme.com/ (Download the latest image file at the bottom) or official images here http://resources.pichimney.com/OpenELEC/official_images/?C=M;O=D (thank's Chris for the link)

Step 2 : Format the Memory Card

First thing to do is to format the memory card. Open up the SDformatter and run the install/setup.

Install SDFormatter

Once installed, run SDformatter (start > all programs > SDFormatter). Select the drive that your Raspberry Pi memory card is inserted in, then click 'format'. Please note this will swipe your memory card so if you want to keep what's on it, we suggest using a different memory card.

Sdformatter Raspberry Pi

You will be asked to confirm the format. Click OK to continue.

Raspberry pi XBMC

Next you will be informed not to remove the memory card during format. Click OK.

Raspberry Pi XBMC

Once the format is complete, click OK and close SDformatter by clicking Exit.

Sd Formatyter Complete

Step 3 : Install openELEC to the SD Card

Open Win32 Disk Imager and click the browse button then select the openELEC img file you downloaded earlier.

Win32 Disk imager OpenELEC XBMC

Next thing to do is put the image onto the card. Make sure the drive your memory card is in is selected in the 'device' dropdown, then click the 'Write' button.

Write openELEC xbmc to sd card

You will be asked to confirm the write, click OK or Yes to continue.

Openelec Raspberry pi Confirm Write

OpenELEC XBMC will now install on your SD Card.

XBMC Raspberry Pi

Finally once the writing is complete you will see a 'Write Successful' box. Click OK to finish.

XBMC Install complete

That's it. Pop your memory card into your Raspberry Pi, hook it up to the TV and enjoy your new media center.

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Joakim Aronsson: works perfectly :)
Tue Jul 3 14:01:53 2012
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john mannion: It aint seeing my home network,any ideas?
Wed Jul 4 17:02:57 2012
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Chris Hansen: At the moment, the image says it will take three days to download. I am not certain I have sufficient patience... is there an alternative download location available? Thanks!
Thu Jul 5 21:45:03 2012
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Jonathan@ Squirrel: @ Chris : I suspect this is due to the amount of websites linking to the files on thestaeofme.com and everyone trying to download them at once. We are uploading the files we used on our PI to mediafire now. Will share the link with the others above when its done.
Thu Jul 5 22:12:59 2012
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Chris Hansen: Jonathan, you are a rock star. Thanks!
Thu Jul 5 22:34:39 2012
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Steve Lea: Awesome, simple and works !
Sat Jul 7 08:48:49 2012
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Andy Merritt: Brilliant, just what I was looking for.
Sat Jul 7 10:46:38 2012
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Tony B: Thanks for the excellent easy to follow tutorial!
Sat Jul 7 22:23:14 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Chris, Steve, Andy & Tony.
Thanks for the positive feedback, don't forget to click the social icons at the top to help us spread the knowledge! Keep an eye out for more RPI blog posts in the future.
Sun Jul 8 00:26:39 2012
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Steve Lea: I must be going blind ... where are the social icons ?
Sun Jul 8 01:53:39 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Steve:
They should be at the top between our logo and the webmail/control panel icons.
Sun Jul 8 10:34:51 2012
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Jon: I've downloaded the files, but it took ages. Are there any plans to release it as a torrent so others mah be able to download it quicker. I for one would gladly seed it all day every day.
Wed Jul 11 12:39:34 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Jon: This may be something openelec and thestateofme.com may do if you contact them. Did you download the files directly from them or via our mediafire link at http://www.mediafire.com/?158b1jick03flbf ?
Wed Jul 11 12:43:00 2012
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Peter: I did as described. Everything goes fine openELEC Logo comes up then the tv input shows no signal... any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Wed Jul 11 21:04:46 2012
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Steve Lea: Thanks .. for me the like icons only display on IE, not Firefox. Cheers
Fri Jul 13 04:24:48 2012
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Mads: I did follow the above instructions (with scucces) but as I did start up the Raspberry Pi connected with HDMI to the TV the screen only display: "Plays (XBMC)" and nothing happens...black screen for an hour now? Keyboard and mouse dos not respond? And XBMC does not start up? any ideas what is wrong?
Fri Jul 13 10:34:20 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Mads @ Peter, where did you download the files from? Mediafire or direct from the Thestateofme? A user above said the downloads were very slow from thestateofme (probably due to high demand), they may have got corrupt during download. Try the mediafire image. This is the one we have on ours and its running smoothly.

@ Steve: Which version of Firefox are you using and I will pass this onto our teach team who will fix this issue.
Fri Jul 13 10:38:52 2012
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Mads: Direct from: http://openelec.thestateofme.com/ . Have now tried downloading from Mediafire but get one ".rar file" (are this packed...says 3 files above?). How do I write this to the SD card (using Windows 32 binary Writer)? Must I use Firefox?
Fri Jul 13 11:17:49 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Mads : The mediafile is a compressed file (you will need winrar or winzip to open it). In it is all three files needed to do the above tutorial.
Fri Jul 13 11:20:08 2012
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Mads: Okay...now I did work...but only for at short time connecting my TV (it is and older XBMC version than the one I do run with my ATV2 but okay)...but after trying to rebot XBMC I am not able to run it again. Got an error "could not support the units output" (must be the Raspberry Pi output)? :-( tried to load the img file to the SD card again but still get "Not supporte signal. Please control the units output"? :-(
Fri Jul 13 12:47:23 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Mads : Is this an error displayed by the TV unit or by the PI? Do you have another TV you can try it on?
Fri Jul 13 12:52:33 2012
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Iridal: Just downloaded it, and it works perfectly. Had one problem with the Win32 Image writer, the newest one worked for me just as it should.
Connected it to the TV and in a few seconds I was in XBMC. Great guide, thanks!
Sat Jul 14 07:04:49 2012
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Steve Lea: Hi, Firefox 14.0 .. BUT looks like my error, Adblock was hiding them .. sorry for the distraction
Mon Jul 16 11:15:32 2012
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Jonathan, as a complete novice at all of this I;ve searched high and wide for an understandable and quick way to install xbmc on my Pi- without this I'd have got nowhere. Thank you so much!
Wed Jul 18 19:28:49 2012
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Jaime: Funciono perfecto en mi equipo, ahora estoy aplicando lo mismo a una segunda SD. Saludos desde Chile
Thu Jul 19 01:03:43 2012
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James: I got it to boot up fine, the latest build r11550 had problems so I went back a build. Stupid question, does the sound come out via HDMI or can you use the 3.5m jack?
Thu Jul 19 13:27:33 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: Hello, thanks for all the great feedback
@ James : The sound comes through the HDMI on our set-up using the above guide.
@ Steve : Thanks for letting us know ill pass this onto the tech team.
Thu Jul 19 13:57:39 2012
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James: @Jonathan: Problem solved, there's a setting in the sound settings to change between Analogue and HDMI. The distrobutiuon I have is a little shaky though, and very slow.
Thu Jul 19 14:47:09 2012
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THOMAS: Excellent woked a treat
Fri Jul 20 12:38:12 2012
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Who ate all the Pi's?: @James, I started with distro 11535 which was very laggy through the menus, I then tried 11550 which works an absolute treat, very pleased indeed. Thanks again squirrelly people!
Fri Jul 20 16:27:00 2012
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johny: Awesome ... but have some problems with special characters in media files, when simplified works nice! (r11594)
Fri Jul 20 21:25:21 2012
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Martin: Does this version have wifi support? I want to use a wifidongle and not the ethernetlabel.
Sun Jul 22 23:19:30 2012
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Al: I d/l the image and installed it to the SD card OK. As the image starts, XBMC defaults to HDMI, which my TV wont display. Is there any way to force analog out? I cant get to the menu to change anything because the picture is all torn up.
Mon Jul 23 03:51:22 2012
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I ate all the Pi's: I've been reading up on Transmission BT, which can be added as an Add On. I currently use Transmission on my LG N2A2 NAS drive - does anyone know if the Pi can control/access Transmission on my NAS or does it have to be run as a separate client?
P.S. very much a noob here, be gentle if replying!
Mon Jul 23 16:12:35 2012
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Daniel: Hi all, i have just downloaded all 3 files from mediafire (it was quite fast - no problem there) and followed the guide.
everything went great with the installation of the image on the SD.
However, when i turned on the RPI, it just showed openelec logo for 2 sec, and then a black screen for more than 30 min. any ideas?
Mon Jul 23 18:56:57 2012
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Daniel: i downloaded the last version and no it is working!
thanks alot for your great job and efforts!
Mon Jul 23 19:09:25 2012
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Tamis: Hi guys, just tried r11646.img.zip on my rpi and it is lagy as hell in the menus. Is it just me ? the pi just hangs so very often :/
Tue Jul 24 21:09:00 2012
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Justin C: so good guide, i will try it when back home from work. thank you!
Wed Jul 25 05:48:13 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Martin : Not sure, we plugged ours in via the Ethernet port.
@ I ate all the Pi's : Your probably best asking on the openelec forum for help with torrent app's etc.
@ Daniel : Glad you got it working :)
@ Tamis : Have you tried the version in the download above? I'd Suggest updating to r11649
@ Justin C : Glad you like it, good look with your Pi-ing!
Wed Jul 25 15:41:35 2012
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Paul T: Thanks for such an easy to follow guide.That's the card sorted,just waiting for my Pi any time now and I'm off and running.
Wed Jul 25 15:58:17 2012
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SFW: thanks dudes was simple
Wed Jul 25 17:17:33 2012
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Fons: Works very good. Thank you very much for your efforts.
Thu Jul 26 23:10:19 2012
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Tom: Thanks alot, works great !!!!!! CHAMPS
Fri Jul 27 12:23:12 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ Paul T, SFW, Fons & Tom : Glad you all like it. We've just done a new guide on installing BBCiPlayer on the PI you might like try.
Fri Jul 27 12:27:08 2012
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I ate all the Pi's: Excellent news, now if I can work out how to get VPN working so I can actually access the iPlayer I'll be one happy bunny!
Fri Jul 27 15:23:48 2012
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RG: Thanks for the detailed post. My Rpi seems to have no output when I boot it with the image mentioned in this post. I tried the image file on mediafire and the latest "stateofme" location. Is there a way to debug when I have no output from the HDMI ?

My Rpi works with the Debian Squeeze image and I am using the same SD card.
- Basic RPI setup with Debian Squeeze works (have a backup image)
- Formatted SD card and loaded the Open Elec image : No output from RPI
- Formatted and loaded my backup image : Rpi Works

One thing I noticed is that Open Elec image writes very quickly onto the SD Card ; the debian squeeze image takes a lot longer.



I was able to get the Rpi booted with Debian Squeeze image.
Fri Jul 27 16:02:33 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ RG :
Can you try it on another TV? We noticed in our office our Technosonic TV wont work with OpenELEC (no signal found) but our Samsung has no issues.
Fri Jul 27 16:17:29 2012
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RG: @ Jonthan : hmm...that might take some time coz I only have one TV with HDMI. Is there a setting on the TV that might be causing this (I have a Vizio TV)
Fri Jul 27 18:29:57 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ RG : You could try forcing the hdmi. via your config.txt (use hdmi_force_hotplug=1)
Check out http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt for more information.
Fri Jul 27 19:24:53 2012
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RG: @ Jonathan : the hdmi_force_hotplug = 1 solved the issue. Thanks for your help.

Just as FYI for others who might have the same issue . You just create a config.txt file with the statement "hdmi_force_hotplug=1. The file can be placed on the partition that is visible when the SD card is accessed by Windows.
Sun Jul 29 19:14:03 2012
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I ate all the Pi's: RG, I don't know if it's relevant in your case, but I've found that my LG tv needs to be pointed at the HDMI input before the Pi is turned on - if the Pi is turned on first and then the TV pointed to the HDMI input, it doesn't pick up and I get a No Signal Found message
Mon Jul 30 08:19:35 2012
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Nathan K: Hey, Thanks for the great guide, makes it extremely easy in comparison to compiling source etc. Cant wait till tomorrow when the Pi arrives.
Mon Jul 30 14:34:41 2012
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Zashraf: Works great. Simple and I love openelec all my video addons work fine though the menu navigation is slow. Have tried Raspbmc before. Menu navigation was really crisp on Rasbmc but videos on my addons were choppy and sometime without audio
Wed Aug 1 09:24:48 2012
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dave: Great music player!
Thu Aug 2 14:27:10 2012
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David: Great guide, no problems to install.
I do on other hand experience the same problem as "i ate all the Pi´s" my LG tv needs to be on the right HDMI channel as thi RPI is turnd on, othervice i can´t get a picture.
But my problem lies somewhere else, when i Play 1080p movies it lags evere 10th second or so. Has anyone elsa had that problem?
I´ve tried adjusting video settings with som sucess, but i´m still not saticfied with the result.
Does anyone have a sulution for me?
Thu Aug 2 20:10:44 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel: @ David : Have you tried overclocking your Pi? Don't overvault though or you'll void your warrant! This may help speed up the video processing and is pretty safe to do. check out http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
Thu Aug 2 23:43:41 2012
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David: @ Jonathan : Thank you for the tip, i have read somewhere about overklocking the Pi but never found any instructions. I will check it out.
Thanks again.
Fri Aug 3 00:38:55 2012
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zashraf: openelec is using part of SD. a large space is unallocated. How to make openelec use all of the space on SD card
Sat Aug 4 08:53:27 2012
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Nick: Anyone get the edimax ew-7811un wifi dongle installed on here???? It works with Raspbian, Rasbmc and pretty much every other distro. Can someone please please throw up a tutorial on how to install it if you have gotten it working. This is all i've found but im a noob and don't know how to get it working...A simple tutorial would be AWESOME! Here is the link https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/pull/1037
Sun Aug 5 16:26:06 2012
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Richard: Thanks for the guide. However when I boot the whole unit just hangs once XBMC appears on the screen. No response to keyboard, mouse or even a ping. Works fine on same SD card if I install Debian Wheezy. Any ideas?
Fri Aug 10 18:18:21 2012
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Ehsan: I am using r11806 build and I have two questions:

(1) why when I play music (mp3) I start to hear a noise in the background, and it gets worse at some time. I tried both voice via HDMI and the audio jack, but still I get the noise. However, when watching videos, I don't have any issues.

(2) How could I make AirPlay work for music?
Thu Aug 16 15:19:50 2012
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Zanardi: I follow the istruction on this article for try OpenELEC on my Raspberry. All ok.
I try to find in the official OpenELEC information about the version, the new features, but I don't find the correspondance between this distribution and the offcial OpenElec distribution.
Where I can find mode information about these images?
Fri Aug 24 09:34:10 2012
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BobV: I have exactly the same problem as Richard (copied below). Have tried several different images/keyboards/mices. I get Raspb logo then 25secs and ten XBMC front page. Initially tripped thro' this sequence many times before settling on XBMC front page. Mouse light flashing, but cannot get any input to screen. Would welcome any thoughts please.( or perhaps Richard has found an answer?) BobV

( Richard: Thanks for the guide. However when I boot the whole unit just hangs once XBMC appears on the screen. No response to keyboard, mouse or even a ping. Works fine on same SD card if I install Debian Wheezy. Any ideas?
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Wed Aug 29 11:55:19 2012
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Andipi: @BobV
Maybe not enough power? What happens if you only plug the mouse or only the keyboard? Mybe try CEC if your TV uses CEC.
Wed Aug 29 19:58:56 2012
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Louis: Hello, same question as "zashraf" ...
My SD card is a 16 Go card. How to see the all card space in openelec ?
Thanks for your answer
Fri Aug 31 08:52:08 2012
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Phil: I am getting same problem as many other people seem to be reporting, I have tried numerous SD cards, numeorous different images downloaded several time from either site, several HDMI cables/monitors etc. All that happens when I power up is that a get a screen with the openelec and rasberry pi logo's on for about 10 seconds or so, then the screen goes blank an thats it no matter how long you leave it.
I have also tried booting with/without keyboard/mouse/lan cable connected/not connected, same thing every time.
Any one got any ideas? as this is driving me nuts!
Fri Aug 31 14:35:35 2012
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Michael: you guys beat me, followed everything perfectly, nothing boots, just a black screen and power light on RPI
Tue Sep 4 00:58:28 2012
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Jonathan @SquirrelHosting: @Phil @Micheal
Try editing your config file and adding the hdmi force hotplug line.
Tue Sep 4 09:12:46 2012
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P2k: Super! Easy to follow, all working first time using DVI on my old 32" Bush :-)
Sun Sep 9 17:11:27 2012
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Owen: Brilliant, thanks a million!
Wed Sep 12 22:23:49 2012
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Lars: Excellent work!, easy to install this way, thanks.
Thu Sep 13 20:31:50 2012
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Ola: Great work! Only problem was that I could not access my Rasp PI with SSH from my ubuntu machine. The rasp pi wiki says the user is "pi" and password "raspberry", but it doesn't work in r11920. Is the pw changed?
Fri Sep 14 07:11:28 2012
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Marco: Thank you, it works very well. However I got two questions:
1 Do we really need the sdformatter program? If I just skip that part win32diskimager seems to create the partitions as well.
2 Related to that: how can we change the size of the second partition? It is now 750mb and leaves the rest unallocated.
Fri Sep 14 11:34:24 2012
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cc: @Marco: get yourself a copy of gparted live and place into a bootable CD or USB drive. Boot gparted live. Using gparted, find your SD card with openelec on it then expand your storage partition to whatever is available. Easy as pi :). As always, read all precautions, etc!
Mon Sep 17 01:21:31 2012
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Marco: Thanks cc!
(I'm a bit ashamed I didn't thought of that myself)
Fri Sep 21 06:26:51 2012
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andy: How do I add an edmax wifi card to this distr or get to a command prompt so i can add it myself
Sat Sep 22 09:49:12 2012
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Robert: Works like a charm... :-)
Tue Sep 25 22:07:14 2012
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Glenn: The format step is unnecessary. (At least on Windows 7) As best I can tell the image has linux ext file systems so formatting to FAT32 serves no useful purpose.
Thu Sep 27 15:54:48 2012
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Alex: Worked first time on my Pi that I unwrapped less than an hour ago! Doesn't need the format step on Windows 7 (unless I suppose you've put a previous Raspberry Pi/linux install on the same card, therefore useful to do this to clear the ext partitions that wont be visible on windows). I am going to overclock next, as it is a bit clunky for video. Thank you so,so much!
Sat Sep 29 10:53:54 2012
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Markus: Great! Worked perfectly. Wish I would have found it earlier!
Mon Oct 1 23:27:38 2012
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Hello, same question as zashraf & louis ...
My SD card is a 8 Go card. when i connect to openelec i see only about 800mb available
Thanks for your answer
Tue Oct 2 02:03:28 2012
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See post cc: Mon Sep 17 01:21:31 2012. Its explained how you can use the remaining not allocated space on your SD card.
Thu Oct 4 12:01:31 2012
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russ: I found that the problem where the pi just rebooted over and over after showing the initial OpenElec screen (or right after xbmc loaded) was due to a crappy power adapter. Not all power adapters are created equal. Check the compatibility list!
Sun Oct 7 17:42:57 2012
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jez lawrence: This... This is a thing of beauty. Plays smooth, wide variety of formats, viewing options I don't have on my full blown PC...
blown PC. the add ons are a bit flaky but otherwise... So fast to set up from downloading the omg to playback off the network... SO impressed.
Mon Oct 8 20:14:05 2012
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jez lawrence: Aaaand that'll teach me to post from my phone keyboard. I meant img file =D
Mon Oct 8 20:15:28 2012
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snag4: Is there a way to update the image file without using the win32image app?
Tue Oct 9 20:05:46 2012
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Dave: After so many efforts with various images and sites, this has been excellent! Downloads spot on and the guide was unquestionably the clearest out there for openelec! Cheers.
Tue Oct 9 23:31:29 2012
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Dave: Anyone any suggestions..... i am getting half way through downloading the movie information and it has an error. I lose all my on screen menus and just have the blue background screen only! This is obv leaving it unusable. Thanks. Any help would be appreciated.
Wed Oct 10 01:05:49 2012
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marty: I used the old trusty "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" works for sd as well
Sun Oct 14 07:18:52 2012
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Newbi: On my Jailbreaked Apple TV2 - I'm used to lauch XMBC an play ISO-files. That is not possible on the Raspberry Pi openELEC / xbmc. The only thing i miss.
Sun Oct 14 17:37:42 2012
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jrib: works like a dream! a lot quicker than the rbmc.. this one works ! thank you all
Tue Oct 23 22:03:34 2012
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Ronny: Thanks a bunch! Worked like a charm through an SDHC 4GB card! :)
Wed Oct 24 10:07:23 2012
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Beginner: I have the same problem that other have reported, after the initial Openelec logo the display goes blank. I have tried to change the config.txt with the hdmi hotplug, both in the existing config file and also with a new config file with only the hdmi hotplug line. The Pi are working just fine with the Xbian, Rasbmc and Debian image. What am I doing wrong.
Fri Oct 26 10:24:36 2012
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PI OldGuy: My install went without a hitch following above instructions. I have the ModBRev2 with a 16gb SD card. Used Windows install. I have never used an XBOX or anything like that... I don't like gaming. I got this to run Youtube videos. I need a little help... My internet connection only runs at 1.5meg due to my rural location. I frequently get stalls while streaming a video. On my desktop Windows machine it will eventually get to the end and I can then replay without interruption. However, on the RPI, once it finishes playing, it does not allow me to replay and I have to restart streaming from scratch for that video. Is there a setting I can change or is this just a limitation with OpenElec on the RPI?
Sun Oct 28 17:45:40 2012
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snag4: Anyone have issues connecting to xbmc via android phone or sickbeard after going to r12220? for the life of me I cant seem to get my android remote and sickbeard to connect.
Wed Oct 31 21:34:58 2012
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Flemming: Hi, everyone, mi RPI does just show 1 red light, and thats in power, nothing happens at all, when i try to install openelec? What am i doing wrong!!!
Fri Nov 2 10:16:14 2012
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Flemming: Problem solved :O)
Fri Nov 2 11:27:03 2012
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Jesper: Have been waiting for this, thanks.
Had some problems booting - found out I didn't extract the zip file lol
I have the same problem as others, my keyboard or mouse doesn't work. I guess it's because I use a USB port from my laptop, as power source.
Sat Nov 3 22:46:04 2012
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Jesper: It's working now, I have no idea what went wrong.
CPU Usage: CPU0: 96.0% is that normal?
Sat Nov 3 22:54:31 2012
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James: Tried a couple of versions, both load all ok, get about 3 seconds of mouse/keyboard then they stop working, then the mouse pointer disappears, it's anoying because it almost works. I tried the newest image, and the oldest from the downloads, same problem. Normal linux distro is fine, even under load, so I don't think it's power related. Anyone got any ideas?
Sun Nov 4 23:03:36 2012
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James: OK... IT IS POWER RELATED... So if you find it all appears to work, but you mouse / keyboard doesn't work, please try another power supply. I was running it from my PC's USB port...
Sun Nov 4 23:21:59 2012
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Dave: This is a great resource, thanks - is there a change log on for the image files?
Thu Nov 8 18:08:50 2012
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Gabriel: Thanks for this. Great resource and simply laid out instructions that even newbies can understand
Tue Nov 27 12:09:36 2012
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Ben: very simple to install with such a small image file! For some reason though, using Putty, simple commands like 'nano' say 'command not found' so I can't edit files in that way. I'm hoping that dragging and dropping using windows, browsing to the OpenElec in the network tab will work OK to add remote.xml etc?
Tue Nov 27 13:07:34 2012
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Loops: Anyone having the keyboard and mouse not working - change the power supply. The supplied power supply is not up to it.
Wed Nov 28 16:37:49 2012
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Denniz: I've managed to install an image om my 16gb sd card. I thought a 16GB sd card gives me some room for extra things maybe. But after installing the image, i see the following on Windows Explorer: 31.0 MB free of 124 MB. So i've lost almost all of my room on the sd card? Or will it have more free space once i use the sd card in a raspberrypi?
Sat Dec 1 22:59:22 2012
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David J: The three file download option is dead - Canm you please explain how to do an update from older version as the Frodo download is not an image file
Tue Dec 4 19:20:28 2012
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Jonathan @ Squirrel Hosting: Hi Guys/Gals, Thanks for all the feedback.
@ David J : If you load up thestateofme link and click official_images you should see the image file for download.
@ James : Thank you for sharing your power related issue. It seems this can cause many issues.
Tue Dec 4 19:36:00 2012
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Ryan: This is great what you've done here. I followed this but couldn't get the image writer you linked for some reason and grabbed another. It didn't work. I was finally able to get this image writer and I'm up and running. Like Jesper said above I have 95% or so CPU usage not playing a movie, music or tv. Watching a 1080p mkv 12 GB file and no issues so far. Thank you very much for this guide. It is greatly appreciated. I'm using an iPhone 4 wall charger with a mirco usb cable to power my RPi with a keyboard and mouse attached.
Wed Dec 5 02:40:48 2012
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Renato: Thanks. It worked.
Wed Dec 5 23:20:44 2012
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bcause: Great job! Was so easy, I was watching a movie in 20 minutes. Thanks x10
Thu Dec 6 01:43:53 2012
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steve: many thanks man. looking forward.
Thu Dec 6 20:13:12 2012
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Gunter: Keep up the good job ! Thumbs up :)
Sat Dec 8 15:49:07 2012
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WarpLover: v2 board, r12669, 32gb transcend SD card, XBMC comes up, but no approved USB devices will work - acts frozen, like what you would expect if you had no input
Thu Dec 13 00:59:27 2012
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Philip: @ Warp, try a new power adapter, I had same problem and was power issue, fialing that change SD card.
Thu Dec 13 09:22:12 2012
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nils: my pi does not do ANYTHING after preparing my sdcard as written.....google can't help me in any way...i used the sdformatter, the win32disimager, and several images like OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20121213194108-r12699.tar.bz2, OpenELEC-RPi_20121212_r12697_FAT_Files_sparky0815.tar.bz2, OpenELEC-RPi_20121107_r12431_2GB_SDCARD.img.tar.bz2 because i use an 2GB sdcard. can me please hellp me anyone....
Fri Dec 14 22:37:52 2012
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nickshades: I noticed that following the above instructions caused a regular format of the windows fat32 system to be used on the disc, and a recognized in windows partition and install files to be viewed from windows explorer. I doubt this is intended.
Sun Dec 16 00:41:04 2012
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nickshades: I'd like to add that I realized the error in this tutorital (And perhaps the evolution of the website referenced for the image of the xbmc software). Make sure that before downloading the latest disk image, you first click "Official releases" then download the image from there. And make sure it is a release entiteled "Opene Elec Rpi" otherwise, you're not getting one for the pi chipset.
Sun Dec 16 00:43:40 2012
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jiminhursley: Got it working after a few user errors. Instructions were good. Thank you. I can view material on media attached to my Pi, and I can access video resources on the WWW - such as TED Talks. However, the Live TV and Radio options are tantalizing but ineffective. I'm guessing this is work in progress. I mostly don't know what I'm doing, but it's fun playing with this as well as Rasbian and RISCOS at the same time.
Wed Dec 19 10:11:07 2012
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Kent: Thanks!
Wed Dec 19 14:21:00 2012
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Sagar: Reading all the positive comments I feel dumb saying that it is not working for me.
Fri Dec 21 00:52:09 2012
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Chris: I'm the creator of the image files referenced in this guide. As there are now official releases for OpenELEC 3 (which are beta at this stage) I'd suggest using those rather than development builds. http://resources.pichimney.com/OpenELEC/official_images/?C=M;O=D should give you the latest at the top.
Sun Dec 23 09:53:29 2012
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PI OldGuy: I am back. I posted this same query a few weeks ago and got no feedback. When streaming YouTube videos I can only seem to download a few seconds at a time before it stops and buffers again. I have just installed the latest OpenElec image and was able to get WiFi enabled and running. I have a very slow connection due to my rural location. I get similar interruptions when downloading on a fast Windows machine but then YouTube will finish a music video and allow me to replay it without interruption. However, on the Raspberry it will exit out once the first playback is finished. I have a 16gb SD card. When it formatted it showed 14.8 gb for size. However, under XMBC I only see the following for the storage portion: /dev/mmcblk0p1 124.7m 92.7m 32.0m 74%
/dev/mmcblk0p2 755.9m 32.8m 684.7m 5%
How do I access the other roughly 13 gb of storage space? Is this space limitation causing my problem with replaying the YouTube videos?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thu Dec 27 07:14:39 2012
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Pissbang: Works great for me, so much, i've now have a second pi and was wonder how to change the hostname so i can have them both on the network at the same time?
Mon Dec 31 14:25:39 2012
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Dave: Hi, how do i rename the host? I plan on running multiple pi's.
Thanks
Mon Dec 31 14:46:17 2012
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Henrik B: I was a bit worried by the open bug of the image writer that caused it to sometimes erase the c: drive...but used an older version 0.5 instead.

Worked well. Thank you!
Wed Jan 2 06:18:58 2013
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S R: Hi, please help me, this download does not work for me at all! I followed the instructions, but when I put it in my RPi, nothing occurs. It's all blank.. what am I suppose to see? I'm not good with computers, please help!
Wed Jan 2 23:08:40 2013
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S R: Someone please help me, I've followed the instructions exactly but it doesn't work for me?! Nothing comes up on the screen, what am I meant to be seeing?? I have a model B Rpi 512mb ram.
Wed Jan 2 23:43:37 2013
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Erwin: @ S R: did you used the SD Formatter and the latest image (at this moment: r12814.img.zip)
Thu Jan 3 17:53:51 2013
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Squirrel Hosting: @ SR : It may be the install went fine but the PI is having issues with the TV. Try forcing HDMI via your config file. (see above comments for more info)
@ Hendrik B : Not heard of that bug but will look into it!
@ Chris : Thanks I have updated the links above.
Thu Jan 3 18:17:40 2013
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thomas: will this use the 512mb ram?
Fri Jan 4 01:38:03 2013
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norge: will this work the the rev b board? use all of the ram?
Fri Jan 4 02:00:51 2013
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Wendell: Awesome, I have this running on both the 256 and 512 boards.
Sat Jan 5 02:04:17 2013
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Troy: I just followed the steps and downloaded R2815 to my memory card. i cant test it in RPi as I dont have it yet but I noticed my card says 27.9mb free of 124mb. Is this right as its an 8gb card? Also should I be seeing an xbmc file on the card? All I have is
bootcode
cmdline
config
fixup.dat
kernel
LICENCE.broadcom
openelec
README.md
start.elf
SYSTEM
Sat Jan 5 04:38:00 2013
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Taff: Can this be done on a USB instead of the SD card?
Sat Jan 5 19:20:42 2013
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lennart: is there any workaround to get analog and HDMI stereo sound to work? (dual audio output)
thanks alot!
Mon Jan 7 09:40:40 2013
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jtl: r12815 stateofme No, sorry, video streaming from the file does not work over the hdmi, sound's perfect though and all the gui is there. But really got my goat was that I could not set the system clock, which makes me think that there is a reliance on a network that I don't have. I would be surprised if there is an easy work round. So to avoid the surprise I'll just try somethig else...thank you.
Mon Jan 7 14:05:38 2013
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Alex: Easy as Pi, thanks!
Mon Jan 7 19:12:04 2013
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Christoffer Michelsen: +1
Wed Jan 9 12:31:20 2013
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Spurges: I thought I would be able to put openelec as an app on a USB, then install it to the SD on the raspberry. The way I did it destroyed the USB stick and no likelihood of working.
Wed Jan 9 13:14:23 2013
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Todd: +1... Thanks!!!
Mon Jan 14 16:08:47 2013
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vop: +1
Tue Jan 15 16:42:59 2013
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Marv: Thanks worked brilliantly
Sat Jan 19 00:45:48 2013
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Ignaky: Muchas gracias por compartir tu conocimiento.
Sat Jan 19 11:07:48 2013
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wrm: Model B, SanDisk SDHC 32GB... Tried the latest image and several others. Same problem as some other people, just red power light at boot, no apparent disk access. I have no problem with other O/S images on the same SD cards. How did the others get by this? Don't see anyone saying how prob was solved.
Sat Jan 19 16:13:46 2013
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wrm: Sorry if this is a repeat, but it doesn't seem like my comment posted. I have a model B and tried several images, including the latest, on a 32GB SanDisk SDHC. Only getting a red power LED, no apparent disk activity at boot. I see others had same issue but don't see anyone saying how it was solved. I have no problem with other OS images on the same card. Suggestions?
Sat Jan 19 16:24:14 2013
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Jonathan @ Squirrel Hosting: Hi wrm. Did you burn the correct image file? If so have you tried changing your power adapter? Seems the power supply can cause booting issues.
Sat Jan 19 16:31:06 2013
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wrm: Sorry again for the repeat of the last post. I tried r12975 (latest) and two earlier versions. I realized the power supply issues the first day :). My current PS is 1000mA and seems to work perfectly with other OS images. But with these images I get a red power LED only with no other activity. I also tried another SD card (but it was the same exact kind SanDisk Ultra 32GB). No luck.
Sat Jan 19 16:44:08 2013
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nokus: openelec doesnt work with >8gb SD cards, google it.
Sun Jan 20 15:09:25 2013
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George Hannuneh: Works like a charm
Thu Jan 24 16:00:30 2013
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Basetrap: Thanks, Its so easy
Thu Jan 24 21:16:41 2013
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Mark Herridge: Well I have followed the above instructions, XBMC loads great, but no matter what I do I cannot access the reamaining 6.8GB of my 8GB card and it is doing my head in grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Fri Jan 25 18:19:39 2013
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Rocky: This tutorial worked perfectly for me. The only problem I have is getting xbmc to use the unsecured WiFi. I live in a rural area and I don't bother password protecting the router. I've read this is one of the limitations of openelec and it can't be helped.
Sat Jan 26 12:53:55 2013
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Simo: That was easy amd worked unlike my Ubutu attempt!
Wed Jan 30 01:38:30 2013
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Hank: I wish all install instructions were this easy!!! Great Job!!
Fri Feb 1 00:06:26 2013
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thomas: hi how did you manage it to read rar files?
Sat Feb 2 12:47:43 2013
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german G.: Yeah works well thank you !
easy 2 understand
Sat Feb 2 15:20:02 2013
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german G.: @thomas
u must unrar the .rar file u need an .img file !
use 7zip
Sat Feb 2 15:20:59 2013
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thomas: @german g. well it can read the .rar whitout ti unrar it. just woundring how/what what he did install
Sat Feb 2 16:58:57 2013
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Hannes: This is perfect working manual. Except for two small notes:
1.) Don't interrupt the startup of your raspberry by disconnecting the power cable. Wait until the boot screen or the home screen shows up. Otherwise the image on your sd gets corrupted. Took me some time to figure out because my raps still startet but behaved very strange
2.) Add ssh_enable via fileaccess (you can directly connect to the file system entering \
Sun Feb 3 07:45:33 2013
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Rikkedie: Hi, is it necessary to have a SD card with linux (debian) already on it? Or does the Openelec image have linux to it? What version would that be?
Mon Feb 4 22:02:14 2013
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Daniel B: To utilize all the space on your SD card, here is what worked for me:
SH in as root
By default you’re in /storage; switch to root partition:
cd /
Keep XBMC from restarting:
touch /var/lock/xbmc.disabled
Stop XBMC, so we can unmount /storage:
killall -9 xbmc.bin
umount /storage
Verify mounts:
mount
parted /dev/mmcblk0
In parted:
change to sectors display:
unit s
show partitions, make note of starting sector of your partition:
p
remove the partition:
rm 2
re-create it, using same starting sector # and ending of -1 to use remaining space:
mkpart primary 258048 -1
quit parted
e2fsck -f /dev/mmcblk0p2
resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2
mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /storage
df -h
rm /var/lock/xbmc.disabled
XBMC will start up again
Tue Feb 12 04:16:36 2013
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Doug: I really like this Openelec version. Seems to be more stable than raspbmc The only problem I have which is the same problem I had also raspbmc is on the CNN link in Navi-X the video does not display, just the sound. Anybody else have this problem or know how to solve it?
Wed Feb 13 00:07:26 2013
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Martin: Great and simple to follow tutorial. Thank you
Sun Feb 17 09:41:50 2013
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Onefix: What is the username / password so I can access via Putty Thanks
Sun Feb 17 11:33:31 2013
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Funk: @onefix username=root, password=password
Mon Feb 18 00:10:45 2013
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Mike: I got everything installed on the SD card easily enough, however when my Pi boots up its not displaying in full screen. Both sides of the display are chopped off. I just bought a new power adapter and tried it and the same thing is happening.
Thu Feb 21 18:15:43 2013
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Mike: I reinstalled the software on the SD card and its displaying in full screen now. Although now when I try to play a video, I get sound only, and no picture. I also can't seem to find my network share on my file server.
Thu Feb 21 19:46:48 2013
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cyberbit: @Doug: Sounds like you could be missing an MPEG-2 license. You need to purchase one in order to watch streams encoded using MPEG-2, which includes all DVDs and many TV streams. http://www.raspberrypi.com/mpeg-2-license-key/
Tue Feb 26 19:02:15 2013
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Oggie: I d/loaded formatter, Win32 imager and a siutable image but Win32 imager is not "seeing" the SD Card and card writer...the "device" window is empty and there's nothing in drop-down menu. Using Win XP on Acer 5730z laptop.
Sat Mar 2 11:01:55 2013
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Aznfoolz: Thanks for the instructions and pics with it. Made is painless. Much thanks...Great guidance!!!!
Sun Mar 3 07:17:25 2013
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Martijn: Guide works perfect! Only thing is the link to the Win32 Disk Imager is not good anymore. After some googling I found the imager anyway.
Fri Mar 8 10:28:14 2013
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vincentrw: Fantastic..... thanks working and now listening to music in 15 min
Mon Mar 11 10:42:13 2013
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Gerald: incredibly easy! Thanks for the nice and clear work you did with this webpage
Thu Mar 14 11:34:51 2013
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ALMC: Great Guide, so simple! Just bought a QNAP for all my media, will have one sweet media center now!!!
Mon Mar 18 00:16:27 2013
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will: Worked like a charmed... thank you sir!
Tue Mar 19 00:11:29 2013
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Arlyn: Worked like a charm even though I wasn't able to use the SD formatter. No big deal, since I was still able to install the OS on the card.

One other thing, has anyone had any problems connected their pi via HDMI cable? I have tried through both ports on my Proscan TV yet it does not recognize a signal. Currently have it hooked up through the video and audio ports.
Thu Mar 28 19:20:18 2013
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Jonathan @ Squirrel Hosting: @ Arlyn : Try forcing the hdmi via your config.txt
Thu Mar 28 19:29:58 2013
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Arlyn: @Jonathan, not sure what you mean. Is this something I would need to find during the boot up of the device? Please explain.
Thu Mar 28 21:46:31 2013
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Arlyn: @Jonathan, please explain. I am not that savvy with the backend stuff.
Thu Mar 28 22:08:55 2013
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Jonathan @ Squirrel hosting: @ Arlyn : If you look through these comments you will see other users who have had similar problems and edited the config file to fix it. Check out http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt for more information.
Thu Mar 28 22:17:40 2013
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Joe: Any idea how to install openELEC on a usb with Windows?
Fri Mar 29 01:38:38 2013
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Chris: Thanks a million it works very well, but i can't download new skins? Help
Sun Mar 31 13:03:39 2013
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RasBEARry: Awesome! Thankx :-)
Fri Apr 5 09:33:32 2013
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Chris2: Anyone know how to do this with windows, as they have removed the image file and replaced it with a create sdcard script that i cant get to work!
Fri Apr 5 17:20:57 2013
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Zack: Hello. I've done everything correctly, but there seems to be a problem with the add-ons. When I try to download one, it stays stuck at 0%. What could I be doing wrong? Is it something with my internet?
Mon Apr 8 04:34:05 2013
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Dave: when i format it with windows it says: Cant Complete Format or something like that but sd formatter works why?
Mon Apr 8 23:44:59 2013
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A-Swiss: One of the Links (Win32Disk Mgr) has been moved to Soundforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
Worked fine for me - thx a lot.
Tue Apr 9 23:23:26 2013
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jonah: Chris2, I used http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/?source=dlp to mount the image on windows, works fine using the image from http://resources.pichimney.com/OpenELEC/official_images/?C=M;O=D
Tue Apr 9 23:23:57 2013
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Nasenfahrrad: Good Instruction!
Wed Apr 10 16:45:10 2013
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Simon: Great Pi Guide. I've clicked the socials for you guys, keep up the good work.
+1
Wed Apr 10 16:47:20 2013
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Matt: Will this instation work with the version that can be downloaded from here?
http://openelec.tv/get-openelec/download/viewcategory/10-raspberry-pi-builds
Fri Apr 12 22:14:01 2013
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Andrew: Nice tutorial, worked great.
Chears
Fri Apr 19 11:54:20 2013
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Simon: Doesn't seem to work with OpenELEC version 3.0.1
Wed Apr 24 14:12:01 2013
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mizzery: Any idea on how to utilize the whole drive? When you go through this process it ends up building 3 partitions and only giving OpenELEC access to a fraction of the size of the SD card.
Thu Apr 25 05:03:27 2013
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mizzery: Anyway to get full access to the whole SD card? When you run the win32diskimager and write the image to the SD card, it creates 3 partitions and only lets OpenELEC use a fraction of the drive. Any idea how to get full usage?
Thu Apr 25 05:17:41 2013
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Emil Frykberg: Thank you! :D
Fri Apr 26 17:27:38 2013
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The Dude: Does anyone know how to install version 3.0.1? I can't seem to find the .img file. It's available with 3.0.0, but not for 3.0.1, as far as I can tell.
Fri Apr 26 20:57:35 2013
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jonniryan: I just had the same issue but then decided to read this fully again and use the link at the top of the page instead of from OpenElec download page,it took me straight to the latest IMG, 3.0.1. - this was the actuall img file and not the Tar.bz
Worked Perfect, Thanks
Sat Apr 27 09:32:19 2013
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Bui Ngoc Hieu: so cool. Thanks.
Sun Apr 28 01:58:42 2013
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Andy: Great guide - really helped me get started. Though half the process seems wasted installing SD formatter - is there any real benefit to this? Surely the image writer undoes/overwrites the format anyway.

Here's my hot tips for people using windows:

---Putty (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html)
Great program for logging in to the RPi over the network. Default username "root" password "openelec".

---Make Partition bigger (already mentioned by others above). Use Putty to log in, then type the following:
cd /
touch /var/lock/xbmc.disabled
killall -9 xbmc.bin
umount /storage
parted /dev/mmcblk0
unit s
p ##(make note of starting sector partion 2)
rm 2
mkpart primary 258048 -1 ##(258048 was MY starting sector)
quit parted
e2fsck -f /dev/mmcblk0p2
resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2
mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /storage
df -h
rm /var/lock/xbmc.disabled ##(XBMC will restart)
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--To test SD card speed, use putty to login. Change directory ("cd") to the storage or other writable location.

Write speed:
dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=500K count=1024

Read speed:
dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=500K count=1024

Delete the temporary file:
rm test.tmp
Fri May 3 04:50:11 2013
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Jhon: Hi,
Just tried flashing open elec 3.0.2 and it didn't boot, tired again and again with no luck.
Before giving up I tried flashing 3.0.1 and viola it works, so just if you have this issue with 3.0.2 try 3.0.1...
Mon May 6 13:40:17 2013
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Mike Dausch: Nice work. Thanks. Easy. Works great
Mon May 6 16:27:19 2013
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R Las Vegas: Thank you for your time!
Sat May 11 19:52:23 2013
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Jonathan @ Squirrel Hosting: You're welcome. Dont forget to share it via clicking the social buttons.
Sat May 11 21:17:52 2013
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André: Works perfect!!! thanks
Sun May 12 21:49:11 2013
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Meatman: 3.0.2 does not boot for me either. Ahh well stick with 3.0.1 for now
Tue May 14 18:29:56 2013
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Snake035: Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you
Sat May 18 16:42:33 2013
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Hayvek: cheers for this, wouldn't have known where to start without it
Sun May 19 12:00:33 2013
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Davo: Great guide, guys. Thanks very much for putting this together.
Mon May 27 15:29:07 2013
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Paul: Absolutely superb installation instructions, well done you my man
Sat Jun 1 12:40:59 2013
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Alex: Many thanks for these instructions! Very good job! Really helpful comments as well. Do you think you could add important bits from comments to your instructions as well? Would be very useful to everyone.
Thu Jun 13 02:08:39 2013
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Dieter: Thanks
Fri Jun 21 12:19:57 2013
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cyber7: Easy as pi!
Wed Jun 26 13:57:14 2013
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Mike: Thanks for a clearly documented procedure! Much appreciated.
Wed Jul 3 20:46:02 2013
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GrueMaster: I found this during a maintenance sweep of the net. I am the current maintainer for win32diskimager (aka win32imagewriter), and let me say I love the tutorial. There are only two issues I have. The main one is the broken link to the launchpad downloads site. I am migrating to sourceforge.net as it offers better controls for most every development aspect (better source control, project web, etc). It also has better download statistics tracking.

The other thing, more of a nit pick, I have version numbers now on the front window. Your images don't, which makes it harder for me to know which version people had issues with. The version is still available by right-clicking on the executable, and looking in the properties menu.

In the near future, when I get more time to work on the project web, I would like to have a page of tutorial links. I would like to link to yours, as it is really well done. Thanks again.

Tobin
Fri Jul 5 19:54:51 2013
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Flemming: Just bought my Raspberry Pi and tried a few different operating systems, but the TV would not find a signal. The solution was easy, as instructed on this webpage, I just had to add "hdmi_force_hotplug=1" at the bottom of my Config.txt file. Thanks for the great help.
Sat Jul 6 21:15:46 2013
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jarek: works perfect thanx :)
Wed Jul 17 08:51:50 2013
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prakkash: Thanks for the instruction,i manage to run openelec on rasberry pi B,the issue i face the upper usb port is not working if i plug in usd drive or mouse/keyboard.Only lower usb port is working.Is it hardware issue or the installation problem.Thx.
Wed Jul 17 14:57:14 2013
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redboy01: prakkash you may have a power supply problem. have you tried another power supply? or maybe connect a powered usb hub on the bottom usb?
Sat Jul 20 04:37:46 2013
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rifraf812: Rocking easy to do with your instructions here. Thanks, you rock.
Tue Aug 13 18:49:01 2013
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Bstring: Has anyone tried overclocking tried to edit the config file and no luck.
Thu Aug 15 03:18:22 2013
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Ninja777: Thank you to for comments to use the whole size. Really easy to do it, just following the excact comment. :) Working as a charm, thanks! :)
Tue Aug 20 16:24:48 2013
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jesús: Funciona correctamente!! Gracias!
Fri Aug 30 15:01:17 2013
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kimbo: Dont usually leave comments that often but just wanted to say thanks for the tut worked a treat on a 2gb sd card now running hubwizard on openelec cheers, so quick and easy with this installation!
Sat Sep 14 22:39:11 2013
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tomwilliam: Thank you so much for great post.
Mon Sep 16 06:56:20 2013
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Koddyhack: Wow It works great...but no scrolling with the mouse??? Do you know why?
Tue Sep 17 01:22:06 2013
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retrorat1: Hi been playing around with a few xbmc files on my raspberry anx found openelec is great , but i have a problem with slow loading and constant buffering with wifi. Somewhere there said that running openelec from a pen drive gets better results , but have only found it cant be done on windows. Please correct me if wrong and point me in the right direction. Thanks
Thu Sep 19 13:34:32 2013
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Dean Bennett: Thank you! Great guide, worked first time!
Fri Sep 20 22:02:59 2013
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Gail: You make it so easy :) I didn't bother formatting and used image v3.0.6 (after 3.2.0 failed to boot). Thank you soooo much!
Sun Sep 22 09:38:26 2013
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d1etr: Top dollar! worked first time ... happy days and can get rid of my frustrating e-machine ... thankyou!
Sat Sep 28 19:32:02 2013
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Shashikant Nayak: Could any one tell me what this openELEC xbmc is?
is this an OS on Raspberry Pi or it is an application runing on some preinstalled OS on Pi board ? frnds i m realy a beginner of Pi world & new to linux Os too
Sun Sep 29 11:15:46 2013
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Hpeti: it works. It is so easy to install as you can c below.
Mon Sep 30 21:58:29 2013
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expat: many many thanks from spain
Mon Oct 14 15:14:17 2013
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red: thanks
Wed Oct 23 17:07:15 2013
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anthony: i have raspbmc can i switch over to openelect?
Sun Nov 3 09:07:18 2013
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bajivan: @anthony - download and instal NOOBS (New Out of Box Software). For more info read - http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads. Work perfect and this allows you to switch to a different operating system .
Thu Nov 21 20:08:36 2013
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Mark: Thanks for this, I was struggling with NOOBS and getting XBMC to run, I followed your instructions and it worked first time
Wed Nov 27 18:17:51 2013
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Thanks for your help. good guide
Sat Mar 29 12:17:27 2014
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Aby: Thanks a lot. It really helped.
Fri Apr 4 07:41:52 2014
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riggs: cheers!
Mon Apr 7 21:41:44 2014
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ABKtje: My RPi with openelec can find the right path on my network to find the files I need, but then asks to login with a usename and password. I think a username etc for the windowspath is needed, but I never use a username for my path. What should I do? and or not the right things, neither as and . Please help me
Wed May 14 21:42:23 2014
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Johnny: Thanks!!
Mon Jun 9 09:47:48 2014
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