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Instant OpenELEC Starter

Book Description

Create your very own media center with OpenELEC on a PC or Raspberry Pi

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results

  • Step-by-step installation of OpenELEC on your PC or Raspberry Pi

  • Customize the look and feel of your media center with skins and add- ons

  • In Detail

    OpenELEC makes it easy and free to set up your own full-fledged media center capable of presenting your entire media library in a slick and straightforward interface.

    Instant OpenELEC Starter is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with everything you need to know in order to install OpenELEC on your own PC or Raspberry Pi for free, including details on many useful XBMC features as well.

    Instant OpenELEC Starter looks at the different OpenELEC versions available, and breaks down the process of choosing, preparing, and installing the right one for your hardware. Once the installation is complete, it will take you through a number of steps on how to configure and customize your new media center.

    You will also learn how to make XBMC automatically index your media library and present your movies and TV shows with matching artwork. Additional information on the main features of XBMC is available, for you to get to know them, and you will learn how to activate and use them to your liking. If you are looking to turn a PC or Raspberry Pi into a full-fledged media center with OpenELEC, or simply want to know how to configure and use XBMC on any platform, this is the book for you.

    With Instant OpenELEC Starter, you will have everything you need to know in order to get your very own media center up and running.

    Table of Contents

    1. Instant OpenELEC Starter
      1. Instant OpenELEC Starter
      2. Credits
      3. About the Author
      4. About the Reviewer
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      6. 1. Instant OpenELEC Starter
        1. So, what is OpenELEC?
          1. Media center features
          2. Hardware requirements
        2. Installation
          1. Installation on a PC
            1. Step 1 – What do you need?
            2. Step 2 – Downloading OpenELEC for PC installation
            3. Step 3 – Creating the install media
            4. Step 4 – Installing OpenELEC on a PC
            5. And that's it
          2. Installation on Raspberry Pi
            1. Step 1 – What do I need?
            2. Step 2 – Downloading OpenELEC for Raspberry Pi installation
            3. Step 3 – Creating a bootable SD card
            4. Step 4 – Launching OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi
            5. And that's it
        3. Quick start – Managing XBMC
          1. Step 1 – Initial configuration
          2. Step 2 – Preparing your media library
            1. Naming movie files and folders
            2. Naming TV show files
          3. Step 3 – Adding movies for automatic indexing
          4. Step 4 – Adding TV shows for automatic indexing
          5. Step 5 – Video playback
        4. Top 10 features you'll want to know about
          1. Customizing the interface
            1. Customizing the default skin
            2. Changing the language
            3. The media library view
          2. Using skins
          3. Installing XBMC add-ons
            1. Third-party add-ons
          4. Using an Android device as a remote control
          5. Linking movies to TV shows
          6. Grouping movies in sets
          7. The weather add-on
          8. Adding and indexing music
          9. Adding and viewing pictures
          10. Adding and using multiple user profiles
            1. Password protecting profiles and settings
        5. People and places you should get to know
          1. Official sites
          2. Articles and tutorials
          3. Community
          4. Blogs
          5. Twitter