Raspberry Pi Home Media Centre [gav-pi3]

Pi2 inside FLIRC Case

Since I had so may Rasberry Pis around, I upgraded my Mum's Media Pi from my one of the original v1.0 B models to a 2B (all of the 3s had more useful uses and the 2B was spare).

The easiest way to get this up and running is with LibreELEC.

Kodi itself allows my Mum to watch any videos that are on the network, show photos, and even get the likes of YouTube and Ted Talks on her telly!

Kodi has exclusive use of the HDMI for video and audio.

It was extremely simple to set up...

  1. Plug an SDHC card into desktop PC (or laptop).
  2. Download and install LibreELEC to the card.
  3. Plug the SDHC card into the Raspberry Pi and power up, letting it re-size the SD card and then reboot.
  4. Install as many add-ons as you like to Kodi. The SuperReop has literally thousands of them!
  5. Sit back and play / watch / listen!

Specifications

Case: FLIRC with Pimoroni's Omni VESA mount
Board: Rapsberry Pi 2 (version 1.1)
SoC: Broadcom BCM2836
CPU: 32-bit Quad-core (ARM Cortex-A7, ARMv7-A arch) @ 900MHz
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV@ 250 MHz
RAM: 1GiByte LPDDR2 SDRAM
Storage: Sandisk Ultra, class 10 (8GByte SDHC)
External Sound: Fanmusic FM-6011 USB S/PDIF adaptor
Monitor: Sony KDL-37W5500 (LCD TV)
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech diNovo Mini

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