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|Developer||Raspberry Pi Foundation|
|OS||OpenELEC, Raspbmc, XBian, Raspbian, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux|
|CPU||ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz|
|Storage||SD card slot|
|RAM||256/512 MB (see below)|
|Connectivity||USB 2, composite video, HDMI, SD card slot, 3.5 mm audio, 10/100 ethernet, GPIO|
|For more info and help, check out the XBMC Raspberry Pi support forum|
The Raspberry Pi is an ARM powered, credit card sized computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for educational and hobbyist purposes. The low power computer is mass produced at very low prices and the high number of units sold gives it massive community support. As an XBMC HTPC, the Pi supports full 1080P video playback, supports most major codecs, most if not all XBMC add-ons, and a reasonably responsive GUI.
1 Installing XBMC
The easiest way to install XBMC on an R-Pi is to use one of these pre-made OS/XBMC packages:
- OpenELEC - [ Installing ] - [ FAQ ] - [ Help forum ]
- Raspbmc - [ Installing: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux ] - [ FAQ ] - [ User guide ] - [ Help forum ]
- XBian - [ Why XBian? ] - [ Installing ] - [ FAQ ] - [ Starters guide ] - [ Forum ]
You can also install XBMC on Raspbian:
- Raspbian - http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC
For increased speed, you can also install OpenElec on a USB stick:
2 Frequently Asked Questions
- See: Raspberry Pi/FAQ
3 How good is it, really?
See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErWF2sYgJec
4 Further reading
5 Random notes
Feel free to place various notes, tips, and links here. As this section of the wiki gets more organized, those notes will be properly sorted. Consider this like a dumping ground for when you're not sure where to put something.
- ↑ Model B only. Model A can use a USB ethernet adapter. Both can use USB wifi.