Raspberry Pi Media Center - (free registration) @ packpub
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Raspberry Pi Media Center - (free registration) @ packpub

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Found 8th Sep 2016
Imagine controlling your TV with your smartphone, dynamically streaming content that you have on various devices across your home, as and when you want. Raspberry Pi Media Center will show you how to configure the complete experience using readily available and accessible tools, so that you too will soon be enjoying your media from the comfort of your own sofa. With this practical guide, you’ll discover how you can transform your Raspberry Pi into a powerful media center. Using Raspbmc (based on the XBMC distribution), you'll be shown how you can deploy and configure your own media center, including coverage of all the essentials from controlling your device with a TV remote or smartphone, to the creation and customization of your very own media library (including the conversion of any existing collection). You'll even be able to stream multimedia from your devices or directly from the Internet!

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thank you. I use kodi on my raspberry pi and can find this really helpful. thanks again.

Does anyone know? I just bought a Samsung ultra slim external USB DVD drive. I plugged it into my Pi 3 and it works to a point; spins, plays etc... but the power warning graphic flashes all the time and sometimes just returns to the homescreen. I'm wondering if getting am official 5V - 2.5A power supply will fix this? I'm currently using one very close at 5V - 2A... I don't want to fork out £10 for a power supply if it won't remedy the issue.

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MadeInBeats

Does anyone know? I just bought a Samsung ultra slim external USB DVD … Does anyone know? I just bought a Samsung ultra slim external USB DVD drive. I plugged it into my Pi 3 and it works to a point; spins, plays etc... but the power warning graphic flashes all the time and sometimes just returns to the homescreen. I'm wondering if getting am official 5V - 2.5A power supply will fix this? I'm currently using one very close at 5V - 2A... I don't want to fork out £10 for a power supply if it won't remedy the issue.


Its probably best to get the official 2.5A supply if you are going to be powering devices like optical drives from the Pi. Another option might be to plug in your optical drive to the pi via a powered usb hub.

R37R0

Its probably best to get the official 2.5A supply if you are going to be … Its probably best to get the official 2.5A supply if you are going to be powering devices like optical drives from the Pi. Another option might be to plug in your optical drive to the pi via a powered usb hub.



Thanks. I've managed to fix it. I've been reading about how cable length makes a difference. I didn't believe it thinking it's one of those Internet myths... But it isn't apparently! My shorter length phone charger cable is now powering my Pi3 & dvd drive with no warning icon. Also, it plays any region dvd unlike my windows pc - although I hear using vlc can get around that. So, well chuffed, the drive only cost me £13
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 8th Sep 2016
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