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About This Book
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
Who This Book Is For
This book is great for anyone with basic computer skills who is looking to get a good understanding of the OpenELEC installation process on a PC or Raspberry Pi. It is a great shortcut for experienced users to get tips and tricks, and also covers many topics of interest for all XBMC users on any platform. Readers are expected to know how to download, install, and use programs, as well as how to complete simple tasks such as unzipping compressed archives.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Instant OpenELEC Starter
So, what is OpenELEC?
Quick start – Managing XBMC
Top 10 features you'll want to know about
People and places you should get to know
What You Will Learn
Select the right OpenELEC version for your hardware
Create and use the OpenELEC install media for installation on a PC
Apply a complete OpenELEC software image to an SD card for a Raspberry Pi
Perform initial configuration of your new media center
Set up XBMC to automatically index your movies and TV shows
Customize the language, interface, and layout with settings and skins
Browse and install add-ons to add new features and enhancements
Use your android device as a media center remote control using WiFi
Manage media access with multiple user profiles and a parental lock
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.
Mikkel Viager graduated in 2013 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, focusing on Automation and Robot Technology, from the Technical University of Denmark. During his studies, he had been conveying several advanced technical subjects, and was employed as Teaching Assistant in a course on Industrial and embedded automation.
Mikkel has a well-founded knowledge of a wide variety of subjects related to computer systems, which he uses in his work on development of industrial robots and improvements of technologies in general.
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