Raspberry Pi - Tutorial to install raspmbc (XMBC)

5/09/2013 0 Comments

Raspberry Pi worlds smallest computer which I ordered through Element14 website couple of months ago. As a weekend project, I decided to get Raspberry Pi setup and install Raspmbc which is custom build of ARM XMBC media center.

I have to admit that when I started to read articles on the Raspbmc I was little be worried and confused at the start. After an hour or so, I was up and running XMBC on Sony TV :). I should admit the developers have put lot of efforts and time to make this project big success.

Install instructions to get the RaspMBC installed on Raspberry Pi.

1. Download the windows installer from Raspbmc website. 

2. Insert your SD card preferably 4GB on your SD card slot and run the installer.exe. Please not you need to run this as Administrator.. 

3. Raspbmc installer goes to internet and downloads the required file to complete the installation. After the installation completes, take the SD card and insert on the Raspberry Pi and power it up.

4. Be patient, it could take about 30-40 minutes to get the XMBC completely installed.