The original XBMC

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Retrogaming Years ago, there was the original XBMC. Some of you might remember it, some others will discover it today. XBMC history As you might already know, Kodi used to be called XBox Media Center. It used to be an homebrew (ie. a custom application) for the first Microsoft Xbox gaming console. Thanks to the Xbox hardware being very close to a regular PC and the fact it was “standardized” (ie.

Is Kodi 4K ready?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series 4K #4K display are becoming more and more affordable, but are they worth it? More importantly, what is really 4K and what are their pros and cons? And finally is #Kodi 4K ready? Let’s find out. What is 4K? 4K is the “new resolution in town”. In order to understand 4K resolution, we have to understand what resolution is. According to Wikipedia, display resolution is “is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed”.

Popcorn time is dead... time to switch to Kodi

Dear all, #Popcorn Time has closed Sad news, Popcorn Time is dead. Popcorn Time was a great software, however due its P2P nature, it was not safe as I explained a few weeks ago which probably lead to its death. Fear not, there are alternatives, and the best one is right here on this site. The Popcorn time alternative The alternative is #Kodi along with a good streaming plugin such as Genesis.

Popcorn Time is not safe, use Kodi as an alternative

You have probably heard of Popcorn time. It is a great piece of software allowing you to stream Movies and TV Shows. However, #Popcorn Time is not safe, you should use #Kodi as an alternative. Here is why. Kodi, thanks to some nifty plugins can allow you to stream movies and TV shows, just like Popcorn time. There is however one big difference. Kodi streams its data directly from “established” websites, this is what we call “direct download” or direct streaming.

Raspberry Pi 2 - Part 4 : OpenElec

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Raspberry Pi Last but not least, we’ll explain you how to install #OpenElec on your Pi! Prepare before install Mandatory Raspberry #Pi 2 Micro SD Card (>512MB) Power Adapter (>=1A) Micro USB Cable Optional Keyboard Mouse Remote WLAN Dongle Ethernet Cable Case Steps Download the ARMv7 Stable build from official site ; Extract it and navigate to extracted files and folder ; If using Linux or Mac Os, just run “create_sdcard” file, follow instructions and go to “Install OpenElec” part ; If using Windows, download win32diskimager and run it ; Select image file you just downloaded and point it to your SD card.

Raspberry Pi 2 - Part 3 : media center

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Raspberry Pi Today we’ll talk about media center solutions for the Pis. Let’s go! Media Center Distribution One of the most common use of the Raspberry #Pi 2 is to build a media center out of it. In order to so, one have access to several different “tools”. Let’s do a quick presentation. #Raspbian This is a Linux, Debian based OS (aka distribution).