Thomas Hamilton

Building a Media Center with Raspberry Pi

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Learn how to build a media center and expand its capabilities from its default settings to match your needs and desiresAbout This BookBuild an end-to-end media center using Raspberry PI and OSMCWork with third-party addons to further increase the use of your media centerA simple, easy-to-understand guide that will help you to create a fully functioning media center than can play local files and stream from other sourcesWho This Book Is ForThe book is for hobbyists with no experience of Raspberry pi, who are looking for a fun project to work on and have an interest in building and setting up a media center with their board.What You Will LearnFind out how to connect the Raspberry Pi to your entertainment systemFamiliarize yourself with OSMC and grasp how to navigate around the screenUse advanced configurations such as a text editor, ssh, the Linux command line, and puttyPlay files that are stored on the SD card or USB stickConnect to other media sources over the network/InternetTroubleshoot common areas of difficultyIn DetailThe Raspberry Pi is a complete computer built on a single circuit board and is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, including building automation systems, media centers, networks and servers, robotics, gaming, and education. It is also capable of running an operating system.This book will give you the ability to turn a Raspberry Pi and SD card into a media center. It starts by showing you how to download the OSMC operating system and install it on your SD card. Then, you will learn how to hook up all the peripherals for the Raspberry Pi to function. Furthermore, you will see how to get OSMC into a functional and usable state for regular use and future changes. You will also explore advanced addons that will enhance the functionality of the media center. To complete your media center experience, you will use a smartphone as a remote control by installing and configuring the OSMC remote control.By the end of this book, you will be able to program, set up, run, and troubleshoot a media center using your Raspberry Pi boards.Style and approachA practical guide that focuses on one end to end project of building a media center
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