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XBMC on Raspberry Pi : adding BBC iPlayer

Can be installed by adding a repository via the XBMC GUI, but here’s the commands to do it from a the shell.

Find details of latest version at https://code.google.com/p/xbmc-iplayerv2/

Download and unzip.

xbian@xbian ~ $ cd .xbmc/addons
xbian@xbian ~/.xbmc/addons $ wget https://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/files/IPlayer-v2.4.18.zip
--2013-07-26 22:06:29-- https://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/files/IPlayer-v2.4.18.zip
Resolving xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com (xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com)..., 2a00:1450:4013:c01::52
Connecting to xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com (xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 2131555 (2.0M) [application/zip]
Saving to: `IPlayer-v2.4.18.zip'

100%[===================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 2,131,555 915K/s in 2.3s
2013-07-26 22:06:38 (915 KB/s) - `IPlayer-v2.4.18.zip' saved [2131555/2131555]
xbian@xbian ~/.xbmc/addons $ unzip IPlayer-v2.4.18.zip
Archive: IPlayer-v2.4.18.zip
creating: plugin.video.iplayer/
inflating: plugin.video.iplayer/install.txt
inflating: plugin.video.iplayer/.pydevproject
inflating: plugin.video.iplayer/Credits.txt
creating: plugin.video.iplayer/resources/
inflating: plugin.video.iplayer/resources/settings.xml
creating: plugin.video.iplayer/resources/language/
xbian@xbian ~/.xbmc/addons $

XBMC on Raspberry Pi : Infra-red remote control

Bought a “Mini Wireless PC USB Computer remote Control controller” on eBay for use with XBMC (XBian 1.0Beta1.1) on Raspberry Pi.  £3 including postage.  Consists of an infra-red receiver which plugs in via USB and the infra-red remote control itself.  Just works, no drives or setup required.


Shows up within Linux as an Xenta device.

root@xbian:/# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1d57:ad02 Xenta