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Install XBMC

XBMC (a.k.a. XBOX Media Center) is a great media center available on all platforms

If you have Ubuntu then see this
http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?p=185738

For Fedora an unofficial rpm is available at http://www.fedorajunkies.com/index.php/XBMC

Installing From source:

0) Get Latest SVN Snapshot

svn co http://xbmc.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xbmc/branches/linuxport/XBMC/

Fedora:
1)Get RPMFusion Repo:

rpm -Uvh  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

2)Install Dependencies :

yum install SDL* glew glew-devel libmad-devel tre tre-devel libogg libogg-devel libvorbis libvorbis-devel boost \
boost-devel bzip2-devel bzip2-libs fribidi* lzo lzo-devel mysql-libs mysql-devel jasper jasper-devel faac faac-devel \
enca enca-devel hal hal-devel hal-libs cmake gperf nasm libXmu-devel fontconfig-devel freetype-devel libXinerama-devel \
pcre-devel gcc-c++ sqlite-devel curl-devel pulseaudio-libs-devel libsmbclient-devel

3)Make sql symbolic link
– For i386

ln -s /usr/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0 /usr/lib/libmysqlclient.so

For 64 bit

ln -s /usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0 /usr/lib64/libmysqlclient.so

4)Configure

cd linuxport/XBMC
./configure

5)Make

make

During this some errors may occur:
A)

../xbmc/utils/CharsetConverter.h:31:39: error: fribidi/fribidi_char_sets.h: No such file or directory

Sol:

cd xbmc
ln -s lib/libfribidi/ fribidi
cd ..
make

B)

/usr/include/jpeglib.h:1096:55: error: jpegint.h: No such file or directory

Sol:

cp xbmc/lib/cximage-6.0/jpeg/jpegint.h /usr/include/
make

C) For any other errors refer to fedorajunkies.com or fedoraforums.org

6) Install

make install

7) Configuring

Open xbmc by typing   xbmc in terminal or ALT+F2

-Settings > System >Audio Hardware
-Change Audio Output to Digital
-Change Audio Output Device and Passthrough Output Device to same device settings

(pulse -for fedora , hdmi/spdif- for ubuntu/debian systems)

You can also find out your device by using

aplay -L

8) To learn More about plugins and scripts Visit

http://www.xbmc.org/wiki
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  1. Varun Thacker
    January 11, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    in intrepid ibex its giving an error saying ” Couldn’t find package xbmc

  2. January 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

    This is why open source is the way to go. XBMC is a fine example of that 🙂

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