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Old 02-01-2013, 17:13   #41
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Anyone changed from an Acer Revo to a Raspberry PI?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:34   #42
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Is the HD-DVD rip something you'd consider doing for me? I have 3 or 4 HD-DVDs that I have no way of playing these days and they're movies I've not bought on Blu Ray yet. You could keep them afterwards
Happy to rip them for you
What are they? As I may have them already.
Another thing to consider, is how I get them back to you! Ripping to MKV reduces the size somewhat, but they're still hefty files individually. I did try re-encoding using handbrake but it took a day (I only have a netbook) and didn't bloody work anyhow.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:39   #43
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Anyone changed from an Acer Revo to a Raspberry PI?
I had an acer revo running xbmc in the lounge, and now have a Pi running XBMC in the bedroom... What do you want to know?
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Hi There

I ripped my HDDVDs to MKV before my HDDVD Drive (a bargaintastic Xbox HDDVD drive that cost Ł7 from GameStation a couple of years ago) gave up.

Using handbrake I compressed to MKV 1080p and they come in between 4-10GB depending on the movie in question (and also if any commentaries are kept).

I'm not sure what can and what cant be discussed here in regard to ripping your own discs and dont want to break any forum rules, maybe a mod can clarify it and I can share my workflow.

Mandatory good boy note: Remember to keep your discs if they are copyrighted after you rip to your system, they are not only your licensed copies but are also your backup!

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Happy to rip them for you
What are they? As I may have them already.
Another thing to consider, is how I get them back to you! Ripping to MKV reduces the size somewhat, but they're still hefty files individually. I did try re-encoding using handbrake but it took a day (I only have a netbook) and didn't bloody work anyhow.
Thank you, I hadn't considered the size of the resulting file.

Out of interest what do you use to rip them? If the guy that bought my HTPC still has it, I might be able to use that, that had a BD/HDDVD drive in it.

The films I have are

Sean of the Dead
Constantine
Goodfellas
Polar Express
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Hmmm, hadn't considered the legalities of it all, or the discussion.

Sorry if I've overstepped a line.
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I'm pretty sure that from a legal standpoint, as long as you own the discs you can legally make copies for your own use.
As it stands, i don't own any of the discs and would return them afterwards, without keeping copies so I think we'd be ok. Happy for a Moderator to comment though.

I use MakeMKV, but as I said the resulting file size is still likely to be 20gb plus.
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Cheers, let me ask my mate if he's still got his HDDVD drive and I'll let you know.
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I'm pretty sure that from a legal standpoint, as long as you own the discs you can legally make copies for your own use.
As it stands, i don't own any of the discs and would return them afterwards, without keeping copies so I think we'd be ok. Happy for a Moderator to comment though.

I use MakeMKV, but as I said the resulting file size is still likely to be 20gb plus.

Bear in mind you can feed the resulting mkv file into handbrake and encode on from there!
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Bear in mind you can feed the resulting mkv file into handbrake and encode on from there!
My poxy little netbook took a day to encode an MKV to MP4 but then didn't bloody work! I felt cheated
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I had an acer revo running xbmc in the lounge, and now have a Pi running XBMC in the bedroom... What do you want to know?
Is there any difference in the speed of it?

I have 2 Revo's one in the bedroom the other in the living room. The living room one is connected to amp and 5.1 when the BR is just plugged into TV.

Heard you need to keep the stock theme on it.

Any issues with any plugins etc

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Is there any difference in the speed of it?

I have 2 Revo's one in the bedroom the other in the living room. The living room one is connected to amp and 5.1 when the BR is just plugged into TV.

Heard you need to keep the stock theme on it.

Any issues with any plugins etc

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I don't really use plugins so not sure if there are any you particularly use? I know that there are format issues with audio in that the pi cannot decode high def audio. However it *can* pass it through so as long as your amp/TV can receive the stream and decode it, as I guess they would for a bluray, there shouldn't be an issue...

Speed wise, I have noticed the menus are a little laggy, but I am using a SQL database for the library so that doesn't help. However other forums suggest that a modest over clock of an extra 100mhz or so actually resolves any interface issues without voiding warranty. (Ymmv) I haven't spotted any problems with playback yet though!

As long as you get the 512mb version and a class 10 SD card I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what the little box can do
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Thanks, have ordered one anyway.

does the usb IR remote work ok with these too?
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Thanks, have ordered one anyway.

does the usb IR remote work ok with these too?
Pass... My Samsung TV has anylink which is their version of CEC ie I can control XBMC on the pi using the tv remote!
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Pass... My Samsung TV has anylink which is their version of CEC ie I can control XBMC on the pi using the tv remote!
Which cec adapter do you use on the xbmc side? or does the pi have this capability built in?
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Which cec adapter do you use on the xbmc side? or does the pi have this capability built in?
It is built in to XBMC / raspberry pi!
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I'm pretty sure that from a legal standpoint, as long as you own the discs you can legally make copies for your own use.
As it stands, i don't own any of the discs and would return them afterwards, without keeping copies so I think we'd be ok. Happy for a Moderator to comment though.

I use MakeMKV, but as I said the resulting file size is still likely to be 20gb plus.
That's dodgy grounds, so no, we can't allow this to take place on the forums. Legal for own use yes, but it could be seen as one or both of you are distributing which is where things start to turn very grey.

It's not that hard to work out, so I am sure SpaceCoyote can find out what he needs to do.
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No problems, thank for clearing that up.
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Old 05-01-2013, 16:40   #59
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Ok Pi came. But the install settings on Openelec have confused me

Searching youtube its saying you need an image file and an 8gb card.

Any advice be great
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What are you struggling with, is it something specific to the PI installation or the openelec build?
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