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  Reply # 1522096 29-Mar-2016 10:23
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elpenguino:

 

It's a different CPU architecture so I don't think the files for Pi1 would run on Pi3.

 

The download process through NOOBs is very very easy.

 

The process to set up IR remote control is not....

 

 

 

 

on osmc setting up a remote is fairly easy if you know what youre doing, theres about 5 clicks involved probably.  

 

 

 

if youre using CEC, theres nothing to do.

 

if youre using the GPIO remote (which requires a cheap $2 sensors and 3 wires to 3 pins on the board) then in osmc, go to osmc settings, remotes, then select which remote you want to use xbox/rc6 (rc6 == windows media centre remote).  thats about it.  as long as you go with the default GPIO pins for the remote.


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  Reply # 1522100 29-Mar-2016 10:33
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elpenguino:

 

It's a different CPU architecture so I don't think the files for Pi1 would run on Pi3.

 

The download process through NOOBs is very very easy.

 

The process to set up IR remote control is not....

 

 

 

 

on osmc setting up a remote is fairly easy if you know what youre doing,

 

 

 

 

That's a big if right there.

 

I want to use my xbox dvd dongle through USB. I spent some time, probably enough time to have done 5000 clicks, messing about with it and have hit a road block. The 'problem' ultimately is that Linux is too flexible so there's a zillion ways to skin a cat, and equally, there's a zillion pieces of information on the net with conflicting bits and bobs to confuse a newbie.

 

Anyways, I need to check the config.txt file on the SD card to ensure LIRC is not disabled at boot. Will try that soon. Need a live DVD. Need to go buy blank DVDs first.

 

Apart from that, yes, great package.


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  Reply # 1522109 29-Mar-2016 10:46
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It's a different CPU architecture so I don't think the files for Pi1 would run on Pi3.

 

 

 I've just gone through this with Octoprint (rather than OSMC). I needed to install Raspbian Jessie (not Wheezy), but it might be Octoprint that needs this rather than the RPi3 itself.

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-raspberry-pi-3/ tells you how to upgrade a microSD (presumably being used via an adapter in an older Pi) for use in a RPi3. I didn't go this route myself, just because I was using regular SD cards in my RPi2.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1522122 29-Mar-2016 11:02
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elpenguino:

 

reven:

 

elpenguino:

 

It's a different CPU architecture so I don't think the files for Pi1 would run on Pi3.

 

The download process through NOOBs is very very easy.

 

The process to set up IR remote control is not....

 

 

 

 

on osmc setting up a remote is fairly easy if you know what youre doing,

 

 

 

 

That's a big if right there.

 

I want to use my xbox dvd dongle through USB. I spent some time, probably enough time to have done 5000 clicks, messing about with it and have hit a road block. The 'problem' ultimately is that Linux is too flexible so there's a zillion ways to skin a cat, and equally, there's a zillion pieces of information on the net with conflicting bits and bobs to confuse a newbie.

 

Anyways, I need to check the config.txt file on the SD card to ensure LIRC is not disabled at boot. Will try that soon. Need a live DVD. Need to go buy blank DVDs first.

 

Apart from that, yes, great package.

 

 

its so much easier just to use a GPIO remote with OSMC, its baked in and most people will be using either CEC or a GPIO remote.  the receivers literally cost $2, and just require 3 wires being soldered.  (not to the board, just to wires you plug into the board, very very very very very very very basic stuff).   Ive done this on my PIs.  takes about 3 minutes to set them up (including soldering time). you could even just use wires like this to avoid soldering all together (however I would still solder for a stronger connection)

 

 

the gpio pins to use are these

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1522143 29-Mar-2016 11:27
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3 minutes !! Now you tell me !!

 

I think I have got some IR receivers so I will give it a go, thanks.




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  Reply # 1522156 29-Mar-2016 11:41
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elpenguino:

 

3 minutes !! Now you tell me !!

 

I think I have got some IR receivers so I will give it a go, thanks.

 

 

 

 

its harder on openelec or vanilla raspbian, but osmc has it built in and turned on by default, so you basically just have to select which remote you want to use and plug in the receiver and youre good to go.


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  Reply # 1522296 29-Mar-2016 15:42
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MurrayM:

 

I currently run Openelec / Kodi on my Raspberry PI 1 Model B. If I buy a Raspberry Pi 3 can I swap it with my old R-Pi and have it run Openelec / Kodi ok (after copying the files to from my SDHC card to a micro-SDHC card)? Or is there a different version of Openelec / Kodi that I have to download and set up?

 

 

personally I would just download and install a fresh copy of osmc (kodi os for the raspberry pi) and you should be setup in minutes.

 

 

 

Yeah that's what I was thinking.

 

My current set up has the OS on the SD card, movies on an external HDD, a wifi dongle, a wireless keyboard dongle, a USB 3 flash drive that holds all of Kodi's data files (database, artwork, etc), and a powered USB hub to connect everything.

 

I use the flash drive because when I originally set it all up that was the recommended route to get maximum speed.

 

Would I do the same thing again or is the SD card on the R-Pi 3 now fast enough that it wouldn't make any difference?


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  Reply # 1522301 29-Mar-2016 15:48
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I've got a Pi 3 arriving tomorrow.  I'll set that up as the main Plex box in the lounge, and put the Pi 2 which is currently in the lounge in the bedroom, where the Pi 1 is currently running Plex on that TV.  The Pi 1 will become my Pi-Hole DNS server :)


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  Reply # 1522318 29-Mar-2016 16:04
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Since RPi2 I have been running directly off the MicroSD card without any issues. Previously (with my RPi 1bs) I had an SD card for booting and a fast USB stick for the OS. This is no longer necessary with the RPi2, and I am sure the same applies to the RPi3. The performance increase when the RPi2 came out was very significant - if there is anywhere near the same improvement for a RPi3 then OSMC must be lightening quick!


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  Reply # 1522923 30-Mar-2016 19:29
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I ordered a Pi 3 from element14 and my order has been processing for 2 days, I thought they had next day delivery.








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  Reply # 1523037 30-Mar-2016 23:33
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I ordered a Pi 3 from element14 and my order has been processing for 2 days, I thought they had next day delivery.

 

 

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  Reply # 1523087 31-Mar-2016 08:43
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In regards to the remote control, I found for my two OSMC/Kodi on RPi's my older Sony TV remote worked and my new Panasonic TV remote worked perfect. No configuration required.

 

That's the arrow buttons, Enter and Return (Back) which is all you really need.




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  Reply # 1523089 31-Mar-2016 08:47
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CB_24:

 

In regards to the remote control, I found for my two OSMC/Kodi on RPi's my older Sony TV remote worked and my new Panasonic TV remote worked perfect. No configuration required.

 

That's the arrow buttons, Enter and Return (Back) which is all you really need.

 

 

disagree with just needing those ones, i like having channel up/down, the numbers, the colour buttons, menu.    my 2013 samsungs let me access all those via CEC, my older sony only does the basic set.


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  Reply # 1523111 31-Mar-2016 09:32
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yeah, since you guys are having such an easy time with OSMC I am wondering why I chose openelec to try.

 

Might wipe my card and start again.


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  Reply # 1523117 31-Mar-2016 09:40
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We just used an old android phone with yatse on it, then you can just take it from room to room as needed.





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