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Yes. That's what I did, Raspberry Pi, Openelec, runs fast

Do you just copy and paste or is it as I am guessing a little more complicated?

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Do you just copy and paste or is it as I am guessing a little more complicated?

 

It is a bit more than that but it is not so hard. Just follow the video on that link. Some USB sticks work better than others. I use this one.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-JetFlash-Flash-Drive-TS8GJF700/dp/B004HC5IPE

 

The OpenElec files you need are here. Get the newest one (4.0.7)

 

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/5ungh8fae6n44/R-Pi_Openelec_USB_Builds

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Also what power cable do you use because I got a pre installed pi and some people say the cable that comes with it isnt great.

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Do you use an heatsink

 

It doesn't need one. It overclocks safely enough. If you download the OpenElec file it has a folder for overclocking in it. Just C&P over the normal file and it is done.

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Also what power cable do you use because I got a pre installed pi and some people say the cable that comes with it isnt great.

 

I am using a really cheap one off ebay. It works great but don't do that because the one's off Farnell are cheap and supposed to work well with the Pi.

 

http://cpc.farnell.com/stontronics/t5582dv/psu-raspberry-pi-5v-2a-uk-euro/dp/SC13463

 

Stick with the one you have for now though. 

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I set up the dongle now but installed raspbmc instead of Open Elec to see if its any good.

 

Istream is fucked though, says its incompatable. So using GoTv and Yify instead.

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I set up the dongle now but installed raspbmc instead of Open Elec to see if its any good.

 

Istream is fucked though, says its incompatable. So using GoTv and Yify instead.

 

OpenElec is quicker.

 

You can use iStream as an addon now. Use that instead of the iStream installer.

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I am still having issues with it crashing and freezing, will get one of those farnell adapters.

 

In regards to open elec I may reinstall when I get chance.

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This is great for installing addons and repositories. Makes things much easier.

 

Cheers for that one. I was close to giving up with xbmc but that's brilliant for getting it all up to date.

 

I've just managed to get xbmc playing through my phone onto my telly via chromecast as well. Took me ages to get it working but now it does its making my sky movies subscription redundant very shortly. If anyone's interested how to do it without having to sit through loads of unhelpful YouTube videos give me a shout.

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I've got 150mbps. Even with that it was buffering before I switched to iStream, so I think getting the settings right is just as important as your speed.

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All you people who have success with xbmc,have you got fast internet connections?

When i say fast I mean over 3mbps!

Mine is about 9mb

 

I haven't used it much for live telly, but I have had no issues at all with films and boxsets. I fucking love it!

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Following on from my streaming from phone to chromecast I've now encountered a problem. The chromecast won't stream live tv so the footy is out of the question now. To watch it on my phone I've got to remove a file beforehand and then put it back in when i want to watch a film on my telly again. Pain in the arse just to watch a match on a 5" screen compared to a 47". What's the best way to stream footy to my telly now? I've seen phone to hdmi cables but again this looks a pain in the arse so I cry out to the nerds, I need your help.

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Following on from my streaming from phone to chromecast I've now encountered a problem. The chromecast won't stream live tv so the footy is out of the question now. To watch it on my phone I've got to remove a file beforehand and then put it back in when i want to watch a film on my telly again. Pain in the arse just to watch a match on a 5" screen compared to a 47". What's the best way to stream footy to my telly now? I've seen phone to hdmi cables but again this looks a pain in the arse so I cry out to the nerds, I need your help.

 

F****R****t is back working and introducing Chromecast so that will be an option.

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F****R****t is back working and introducing Chromecast so that will be an option.

Cheers but you could you pm me that one as I don't know what it means?Ta.

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