I wanted from the beginning of using Volumio to integrate a media center with this wonderful audio player. It’s not the first try on this subjetc and you can find in the forum some. I have to state that I’m not a linux or raspian guru, although I feel confortable enough with command line to play with.
I got MPD working “under” Raspbmc and was really happy with results and quality. After that I installed Volumio and tried to install XBMC on it on Volumio with no success. You can see in that topic others got it working:
After installing Volumio1.5. on Raspberry loged as “pi” (not “volumio”) and followed Michael instructions
The only thind I added is set the user also to “pi”: editing in /etc/default/xbmc
# Set this to 1 to enable startup ENABLED=1 # The user to run XBMC as USER=pi # Adjust niceness of XBMC (decrease for higher priority) NICE=-5
Volumio can play a 192khz/24bits flac fine without problems while xbmc is playing HD video ok, well, this is an experiment because I don’t need this scenario at all!! that was only a test. CPU use of xbmc when idle is oscillating from 13% to 50%, I don’t know if it is for normal although I don’t remember the bar of CPU use status jumping in that way in the raspbmc installation.
The pros: I think is very desirable to have a media player added
The cons: CEC remote is not supported for xbmc, at this moment and I have not time to try just now, coming back to iPad’s xbmc center remote…
Thanks a lot Michelangelo for Volumio!! now with more “services”