Google Coder

Good news everyone! There are people at Google who loves our favorite credit card sized toy. Google released its Google Coder platform for development of web applications. Anyone can now develop and test HTML, CSS and Javascript code through web browser. Nonetheless, they favored mac OS users and prepared tool for quick install but left linux and windows users without even a simple tutorial. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a rocket science, but short description wouldn’t hurt, would it?  (more…)

Installation of TP-LINK WN725N v2

People using Raspbmc (including me) tend to have problems with installation of TP-LINK WN725N v2 (v1 works out of the box). I have no idea why tp-link didn’t change model name when they changed the chipset but that’s reality that causes a lot of confusion. Anyway, installation is very simple and consist of 3 steps. (more…)

Mopidy – Spotify client

Ever thought it would be great to stream your favorite spotify playlists to your stereo? Now you can with help of raspi and mopidy, a richer MPD alternative. Spotify Premium account is required to use mopidy, but you can try 30 day trial before subscribing. (more…)

MPD – Music Player Daemon

From MPDs site: Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol. And it does what it says, perfectly. It’s fast, it’s simple to setup and use. In comparison to LMS it’s limited in features (e.g. can’t serve files to clients) but makes up with speed and straightforwardness.  (more…)

Hotspot – WiFi Access Point

When I was thinking of buying Raspberry Pi few months ago, I was also about to buy 3G router/AP. When I learned what RPi is, and I saw people trying to make AP out of it, I knew where to place my money :) I know I’ve chosen right… RPi as AP gives you enormous number of possibilities: wireless streaming of cartoons to your tablet when you’re in the car. Your wife (if you have one already ;) ) in the same time can watch Desperate Housewives… and you can focus on pleasure from driving. I hope you’re interested already so let’s do it. (more…)

Squeezeslave

LMS up and running? Just one step left to turn your raspi into the best internet radio. (more…)

Logitech Media Server

I think I can safely assume that all of us at least one time in ours life listened radio. It’s a great to have “something to play in background” while we enjoy other things. Let’s turn our raspi into greatest radio you’ll ever have. (more…)

Media Center – (XBMC + polish VOD and subs)

Many people buy Raspberry Pi because it is capable of playing Full HD movies, while the price of it is very attractive and power consumption is close to none. Hence, I cannot imagine our website without at least a brief introduction to XBMC. Since there are hundreds of websites, where configuration of XBMC is described in very detailed way. Here you should find all basic stuff on how to turn your little RPi into cool media center. (more…)

Making Raspi visible – hardened SSH configuration

By default Raspbmc frobids SSH login from outside of our local network (192.168.*.*). It is a safety measure, because too many people exposed their Raspberry to the Internet without changing default passwords or generating new public keys. However what if we want to have constant access to our Raspi shell account from work or any other place? This tutorial will show how to expose Raspi to the Internet in a secure manner. (more…)

Sickbeard

Sickbeard is a great program for you if you like to watch shows and you use raspi as multimedia center. It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are avaliable it sends them to download, organizes, and downloads info about them.  (more…)