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Its been a while since I have used my Raspberry Pi, so i though I would give XBMC a go. XBMC is a multimedia player for many systems, including the original XBOX and the Raspberry Pi.
Getting XBMC running was really easy – but im not going to tell you how to install it. There are plenty of guides already on the Internet that tell you how to do it.
The only configuration change I had to make was to set the audio to come out via the 3.5″ audio jack. The monitor I use in my study doesn’t have a HDMI socket, so I have to use a HDMI to DVI cable. DVI does not carry a audio signal.
The ultimate test for me was to get a video file playing. The natural choice of program was Micro Men. Most of my video files have subtitles as my wife is deaf.
I really do think that XBMC is going to be one of the most popular uses of the Raspberry Pi in the home.
The BBC documentary “Micro Men” was an enjoyable comedy drama describing the rivalry between both Sinclair and Acorn in the early 80′s. There are no plans for this to be released on Blu-Ray or DVD. This petition has been created to try and persuade the BBC to release this, along with any additional material for people who enjoyed this era, understanding the importance of the UK computer industry in shaping the PC market as it stands today.
Please sign the “Micro Men to be released to BluRay and DVD petition.“
As I dont currenly have time to write my own review of Micro Men, he is abstract and link to the drobe.co.uk article.
Ahead of tonight’s Micro Men programme, which charts the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers in the early 1980s, drobe.co.uk spoke to the film’s producer, Andrea Cornwell, to find out more about the show – and now you can read our review of the film
You can read the rest of the article here.
BBC Four is giving viewers a unique insight into how developments in technology have shaped our lives over the past forty years in Electric Dreams, a new three-part series charting the rise of today’s globally-linked, instantly-gratified digital culture.
The series will see the world of one ordinary British family turned upside-down as their home is “renovated” to the standard of a typical house in 1970 – the dawn of the digital age – and then fast-forwarded at the rate of a day per year through the technological revolution of the 70s, 80s and 90s. The programmes will reveal the huge transformation that technological change has wrought on British family life over the past 40 years. It remains to be seen how the children will cope when they swap Facebook and Wii for black and white television and vinyl records.
Independent production company Wall to Wall has been commissioned jointly by The Open University and the BBC to make the series.
Dr Ian Johnston, the Open University academic advisor to the series, said: “We are all aware of how technologically based and dependent life is today, but perhaps we have become too accustomed to the pace of change. This project provides a fascinating opportunity to rewind the clock, look at the past forty years again and take stock of where we are and how we got here – and whether all the advances have been beneficial.”
Electric Dreams will form part of the season IT And Us, to be aired later this year on BBC FOUR.
This article was taken from The Centre of Computing History. More info can also be found on the Open University website, or on the BBCs Electric Dreams website. More information and phots can also be found on Gia’s website.