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Installing Kodi on your Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, we take you through the straightforward steps of installing and setting up Kodi on the Raspberry Pi. Using these steps, you can install Kodi on a standard operating system without relying on a third-party distribution such as OSMC or LibreELEC.

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How to Set Up Screenly on the Raspberry Pi

In this Raspberry Pi project, we will be walking you through installing the Screenly software on your Raspberry Pi. Screenly OSE is a free and open-source digital signage software for the Pi. It is fast and easily manageable through an excellent web interface.

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Raspberry Pi Plex Media Player

In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to compile and run the Plex Media Player on the Raspberry Pi. The player is one of the few ways to get a working Plex client on the Raspberry Pi. Using this player, you will get the latest Plex features directly from the developers.

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Raspberry Pi Bluetooth Speakers

Add Bluetooth to your speakers by using a Raspberry Pi. Set up audio streaming for any old speaker or hi-fi system with this straightforward guide. By following this guide you will also get support for Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and multi-room streaming.

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Using HDMI-CEC on a Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, we will be teaching you how to interact with your TV using the HDMI-CEC protocol from your Raspberry Pi. Using this, you can turn a compatible TV on, off, and even control the volume, among other things

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Compiling FFmpeg on the Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, you will learn how to compile the FFmpeg software on the Raspberry Pi. FFmpeg is a collection of libraries that can encode and decode various video and audio codecs that is compatible with the Pi’s ARM architecture.

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How to Setup Spotify Connect on the Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, I go through the steps of setting up a Raspberry Pi Spotify connect device. We make use of the raspotify package to be able to bring this project to life. At the end of the tutorial, you will able to stream your favorite music from any Spotify app to the Raspberry Pi.

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Raspberry Pi Kiosk using Chromium

For this Raspberry Pi Kiosk tutorial, we will be showing you how you can set up your Pi as a Kiosk using the popular web browser, Chromium. We utilize Chromium as it is one of the best-supported web browsers and openly supports the functionality to act in a kiosk mode. It is also easy to […]

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Raspberry Pi Chromecast Alternative using Raspicast

In this Raspberry Pi Chromecast tutorial, we will be showing you how you can set up your Raspberry Pi to act as a Chromecast device. While we can’t implement the same protocol that Chromecast relies on we can replicate this on the Raspberry Pi. We replicate its behavior by using two key pieces of software […]

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They will guide you through the process to set up a cheap Kodi powered media center, a headless low powered music player and much more.

These projects are a great example of how versatile the Raspberry Pi can be. It is also an excellent showcase on how useful it can be in handling various media projects with little to no issues. They are also a great beginner project to start off with for your first Raspberry Pi.

There is no best media center software that you can install. Each tends to have their pros and cons, for example, Kodi is an excellent all-rounder while something like the Pi music box is perfect for music but doesn't handle video.

As we always like to mention, this is just the start the of all the media projects we plan to do. If you want to stay up to date on all the latest projects, then be sure to follow us on social or sign up to the mailing list.

One thing you should be aware of when doing media projects for the Pi is the performance. Transcoding of high-quality video is very performance taxing, so you may find video streaming from the Pi may not be the best experience. If this is important to you, then you might be better off looking at a more powerful device.

As I mentioned above, if you’re looking for a fully-fledged Raspberry Pi media center then something like Kodi or OSMC is your best bet. Just keep in mind it may not perform the greatest as these software packages can get very performance heavy.

If you have any suggestions on media projects to cover then be sure to let me know either by emailing me or leaving a comment on a related project that I already have published.

I  do hope that these Raspberry Pi media projects work out for you and that you don’t run into any issues. As I mention in all the tutorials if you do run into issues then be sure to leave a comment so I can consider fixing the problem or help you troubleshoot.