Play DVD disks in XBMC on Raspberry Pi

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Software | Posted on 20-09-2012

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Here’s how to add DVD playback support into RaspBMC n your Raspberry Pi (requires MPEG2 key installed on SD card – buy one here: www.raspberrypi.com/mpeg-2-license-key/) i.e. Playback commercial DVDs direct from attached USB DVD drive While it works well, it only plays the film, no dvd menus. SSH into the running RaspBMC Download and compile […]

Play DVD disks on Raspberry Pi

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Technology | Posted on 19-09-2012

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In August the Raspberry Pi Foundation started selling MPEG2 codec licenses for the popular Raspberry Pi. With this installed, the Pi can decode MPEG2 directly on its GPU chip, with very little CPU usage. The ARM CPU used in the Pi isn’t really powerful enough to decode MPEG2 on its own. Since DVDs use MPEG2, […]