I have installed the latest version of Raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi and so far it is working great. It is also the first installation of Raspbmc that I have done that my internet connection was working from the Pi after the install. So that was a major plus for me. Also, another major plus for me was that when I insert a USB flash drive it is picked up by the system and available straight away. This was never available for me before, at the very least I had to reboot with the flash drive attached.
USB Flash Drive
I was able to play some avi files that I have on the USB flash drive without any problem.
I followed the same installation steps I always use with Raspbmc. Its very handy the way the Raspbmc installer can wipe an SD card for you.
- Wipe SD card using Raspbmc windows installer
- Install Raspbmc on SD card using installer
- Add card to Raspberry Pi and power up
The installation does take a while so I left it run by itself and came back to it a while later and XBMC was up and running for me. I installed the Quartz skin, as indicated in the tutorial linked to below and now it looks like the Apple tv interface.
This time I was able to successfully install some video add-ons. I added CBS News and Fox News from the list of available video add-ons. I installed the VODie plugin for the RTE and tv3 players but the script failed when I tried to run it. This plugin was able to run on the XBian version but I was still never able to actually run some video on it.
btw if anyone is looking for a good tutorial to follow, I used this