Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It's capable of doing everything you'd expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

More information about the Raspberry Pi can be found at: https://www.raspberrypi.org

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Setup Openelec on Raspberry Pi


Operating system used

Software prerequisites

  1. Switch on your TV, the Openelec welcome screen is shown.
    Select the Next button.

  2. The OpenElec machine needs a name, keep the default hostname: OpenELEC
    Select the Next button.

  3. The OpenELEC machine needs an internet connection.
    If the OpenELEC machine is connected to the internet, you can see (for example):

    Wired      Address:      State: ready

    Select the Next button.

  4. OpenELEC supports SSH for remote access. This is for advanced users who wish to interact with OpenElec's underlying operating system.
    The default user is root and the default password is openelec

    Configure the following services:
    Enable SSH and enable Samba

    Select the Next button.

  5. The OpenELEC installation is now complete. For more information see: wiki.kodi.tv
    Select the Next button.

  6. Set your language, region and timezone:

    Select menu: System | Settings
    Select: Appearance
    Select: International

    Change the settings according to your situation, for example:
    • Language: English
    • Region: Central Europe
    • Timezone country: Netherlands

  7. Select which subtitles languages should be downloaded automatically:

    Select menu: System | Settings
    Select: Video
    Select: Subtitles

    Change the settings according to your situation, for example:
    Languages to download subtitles for: Dutch, English

  8. Change your screen resolution:

    Select menu: System | Settings | System
    Select: Video output

    Change the resolution settings according to your situation, for example:
    Resolution 1680x1050p (for Samsung UE32H5500AW)

  9. The IP address should be manually set, instead of using DHCP.

    Select menu: System | OpenElec | Connections
    Select Action: Edit
    Select: IPv4

    IP Address Method: manual
    IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    Select the Save button.