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Portable Media Centre

Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:47 pm

Okay so I’ve read plenty about the Raspberry Pi’s capability as a media centre but I have had the idea of creating a portable media Raspberry Pi media centre. Basically one that I can take away with me on holidays so that I can plug into any TV and/or stereo system (you know the little pitiful-portable-picnic-players you get in hotel rooms) and have my entire CD collection and possibly a few movies and TV eps. Additionally I would like to be able to access YouTube.

So the rough idea (this project is still conceptual) is that the Pi accesses a small self powered external hard drive and both are powered by a small but capable powered USB hub. The Pi will be running Openelec and will have internet connectivity via my Samsung SIII (using portable hotspot) which will also serve as a remote control for Openelc.

I’m really just posting this for thoughts, comments and to see if anyone has already done this or something similar? Let me know guys.

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Re: Portable Media Centre

Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:45 am

Sounds like it should be no problem to do just that. OpenElec works great for playing music/movies and accessing youtube.

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