Oct 15, 2010

How to install XBMC in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

How to install XBMC in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)
XBMC Media Center, a free and open source cross-platform media center software, able of playing back virtually all recognized video, audio and picture formats.

Installation commands from XBMC wiki

Begin by running this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc

Now click on System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager->Settings->Repositories->Other Software.

Choose the 1st ppa for team-xbmc, then click on “Edit…”

Shift the Distribution to “lucid”. Click OK.

Choose the second ppa for team-xbmc, and make the same the same change to “lucid”.

Reload the packages, and then install “xbmc” as well as “xbmc-standalone”. If you wish to utilize the command-line alternatively of Synaptic Package Manager to do this, here are the relevant commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone

You should now have XBMC in Applications->Sound & Video->XBMC Media Center.