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Raspberry Pi as a Media Center From the Adafruit Learning System #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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The low cost and full HD video playing capabilities of the Raspberry Pi make it ideal for building your own media center. This will allow you to play music and videos through your Raspberry Pi onto a TV.

The advantage of using a Raspberry Pi, is that all the software can be configured and modified in whatever way you want.

In this tutorial we will show you how to set your Raspberry Pi up as a media centre and in the next tutorial you will find out how you can use the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO connector to add a IR remote facility.

Check out the tutorial here!


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