RaspberryPi into a Roku

I think my Roku 2XS is getting a little long in the tooth.
I'd like to turn my RaspberryPi 2B into a "digital media player".
Does this group have any recommendations?
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notbob
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Have a look a Kodi.
You can add it to a Linux distro, or grab OpenELEC which is a Kodi-specific distro.
You might want to buy some of the hardware codec licenses for your Pi too.
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Andrew Gabriel
All developers of OpenElec but one left this project in spring and now can be found under LibreElec!
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Joerg Walther
History repeating itself?
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Folderol
Try OSMC. It has a working Kodi and a full Debian(ish?) impementation which OpenELEC doesn't have.
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Chris Elvidge
Thanks for that - hadn't noticed. Just went off to read about it...
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Andrew Gabriel 
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Andrew Gabriel
The design principle of Open/LibreELEC is that there's nothing there that isn't needed to run Kodi, but you seem to think it's a negative feature. With something like R-Pi where installing a new OS is as difficult as changing an SD card I think there's room for more specialised embedded-style applications as well as the general purpose Linux PC approach. If you wanted a Debian ecosystem why not just run Raspbian, and sudo apt-get install kodi? Then you can have a slower boot, and lots of stuff you don't really use that needs updating, compared to LibreELEC.
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Rob Morley
It also has one of the most confusing interfaces I've ever come across. I've given it several tries since it first came out, to make sure it wasn't that I just caught it at an early stage.
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druck
Agree with both you and the previous poster in essence. But I could never get Kodi running properly/reliably on a raw Raspbian installation and not using OpenELEC means I can run apache, php, mysql, dnsmasq and postfix all on the same Pi, instead of the two I had previously.
YMMV Cheers
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Chris Elvidge
The last one I set up on a RPi 2 was Kodi on an installation of Ubuntu Mint. It works fine except for the minor inconvenience of having to enter the root password when starting it from the desktop, but I'm sure there is a work around for that.
Interestingly you can have the non-X Kodi running on the HDMI screen, and still RDP in to the desktop remotely (using x11vnc and xrdp).
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druck
You can change the skin on it back to normal (I think) Kodi, which makes things much easier. I couldn't use the default skin.
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