Using the RPi3 as a Media Centre with Chromium Browser on Raspbian OS for the best of both worlds – watch Videos online or via KODI Media Centre. Control the Pi with your smartphone, tablet or with a game controller (bluetooth)
If you would like to do something similar – here are all the things I set up & the instructions I followed…
My projector is only 720p & I have it greatly oversized too – so the wall resolution is only around 480p. With the Pi hooked up to my 1080p TV & watching a 1080p movie the quality was perfect & played flawlessly.
Update: My make-shift wooden case seems to work well. I bought a plastic pi case off ebay but then the pi starts to overheat, so I went back to the wood version & it’s good again.
If you live in a hot country use a case with lots of ventilation.
Raspberry Pi 3 running RASPBIAN Jessie (2016-02-26)
GPU memory increased from 64Mb to 256Mb in settings. (less might be ok too, I havent tested)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi
You need to run the STANDALONE instance of Kodi, not the default one in the menu, otherwise you will have problems exiting back to the OS (black screen)
Replace the default kodi app in the app menu with the standalone one & add a desktop icon too if you wish.
You can download an icon here
Follow the instructions here:
You just need to run these 6 commands & done!
If you wish to connect to your Pi as a network share, install samba.
PS3 Controller – this is a little troublesome, be prepared for some googling & workarounds.
set up ***
note that bluez-utils is now called just bluez. you should be able to connect to the PS3 controller as this page details.
set up Sixaxis Manager, its troublesome & you need to extra installs as mentioned here:
Once installed it shows up in your Admin/Accesories menu.
You can edit the config file (read the PDF) & change the speed of the pointer (higher number is faster, 8 is good)
To auto-start it use “sixad –start” in an autostart .desktop file
VNC & Autostart – EASY
create autostart files for ps3 and vnc. (autostart files are explained in the rpi forum link above ^^ )
Hippo Remote LITE
– this is for iphone/ipad but I am sure there are even better android alternatives to be found.