How to install XBMC in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

XBMC Media Center, a free and open source cross-platform media center software, capable of playing back almost all known video, audio and picture formats.

Installation instructions from XBMC wiki

Start by running this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc

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

Select the first ppa for team-xbmc, then click on "Edit..."

Change the Distribution to "lucid". Click OK.

Select the 2nd 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 want to use the command-line instead 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.

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17 Responses

  1. Time Master says:

    Thanks a lot! I was trying to install it following a lot of tutorials but it didn’t work. Thanks for the tip!

  2. mike says:

    get a public key error?

  3. Luis says:

    thanks a lot man i was banging my head against the wall 🙂 you rock!!

  4. Max B says:

    Thank you so much for this helpful info. Been trying several times unsuccessfully, this blog saved me countless future attempts!

  5. Harpreet says:

    I’m a ubuntu noob and this helped out.

  6. Fly says:

    Hi “Ubuntu Geek”,

    Thanks a lot for all these tips.
    Everything is OK now.
    Really helpful. Thx!

  7. Paul Arendsen says:

    Got it work on 1 machine. Apperently did something different on second machine. Got an unresolved dependancy. libmodplug0c2 (>= 1:0.7-4.1)

    In packa libmodplug a more recent 1:0.8-8.1 is present.

    Any clues



  8. Strikegun says:

    XBMC doesn’t get installed, because of dependencies. I downloaded for my amd64 this: and installed it with dpkg -i

    for i386 users use

    after installed, “apt-get install xbmc” works

  9. Strikegun says:

    ops sorry, i mean
    “dpkg -i libmodplug0c2_0.8.7-1build1_amd64.deb”
    of course

  10. vonfilmjolk says:

    if your synaptic gets Fuged like mine doing this go to etc/apt then click sources.list and remove the lines which u added and use,_a_Step-by-Step_Guide to install insted

  11. vonfilmjolk says:

    rollback on latest. my synaptic is still fuged unable to use it. since i chanced Maverick to lucid synaptic is no longer able to read it or something. and removing the source didnt help

  12. vonfilmjolk says:

    got it working again had to remove the team-xbmc files in etc/apt/sourves.list.d but the simplest way to install xbmc is throgh the terminal

    and doing this:

    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone
    sudo apt-get update

  13. Jowens says:

    Thanks vonfilmjolk, apparently I had the same issue that you had, your suggestions worked for me, but it is so slow it is unusable. The standalone XBMC works fine on my computer only no wireless support.

  14. Dennis says:

    I’ve installed it without changing the distribution to lucid, just leave it on Maverick and it works. 🙂

  15. Matt says:

    Like Dennis, I’ve also leave the distribution to Maverick and it works for me too.

    I’ve done the following steps:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc-ppa-keyring
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone

  16. Oman says:

    I had the “dependencies problem”. The comment(s) of Strikegun did it for me. Thanx!

  17. Dario says:

    +1 to Oman… on adm64 architecture Strikegun’s instructions are mandatory! Thanks Strikegun!

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