How to install XBMC on ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) using PPA

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.

While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.

Install XBMC on ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/xbmc-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xbmc

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2 Responses

  1. Dr Ian Gregory says:

    A bug in this build:

    I get the error in XBMC gui:
    “failed to initialise audio settings”.
    At command line:
    “Failed to open VDPAU backend cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

    All audio works fine on desktop and even XBMC menu sounds. Error only occurs when playing media>~350MB.
    I use ATI graphics, I don’t know where NVIDIA came from.

  2. Diederik says:

    For anyone that has problems with stability, try and install the stable XBMC 10.1. Following the Ubuntu 12.04 instructions here worked for me running Ubuntu 11.10

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