Starting from scratch with raspberry pi2


#1

I was trying to build my raspberry pi2 to be a media streaming hub. I got instructions from a website how to do this and all the right bits of kit. However I never got it to work and ended up messing it up.
I want to start from scratch and want to set the Raspberry back to default and then hopefully find a set of useful instructions that work!
Can you advice how to reset to default.
And do you know of any good sites to use for building the media centre?


#2

To start from scratch either pick up a new blank SD to flash an image on, or reuse the existing one, wiping the current content in the process.

I use OSMC for my own media center and am quite happy with it, it’s quite straightforward IMO. You can download it from osmc.tv

Openelec is another popular ready-to-go media center solution. Alternatively you should be able to install and run Kodi on top of Raspbian. If you only need a basic DLNA server, minidlna, available from the raspbian repo, is pretty good, but setting it up properly will require a bit of work.

Ultimately what’s best for you depends on your needs, the latter option being the most flexible if you wish to put your Pi 2 to other uses.


#3

Thank You for your help!
I have OSMS now up on the PI2.
All I need to do now is get it to talk to my PC so I can start streaming stuff.