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5. Let’s Make a Media Center

Ralph Roberts

(1)Alexander, North Carolina, USA

The only people who have anything to fear from free software are those whose products are worth even less.

—David Emery

It’s mostly free—that’s the wonderful thing about the software for playing, recording, or otherwise manipulating media with a Raspberry Pi. We’ll happily take advantage of that throughout this book, while giving shouts out to all the dedicated developers making this bounty of goodies possible. Thanks, wonderful programming folks.

Another thought is worth mentioning in this chapter’s introduction. The first section—Chapters 1, 2, and 3

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