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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Changing the Settings in Raspbmc

On the Home screen are two options that enable you to change the settings for Raspbmc: Programs and System.

These two options enable you to manage hardware and software settings, change the look and feel of the media player, and configure additional media player options. It’s not always clear whether you’ll find what you’re looking for in Programs or System, but a good rule of thumb is that standard media player options (like volume levels) are found in System, whereas additional external software is in Programs. Only the Wi-Fi connection manager and the Raspbmc Settings extension are in Programs at first, but you can discover, install, and manage additional programs here, such as artwork organizers or lyrics engines.

In the System menu, you can find configuration options related to the XMBC media player, like playback options for the different media. It’s worth taking a moment to look through the options so you’re aware of the possibilities.

tip.eps By default, the sound is set to pass through your HDMI cable. If you want to use your Raspberry Pi’s audio output (and speakers) but you’re using HDMI for your screen, you’ll need to change the audio setting from HDMI to Analog. You’ll find this option in the System menu. When you’re in the settings menu, click the System tab on the left and click Audio Output.

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