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Hi to all,
I have a OPi One and I just have a question:
I'd like to use it as mediacenter but als like retroconsole. So, my doubt is:

1. do I need to have 2 sd card one with openelec and one with retropie? Or can I have one that do both? I don't know maybe openelec can execute retroarch with lakka gui? I know that I could use armbian with kodi and retroarch installed, but I try to find something that is confortable to use with a tv. 2. this question is related to the previous one: Opi1 has 1 usb port, can I use a normal usb hub or I need to use an hub that has external power? I plan to attach 1 hdd, a wifi key and a bt key.

3. where I could find a list of supported wifi usb and bt usb? (I have a tplink I'd like to check if it is compatible 'cause I doubt it is plug and play)
4. what kind of remote control do you advice me? a handheld keyboard? an Ir remote? a ps4 controller through bt (could be good for gaming and media)? or the evergreen smartphone with a virtual keyboard via wifi.

5. what are the "official" repo for retropie and openelec compiled for opi1 If I want to give them a try?
Thank you in advance and sorry for my noob questions.
 

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16 minutes ago, psygnosis said:

I have a OPi One and I just have a question:
I'd like to use it as mediacenter but als like retroconsole.
Thank you in advance and sorry for my noob questions.

Take a look at http://www.retrorangepi.org/

There is RetrOrange for the OPi One with RetroPie and KODI

http://www.retrorangepi.org/images/4.1/full/RetrOrangePi-4.1.Orangepione.img.tar.gz

 

They support this combination via a Facebook-Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131759626884432/

 

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5 hours ago, guidol said:

Take a look at http://www.retrorangepi.org/

There is RetrOrange for the OPi One with RetroPie and KODI

http://www.retrorangepi.org/images/4.1/full/RetrOrangePi-4.1.Orangepione.img.tar.gz

 

They support this combination via a Facebook-Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131759626884432/

 

 

thank you so much.
So either if I need kodi or retropie I need to burn retrorangepi?
'Cause it seems that no official openelec exist for OPi and not a trusted fork or community mantained build :(

 

what about the control? can I natively use an app for android over wifi? or I have to install one?
or do you advice me another method?
thank you in advance

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1 hour ago, psygnosis said:

'Cause it seems that no official openelec exist for OPi and not a trusted fork or community mantained build

That will change hopefully during this year with community build LibreELEC at first and after it becomes stable, also official build.

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