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Old 02-04-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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Media Center


I would like to setup a small media center with FreeBSD 6.0. For music, I am going to use Music Player Daemon with a Samba server for sharing files. I would like to know if anyone else has done this and which video player did they use? I am thinking of using Xine, but maybe there is a better player for my needs. My main goal is to be able to listen to music/play videos on the tv my computer is hooked up to. I also would like to do this without having to use a mouse, or possibly remotley with another computer. I dont think I will need a window manager except for the default one that comes with Xorg. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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Have you searched for "video player?"

xine and mplayer are the most popular but search the boards, this has been discussed to death scores of times. There is a WEALTH of great info about video players already posted here. Good stuff.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 03:12 AM   #3
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Just use mplayer. Works great from the commandline.

If you use the framebuffer output you don't even need to have X installed to watch movies.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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Look at this:

http://howtoforge.net/ultimate_freebsd_media_server
 
  


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