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Old 07-09-2004, 04:59 AM   #1
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Linux as a multimedia server @ home?

What would be the best way to get a dedicated linux machine running these features:

* playback of dvd video onto a gfx card connected to a tv (simple interface for all ages would be nice =)

* playback of divx/xvid/svcd/etc from disk onto tv

* playback of mp3/cd into soundsystem

i've heard there's dedicated distros/software for this... am i right? also, sharing a net connection and a couple of huge disks through samba would be helpful.

Old 07-09-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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most any should work, but here are some specific distros

good luck.
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Try mythtv. Probably more than you want but simply the best at what it does.
Old 07-10-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thx for the tips, what i was looking for seems to be Freevo (the software that freevix was made to run).

Old 07-17-2004, 09:56 AM   #5
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Another to look at would Movix, they were working on the tv out, they may have support for it now. It boots directly from the disc, not install required.
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I use Freevo, check out to get some help.


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