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Old 04-24-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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need advice on media server

In this home the garage is physically detached from the rest of the house.
The garage is about 15 feet away.

In the garage:
  • You can catch the wireless signal from the wireless router.
  • There is a 17 inch monitor and a spare desktop.

Can you recommend:
  1. A linux distro/application that can run as the media server in the house.
  2. A linux distro/application that can be the client and consume this media.

So that the media in the house can be available to the garage.
Old 04-26-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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As far as I know MythTv will do what you want.

It will do the “media server” (back end) part and
“client and consume this media” (front end).

There are distros specifically for mythTv like
Mythbuntu, Mythdora, LinuxMCE

have a look at MythTV in Wikipedia or MythTv home page.

Not sure if wireless is ok for all your media (if you are thinking Hdtv) if you really need high throughput consider putting cat6 cable from house to garage (~5m is not a problem for cat6)

Google mythtv for hardware needs


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