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Old 02-03-2009, 06:04 AM   #1
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looking for media streaming distro


hi there,

I'm looking for a linux distro that I can use as a media center.

I want to be able to stream media to other devices ( laptop, ps3, ... ) using my network. I tried this before a year ago orso, but then I didn't get it to support .srt or .sub. Can't recall what software I used.

Now a friend of mine told me there was a linux distro that was dedicated to this. But he couldn't recall the name, and can't find it either on google.

If anyone knows a distro like this, or a easy to use software package, please reply !

Hope to hear from you soon.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #2
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something like this??
http://linuxmce.com/
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...05109829&hl=en
http://www.debianadmin.com/ubuntu-mu...tribution.html
http://www.geexbox.org/en/index.html

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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I'm not looking for something to watch tv on my pc , or control my tv with a pc, I'm more looking for a fileserver which allows me to stream media files to other devices and has srt and sub support, but still thanks allot for your reply !
 
Old 02-03-2009, 10:27 AM   #4
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I'm looking for a linux distro that I can use as a media center.
In addition to the resources here at Linux Questions, favoring the use of computers in the facilitation of productivity, there are also dedicated home theater Computer forums at sites such as Audio Video Science Forums, take note of the sub-forums there. High Def Forum is the other great site to go to for Home Theater PCs.

I just came across Home Theater Forum and they seem to have an HTPC forum as well. Lastly, Maximum PC has Home Theater PC and Linux related tags.

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Originally Posted by spedax View Post
I'm not looking for something to watch tv on my pc
Even though, from your description this machine would be handling jobs related to streaming content rather than, too, regarding the source as appliance based, hopefully you can make use of what pertains on LQ and these other sites.

Though, I only casually follow such things, it's easy to see that so much of that home entertainment market is integrating and merging with computers. It is going to be interesting to see where that all goes! Good luck with your project.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
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I have an open question prompted by the files that spedax is asking about and more broadly the implications. The .srt file format concerns the extraction of movie subtitles from video or DVD, while the .sub file format pertains to multilingual audio and subtitles.

While I do not know who their owners are or the legality involved in their use, it is likely that someone working with those two formats would also concern themselves with proprietary codecs such as are used by digital video streaming software programs like FFmpeg, which in turn are used by media players with MPlayer as an example.

In order to avoid litigation concerning patent infringement some Linux distributions do not come with FFmpeg or MPlayer.

My question is, for nations with software patent laws, what legal dangers do Linux developers and hobbyists operate under in creating the multimedia related applications that end users enjoy for entertainment?
 
Old 02-04-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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you can use any distro to stream your media..I happen to stumble on this site and remembered this post..
http://www.flumotion.net/
and vlc will stream your media too..
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/streaming.html

http://www.videolan.org/doc/streamin...o/en/ch02.html

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