Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
After a DVD we'd watched very often started having some issues skipping and with the prospect of children and their destructive ways coming into my life eventually, I've started ripping my DVD collection.
I was curious what the best Linux solution would be for a 10 Foot Interface (ie one easy to use with a remote control) for accessing these videos. Here's the solution I envision:
Backend: The videos reside on a FreeNAS (FreeBSD) or Linux box. Front End: A small Linux computer with HDMI out connected to TVs or, in some rooms, the general purpose Linux computer that happens to be in that room
Front end interface: Ideally would look like Netflix. I just see the DVD covers of all the movies/TV shows and then can start them in a program that supports the features of MKV - chapters, subtitles, audio tracks. For TV shows would allow you to select the episode.
Super ideally it would also allow metadata associated with the fields so you could search on an actor, or any other field.
The closest thing I've seen to this is Plex, but, as far as I can tell, that only runs the frontend on a Mac.
I've used MythTV before and that has SOME of this, but I think it'd be overkill since LiveTV isn't involved.