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Lubuntu 12.04

Posted 06-05-2012 at 11:19 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:34 AM by markyd

In my never ending quest for the distro that does everything, is easy to use and uses zero resources (going to be a long quest) one distro always comes back time and time again, Lubuntu.

Been giving Lubuntu 12.04 a spin on my media PC (ASUS AT3IONT based) and a Dell D600 both installed ok, main gripe was the need to add "smbfs" so I could access my music and movies on my XP based media server ... and the reason for that is the need to mount these drives in /etc/fstab as VLC does not play movies properly from a SMB share, man you cant make this up! OK movies playing sweet, very nice indeed, gave up trying to get HDMI audio working on the ION motherboard a long time ago, Linux needs to get its audio sorted, over the years it has been the biggest headache. So why oh why is BBC iPlayer so bad? Stuttery, rubish quality not nice. Installed XBMC on both devices and the difference was amazing! After getting the appropriate add on files for iPlayer etc playback quality was lovely but intermittent and XBMC (11 Eden) caused the ION motherboard to lock up and become unresponsive.

.... the quest continues.
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    OK update to the Lubuntu Log, the XBMC on the Dell D600 works fine with pre-recorded programs but its the live feeds which don't work well, I have noticed this behaviour a few times and I assume that there is some major difference in the way live & historical programs are delivered. This is easier to live with as if I want to watch anything live then I will use ye olde tv set :-) the main purpose of XBMC is to ensure my son can watch his favourite CBEEBIES programs on demand! So that's the BBC iPlayer add on then. To keep me happy I do like Time Team on Channel 4 but had major issues with the 4OD plugin, now sorted and all hail Mossy for sorting that plugin out, see below.
    Posted 06-06-2012 at 03:39 PM by markyd markyd is offline


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