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Old 07-28-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Question Linux Network Media Player


For several days now I tried to find an answer to this problem:

I have one PC running Linux and several media files (MP3, OGG, AVI, etc.)
I want to be able to listen to these media from my living room without having a computer in the living room.

I really do not want to add another computer with Windows Media Center to my network, I do not want to buy a Media Server.

The only solution that I was able to find is: Sonos but that has two problems:

1. Too expensive
2. It doesn't play Video
3. I would prefer the output on the Tv instead of that small remote control

Any sugestions?
Old 07-28-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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Cheaper way would be just pipe your your sound to your Home Stereo using an AUX input... and for Video get a card that has video-out or S-video out..

This would be a simpler solution but you would still have to control the output from the computer...

Either that or just turn your sound on your computer WAY UP so you can hear it in the Living Rm


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That would be a bit dificult as the living room is not at the same level with my computer room,
also I would prefer to have the connection between the living room and computer wireless.

Going back to the computer to change the playlist is again not convenient.

I was able to find lots of network media players on the web but all of them seem to require the computer that stores the media to be windows.
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After a white night serching for possible solutions the answer seems to be twonky media server. On the website they also have a list of devices that work with the server.
If anyboy has any experience (negative or positive) with this let me know.
Old 07-29-2005, 09:36 AM   #5
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There is an interesting review at

(music only wireless media player) which works with the 'free music-only version' of Twonky.


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