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Old 09-01-2006, 08:04 AM   #1
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Speed up VNC or an Alternative?


Hi I like VNC but it doesnt really fullfil the task i want to do.

I want to use my linux box as a VNC server and view videos and movies from another room. why im asking is because i have a couple thin clients which are gutless 300mhz.

In VNC SeSSIONS The Video Playback is one frame per minute
RAdmin videos are watchable and
RDP not as good almost watchable.



Using Kaffeine network streaming on both machines works for my DVB Tvtuner since it is raw but won't seem transmit XVID video playback.


I have unfortunately only 100Mbit NIC now on a gigabit switch.

Any proposions as to a method of the fast computer doing the hard work, and the laptop just viewing the media?

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Old 09-01-2006, 08:31 AM   #2
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there's a couple of options that spring to mind, tunnelling X through ssh so you connect to your linux server on SSH issue your command (mplayer <file> or just kaffeine, whatever yor prefer) and then operate it locally, whilst having it run from your server.

The other is using an NX server and client (similar to VNC but apparently quite a bit faster) my info is sketchy on this as i am meaning to do something similar myself, check out freenx
 
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there's a couple of options that spring to mind, tunnelling X through ssh so you connect to your linux server on SSH issue your command (mplayer <file> or just kaffeine, whatever yor prefer) and then operate it locally, whilst having it run from your server.

The other is using an NX server and client (similar to VNC but apparently quite a bit faster) my info is sketchy on this as i am meaning to do something similar myself, check out freenx
Im unfortunately limited in that my Thin Client are only just incapable of Divx playback independantly (300MHZ)
and NT is hard coded to it i havent figured how to install linux on them.
 
  


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