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Author Topic: Media Player Linux Distro Available?  (Read 3331 times)

tinjaw

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Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« on: June 07, 2008, 07:29:18 PM »
I am very surprised that my searching hasn't been fruitful. I expected such a thing to be easily found.

I have a very old computer sitting around. I wanted to use it as a Media player. It has a CD drive, but no DVD drive. I want to hook up a LCD monitor and my stereo and use it to watch streamed movies and music. I don't want to do a standard OS install and then add the appropriate applications. I want it to be completely dedicated to media with a full-time dedicated interface. Something like a MythTV distro, but not centered around a box that has a TV-Tuner.

If this was a LiveCD, it would be great. I have found many things that come close, but they are all years old and abandoned or focused on emulating a TiVo.

Any thing you folks know of?

tinjaw

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Re: Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 07:36:24 PM »
I am giving a more detailed second look at Mythbuntu. Maybe it is what I want after all.

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Re: Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 07:42:01 PM »
GeeXboX is for you!

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Re: Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 07:56:57 PM »
Wow, good call scancode.

tinjaw

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Re: Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 11:54:33 PM »
GeeXboX is for you!

I forgot to mention that GeexBox gives me problems on this computer for some reason. It works fine for a while and then locks up.

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Re: Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 12:53:26 AM »
tinjaw, if you require an old DVD drive, let me know. I have one I can mail you when I return stateside.

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Re: Media Player Linux Distro Available?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 08:51:53 PM »