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Josh1
October 4th, 2006, 07:41 PM
I was thinking, since theres quite a few different flavors of ubuntu, what about "Mubuntu", which is like Windows Media Center?
Its designed JUST for videos and whatever, and doesn't install many programs so people can run it on low harddrives but have otherwise a upper scale computer (Saving like $100-$200 on a harddrive, because you can use a 10 gig or whatever).
Just an idea.

christhemonkey
October 4th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Mubuntu is already planned as a derivative that specialises in multimedia.

See here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mubuntu

Josh1
October 4th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Mubuntu is already planned as a derivative that specialises in multimedia.

See here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mubuntu

Ah ok, I did some searching but didn't find anything.
Thanks,
Josh

dca
October 4th, 2006, 07:54 PM
I couldn't find anything either... Media as in a musician and Audacity, or Media as in pirating DVD movies, or Media as in Media Center PC(s)/TiVo/DVRs?

Josh1
October 4th, 2006, 08:08 PM
I couldn't find anything either... Media as in a musician and Audacity, or Media as in pirating DVD movies, or Media as in Media Center PC(s)/TiVo/DVRs?

Media as in Media Center, as I said in my first post. You know, instead of forking over heaps for Windows Media Center, get a free OS designed JUST for media.
But since there is already an idea for it, i'm sure something like this will come out sooner :D.

christhemonkey
October 4th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Media as in a musician and audacity i believe.

But i only know about as much as is on that wiki page (probably less seeming as i didnt even read it...)

dca
October 4th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Media as in Media Center, as I said in my first post. You know, instead of forking over heaps for Windows Media Center, get a free OS designed JUST for media.
But since there is already an idea for it, i'm sure something like this will come out sooner :D.

Well, there is, it's called: TiVo... j/k...

You know, I have one of those DVR dealies from my local cable provider and even though it stores roughly 40 hours of video on it, it's still not enough for my wife. I guess I'll have to build a super-server and wait for a complete Media-Center-Style Linux distro to drive it...

DoctorMO
October 4th, 2006, 08:19 PM
You could build one,

The difference between windows media center and linux is that linux would support more tv cards and such out of the box.

But it would also want to support dvds, blue-ray/hd-dvd and several other things that would cost money to licience legaly in some countries.

The good thing about linux is that it's network strenth means that you can have a wireless network and watch recordings anywhere or even record them on a hard drive server some place else instead of increasing the noise of the living room machine.

Josh1
October 4th, 2006, 08:26 PM
You could build one,

The difference between windows media center and linux is that linux would support more tv cards and such out of the box.

But it would also want to support dvds, blue-ray/hd-dvd and several other things that would cost money to licience legaly in some countries.

The good thing about linux is that it's network strenth means that you can have a wireless network and watch recordings anywhere or even record them on a hard drive server some place else instead of increasing the noise of the living room machine.

How cool would that be, "My ubuntu box streams to my big screen tv!"
4x 500gig harddrives, just for recorded programs. How many hours would that hold ;)?

DoctorMO
October 4th, 2006, 09:15 PM
High Deginition or low definition and as plain non-ecoded or something better like mpeg4?

basketcase
October 4th, 2006, 09:32 PM
crazy...I was thinking about this last night before I went to bed...I was thinking something more along the lines of Knoppmyth, but built off of Ubuntu. I'll have to look into the project further. I will have a Myth box soon!

dca
October 4th, 2006, 09:32 PM
Indeed, I just did a search...

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/01/04/1855257

dca
October 5th, 2006, 05:40 PM
Oooh, and MythTV (http://www.mythtv.org) might be interesting if I can get my hands on a TV-tuner card not made by Hauppauge...

crispy_420
October 8th, 2006, 08:21 AM
ever check out a distro called mythdora?

it is fedora core 4 (?) with mythtv already added. i have never used it but it looks interesting though.

basketcase
October 10th, 2006, 05:32 AM
ever check out a distro called mythdora?

it is fedora core 4 (?) with mythtv already added. i have never used it but it looks interesting though.
Not a huge fan of RPM-based distros, so I chose knoppmyth so I could use apt-get for package management.

Worst case scenario, if I can't get knoppmyth to do what I wan, I'll give mythdora a whack and load up yum.