[ILUG] Thoughts on a digital media server...
glen at lincor.com
Mon Apr 5 13:38:57 IST 2004
Ooooo, someones in a mood today.
On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 13:22, Conor Wynne wrote:
> Xbox is not suppported. I'll never understand why people go out and buy an
> XBOX, "just to run linux on" because it "costs microsoft".
> Rubbish, Its all an extra sale for MS to show figures to the press so that
> they can get more developpers on their side. (Hmm, lack of punctuation
> For the same money, you could build a box for the purpose.
What's that rant got to do with Media Servers. And what the hell are you
talking about "Xbox is not supported". The xbox is the delivery system,
I was talking about the server backend. The xbox is background
information to the the point of what I was talking about. I could easily
have been a Via EPIA/M box running Freevo/MythTV.
And, I'm not running linux on it, I'm running the xbox media center, you
can guess the url. It's an open source project that uses mplayer for
media playback with a nice on screen ui and behind the scenes plumbing.
I bought the xbox 'cause it's a bloody good games console and was a damn
site cheaper than upgrading my PC. Whether MS make any money off the
xbox or not is beyond my scope of caring. It's a powerful console that
is now extending its functionality for ME. Doing what I want it to do.
You should know better than to spit venomous rants on the list Conor.
I'll attribute it to Monday issues and let you off ;)
Glen Gray <glen at lincor.com> 17 Dame Court
Senior Software Engineer Dublin 2, Ireland
Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0) 1 6746413
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