[svlug] Linux "media box" ala TiVo
sstickeler at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 20:23:03 PST 2006
I just finished setting up a MythTV box. I really like it. There are 2 parts
to it a "Frontend" and a "Backend". You mention you don't want an "HD". I
assume you mean Hard Drive. I would think you would be able to have the
frontend boot off the network and connect to another machine acting as the
On 2/8/06, Bill Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:
> On 2/8/06, Ivan Sergio Borgonovo <mail at webthatworks.it> wrote:
> > I was looking for something like a dreambox, a tivo or a kiss but
> somehow simpler.
> > I'd like to have a box that can:
> > - play dvd and mp3/ogg from the dvd player
> > - or from the network
> > - have a remote
> > - have a good audio decoder
> > - reasonable set of output for video and audio
> > - silent
> > - doesn't have an HD
> > - can stay on 24/7
> > - can be scriptable/network controlled
> > - is hacker friendly
> > - cheap ;)
> > The things that mostly resemble what I was looking for are the kiss (not
> too much hacker friendly) and the old xbox.
> > Building something by my own starting from a mini-itx seems not
> > Any advice to share?
> The tool "MythTV" does most if not all of that. There is also a
> "KnoppMyth" distribution which makes it easy to run.
> I haven't tried it myself but I plan to soon. Please report back and
> let us know if it works for you.
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