I'm looking for a linux based media center, any recommendations?

tgtest

I need some new gear and debating if i should just get a mac mini or something else and throw linux on it, whattya think?

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ka_clinart
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Check out LinuxMCE.  There are others but I heard LinuxMCE is fully boss.

jimlynch
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Hi tgtest,

You might want to check out Boxee:

http://www.boxee.tv/

It could be just what you are looking for, whether you use it on a Mac mini or a PC or other device.

OldHippie
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You simply MUST check out XBMC. Sure, it started as a replacement for the original XBox, but it's evolved into a great solution for a media center.

http://xbmc.org/

 

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For all the hassle and upkeep, if you're an iTunes user, I've found that the AppleTV leaves me with more time to watch and less time messing around.

Ben Leverett
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Watch this; How to Build a Home DVD Movie Server - SYSTM: http://youtu.be/3TDB75Xu0eg.

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