GeeXboX is a free embedded Linux distribution which aims at turning your computer into a so called HTPC (Home Theater PC) or Media Center. It targets multiple devices, from regular x86 or PowerPC based computers to ARM and MIPS embedded devices.
Despite his tiny size, the distribution comes with
... [More] a complete and automatic hardware detection, not requiring any driver to be added. It supports playback of nearly any kind of audio/video and image files and all known codecs and containers are shipped in, allowing playing them through various physical supports, either being CD, DVD, Blu-ray HDD, LAN or Internet. [Less]
Quasar Media Player is a light-weight, fast and convenient media player optimized for mobile systems. It offers many of the features found in modern desktop media players, like fast library overview and filtering along with the ability to handle large libraries very well. It has several unique
... [More] features that give it unprecedented flexibility on a mobile device, like a zoomable interface for better readability even from distance or auto-generated playlists from a set of locations. It offers flexible support and handling of cover art images and features a cover art album browser and built-in downloader. Quasar is highly configurable and can be operated completely via keyboard, remote control or touchscreen. [Less]
MoviX is a small Linux distro that transforms your PC in a powerful multimedia box. After booting your PC with MoviX, a user-friendly console menu will allow you to use MPlayer (www.mplayerhq.hu) to play any DVD/VCD, video/audio files (most noticeably DivX, AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, WMV, ASF, MP3, and
... [More] OGG/VORBIS), TV (provided you have a TV card), and radio stations on the Internet (if you are connected to a LAN). Since the entire operating system is loaded into RAM, you do not even need a hard disk to use MoviX. [Less]
This is a light weight software suite to be used as the basis for creating digital signage appliances like advertisement screens, public space displays and full software systems. It is intended to be used to control the playback of media files and be managed over the network through a socket server, which is included.