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Thread: Linux for video player

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    Which one is currently the best version of Linux with easiest graphical interface and which software is best to install on a PC and use as dedicated video/media player?

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    "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWorld View Post
    Don't really need all the extra bells and whistles. Just a generic mainstream Linux distribution, e.g. Fedora, Ubuntu, etc. and some good software as a media player.

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    Linux mint, Cinnamon and VLC I would say.

    "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

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    Openelec is a lighweight XBMC Live

    where XMBC took Ubuntu and slapped XBMC on it, Openelec took XBMC and built just enough OS under it to make it run on most hardware. Thus its about 8 times smaller than XMBC live.

    http://openelec.tv/

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    is Ubuntu-TV available yet?
    other wise you could try myth tv Never tried it myself though

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    XBMCbuntu is the new live version of XBMC for Eden. It will be out soon, the beta release is here: http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/XBMCbuntu/

    MythTV is a bit dated and only really useful if you want to set up live tv.
    Praise Zeus!

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    nothing to see here move along....

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    Last time I played with MythTV was just after the gnome distros switched to PulseAudio - to say trying to set it up was akin to mud-wrestling with an alligator is a understatement.

    Not recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJohnZoidberg View Post

    MythTV is a bit dated and only really useful if you want to set up live tv.
    Quote Originally Posted by GforceD View Post
    yes, I meant mythbuntu.... still dont know how much better it is though.

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    Ubuntu with XBMC or XBMC Live (which is Ubuntu with XBMC , but everything done for you)

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