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Old 13th August 2003, 19:29   #1  |  Link
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Multimedia LiNUX distros (CD-live)

Hi:

what about MoviX, GeeXboX or Womp!?

Do you know this? I want to burn a CD bootable with one of those distros and a video file

Sorry my english.

Ups... I put this post here by mistake
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Old 14th August 2003, 00:31   #2  |  Link
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I only tried MoviX and MoviX2 - both are life cds to boot your system with and replace them with the movie for playback.
MoviX is text-based, and MoviX2 is with a gui.
They both worked great.
What you are looking for is probably eMoviX, you burn it with the media file onto the cd and boot directly with it (or rather generate a bootable cd with your media file on it using eMoviX)...
It requires about 8 MB on the disk...

http://movix.sourceforge.net/
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i tried eMoviX 9.01 RC today - it's fine
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tried geexBox just yesterday actually. quite nice and basic. it can play from cd (the same drive u booted from!), local HD or lan. detects windows shares automatically. has a nice gui, although somewhat awkeward for the non-techie. it DOES play automatically when putting a cd at the drive.

u can't control the refresh-rate when on a monitor. on tv-out it's naturally a fixed refresh rate. u can't specify aspect ratio manuyally (there's an option, but it didn't perform to my liking).

but overall, quite nice as a basic divx/xvid living room machine.
and the iso image is less than 5M
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tried geexBox just yesterday actually. quite nice and basic.

Can't download from geexBox site at all
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yup, seems to be down atm. i guess it'll get back soon though.
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Old 30th May 2004, 12:40   #7  |  Link
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GeeXboX 0.97 : Birthday Edition (05/16/04)

http://www.geexbox.org/en/index.html

They explain why the site was down for some time.
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Old 22nd November 2004, 15:48   #8  |  Link
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holy thread resurrection, batman!

i just tried ByzantineOS. it's a ~30mb distro, designed to be put on an 8cm disc.

it comes with mplayer, mozilla, gaim (instant messenger) and xmms. autodetected my cable modem easily, and mozilla worked nicely.

i'm a 'nix n00b though, so i couldn't figure how to mount my hard drives and play off them.

btw, is it possible to boot off a USB flash disk? i just got one with a gig on it, and figured it's just perfect for putting on a fully-fledged OS plus have enough room to store over a CD worth of whatever. would be good to demo stuff on without having to worry about whether people's machines can play what i've got.

[edited: i moved a comma]

[edit 2]

i found this link for getting USB flash disks as primary boot volumes. this should be good (i haven't tried it yet).
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A link would have been nice.
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