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Anthony Webb
2004-10-12, 18:01
rokulabs.com has a media adapter that apparently will straem VOB files
ripped from you dvd's. AFAIK it is the only media adapter to work with VOB
files (does anyone else know of a player that does VOB?)

There are several options for divx and xvid encoded stuff, gateway even has
their connected player with does it all over a network and has a dvd player
built in. Only downfall is that is sucks to encode all your stuff to divx.

I really would like to see something open source for dvd vob files. Maybe
the slim devices folks are up for a challenge?

Note that dvd streaming doesnt work to swift if at all over wireless. But a
100 lan would work great.

Anyone else have any ideas?

Anthony


>From: "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com>
>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] What about DVDs?
>Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 19:51:11 -0400
>
>Now that I've got 4 of these SqueezeBoxes up and running in my house and
>eliminated my CD changer, I'd like to do the same thing for my DVD
>collection.....is SlimDevices going to come out with a box that will stream
>video from a Linux server? If not, is there anything else out there that
>will?
>
>Thanks,
>David Jameson
>
>--
>_______
>
>
>
>

Jonathan Greene
2004-10-12, 18:04
I was actually looking at that unit recently and it seems to be a very
cool way to enable a media library for video. I can't get a handle on
the UI, but they sell them at retail so hopefully soon...


On Oct 12, 2004, at 9:01 PM, Anthony Webb wrote:

> rokulabs.com has a media adapter that apparently will straem VOB files
> ripped from you dvd's. AFAIK it is the only media adapter to work
> with VOB files (does anyone else know of a player that does VOB?)
>
> There are several options for divx and xvid encoded stuff, gateway
> even has their connected player with does it all over a network and
> has a dvd player built in. Only downfall is that is sucks to encode
> all your stuff to divx.
>
> I really would like to see something open source for dvd vob files.
> Maybe the slim devices folks are up for a challenge?
>
> Note that dvd streaming doesnt work to swift if at all over wireless.
> But a 100 lan would work great.
>
> Anyone else have any ideas?
>
> Anthony
>
>
>> From: "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com>
>> Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> Subject: [slim] What about DVDs?
>> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 19:51:11 -0400
>>
>> Now that I've got 4 of these SqueezeBoxes up and running in my house
>> and
>> eliminated my CD changer, I'd like to do the same thing for my DVD
>> collection.....is SlimDevices going to come out with a box that will
>> stream
>> video from a Linux server? If not, is there anything else out there
>> that
>> will?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> David Jameson
>>
>> --
>> _______
>>
>>
>>
>>

Dan Sully
2004-10-12, 18:31
* Jonathan Greene <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net> shaped the electrons to say...

>I was actually looking at that unit recently and it seems to be a very
>cool way to enable a media library for video. I can't get a handle on
>the UI, but they sell them at retail so hopefully soon...
>
>On Oct 12, 2004, at 9:01 PM, Anthony Webb wrote:
>
>>rokulabs.com has a media adapter that apparently will straem VOB files
>>ripped from you dvd's. AFAIK it is the only media adapter to work
>>with VOB files (does anyone else know of a player that does VOB?)

I understand that the DVD "feature" is complete vapor on that product.

Might I suggest using either Freevo or MythTV if you're in the Linux world,
or Media Center (or similar) on a PC? You can build a thin media PC, based on
the EPIA boards from Via for not much, and then mount a fileserver that's
elsewhere with your ripped media.

-D
--
"A good messenger expects to get shot." --Larry Wall

Jonathan Greene
2004-10-12, 18:36
Don't believe it's vapor... though someone else wrote that part (big
surprise, right?)

http://www.up.org/cinemasix/


On Oct 12, 2004, at 9:31 PM, Dan Sully wrote:

> * Jonathan Greene <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net> shaped the electrons to
> say...
>
>> I was actually looking at that unit recently and it seems to be a
>> very cool way to enable a media library for video. I can't get a
>> handle on the UI, but they sell them at retail so hopefully soon...
>>
>> On Oct 12, 2004, at 9:01 PM, Anthony Webb wrote:
>>
>>> rokulabs.com has a media adapter that apparently will straem VOB
>>> files ripped from you dvd's. AFAIK it is the only media adapter to
>>> work with VOB files (does anyone else know of a player that does
>>> VOB?)
>
> I understand that the DVD "feature" is complete vapor on that product.
>
> Might I suggest using either Freevo or MythTV if you're in the Linux
> world,
> or Media Center (or similar) on a PC? You can build a thin media PC,
> based on
> the EPIA boards from Via for not much, and then mount a fileserver
> that's
> elsewhere with your ripped media.
>
> -D
> --
> "A good messenger expects to get shot." --Larry Wall
>

Dan Sully
2004-10-12, 18:40
* Jonathan Greene <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net> shaped the electrons to say...

>Don't believe it's vapor... though someone else wrote that part (big surprise, right?)
>
>http://www.up.org/cinemasix/

Ah, my mistake. A beta product from a 3rd party, that will only play unencrypted VOBs.

Hey, on the plus side, at least there's source code.

-D
--
"A good messenger expects to get shot." --Larry Wall

Jonathan Greene
2004-10-12, 18:42
There's a free app for Mac which does full backups of DVDs and so far
it's still available from legit sources like MacUpdate. It's called
MacTheRipper and totally works. I've used it a bit and you can even
open the .vob directory from within the Apple DVD player. It'd be
slick to call up movies from a network drive and have your whole
library just there... not too far from Slim, but for video


On Oct 12, 2004, at 9:40 PM, Dan Sully wrote:

> * Jonathan Greene <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net> shaped the electrons to
> say...
>
>> Don't believe it's vapor... though someone else wrote that part (big
>> surprise, right?)
>>
>> http://www.up.org/cinemasix/
>
> Ah, my mistake. A beta product from a 3rd party, that will only play
> unencrypted VOBs.
>
> Hey, on the plus side, at least there's source code.
>
> -D
> --
> "A good messenger expects to get shot." --Larry Wall
>