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  1. #1
    Anthony Webb
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    What about DVDs?

    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
    >
    >--
    >_______
    >
    >
    >
    >

  2. #2
    Jonathan Greene
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    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
    >>
    >> --
    >> _______
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

  3. #3
    Dan Sully
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    * 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

  4. #4
    Jonathan Greene
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    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
    >

  5. #5
    Dan Sully
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    * 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

  6. #6
    Jonathan Greene
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    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
    >

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