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zhiva
2006-05-11, 13:41
Hi!

I wrote this to Michael Herger and he refered me to this forum.
Mmm. Any ideas?


> Hi, I've relied often on your info at Slim Stuff to get some remote
> stream
> servers working. Let me thank you for it -Thanks-
>
> We are on a tie here, and i as a slimserver fan am fighting against the
> XBMC
> fans.
>
> Now we're gonna setup a gentoox box (xbox with a custom gentoo distro)
> for
> our lan here (We all say hello!!!!) it will be our NAS+Remote Media
> Stream
> box.
>
> You think we'll be able to get video stream (mpg not drm'ed in anyway)
> with
> a slimserver plugin on the gentooxbox?
>
> As i believe in your concrete/application instinct what option below do
> you
> think we should point to? :
>
> What we have:
> -Wired/Wireless Lan
> -An xbox
> -Internet access
>
> What we want
> -Network Storage
> -Music all day (all of us)
> -Videos all day (not all of us cause we get distracted, but should be
> fine
> :) :) )
>
> What we have came up with:
> a) Xbox + Gentoox + Slimserver for linux(gentoo). It gives us the storage
> and the music. But not the remote controlled video out (we havent seen
> any
> video plugin for slimserver)
> b) Xbox + XBMC. Its an amazing media center app. Just Great. But is not
> linux native, so we have just a basic samba wich does not fits our needs.
>
> Please, please, just point or say a keyword for us to solve this
> entertainment struggle.
>
>
> Best Regards

kdf
2006-05-11, 13:57
There is a videobox plugin, which controls an activex app for playing
video. This is fine if your workstation is windows, and I'm not sure
if you can control more than just one videobox workstation.

I personally use MythTV installed using knoppmyth on an Athlon 2000+
box, along with slimserver. Knoppmyth has the mythweb plugin
installed so you can stream video (recorded from tv or mpg) and
slimserver handles the audio part. Knoppmyth does have mythmusic
plugin installed as well, but that interface is painful. I overwrote
that section with a custom option that starts softsqueeze and reacts
to the mythtv remote via lirc. I added a graphic that roughly fits the
Project Grayhem theme

-kdf

zhiva
2006-05-11, 14:13
You have the *dream box* uh?

So i'd have to install mythTV on the gentoox box in order to get the video capabilities, im i right?

kdf
2006-05-11, 14:24
Quoting zhiva <zhiva.27nw2z1147382101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> You have the *dream box* uh?
>
> So i'd have to install mythTV on the gentoox box in order to get the
> video capabilities, im i right?

MythTV should work on gentoo. I'm not expert, which is why I went
with knoppmyth. It just boots up and installs the whole thing,
drivers and all. There are probably several options for simply
streaming video if you don't feel up for diving into the MythTV suite.

-k

stevie-c
2006-05-16, 07:41
I personally use MythTV installed using knoppmyth on an Athlon 2000+
box, along with slimserver. Knoppmyth has the mythweb plugin
installed so you can stream video (recorded from tv or mpg) and
slimserver handles the audio part. Knoppmyth does have mythmusic
plugin installed as well, but that interface is painful. I overwrote
that section with a custom option that starts softsqueeze and reacts
to the mythtv remote via lirc. I added a graphic that roughly fits the
Project Grayhem theme

-kdf

Would you mind sharing your softsqueeze graphics and your .lircrc file that controls softsqueeze? I've been trying to to use irxevent to control softsqueeze trought lirc but didn't succeed.
I am now calling a script that controls the player trough a telnet session to the slimserver but that is a but of a hassle.

Steven