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  1. #1
    David Jameson
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    What about DVDs?

    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

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  2. #2
    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    What about DVDs?

    Quoting David Jameson <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com>:

    > 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?


    1) Sean Adams has stated at least a couple times that SlimDevices does not
    comment on an future hardware plans.

    2) try google.

    -kdf

  3. #3
    P McDowell
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote in
    message news:ckhqld$4as$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    > 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
    >
    > --
    > _______


    There is the Hauppauge MediaMVP
    http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ..._mediamvp.html the Prismiq Media
    player, the D-
    link DSM 320 etc
    The MVP is the only one I know of that works with mythtv or similar on
    linux. It runs embedded linux itself

  4. #4
    Stuart
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    > 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?



    An XBox with http://www.xboxmediacenter.de/ installed.
    I can browse my network with it, and it plays just about anything.

    It's Cheap, and you get a free games console too

    Stuart.

  5. #5
    Jon Danforth
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    What about DVDs?

    The best product to do something like this that I've seen is the
    Kalidescape DVD server system. It's about $35k to get started in that
    though. Let me know, I can hook you up with a deal.

    -Jon

    David Jameson wrote:

    >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
    >
    >
    >


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    Founder, Slim Devices seanadams's Avatar
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    What about DVDs?

    On Oct 13, 2004, at 5:38 AM, Jon Danforth wrote:

    > The best product to do something like this that I've seen is the
    > Kalidescape DVD server system. It's about $35k to get started in that
    > though. Let me know, I can hook you up with a deal.


    If you can get me $30K off, I'd be very interested.

  7. #7
    David Jameson
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    Wow - quite a response - yes, I knew about the Hauppauge player but wasn't
    sure how good it was or if I could really use it with Linux.

    On the other hand, I've had so much success with the hardware boxes from
    SlimDevices that I hate to take my business elsewhere.

    D



    "P McDowell" <pmcdowell (AT) paradise (DOT) net.nz> wrote in
    message news:ckipdo$2hb$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    >
    > "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote in
    > message news:ckhqld$4as$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    >> 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
    >>
    >> --
    >> _______

    >
    > There is the Hauppauge MediaMVP
    > http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ..._mediamvp.html the Prismiq
    > Media player, the D-
    > link DSM 320 etc
    > The MVP is the only one I know of that works with mythtv or similar on
    > linux. It runs embedded linux itself

  8. #8
    Jeff Fila
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    Being a hardware reviewer who's passion is networked media devices
    like the Squeezebox, I'm always looking for such products.

    Aside from your own home-built PC-based solution, there really aren't
    many (or any) options for playing VOBs. To this list it sounds like a
    great idea but to the average consumer, its just too much work and too
    confusing for companies to spend money on developing such a product
    right now.

    The Gateway Connected DVD player does a good job of playing video -
    but not VOBs. It does a great job of playing MPEG2 video and is only
    hampered by the limitations of the wireless network. This device is
    built by GoVideo and they have some good products in this department.

    ROKU is a non-factor here as are the other video products I have seen.
    I have reviewed the Actiontec Wireless Media Player and am now working
    on the On3 by FIA (which both use the same OS/front end) and media
    playback is limited and buggy.

    In speaking to developers and the president of ReQuest Multimedia
    recently, they all told me that basically since there are no easy/good
    ways of obtaining DVDs over the net, and that the process of ripping
    is too hard for the average consumer - not to mention viewed as
    illegal by the MPAA - that manufacturers won't make a push for it for
    quite a while.

    I've been searching for quite a while for a project for a linux distro
    that can turn PC hardware into a set-top-box for audio, pictures, and
    movies but there really isn't anything good around. MythTV and
    KnoppMyth - the live CD based on it are OK but still need a lot of
    work IMO.

    Jeff Fila
    www.designtechnica.com


    On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 20:16:36 -0400, David Jameson <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Wow - quite a response - yes, I knew about the Hauppauge player but wasn't
    > sure how good it was or if I could really use it with Linux.
    >
    > On the other hand, I've had so much success with the hardware boxes from
    > SlimDevices that I hate to take my business elsewhere.
    >
    > D
    >
    > "P McDowell" <pmcdowell (AT) paradise (DOT) net.nz> wrote in
    > message news:ckipdo$2hb$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    >
    >
    > >
    > > "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote in
    > > message news:ckhqld$4as$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    > >> 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
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> _______

    > >
    > > There is the Hauppauge MediaMVP
    > > http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ..._mediamvp.html the Prismiq
    > > Media player, the D-
    > > link DSM 320 etc
    > > The MVP is the only one I know of that works with mythtv or similar on
    > > linux. It runs embedded linux itself

    >
    >

  9. #9
    Michael Alletto
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    I've looked at MythTV and Freevo, but they do too much. The dvd
    doesn't have to be ripped to the HD, it just needs to be copied.
    Whether the MPAA thinks that it is illegal is not relevent since
    according to the law if I own a dvd, I can make a backup copy of it.
    The MPAA disagrees, but the courts side with the consumer. I think in
    order for a product like this to succeed it needs a few basic things
    like Linux or windows support with open source server software. The
    ability to "plug-in" decoders for various movie encodings. Enough
    processing power on the box to handle at least 2 streams. Including
    the ability to play VOB files as a bonus, not as the primary use of
    the box. I'm sure there are people out there with home movies stored
    in their PC's that they would love to be able to stream to their tvs
    without making a dvd or vhs.

    I think the manufacturers are playing it safe instead of taking a risk
    with a revolutionary product that could change a lot of things if done
    correctly. They are afraid of being sued by the MPAA over what
    basically has been deemed legal since the days of the VHS. The
    manufacturers don't want to take a risk so they keep trying to put out
    these half hearted attempts that are nothing but crappy products.
    When the product doesn't sell they then make up an excuse like the
    market doesn't want such a product or the MPAA says its illegal.

    Streaming music is basically just getting started, video is the next
    logical step. All we need is something to step up to the plate and do
    it.


    On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:59:10 -0400, Jeff Fila <jtfila (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
    > Being a hardware reviewer who's passion is networked media devices
    > like the Squeezebox, I'm always looking for such products.
    >
    > Aside from your own home-built PC-based solution, there really aren't
    > many (or any) options for playing VOBs. To this list it sounds like a
    > great idea but to the average consumer, its just too much work and too
    > confusing for companies to spend money on developing such a product
    > right now.
    >
    > The Gateway Connected DVD player does a good job of playing video -
    > but not VOBs. It does a great job of playing MPEG2 video and is only
    > hampered by the limitations of the wireless network. This device is
    > built by GoVideo and they have some good products in this department.
    >
    > ROKU is a non-factor here as are the other video products I have seen.
    > I have reviewed the Actiontec Wireless Media Player and am now working
    > on the On3 by FIA (which both use the same OS/front end) and media
    > playback is limited and buggy.
    >
    > In speaking to developers and the president of ReQuest Multimedia
    > recently, they all told me that basically since there are no easy/good
    > ways of obtaining DVDs over the net, and that the process of ripping
    > is too hard for the average consumer - not to mention viewed as
    > illegal by the MPAA - that manufacturers won't make a push for it for
    > quite a while.
    >
    > I've been searching for quite a while for a project for a linux distro
    > that can turn PC hardware into a set-top-box for audio, pictures, and
    > movies but there really isn't anything good around. MythTV and
    > KnoppMyth - the live CD based on it are OK but still need a lot of
    > work IMO.
    >
    > Jeff Fila
    > www.designtechnica.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 20:16:36 -0400, David Jameson <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote:
    > > Wow - quite a response - yes, I knew about the Hauppauge player but wasn't
    > > sure how good it was or if I could really use it with Linux.
    > >
    > > On the other hand, I've had so much success with the hardware boxes from
    > > SlimDevices that I hate to take my business elsewhere.
    > >
    > > D
    > >
    > > "P McDowell" <pmcdowell (AT) paradise (DOT) net.nz> wrote in
    > > message news:ckipdo$2hb$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote in
    > > > message news:ckhqld$4as$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    > > >> 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
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> _______
    > > >
    > > > There is the Hauppauge MediaMVP
    > > > http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ..._mediamvp.html the Prismiq
    > > > Media player, the D-
    > > > link DSM 320 etc
    > > > The MVP is the only one I know of that works with mythtv or similar on
    > > > linux. It runs embedded linux itself

    > >
    > >

  10. #10
    Jonathan Greene
    Guest

    What about DVDs?

    Just curious what you mean by Roku is a non-factor? I was under the
    impression you could do .vob through the free software they link to...

    I've also been playing with an eyehome media player which connects and
    plays all your content on Mac (only) and works well with a few
    caveats...
    http://www.atmasphere.net/wp/archive...c-media-center



    On Oct 18, 2004, at 10:59 AM, Jeff Fila wrote:

    > Being a hardware reviewer who's passion is networked media devices
    > like the Squeezebox, I'm always looking for such products.
    >
    > Aside from your own home-built PC-based solution, there really aren't
    > many (or any) options for playing VOBs. To this list it sounds like a
    > great idea but to the average consumer, its just too much work and too
    > confusing for companies to spend money on developing such a product
    > right now.
    >
    > The Gateway Connected DVD player does a good job of playing video -
    > but not VOBs. It does a great job of playing MPEG2 video and is only
    > hampered by the limitations of the wireless network. This device is
    > built by GoVideo and they have some good products in this department.
    >
    > ROKU is a non-factor here as are the other video products I have seen.
    > I have reviewed the Actiontec Wireless Media Player and am now working
    > on the On3 by FIA (which both use the same OS/front end) and media
    > playback is limited and buggy.
    >
    > In speaking to developers and the president of ReQuest Multimedia
    > recently, they all told me that basically since there are no easy/good
    > ways of obtaining DVDs over the net, and that the process of ripping
    > is too hard for the average consumer - not to mention viewed as
    > illegal by the MPAA - that manufacturers won't make a push for it for
    > quite a while.
    >
    > I've been searching for quite a while for a project for a linux distro
    > that can turn PC hardware into a set-top-box for audio, pictures, and
    > movies but there really isn't anything good around. MythTV and
    > KnoppMyth - the live CD based on it are OK but still need a lot of
    > work IMO.
    >
    > Jeff Fila
    > www.designtechnica.com
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 20:16:36 -0400, David Jameson
    > <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote:
    >> Wow - quite a response - yes, I knew about the Hauppauge player but
    >> wasn't
    >> sure how good it was or if I could really use it with Linux.
    >>
    >> On the other hand, I've had so much success with the hardware boxes
    >> from
    >> SlimDevices that I hate to take my business elsewhere.
    >>
    >> D
    >>
    >> "P McDowell" <pmcdowell (AT) paradise (DOT) net.nz> wrote in
    >> message news:ckipdo$2hb$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "David Jameson" <david (AT) digiportal (DOT) com> wrote in
    >>> message news:ckhqld$4as$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
    >>>> 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
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> _______
    >>>
    >>> There is the Hauppauge MediaMVP
    >>> http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ..._mediamvp.html the
    >>> Prismiq
    >>> Media player, the D-
    >>> link DSM 320 etc
    >>> The MVP is the only one I know of that works with mythtv or similar
    >>> on
    >>> linux. It runs embedded linux itself

    >>
    >>

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