[Techtalk] Linux media center?

Raena Lea-Shannon raen at internode.on.net
Mon Dec 9 11:31:08 UTC 2013

I have been on a similar media odyssey. Tried XBMC but I like VLC best. It was the least difficult plays all files I need has nice remote control android app. I use it to watch TV with remote control. I really like it.
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Carla Schroder <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:

>My adventures so far:
>Plex doesn't play .isos. I save my movies in .iso files. Skillions of
>Linux media apps handle movie .isos fine. Plex doesn't. 
>XBMC is rather nice and it even plays my movies and music. Which is
>the whole idea :) But the addons installer doesn't work. it doesn't even
>display installable addons. This appears to be a known problem, and the
>suggested remedies are to force-refresh the repo (done) and delete
>the .xbmc/userdata directory, then force-refresh the addon repo again.
>It doesn't work. The Web interface is a nice idea, but it doesn't see
>all of my movies and TV shows.
>I knew this was going to be a big fat pain! I've heard that VLC makes a
>nice little media center, so I'm going to try that. Really, what I want
>is pretty simple, just pipe my digitized movies and music to my tv and
>hifi. IR remote support is nice, but a Web interface will do. I can
>live without all the downloading title and artist info, and trying to
>entice me to sign up for various channels. Stay tuned for a VLC
>test-drive report.
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