[Techtalk] Linux media center?

Veronica K. Berglyd Olsen veronica at berglyd.net
Mon Dec 9 13:58:19 UTC 2013

I have far to much media to use VLC. I need a proper media library to have
some control of it. XBMC runs on a MySQL backend as an option, and I have a
centralised database that I used to run three boxes off when I lived in a
house with other people. Now it's mostly me, but it still helps to have a
database that knows where you were at and what episodes you've seen if you
move from TV to PC.

– Veronica K. Berglyd Olsen

On 9 December 2013 12:31, Raena Lea-Shannon <raen at internode.on.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Raena
> Sent from my mobile
> 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.
> >
> >Carla
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