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GeeXboX Sub-Projects ...

Below is a short list of GeeXboX-related projects. They've totally independant from the GeeXboX operating system and so, can be used without it. They just have been develop at some moment by one of the GeeXboX project members and are used or can be used with our distribution. All are of course free software.

* uShare : uShare is a UPnP A/V Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available multimedia files. GeeXboX uShare is able to provide access to both images, videos, music or playlists files. It is designed to provide access to multimedia contents to GeeXboX but can of course be used by any other UPnP client device.

* i810tvout : Intel released i810tvout some times ago. This utility allows you to enable the tvout of i810 motherboards under Linux. But the intel version used one closed source file to achieve this. Here is a new version based on the intel one, but without any closed source part. This version is totally free.

Related Projects ...

* MoviX : MoviX is a small Linux distro that transforms your PC in a powerful multimedia box. After booting your PC with MoviX, a user-friendly console menu will allow you to use MPlayer to play any DVD/VCD, video/audio files (most noticeably DivX, AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, WMV, ASF, MP3, and OGG/VORBIS), TV (provided you have a TV card), and radio stations on the Internet (if you are connected to a LAN). Since the entire operating system is loaded into RAM, you do not even need a hard disk to use MoviX.

* Freevo : Freevo is a Linux application that turns a PC with a TV capture card and/or TV-out into a standalone multimedia jukebox/VCR/PVR/HTPC/DVR/set-top box. It uses MPlayer and other apps to play and record audio and video. It is optimized for use with a TV and remote, but can be used with a monitor and keyboard. It is very easy to install since the binary release package has no external dependencies.

* Womp! is a micro linux distribution focused on multimedia, it takes only 13 to 18 MB on a bootable CD, and allows playing of multimedia files (video/audio/image) without installing any software on the computer's hard drive.

* VDR-Live is a multimedia distro, which is a fork from the GeeXboX project itself. Its main advantage is support of DVB-s cards through Video Disk Recorder (VDR).

Embedded Programs ...

GeeXboX is a full standalone media player. The current stable release is features the following programs :

* Linux : Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world.
* MPlayer : probably the best media player, supports most of the available audio / video codecs.
* BusyBox : BusyBox provides a fairly complete POSIX environment for any small or embedded system. It combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable.
* Lirc : is a package that allows you to decode and send infra-red signals using many (but not all) types of remote controls.
* SysLinux is an easy-to-use Linux Bootloader.
* uClibc : uClibc is a C library for developing embedded Linux systems. It is much smaller then the GNU C Library, but nearly all applications supported by glibc also work perfectly with uClibc.


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