Posts Tagged ‘mplayer’

Opensource Complete Home Entertainment System : XBMC

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

XBMC is a free opensource cross platform media player. It has its origins from the first generation XBOX game console, where XBMC was created as a homebrew media player making use of MPlayer sources as one of its cores. XBMC has since evolved with a huge and continuously growing forum with active discussions happening 24/7.

Its flexibility in allowing add-on scripts and user-created skins has also contributed to its popularity. User-contributed skins such as the “Aeon Stark” made it even more popular in the recent months. Video shown after the break.

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Optimize HD video playback for Nvidia ION in Linux

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Nvidia ION powered Intel Atom processor netbooks and nettops are the rage these days.

Affordable, lightweight and powerful graphics processor.

The Nvidia ION is actually an Intel Atom CPU coupled with a Nvidia 9400m graphics chipset.

Most linux distributions install fine on most netbooks and nettops. However, their default video player may not be optimized for the Nvidia ION chipsets. For HD video playback, without tweaking the parameters of the video player application, the end result may be lacklustre and the playback may even be not in sync or skipping frames.

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Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Since Canonical created Ubuntu for the masses, it has encouraged many users to try linux and eventually switch over to linux completely.

The ease of trying out with its Live CD and GUI installation with support of most common hardware makes it more popular for linux beginners.

According to DistroWatch, Ubuntu is still the top of the preferred list of linux distribution. The Ubuntu packs in all the necessary tools and drivers for a fresh installation on any PC so that it can boot up into a working desktop/laptop without the user having to have any terminal or sudo knowledge at all. This is one of the main key advantage of Ubuntu when compared to other linux distributions. So successful such that some recent linux distributions try to emulate them and even use Ubuntu’s software repositories to update their own distributions. eg Linux Mint, GoS, etc.

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