So, after weeks of playing with MythTV, I've been turned on to Boxee! Boxee is quite simply, a digital media player, that allows me to do the following:
- Play existing Movies - DVD, ISO, mpeg
- Play existing Music - CD, mp3
- Browse Photo slide-show
- Watch on-demand streaming media from CBS, MTV, YouTube & Hulu (right now via a hack)
- Listen to streaming audio via the internet
- Browse photos from Flickr & Picasa
A great Blog post with a fairly detailed write-up on installing Boxee on Ubuntu 8.10 can be found at the OpenSourcePenguin.net. This is a nicely detailed piece, that doesn't waste time on a lot of unnecessary fluff.
I'll be following up with another post regarding using a remote & how the rest comes along!