[MPlayer-users] Kiss DP players and GPL

Magnus Damm damm at opensource.se
Thu Jan 8 19:31:44 CET 2004

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 11:23:34 +0100 (CET)
Uwe Beutin <uwe at imbrium.de> wrote:

> I wanted to get a noise-free streaming client into my living room
> and this was by far the cheapest type of hardware that I could
> get.  I am now thinking about cancelling my order and setting up
> my own machine albeit the fact that this would be more expensive.
> Hints, tips or comments about this? Thanks for you suggestions,

I use a Apple G4 Cube with a Seagate Barracuda HD as a silent media
player. No fans -> as noise-free as it gets.

Together with Gentoo Linux and MPlayer it's a good solution IMHO.
However, three drawbacks:

1. Discontinued. You need to get a used machine.
2. No TV-out. But you can probably replace the VGA-Card.
3. CPU sometimes too weak to play DVD:s (450 mhz version). Upgrade?

I've had my Cube in my living room for one year now. I'm very pleased.
But it's not really a plug and play solution if that is what you want...

/ magnus

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