Monday, November 4, 2013

GeexBox - Linux For Multimedia Applications

GeeXboX is a free and open-source media centre oriented Linux distribution for embedded devices and desktop computers.

It is a full-featured operating system that can be booted from a live CD, a USB key, an SD/MMC card or it can be installed on a regular hard disk drive.

The GeeXboX distribution is lightweight and designed for one single goal - to embed all major multimedia applications in order to turn any computer into a home theatre personal computer.
xbmc - media center
The GeeXboX project is a non-commercial organization founded in 2002.

A new GeeXboX release has arrived! GeeXboX 3.1 is an upgrade that integrates XBMC 12.2 “Frodo”. Like the previous version, you can use GeeXboX to watch and record live TV.

Supported platforms :
  • i386
  • x86_64
  • Cubox v1, v2 and Pro by SolidRun
  • RaspberryPi
  • Utilite by Compulab
  • CubieBoard 1
New features:
  • XBMC Media Center 12.2 “Frodo” frontend.
  • PVR support for DVB Digital TV, to watch and record live TV with vdr and tvheadend
  • Support for Full HD videos on Utilite
  • Support for Full HD videos on Cubox
  • Support for Full HD videos on RaspberryPi
Supported Architectures:
  • x86 32 and 64 bits PCs
  • ARM Cubox (Marvell Armada510)
  • ARM RaspberryPi (Broadcom BCM2708)
  • ARM Utilite (Freescale i.MX6)
  • ARM CubieBoard (Allwinner A10)

  •     Linux Kernel v3.10.9 (for x86 devices)
  •     Systemd v206.
  •     BusyBox v1.21.1
  •     Connman Network Manager v1.9.
  •     Xorg Server v1.14.1 (if applicable)
  •     Mesa v9.2.2
  •     OPKG Package Manager v0.18
  •     USB persistent user data storage.

Audio Drivers:
  •     ALSA v1.0.26
  •     Support for Analog, SPDIF and HDMI output devices.

Video Drivers:
  •     Support for Intel, nVidia, ATI GPUs.
  •     Support for CRT, LCD and HDMI output devices.
  •     OpenGL and OpenGL|ES hardware assisted graphics acceleration.
  •     VDPAU, VA-API and Crystal HD hardware assisted video decoding for nVidia, Intel and Broadcom GPUs.
  • Mouse and Synaptics touch pads.
  • HID Keyboards.
  • Remote Controls.
  • PluseEight external CEC devices.
  • Built-in CEC adapters for Cubox, Utilite and RaspberryPi.

Networking Features:
  • NFS shares.
  • Samba auto-discovery.
  • UPnP / DLNA media discovery.
  • ZeroConf services announcements.
  • HTTP server.
  • FTP server
  • SSH server
  • Utorrent (client and gui over http)
  •  XBMC Media Center 12.2 “Frodo” frontend.
  •  Movies and TV Shows, with subtitles support.
  •  Music Collection
  •  Pictures and Slideshows
  •  CDDA, DVD and (non encrypted) Bluray support.
  •  Media Database Support.
  •  Internet MovieDB / TVDB metadata and covers grabbers.
  •  Skins
  •  Vu+ addon
  •  Xvdr addon
  •  Vdr server
  •  Tvheadend server
In addition to our usual x86 ISOs, this release is also available for several embedded platforms, with working full HD video and graphics acceleration for most of them.


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