[clug] Advice sought on wireless linux media distribution
intersect at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 23:17:26 GMT 2005
Sounds like a MythTV box might form at least part of the solution if you
have around $1k to spare. Note though, that as I have a myth box running,
perhaps I'm falling in to the 'if you have a hamer, everything looks like a
nail' trap. ;)
* Send audio/video from a PC running fedora core 4 to TV and stereo
Check. The mythtv box would be hooked up to your TV. Audio out goes to the
stereo or to the TV (whichever accepts audio-in).
* Play MP3s, MPEGS, AVIs, DVDs, Ogg/Vorbis, and the rest of that crowd
* Send audio/video from Radio/TV/VCR to the PC
Check. The tuner card in your mythtv box can grab TV programs. You can also
run a remote 'mythtv frontend' on your PC to watch stuff while the rest of
the family is hogging the TV. ;) I've heard that the PVr350 can also pull in
radio, but have never tried. VCR can come in through the video-in port on
your tuner card.
* Ability to control playback, music selections from the TV-end
* Routing to an outdoor or portable speaker. This should include radio
from the stereo tuner, if possible.
A bit out of scope for mythtv itself unfortunately.
Drop me an email, and pop around for a gawk at my setup on the weekend, if
On 11/18/05, Doug Palmer <Doug.Palmer at csiro.au> wrote:
> I have my computers (running Linux, naturally) in one room and my TV,
> stereo, comfy sofa, family, etc. in another. It's becoming sadly
> noticeable that any time I want to play something that is on my PC, I
> have to burn a CD/DVD. So, what I would like to do is arrange some
> method for routing audio and video back and forth between the two rooms.
> I could probably get away with stringing cables back and forth, but it
> seems a little inelegant. The chance to route something to an outdoor
> speaker also appeals.
> s Does anybody have any advice on achieving the following:
> Must haves:
> Send audio/video from a PC running fedora core 4 to TV and stereo
> Play MP3s, MPEGS, AVIs, DVDs, Ogg/Vorbis, and the rest of that crowd
> Should haves:
> Send audio/video from Radio/TV/VCR to the PC
> Ability to control playback, music selections from the TV-end; I'm not
> so far lost to shame that I can't rise from the sofa, but I would prefer
> not to go trotting from room to room all the time.
> Would likes:
> Routing to an outdoor or portable speaker. This should include radio
> from the stereo tuner, if possible.
> I have a budget of about $1000 for this. Something like the D-Link
> DSM-320 appeals, to a certain extent. But I'd like to set things up to
> run both ways and I don't know if I can get server software to run on
> Linux. All advice gratefully received.
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