Linked by David Adams on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:31 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Multimedia, AV "When I started working on a no-DRM, open-standards-based solution for distributing high-definition video on fixed media ('Lib-Ray'), I naturally thought of Theora, because it was developed as a free software project. Several people have suggested, though, that the VP8 codec would be a better fit for my application. This month, I've finally gotten the necessary vpxtools and mkvtoolnix packages installed on my Debian system, and so I'm having a first-look at VP8. The results are very promising, though the tools are somewhat finicky."
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Alfman
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2011-01-28

WereCatf,

"A minimal device capable of playing Lib-Ray would be closer to $60, tbh..."

You seem to know alot about this, so I'm not trying to doubt your figure but I'm currently looking for "living room suitable hardware" capable of running a linux media center and I haven't found anything for less than $200 and then some, and that's for a very low end system.

The main thing I'm looking to do is stream video over the network and hook up some kind of remote.

The only stuff I've found in the sub-hundred dollar range is mass produced proprietary devices. I could probably buy something and jailbreak it, but I don't like *having* to jailbreak it and voiding the warranty (* However I'll listen to anyone's suggests for this too). The Rasberry Pi is intriguing but it's neither proven nor available yet.

I'd earnestly like to hear what else were you could be referring to under a $100 price point that has similar capabilities?

Edited 2012-04-22 03:58 UTC

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