Home > Multimedia, AV > GeexBox: linux powered multimedia GeexBox: linux powered multimedia Submitted by Dave 2004-11-30 Multimedia, AV 16 Comments A quick look at the GeekBox Linux minimal disribution: 6 MB ISO to power your home-made dvd and divx player. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2004-11-30 4:14 pm Anonymous Sounds pretty interesting. I can’t wait until work is over so I can go home and burn this and give it a try. I hoping to still be the first kid on my block with this cd. 2004-11-30 4:16 pm Anonymous Sounds good Good for dial up users like us. Will download at night & give it a go! 2004-11-30 4:25 pm Anonymous Does it have network support? Would be slick if I could access all the movies on my main data box. 2004-11-30 4:30 pm Anonymous Yes it does. When I tried it out, it found some of my windows computers on the network. In fact, 1 out of 2. Not sure why the second didn’t show. 2004-11-30 5:53 pm Anonymous though I think that having a computer, it would be better if they made it so you can record TV and burn to DVD. 2004-11-30 8:08 pm Anonymous >>hough I think that having a computer, it would be better if >>they made it so you can record TV and burn to DVD. They are working on a record feature for the next release. 2004-11-30 9:37 pm Anonymous I was wondering if anyone tested this thing out. What is the approximate boot time for this thing? I want something that will work quickly on a carputer for DVD/Music playback. Maybe put this on a CF card with a CF->IDE cable, perhaps hard code some stuff to cut down on boot configuration… It seems like this could be pretty nice. 2004-11-30 10:49 pm Anonymous I already have a box that plays DVDs, DivX, etc… It’s called a Phillips DVP642 and it cost $69. Also, it’s region free, has progressive scan, component output, and all that nice stuff. 2004-11-30 11:24 pm Anonymous That’s a fair comment about DIVX DVD players, although GeexBox (and Movix, the better one) is able to map your shares and stream DIVX content, this can only be acheived at the moment by the KISS DVD players (DP500 I think) at around $200/300. It’s (GeexBox) only really of any use if you have an old PIII or something lying around to dedicate to this sort of thing. 2004-12-01 12:02 am Anonymous I just installed geexbox on the harddive of an old computer I have. I’s rock solid configured it to mount my smb shares and use my pctv pro remote. It has a ftp deamon so you can upload stuff to the hard drive and a really simple interface and configureation strucure so it is easy to use. I recomend that you install it to a hardrive it’s much easyer to config that way , not having to burn costers becuse of a little mistake. 2004-12-01 1:26 am Anonymous VIA Epia Mini-ITX + Geebox is perfectly match in heaven I hope they make the menu navigation a little more easier on their next release 2004-12-01 4:28 am Anonymous Does anyone know the installed size? I’ve got a flash card kickin’ around that I’d like to install this on. 2004-12-01 7:39 am Anonymous I’ve been using this for quite a long time. Don’t know why you would want an hdd install since it boots in 20 seconds. Also detects my Ati Remote Wonder! However, it doesn’t work well with raid controllers. All in all, it’s a great product. 2004-12-01 12:59 pm Anonymous I have tried on a P2/233, it runs supportably DivX movies. I think it’s great along with MPlayer. 2004-12-01 2:00 pm Anonymous Recording will be awesome… All the live TV functionality would kick ass – I’m having issues setting freevo up on my old box so I’m gonna try this puppy out tonight 2004-12-01 3:10 pm Anonymous 20 seconds you say? very nice. Like I said, I think an application like a carputer would be nice. The boot CD will be taking up space in the disk drive. If this is on a flash card, well, you don’t have to worry about anything (not even the motion of the car destroying a hard drive). I can’t wait till I get a chance to play with this.