[ubuntu-us-in] Ubuntu Media Server?

John Meuser meuserj at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 15:16:21 GMT 2010

There is a Linux Version of XBMC:

I use that on one setup, on another I use boxee:
Which is a highly customized version of XBMC.

Both work very well and are easy to use.


On 11/10/2010 8:12 AM, DJ Gregory wrote:
> I've looked into XBMC, but as I have no old Xbox, just the one I use 
> from day-to-day playing I ruled that one out.  A DVR would be nice, but 
> not necessary.
> I appreciate everyone's input into this, and I'll continue my search 
> today and if I find any solutions, I'll pass them along here.
> Also, has anyone ever taken the CompTIA Linux+ Certification test?  Just 
> curious if it's worth getting (I'm trying to urge my company to go to 
> linux based servers)  I'm studying for my Servers+ right now and i 
> figure if I get that and my Linux+, I'd have a good argument, I just was 
> curious if anyone had taken that exam and wondered what the difficulty 
> level was and value for the dollar.
> Thanks,
> DJ
> On 11/9/2010 11:09 PM, Phil Buckler wrote:
>> I was using mdadm for software raid, samba for file sharing, and xbmc
>> on an old xbox for my media center.
>> I found that mdadm worked well but it made me nervise any time I
>> touched it (I'm not an expert).  So now I use a d-link DNS-321,
>> network attched storage. It works great.  It has nfs, samba, and FTP.
>> It is a custom linux os from d-link. I have found on the Internet
>> where people have soft-modded them into full web servers among other
>> things.
>> Xbmc is great they make a windows, and Linux version as well as the
>> xbox.
>> I'm not much of a tv guy and I had streaming issues from my storage to
>> my xbox on ether the nas or pc stroage so I think it may have
>> something to do with my router.
>> That my two cents spend it wisely
>> Phil Buckler
>> Sent from my moble device, please excuse any typographical errors.
>> On Nov 9, 2010, at 2:12 PM, Michael Schultheiss<schultmc at cinlug.org>
>> wrote:
>>> DJ Gregory wrote:
>>>> Everyone,
>>>> I've been using Ubuntu for awhile, but really got into it around
>>>> Hoary
>>>> Hedgehog.  I enjoy any Linux distro on a whole, but I want a media
>>>> server, preferably based on Ubuntu Server.  Can anyone recommend some
>>>> programs and/or methods to set up something like this?  I have
>>>> ideas and
>>>> I've seen solutions, but I want to get some of our members opinions
>>>> here
>>>> as to what is good to actually use.  Forums are fine to search around
>>>> in, but not personal enough.  I'd like to get some real life input in
>>>> how things work.  Any good ideas?
>>> What are you looking to do with your Media Server?
>>> I would take a look at Mythbuntu [0] - it utilizes MythTV [1] and
>>> does a
>>> lot of media related things.
>>> [0] http://www.mythbuntu.org
>>> [1] http://www.mythtv.org
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