Media Centre: Which One to choose?

Aryan Ameri info at
Wed Nov 11 14:59:39 UTC 2009

Hi all,

I'm doing some research in building a media centre, and I seriously
don't know which one of the many options on Linux to go for. They all
look good, have their weaknesses and strengths, so I thought I'd canvass
the opinion here and see what people feel. 

My requirements are modest: the ability to record TV (that comes through
a digital set-top box), play music and movies from a network share
(running FreeNAS) and play the occasional DVD . I don't need heaps of
config settings, simple UI would be preferable cause the non-geek
members of the household should be able to use it too.

The current choices are:  

MythTV (Mythubuntu)

Let me know if I'm missing anything important!


Aryan Ameri

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