DJ_Izumi wrote:AFAIK Sony produced a 'PS2 Linux' kit bit it's out of production or something and it's little 300mhz CPU probably wouldn't be much use.
My First Build of MPlayer For PS2
PlayStation Applications - beter_hans - 2006-Oct-29 10:27
here's a very early build. CLI MODE Only.
you can play MP3 WMA etc.. with any bitrate.
and its also with AVI MPEG DIVX XVID ..etc support. but don't try it.
the PS2 system is too slow for it
lister007 wrote:I'm thinking multimedia pc is the way to go here, not only will it be easily upgradable spec wise if I get the money, but codec wise it is the best option, really just find alot of media conversion timely and costly (reducing quality) ( putting things on dvd from any format takes alot of time imo and converting to mp4 for other things seems to suck also, even the best multimedia players I've seen will not play an mkv or vp6 files) can't think of a better way to go than a media pc.
lister007 wrote:Just out of interest how programable is the ps3, like for codecs and os? if I get one how easy is it to make modifications?
Among other Linux distributions, Ubuntu, Fedora Core 5, Gentoo, Debian, and Yellow Dog have been run on the PS3.
lister007 wrote:Also is the 360 an option, trying to get away from windows though.
DJ_Izumi wrote:However, can't the Xbox 360 connect to a windows machine and use some sorta Microsoft produced software that does live conversion and stream WMV3/VC-1 video to the Xbox for video playback?
I know the Xbox had the 'Xbox Media Center Extender' produced by Microsoft but I have no experiance with it.
What types of media stored on my Media Center PC can I access through my Xbox 360?
Live and recorded TV, digital photos, digital music, home video, and exclusive online multimedia content such as news clips, downloadable music, local weather, RSS feeds, and more (through Online Spotlight).
* MPEG-1 with MPEG audio
* MPEG-2 with MPEG audio or AC-3 audio
* WMV 7, 8, & 9 with WMA Standard or WMA Pro audio
* WMV Image 1 & 2 (Photo Story 1, 2, & 3)
* Windows Media Audio (WMA) Standard
* WMA Pro
* WMA Lossless
* Added H.264 video support: Up to 10 Mbps peak, Baseline, Main, and High profiles with 2 channel AAC LC.
* Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 5 Mbps peak, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC.
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