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GeeXboX

GeeXboX

GeeXboX is a free and open source media center centric Linux distribution for embedded devices and desktop computers.

GeeXboX 2.0 and later uses XBMC for media playback and is implemented as Live USB and Live CD options.

 GeeXboX 3.1

Price
Free to download

Size
161MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Aurelien Jacobs, Benjamin Zores

Website
www.geexbox.org

System Requirements

Support:
Documentation, Mailing Lists, OpenBricks

Selected Reviews:
LWN, TechSource, Linux Journal

Features include:

  • Complete and automatic hardware detection
  • Fast boot
  • Plays a huge variety of multimedia files
    • MPEG 1/2 movies (MPG files, VCDs, DVDs ...)
    • MPEG 4 movies (DivX, XviD ...)
    • RealMedia and Windows Media movies
    • OggMedia streams
    • Matroska streams
    • Audio streams like : MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, WAV (AudioCD), AC3 ...
  • Additional packages and features using the opkg package manager
  • Video driver support:
    • Intel, nVidia, ATI, Matrox and VIA GPUs
    • CRT, LCD and HDMI output devices
    • OpenGL and OpenGL|ES hardware assisted graphics acceleration
    • VDPAU, VA-API and Crystal HD hardware assisted video decoding for nVidia, Intel and Broadcom GPUs
  • XBMC Media Center 10.1 "Dharma" frontend
  • Movies and TV Shows, with subtitles support
  • Music Collection
  • Pictures and Slideshows
  • CDDA, DVD and (unencrypted) Bluray support
  • Media Database Support
  • Internet MovieDB / TVDB metadata and covers grabbers
  • Skins
  • Support for Boxee Remote

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