OpenELEC

OpenELEC

Web site: openelec.tv (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Kodi
Architecture: ARMHF, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: OpenELEC
Media: Install USB
The last version | Released: 8.0.4 | June 4, 2017
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OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) – a free, embedded, source-based operating system providing a complete media center software suite. OpenELEC is a small and fast-booting Linux distribution.

OpenELEC is based on the Linux kernel and providing a complete XBMC based multimedia center. It allows users to manage a home entertainment center (home theater) offering easy access to TV channels, DVD player and Sky box.

Unlike orhers operating systems, OpenELEC is very small and fast, however it allows you to manage and configure the system and devices.
OpenELEC is available for machines/devices such as: i386, x86_64 and Raspberry Pi.

To install OpenELEC:
– unpack the downloaded OpenELEC archive
– create a bootable Live USB using included script (256MB minimum)
– boot the computer from the USB drive, which will run the Live installer
– install OpenELEC on the second USB Flash drive (2GB)

Starting from version 5.0, OpenELEC is equipped with Kodi (formerly XBMC).
With the release of version 6.0, support for i386 machines was dropped.

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OpenELEC 20101218 devel i386 114MB.tar.bz2
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OpenELEC 20101218 devel amd64 92MB.tar.bz2
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Audiophile

Audiophile

Web site: ap-linux.com
Origin: Ireland
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0.1 | December 23, 2019
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Audiophile – an Arch Linux based operating system optimized for high quality digital audio reproduction. Created by audiophiles for people who share the same dream. To have their system a bit more better. AP-Linux is easily installed, user friendly, and absolutely free. Install it like any other GNU/Linux distribution and enjoy the music playback. Audiophile Linux comes with everything you need for playing your audio and video files.

Audiophile Linux features:
– System and memory optimized for quality audio
– Custom Real-Time kernel
– Latency under 5ms
– DSD support
– Lightweight window manager
– Pre installed audio and video programs
– Lightweight OS, free of unnecessary daemons and services

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Audiophile 5.0.1 amd64 1.3GB.iso
md5sum: 275c236b2d9e3522bb73e0100d151f82

 

Rivendell

Rivendell Demo

Web site: rivendellaudio.org
Origin:
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0.1-1 | August 26, 2008

Rivendel Demo (previously: Rivendell Live) – a Slax based live Linux distribution which features a preinstalled Rivendell application. The live system uses the KDE desktop environment as default.

Rivendell is a complete radio broadcast automation solution, with facilities for the acquisition, management, scheduling and playout of audio content. It has all of the features one would expect in a modern, fully-fledged radio automation system, including support for both PCM and MPEG audio encoding, full voice tracking and log customization as well as support for a wide variety of third party software and hardware. As a robust, functionally complete digital audio system for broadcast radio applications, Rivendell uses industry standard components like the GNU/Linux Operating System, the AudioScience HPI Driver Architecture and the MySQL Database Engine. Rivendell is available under the GNU Public License.

Recommended Minimum System Requirements:
– Pentium 4 CPU
– 256 MB RAM
– SuSE Linux Professional 9.x
– XFree86 Supported Video Card
– AudioScience Audio Adapter
– Mouse or other Pointing Device
– Optional: Touchscreen Monitor

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Rivendell Demo 1.0.1-1 i386 255MB.iso
md5sum: d13182a69209022c44abbc39117d8421
Rivendell Live 0.9.68b-1 i386 257MB.iso
md5sum: 621dffd7a1dd4b1455eba0083557fdff

 

LinVDR

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Web site: linvdr.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7 |

LinVDR – a complete, breathing Linux system smaller than 128 MB with a complete digital Video Disk Recorder (VDR)/Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and several plugins. For easy access we installed additionally the browser frontend VDR Admin and a Samba share for up- and downloading music or DVD images with Windows clients.

The base system is Debian Woody compatible (only compatible, not Debian Woody itself) with the DVB driver from Convergence and Klaus Schmidingers unbeated Video Disk Recorder Software VDR.

VDR was designed to work with so-called full featured DVB cards. This is a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) receiver card originally developed from Technotrend. Hauppauge adopted these cards and labeled them WinTV DVB-s/C or Nexus.

“root” password is “linvdr”
“linvdr” password is “linvdr”
Samba: workgroup “workgroup”, user “linvdr”, password “linvdr”
VDR Admin runs on port 80, German is default language, admin account is “linvdr”, dassword “linvdr”, “guest” login is disabled but has “guest” as pre-set password.

The project developer are Thomas Koch and Mirko Dölle.

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Kodibuntu

Kodi

Web site: kodi.wiki/view/Kodibuntu
Origin:
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Kodi
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Lubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 15 | 2016

Kodibuntu (formerly XBMCbuntu) – a special Ubuntu compilation with Kodi preinstalled, featuring everything you need for watching movies, playing music and viewing photos, both on a computer connected to the monitor or to the television.

Kodibuntu is a combination Kodi/operating system for use on PCs that are mainly just running Kodi. It is an alternative to installing Windows or a larger (and sometimes more complicated) Linux-based OS.

KodiBuntu is a ready to use version of Kodi, for demonstration purposes, run from a CD or USB stick. There is also possible to install the system on a selected hard disk or USB stick with a recommended minimum size of 8GB. After installation, KodiBuntu becomes a normal operating system, it has ability to save settings and other configuration data.

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is a free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.

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VDRLive

VDRLive

Web site: (not active)
Origin:
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on:
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.4.0-rc1 | April 24, 2007

VDRLive – a modular, small in size, live Linux distribution which features preinstalled the VDR application. The live system works in text mode so can be operated from the command line only.

The project was under active development between 2004 and 2007 (?).

The VDR (Video Disk Recorder) is an open-source application for Linux designed to allow any computer to function as a digital video recorder, in order to record and replay TV programming using the computer’s hard drive.

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VDRLive 0.4.0-rc1 i386 27MB.iso
md5sum: ab707c85144951b8fe3720b826f26058

 

Mxchg

Mxchg

Web site: mxchg.com (not active)
Origin:
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 001 | March 7, 2007

Mxchg – a based on Knoppix live CD which lets you try, without installing, the Music Exchange software.

It is “Your Fresh New Music Centre” and also allows artists to “Distribute music to their fans directly. The Media Exchange is ‘open source’, and all the source code is included on the CD”.

It allows:
– to share musical collections
– play and organize music
– tag music
– automatically remove duplicate songs
– automatically download music from some artists.

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Mxchg 001 i386 265MB.iso
md5sum: 6f3bc3b102340c2beb1b1717277ae613

 

AGNULA

AGNULA

Web site: www.agnula.info (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (ES): AGNULA
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.3.0 rc1 | December 16, 2005

AGNULA (A GNU/Linux distribution for audio) – a project started by the European Commission, aimed at creating two Linux distributions that could be used to process music and sound: ReHMuDi (Red Hat Multimedia Distribution) and DeMuDi (Debian Multimedia Distribution). The project has developed as a multimedia harvester with many practical solutions that are not found even in commercial multimedia systems.

The project was coordinated by Centro Tempo Reale (Florence, Italy) and sees the participation of a range of actors from the research, university and business arenas.

The project was funded by the European Commission from April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2004. When the Commission stopped funding the project, volunteers continued work on DeMuDi, while work on the ReHMuDi branch was discontinued.

The purposes of AGNULA can be summarized as follows:
– support the development of GNU/Linux distributions completely dedicated to audio applications.
– provide coordinated access to the widest combination of Free audio software in a coherent environment. This will enhance state-of-the-art research and development in the audio field.
– provide a audio system based on Libre Software which will enhance customized usage (useful in cultural and artistic environments).
– help spreading sensibility on the topics of Libre Software (with specific attention paid to audio/video applications and content distribution).

The screenshot source is Wikimedia Commons; author: Sunflower85; License: GNU General Public License 2+

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Mythbuntu

Mythbuntu

Web site: www.mythbuntu.org
Origin: USA
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Mythbuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 16.04.6 | February 27, 2019
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Mythbuntu – a Ubuntu-based distribution that uses a standalone MythTV based Digital Video Recorder (DVR) system by default. The system features of the Xfce desktop environment from which many programs have been removed.

Unlike similar projects, Mythbuntu keeps close ties with Ubuntu and all development is given back to Ubuntu. This architecture allows simple conversions from a standard desktop to a Mythbuntu machine and vice versa.

The main task of Mythbuntu is multimedia support: watching movies and TV, listening to music and radio, and viewing graphic files.

Available for i386 and amd64 hardware architecture.

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Mythbuntu 16.04.6 i386 1.3GB.iso
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Mythbuntu 16.04.6 amd64 1.4GB.iso
md5sum: 7d6d8c4c93cd36b467da97c5d1a420c4

 

LiMP

LiMP

Web site: limp-vkk-ver1.sourceforge.net
Origin: India
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.5 | May 6, 2007

LiMP – a completely free, rapid, highly-compact version of Linux that can transform your computer into a dedicated multimedia player: capable of visualizing zone encrypted DVDs, playing a wide range of music and movie files, streaming mp3 music files across networks and more. By optimizing linux purely for the purpose of multimedia playing, fast load up times and excellent results are produced even on older computers.

LiMP works by loading itself into your RAM when you switch on your PC or laptop. The CD is then ejected, leaving your CD/DVD player available for use. It has been created for use on all computers for those of all computer abilities: LiMP can autodetect your sound video and network cards, hard-disks and USB storage devices, and has a friendly menu-driven interface. As well as running from the CD, it can be easily integrated into your linux partition and selected from the grub menu at boot time.

Multimedia playback is provided by MPlayer and XMMS, two of the most popular sound and video tools, providing ease of use and familiarity.

The project developer is V. Krishna Karthik.

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LiMP 2.5 i386 120MB.iso
md5sum: e0343004f7a0053c92a41482560e8a4b