How to turn a spare Linux machine into a media server
Oct 05, 2009, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Mobile phones, games consoles and even televisions are rapidly
developing the ability to read, display and play files held on a
media centre PC, and Linux is the perfect free software solution.
All you need is a relatively low-powered PC, a decent amount of
storage and somewhere safe to hide it.
"1. Install the software
"We've chosen to use Ubuntu Server Edition for two reasons.
First, it's the same distribution that most people know and love,
only optimised for use on a server. Second, you still have access
to exactly the same packages and repositories as you do with with
the desktop version, which makes installing and using software