View Full Version : NMM-Oppix released

04-15-2005, 09:52 AM
The NMM team is happy to announce the second Beta version of NMM-Oppix, a Live-CD based on Knoppix Version 3.7. NMM-Oppix includes the Network-integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) which allows to create distributed multimedia applications easily. Furthermore, NMM-Oppix includes several applications that are based on NMM, like the Multimedia-Box application which provides an integrated and extensible software solution for a networked multimedia home entertainment center running on a commodity Linux-PC. All applications are fully configured, so that no additional configuration steps are required.

Currently, NMM-Oppix provides the following features:

* Includes latest NMM version.
* Includes the complete documentation about NMM.
* Full desktop integration. All important NMM applications, like the Multimedia-Box can easily be started via icons.
* Includes several media files to test and demonstrate a sophisticated multimedia environment without disturbing the used PC.
* Demonstrate the network capabilities of NMM (requires a DHCP and DNS server!)
* Complete installed and configured Multimedia-Box. No additional configuration steps are required to start it. Currently, the following features of the Multimedia-Box can be used:
o Configuration dialog
o Customizable on-screen display (skinning)
o MP3 Playback: play back of MP3 files using the MP3 state.
o Play-list: creation of play lists with all supported media types.
o Multi-tasking: watch a video while transcoding mp3's.
o CD Playback with CDDB support if a second CD rom drive is available.
o CD-Grabber and transcoding to MP3/OggVorbis
o DVD Playback if a second DVD rom drive is available (Encrypted DVD's can not be played back!).
o Simulated TV (using a pre-recorded TV stream) plus time-shifting. Please note, that KNOPPIX and NMM-Oppix currently don't support dvb cards or tv cards with integrated MPEG2 encoder!
o EPG: Receive epg information via XMLTV (Experimental!).
o Transcoding of arbitrary media files. Transcoded files are stored under "/home/knoppix/Media/Transcoding".
* clic, an application for setting up distributed multimedia flow graphs from a high-level specification or a URL.

For more information about NMM-Oppix see: http://www.networkmultimedia.org/Status/NMM-Oppix/index.html

Download NMM-Oppix: http://www.networkmultimedia.org/Status/NMM-Oppix/index.html#download

For general information about NMM see: http://www.networkmultimedia.org/