Best Multimedia Linux Distro?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Hachibei, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Hachibei
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    Just curious, but what is the best Linux distro in terms of multimedia (ie: watching videos online (Youtube) or offline (AVI, MKV, OGM, etc.), listening to music, etc.)?

    I used to have Ubuntu, but got rid of that after experiencing many, many problems when it came to these tasks. For instance, if I was listening to music and opened up a Youtube video, both the music player and Firefox would lock up. Another problem was watching subtitled videos (hard- and soft-subbed); the subtitles would render incorrectly in every video player I tried.
     
  2. UltraMagnus

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    ubuntu works, you just need to install the correct packages, for instance once you install flashplayer-nonfree (or something like that) youtube works fine, infact i watch youtube (and other *tube sites i can't mention here [​IMG] ) almost every day on ubuntu.

    as for other vidoes and dvds, you there are packages for all that too
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Linux mint shipped with the nice AV stuff and being ubuntu/debian based made it all the better.

    Failing that I was impressed with the stock puppy linux and even more so the custom builds (puplets as they were called).

    Other than that have a look in the realms of home theatre distros like XBMC ( http://xbmc.org/download/ ) or some of the mythTV frontends.