Media Center

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The Noisebridge Media Center (NBMC) is a PC called Horsy running some software hooked up to our main projector in the common space. People can use this to play video content off of Pony, for presentations, or other things that require a big screen.

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How to use

Getting videos and music onto the media center

The media center machine, Horsy, has little to no hard drive space. It's only meant to run software to play movies and music. If you have stuff you want to play on the machine, here are your options:

  • Put it on Pony, since XBMC reads off of an NFS share
$ scp -R /your/local/media yourusername@pony.noise/d2/videos/movies/
  • Mount a drive via USB or eSATA
$ pmount /dev/sdX
  • Access a network share (really fucking annoying)
  • Just plug in your own machine into the projector

Videos

Horsy is running Xbox Media Center (XBMC) which has a web interface.

http://horsy.noise/

There might also be a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the machine which can control the media center.

LINK TO KEYBOARD KEYS AND SHIT HERE.

If XBMC isn't running, one will have to VNC in and run it.

Music

It's running MPD.

Desktop

VNC is running

Address:  horsy.noise:5900
Username: mediacenter
Password: mediacenter

Shell

ssh://mediacenter:mediacenter@horsy.noise:21

Need more shell access? Talk to rubin110.

Specs

Hardware

Software

  • Debian Lenny 5.0
  • Xbox Media Center
  • VLC
  • MPD
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