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Ever heard about a "Multitainer" ?
Wombat
post Jul 21 2002, 00:19
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This is a stand alone piece of harware that can play DVD, mp3 and everything else. I read in a forum where they modify it with stronger CPUs and stronger graphic cards to watch Divx and so on. OGG should be possible also i believe. I haven´t looked deeper into but it sounds interesting.

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edit: seems to be a PC working with win98 into a dvd player looking case
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treech
post Jul 21 2002, 00:31
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Funny, i just posted the same thing

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/showth...t&threadid=2755


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post Jul 21 2002, 00:35
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Well seems like the Multitainer is something stronger. It has TV out, Scart, Digital AC3 out and so on. Also you can play directx games when you insert a strong enough CPU and more RAM. It has its own harddrive and so on.

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post Jul 21 2002, 00:48
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well, i'm not going to dwell further into this, but most of those things are supported by that funny looking gadget over at that link, it actually looks interesting, but i'm sure it will turn out way to expensive :mad:

http://www.bokks.net/

- CPU: National Sem. SC1200
- Browser: Espial Escape, HTML 4.0, Java 2.0, Javascript compliant
- MPEG Decoder: Hardware decoder, MPEG 1 & 2
- Operating System: Linux 2.4
- Filesharing: Windows FS, Unix/Linux NFS, FTP
- Video output: SCART (incl. S-Video output), TV Composite (PAL)
- Audio output: RCA analogue stereo
- Network connectivity: Ethernet 10/100, DHCP
- Other features: USB port
- Video streams: Supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2 Program & Transport streams
- Audio streams: Supports MP3 audio streams
- Media formats (from hard disk): *.vob, *.mpg, *.mpeg, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.sid,
various tracker formats such as, *.mod
- Media formats (with conversion tools): divx, *.avi
- Housing: 260 x 160 x 30 mm, sheet metal & rubber
- Storage: 20 gigabyte hard disk (up to 320 hours of music, 10 hours DVD-quality film or 20 hours of VHS-quality film)
- Power supply: External (110 or 230 V) 10W
- Control Device: IR remote control, wireless keyboard (optional)
- Accessories: carrying bag, docking station
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post Jul 21 2002, 00:53
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A look into ebay shows prices from 200-350 , 350 seems to be the regular price for the multitainer.


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post Jul 21 2002, 20:51
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multitainer is a PC with Celeron, 750 or with luck: 1000 MHz, if I remember correctly, there wqere different versions, different sizes of HD.

In German www.dvdboard.de there have been deeper discussions about it.

I hope, that in sometime dvdboard works again, if link is down.

Perhaps at ebay you will get it cheap, but you should consider buying and bulding your own HTPC. In dvdbaord there is a special HTPC forum where best hardware is discussed.


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