[Klug-general] media players

Andrew Spode Miller spode at thinkbikes.com
Thu Feb 4 10:30:38 UTC 2010

For gaming, I've had much better luck with WINE than VirtualBox - in fact, I
know I've played Pirates! via WINE (and didn't like it).

Make sure you're using the WINE repos and not Ubuntu, there is a dramatic
difference in compatability. Also - although I don't know if this is because
I run dual monitors - I find I get much much better results if I specify a
virtual desktop in the WINE configuration. It means everything runs inside a
Window, but it's not the end of the world and you can always make the Window
the size of your screen and position it so.


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 8:18 AM, Dan Attwood <danattwood at googlemail.com>wrote:

> there was a brief discussion on media players at the last meeting and
> amazement at how banshee had finally got library watching.
> I few days ago however my copy of linux format arrived and they had an
> article on subsonic (*subsonic*.sourceforge.net/)
> It's a browser based music streamer - think jinzora. However there is no
> need for a database and it's a piece of cake to set up. A bit of port
> forwarding and I'm now sat at work listening to fruitbats first solo effort
> streaming from my home. It's also got an android client, podcast support and
> wap interface. they only lsight catch I had was that it wouldn't work on my
> creaky hardy server so I set up a virtual karmic server for it.
> Also following on from the last meet I got pirates! to with 3d support in
> virtualbox. Well I say work.....the cut scenes are fine but the game itself
> runs like a st bernard so I'm going to give David H's wine suggestion
> another go at the weekend if I get time.
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