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eMoviX 0.9 is out

eMoviX is a 'live-CD' micro-distro able to boot&play all the audio/video content you stored in the CD you burned it on.
The project is almost arrived at its original goal and the 0.9 version is a good candidate for the future 1.0 release, that will be hopefully released within a few weeks.
Visit http://movix.sf.net/ and give it a try!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2005-06-28

MoviX2 0.3.1rc1 is out

MoviX2 is a mini-distro aimed at multimedia.
It can boot from any kind of media (CD/DVD/HD part./Net/USB pen/CF card) and loads in RAM everything you need to play (almost) any kind of audio/video file/stream thanks to MPlayer.
Go get your copy from
http://movix.sf.net/
and help us getting rid of the bugs left!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2004-07-17

MoviX 0.8.1 is out

MoviX is a "live" i386 mini-distro able to boot from many devices (CD/DVD, USB pen, HD partition, DHCP server).
If you have at least 64MB of RAM, MoviX loads on your RAM a user-friendly UI to the powerful MPlayer package and lets you play any kind of media without installing any software, or even if you have no HD at all!

Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2004-03-02

eMoviX 0.9.0pre1 is out

eMoviX is a micro distro (~8MB) intended to be embedded on a CD together with audio/video files in order to make the CD able to boot and autoplay its content.
This new version introduced many new cool things: total renewal of internals (now based on a clever automatic builder based on Debian), lots of MPlayer patches that improve its audio playback and menu functions, graphical boot.
Go get it at http://movix.sf.net/ !

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-12-28

MoviX 0.8.1rc1 released

This is a minor features improvement for slideshows in MoviX. Most noticeably you can now have a musical background and picts are correctly scaled to fullscreen.
As always, you can also use MoviX to play any kind of audio/video digital media without having to install anything on your HD :-)
MoviX can currently boot from CD/DVD, usb pens, CF cards, DHCP servers and also Win/Lin HD partitions!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-12-07

MoviX 0.8.1pre3 is out

MoviX is a "live CD" mini-distro able to boot from most devices (CD, NIC, USB pens, CF cards, HD partitions) and provides an easy-to use interface to play audio/video files with MPlayer or slideshows with fbi.
Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net/
and help improving it with code and/or suggestions!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-10-26

eMoviX 0.8.0 is out

eMoviX is a Linux mini-distro meant to be embedded on a multimedia CD and make it self-sufficient, namely able to boot and autoplay by itself all files on the CD thank to MPlayer.
This 0.8.0 release comes out exactly 1 year after the 0.1 release and proved to be rather stable.
Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-09-21

MoviX 0.8.0 is out

MoviX is a Linux "live CD" mini-distro aimed at multimedia.
It boots from CD (>=64MB of RAM needed) and allows you to play any audio/video file with MPlayer through a user-friendly console UI.
Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net/
and post your feedback in the movix forums!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-09-06

new MoviX2 version released

Release candidate MoviX2 0.3.0rc1 is out!
MoviX2 is a small "live CD" distro that makes you able in a few seconds to play, even on a diskless machine, virtually any audio/video file with gmplayer through a user-friendly GTK GUI under X-window.
Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-06-17

new MoviX release

Release candidate MoviX 0.8.0rc1 is out!
MoviX is a small "live CD" distro that makes you able in a few seconds to play, even on a discless machine, virtually any audio/video file with MPlayer through a user-friendly console interface.
Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-06-12

MoviX 0.8.0pre5 released!

MoviX is a mini "live CD" distro that transforms your PC in a powerful multimedia machine able to play any kind of local or network file without you have to install anything!
Try it out at
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-05-01

MoviX 0.8.0pre3 is out

A new version of MoviX is available!
MoviX is a "live CD" distro that turns your PC in a powerful multimedia box.
Go get it and let me have your feedback!
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-03-17

eMoviX 0.8.0pre5 available for download!

eMoviX is a micro Linux distro that makes a CD able to boot&autoplay [most of] all of its audio/video files using MPlayer.
This version is mainly a bug-fixing release [also ISA audio cards should be autodetected now].
Please try it and let me know how it works!
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-03-03

eMoviX 0.8.0pre3 is out!

eMoviX is a micro Linux CD distro that makes a CD able to boot&play by itself all audio/video files you stuff inside it.
Go get it at
http://movix.sf.net
and give it a try!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2003-02-02

new MoviX package released

MoviX is a mini CD Linux distro aimed at playing multimedia.
It loads everything in RAM and provides a menu that makes easy playing almost any kind of audio/video file through mplayer.
Come and try it at
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-12-26

eMoviX 0.8.0pre1 is out

eMoviX is a micro linux distro that makes a CD able to boot and autoplay [almost] every audio/video file you put in the CD root.
This version includes the new ALSA sound drivers and introduces a few nice new features.
Come and try it at http://movix.sf.net/ !

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-12-20

MoviX 0.6.0 released!

A few new features have been added: playlists, wmv and asf formats and dvd playback are supported and instructions are provided for building a bootable CD with Nero for the joy of M$ Window$ users.

A console mixer [nmixer] has been added in case audio is too low.

Please come try it at
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-11-02

MoviX2 0.2 released

This MoviX2 release has lots and lots of improvements repect to 0.1.
It should support most of the video cards around and support
hw acceleration for most of them. It also adds HDD and NET support. so that you can play audio/video from your HD or from the net besides from DVD/VCD/CD.
Please try it and let me know how it works!
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-28

Matrox bug in MoviX 0.6pre3

For a silly mistake, the Matrox mga_vid module was not included in 0.6pre3 so the default label will fail with Matrox cards.
This will be fixed in next release, but if you have a Matrox G200/400/450/550 you can still use 0.6pre3 using the "vesa" or "FB" labels, that make use of the native accelerated mplayer vidix driver instead of the mga_vid module.

If you did not know what MoviX is yet, read about it on
http://movix.sf.net
and give it a try!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-22

MoviX 0.6pre3 is out!

This MoviX pre-release adds a lot of features and fixes and
it close to my idea of the "stable" MoviX version.
Having changed a lot though it is highly possible that this version
contains bugs and/or silly mistakes, so it would be very nice if
you all could test it and let me know what to fix (suggestions are
welcome :)
Once all bugs will be fixed this will become v0.6 and it will be
very similar to my idea of the MoviX "stable" version.... read more

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-21

little fix to MoviX0.6pre2

I've just substituted the 0.6pre2 adding a little fix for mkmovixiso,
that now accept names with a relative path.
Sorry for the silly mistake!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-14

MoviX 0.6pre2 is out!

Finally MoviX has a nice autoconfiguring install mechanism!
A perl script should make much easier to produce bootable iso images for all your video and audio files.
Pls try out at
http://movix.sf.net

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-13

SCSI & 3Dfx support added in the new 0.6pre1 release!

This is just a prerelease of the future 0.6, that is supposed to boot from floppy, have some easy-to-use configuration script, support SCSI CD-ROMs and support hw acceleation for more video cards.
At this stage, it may be useful only for people with Acard, Adaptec AIC7xxxx or SYM53C8XX based SCSI cards or for people with a 3Dfx video card.
If you have such cards, please try it out and let me know how it works!
http://movix.sf.net

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-10

Matrox MoviX 0.5.1 problem fixed!

For some silly mistake MoviX 0.5.1 could not load Matrox mga_vid module for faster playback. Now everything should be ok, so if you still want to embed MoviX in your CD to automatically play every video/audio file you have on it
come to http://movix.sf.net/ and download the fixed 0.5.1 release!

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-10

MoviX2 released!

MoviX2 is a new MoviX project: a Linux distro that transforms your PC in a MultiMedia station!
Just burn a CD with MoviX2, boot from it, eject the CD (everything is loaded in RAM [you must have at least 64MB of it!]) and play all DVD/VCD/CDs you want through the nice gmplayer GUI (especially DivX videos!).
Please visit us and try it out!
http://movix.sf.net/

Posted by Roberto De Leo 2002-10-10