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Linux Multimedia Player is a tiny Linux-based live distribution that converts your computer into a multimedia player. It supports most of the known formats (MPEG 1 and 2, DivX, WMV, qt-mov, Real, MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg, VCD, and DVD), acts as an MP3 streaming server, auto-detects the various partitions on IDE, SATA, and SCSI hard disks, and auto-detects sound, video, and network cards. It supports all cards as of kernel 2.6.21. Network support can be configured in the GUI. Options are menu-driven and require no knowledge of Linux.


Recent releases

  •  06 May 2007 07:51

    Release Notes: The kernel was updated to ALSA was updated to 1.0.14rc3. Idesk, a desktop program, was added. Mplayer, conky, and openbox were updated. Xdialog was added, providing an even easier interface. LiMP includes compressed cache to give better performance (

    •  27 Oct 2006 17:56

      Release Notes: The kernel has been updated to (support for more hardware). ALSA has been updated to 1.0.13 (supports more sound cards). Mplayer, XINE, and XMMS have been updated to CVS (more stability). A new function AUTOPLAY_CD=yes will play media files from the boot CD/DVD. Sensors support has been added to display motherboard sensors.

      •  20 Jun 2006 10:50

        Release Notes: xine was added for viewing DVD and VCD videos. MP3 streaming server functions were included. The kernel was updated to XMMS and mplayer were updated to the latest CVS versions. An XMMS normalize plugin was added. XFree86 was updated to support various latest chips.

        •  20 Mar 2006 19:26

          Release Notes: A utility to automatically find and mount remote Windows/Linux (CIFS) shares. The latest nVidia display drivers have been added (boot option nvidia=new). Users can fine tune the /limp/mplayer_cfg.txt to suit their needs. The kernel has been updated to Conky, a system info tool, has been added.

          •  02 Feb 2006 07:10

            Release Notes: DMA was enabled using the libata drivers. Support for ReiserFS 4 was added along with bootsplash support.


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