Introducing the jflicks media system
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The jflicks media system is a project that has the goal of making an easy to install, manage and run home media system. This is a very lofty goal because configuring and maintaining a home network of Home Theater Personal Computers (HTPC) is very non-trivial. We want to announce it here at the Java Lobby because this is where are the smart Java developers hang out.
The jflicks media system is a set of Java applications that together can be used for a home media system.
- Create your own media using TV recorders.
- Manage other video, audio and photos that you own.
- Access all your media using any computer on your home network.
The jflicks media system has been designed and written from the ground up to be 100% modular. The applications are OSGi based and from the first day of development the goal was to use OSGi to take advantage of the modularity OSGi gives it.
Of course the jflicks media system has the goal to be a cross platform solution. However having such a close relationship with PC hardware, being able to be cross platform becomes more difficult. OSGi is very helpful here - since recording from a hardware device is defined as a service, the specific hardware code that is not cross platform is isolated to that particular bundle. And of course these specific bundles will only be deployed on their proper platform.
All development has been done by one developer - me. :) The project has a solid base - I do use it in my home as my only media system. However the time has come that for it to really prosper it needs more developers - their ideas and skills are needed to truly make the jflicks media system the best. So if you are interested in working on a fun project in our favorite computer language, see our developers page. The jflicks media system is Free Software.
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