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Media player targets embedded Linux devices

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Embedded development firm NthCode announced a media player for IP-ready DVD players, TVs, and other Linux-based devices. NthCode Player automatically connects to home networks, and then catalogs all available media, offering WebKit browser access to media, plus feeds from BitTorrent and RSS, says the company.

Until now, Beijing, China-based NthCode has largely been a consulting firm, specializing in Linux and Android. In December, founder and CEO Peter McDermott wrote a detailed whitepaper, published on LinuxDevices, on the company's recent project to port Android to the Nokia N810.

The company's new embedded player application is built around a media crawler that seeks out audio and video in shared folders in Windows, Mac, or Unix PCs across a network. (Presumably NthCode Player uses UPnP-AV and/or DLNA for network discovery.) The player then updates a catalog with newly available media.

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