The jflicks media system allows people to manage their video, audio, photos, and other media in their home. It is a "whole house DVR" for one or more home theater PCs (HTPC) on the home network. Each HTPC can access any media item on any other in the home. When needed, the system uses other software to get work done. For example, it uses mplayer and VLC to display video.
Linux DVR is a live USB distribution with assembly Trunk motion controlled from a console dialog menu. It can be used for simultaneous viewing of online video from multiple cameras (including directly from an IP camera). It can work with cameras in FTP mode (bypassing the motion) and can send system status reports by email. It can perform local playback and save to a flash drive. It converts video (for example, to broadcast on the Internet) with ffserver.