Smitten differs from traditional media centres in three major ways. It contains no media playback at all, which makes it very small (and suitable for porting to embedded systems) and quick to initialize. It targets a TV display and interface, which means there's less information on any particular screen, and a much simpler control interface consisting of left, right, up, down, and select. No mouse is required. It is also highly skinnable, and cross-platform to most systems. Essentially, it provides an easy-to-use menu system that allows the user to navigate a hierarchy of files, and view them using an (external) tool.
Slurchin is a Web interface to a Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe connected to a NSLU2 running Linux. (It might work for other webcams, hardware, and OSes, but it hasn't been tested.) The application allows the user to take pictures and see them through the Web. It also allows the user to check if the necessary drivers to make the camera work are installed and loaded. It requires w3camd to be installed in the device.
WebcamStudio is an application for creating your own TV studio on your computer for broadcasting through a virtual webcam. It can mix multiple video sources such as webcams, movies, images, and your desktop. It can also login to your preferred video streaming site like Stikam or BlogTV and start your own show or video blog. It features special effects, text overlay, video source transition, animations, and faces.