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.
m9u is a music server, similar to mpd or xmms2. It sits in the background, waiting for commands to be delivered via a 9p file system. m9u embraces the Unix philosophy of doing one thing well. As such, it does not try to catalog or otherwise organize music, but aims for the more humble goal of simply playing it. A side effect of this approach is that m9u is trivially extensible to domains aside from music (for example, an image slideshow).
MediaZoo is an online personal media library and player that allows users listen to their music and invite close friends to their music room. Its mission is to allow users, musicians, and developers to start collaborating on creating a unique, open, and free music experience in the cloud.
retypar converts photos, drawings, etc. into text. The result can be saved as text, HTML, ANSI,or as an image (JPEG or GIF). You can influence the conversion by altering certain options (font, font size, scale factor, color etc.). This program is translated into German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian. In addition to the graphical interface, there is a batch mode that allows you to convert a number of pictures with a single command.
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.