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kissd: a lightweight KiSS PC-Link Daemon

Important news !

The development of kissd has been discontinued.

All existing users are encouraged to use kissdx instead. Kissdx is an enhanced version of kissd, developped by Vidar Tysse with help from Olivier Kahn and Emiliano Heyns.

Kissdx homepage is located at and a central repository for developers is available at

The rest of this page is kept as is for reference only and may be outdated.

What is kissd ?

kissd is a simple daemon which enables a Linux box to stream videos, mp3 and pictures to a KiSS 15xx DVD/DiVX player.

kissd can also act as a KiSS Markup Language forwarder, enabling access to external sites like TinyStocks from your KiSS player.

kissd is:

The recent versions of kissd support:

kissd initial versions were heavily based on kiss4lin by Jacob Kolding, which isn't maintained anymore.

How can I build and install it ?

You can either build and install directly from the source or, if you have a RPM based system create a RPM package and install it.

If you choose the first solution:

The second solution is even simpler:

How can I configure the paths to my videos/mp3/pictures ?

Just edit /etc/kissd.conf and put your own paths inside.

If you have several directories containing videos/mp3/pictures you must create a main directory and use symlinks from this main directory to access the other directories.

Links (pathes/related projects):

Filename Size Md5sum
kissd-0.14.tar.bz2 19339 bytes 3fe5dc110af1d7d11d7e4ef38af0a2f9
kissd-0.13.tar.bz2 19081 bytes 5b4a8af5f438b56eb843545816cce2c6
kissd-0.12.tar.bz2 18777 bytes c0b8242a01c48731699d34c7c7ef4361
kissd-0.11.tar.bz2 15364 bytes 99b0bceb6e7a1aa0a8037be1b0b1b46c
kissd-0.10.tar.bz2 15105 bytes 7b57bec80d30e2a42fc77132614db818
kissd-0.9.tar.bz2 14220 bytes 75f2c567af5de9be4047599006a03f30
kissd-0.8.tar.bz2 13882 bytes 0f6cb7f66468404d4e6ab2d50618fc54
kissd-0.7.tar.bz2 13658 bytes fa2ebb7857ce8b49f11106345490e538
kissd-0.6.tar.bz2 13478 bytes 447e71431942a66a977c744eb01c4f3f
kissd-0.5.tar.bz2 13051 bytes d2b0043303e61c0487a550e62802c5d3
kissd-0.4.tar.bz2 12974 bytes a389f2a9120484c29a6cda73ae284635
kissd-0.3.tar.bz2 6789 bytes 271ea0171b1d4a3632719acbe95a6848

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