I'm glad to hear you got it running! Thanks for pointing out the "~" issue, i'll modify the INSTALL file. There are plenty of bugs to fix right now. Some important ones:
* when one file stops playing, the next one doesn't start
* no fast forward, rewind
* double clicking on a file in the playlist doesn't play it
* DVD playback screen doesn't register mouse clicks
* Some files cause the database initialization to hang (probably have to check for bad characters in filename or something)
If you think you can help me fix these bugs, let me know and I'll give you write permission to the CVS tree.
stevieg, I'll work on getting framebuffer working as soon as I get some free time. But I agree with you, it is a much better alternative to running a full blown X server.