Ok, I'm considering setting up a LinuxMCE "network at home, and I have some quick question, some are conserning Linux MCE, others are about LinuxMCU in the network. The questions will be numbered.
Let's start at the beginning, I plan to have a network that looks like this:
The router is going to be a computer running one of the following, Clarkconnect, Monowall, IPCop, Astaro, SMEserver, PFsense or Smoothwall
And as you see I want to split the network in two different zones (using 3 NICs in the router, one for internet in, and then the one for each zone), one for the LinuxMCE-network including one core, and to begin with 2 Media Directors, an the other zone for gaming and work computers.
1. If I understand it correctly I will have to put a static IP on the core from the router, and then enable DHCP on the core for the MDs, correct? And wil this setup give internet on the HTPCs?
2. Today I'm using a Windows Home Server as the medialibrary, what is the best way to make the movies that I have on this server available for the LMCE, I love the accessability over the net trough WHS's Livenode system, can I use a WHS-box as fileserver for the movies? Can LMCE read the content of it?
2.5 When using the "copy DVD" function, is it possible to set the fileserver as the destination? Is this a hard thing to do?
3. How big a harddrive will I need in the MDs when using network-boot?
Now on to the TV and remote controll part.
4. Anyone know if the norwegian digital-ground-TV-(riks-TV) system will work witn LMCE, the same way the system on the demo-video works? And are there any supported TV-cards that have a better input for this then composite?