I heard about LinuxMCE on the SlashDotReview podcast and reading through the features I was amazed and very enthusiastic about trying it out. I had a spare machine, so installed Ubuntu 6.10 and LinuxMCE (downloaded the CD). It all installed, and seemed to have no errors on the install, and starts to work fine (there is a error message appear when I first start the machine that is "failed to initialise HAL!") but the software seems to work fine after that.
What I want to do with LinuxMCE is use it purely for movie playback (DivX, DVD) and a music jukebox (mainly MP3) but I can't seem to find the proper install combination or settings to do this.
I fairly new to Linux so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but the software seems to be working fine, I just can't find any media to play. I've read through the wiki as much as I can, but I still find it difficult to setup a standalone MCE computer that can interrogate a Windows network for files to play.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated