i'm using lmce 0710 with much success. I have my wiimote running, i use asterisk, i use X10 home automation and of course i'm using the media center for my tv.
When it comes to linux and video playback i'm still having issues with streams at 1080i/p. My machine p4 2.1 Ghz 512 MB ram cannot play these streams because of the enormous CPU decoding.
Now ii have been looking at phoronix.com which has a lot of information about linux hardware.
Looking at the article http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Njc3Mw it seems that when amd is going to release the latest closed source catalyst drivers they will also release some plugin for video acceleration which could be used for hd streams.
Is it possible to replace the video player with a version of cyberlink which will possible include support for these accelerated video playback using the UVD chip?
It would be nice if there was some sort of wrapper for the playback off video so you could choose yourself what player you would like to use.
It would be realy nice to get this kind of support so i could take full benefit of my HD television.
I think it would also be possible for mplayer or Xine to adopt these acceleration method but that will take some time.
What are your thoughts?
With kind regards,
William van de Velde