i tryed setting up an earlier version of this, and got lost along the way somewhere. but realy want to get it working.
my current set up is as follows.
box1)i have an xp machine which has all my music, video and photos etc on.
box2)i have a xpmce machine in the livingroom, with no files stored on it, and it streams all contend from the xp machine.
i dont realy want to change box 1 if i can help it. i have things running on there i can do under linux at present.
i wouldnt keep box 2 on all the time. xpmce boots up and is ready to go in about 40 secs.
would linuxmce install on box 2, and work in the same way as xpmce does for me now, streaming all files from box 1? or would i have issues streaming from xp?
and will it boot up in a reasonable time?
these are my main points, as if i can do this anything else is a bonus.
if i want to watch my cable box through box 2 ( i dont need to record at the mo) is it just a case of plugging it into a video capture device?
also, i have the xpmce control and ir blaster. i have seen other ir blasters talked about on here, but will the xp one work ok? all i would want to controle with it is probably my creative surround box, and i was thinking about getting an AV switcher box, so i can swith between cable box/ps2/wii/vcr.
im not too fussy at this stage if i have to use the actual remotes for cable and vcr. but being able to switch them with linux mce would be a bonus.
sorry if im being a bit long winded. realy want to get this going - i just hope i can set it up and run as simply as xpmce.
thanks for any help you can offer.