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Users / Re: trying to decide if linuxMCE is right for me....
« on: January 24, 2008, 05:12:51 pm »
not fussed about HD - our TV is pretty ancient anyway. Just want to be able to watch our old videos and play on the PS2.

Users / Re: trying to decide if linuxMCE is right for me....
« on: January 24, 2008, 02:31:44 pm »
Hi not sure what you meant about the TV cards. I need to be able to recieve an analogue signal from my VHS video player, and also from the kids PS2. I also have a sattelite box which may or may not work, but if it does, I'll need an analogue video input for that too. any ideas?

Users / trying to decide if linuxMCE is right for me....
« on: January 23, 2008, 06:00:32 pm »

I'm in the process of downloading the install DVD, and I'm fairly sure I want to use linuxMCE (the alternative is windows XP and a lot of faffing!)

Here's what I want to do....

I have a 250gig HDD already formatted with EXT3 (or 2 - I can't remember) and full of videos and music. I want to be able to plug this in on its SATA card and use it either as my home directory or just make it available somehow to the media centre and to my (wired) network. Randomly, this is currently sitting in an XP box running etx2fs to be able to access the files, as the original computer I was going to build this with got lightninged....

I have a basic homemade IR reciever - can I use this with linuxMCE?

The other thing I want to do is to be able to switch, by remote control, between two or three video inputs (VCR, PS2, maybe a sat box) seamlessly (most of my family aren't as technically minded as me, and they even get confused by the scart switch box I currently use to switch between these!!) I'm not sure quite how to do this - maybe a few cheapie PCI TV cards (I already have one, and they're quite cheap) or video capture cards with one input going into each... I'm open to suggestions.

I also think I read somewhere about being able to link up iTunes and linuxMCE. I use iTunes a lot on my mac, and it'd be great if I could share the music library and playlists. all this possible/easy? I've used linux a bit, and I'm OK with not-too-advanced command line stuff. As long as there are instructions somewhere I'm generally OK!

Installation issues / Re: tech requirements?
« on: March 22, 2007, 10:01:00 am »
I mean for the main computer. It'll be a dedicated a/v box, but I can't afford high specs!

Installation issues / tech requirements?
« on: March 21, 2007, 10:18:51 pm »
I may be being thick, but I can't find the system requirements for this system.... can anyone point me to them? Ta.

Plus, I can't get the download link to work. Is there a torrent file anywhere?

It looks very cool. I hope I can get it working on my system!!

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