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Users / Re: regarding format for video files
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:13:03 am »
Thanks for the info webpaul1

That puts my mind at rest.


Users / regarding format for video files
« on: August 22, 2007, 03:13:52 pm »
Hi again, I was looking for some advice on what sort of video files Linuxmce would play? Can Linuxmce play video_ts files - combining them to a whole file, or do I need to convert the video_ts files to something else.

I am trying to prepare some hard drives with films that can be used on my media center. I need to know the best format for storing them?


Thanks for the info Zaerc. The only thing that seems to be missing is info about Linux compatible TV cards. Looking for a analog/digital card?


Hi sandos, thankyou for the info. I forgot to apologize for butting in on strawberry's thread. I found that the info was quite informative and that is why I thought to add some extra comments. Hi to strawberry!
Looking for more info on compatible equipment for building a media center. I wll, as already said, be integrating the media center into my TV system. I have a NAD HiFi which consists of a cd player c541i, Dvd/cd/mp3 player T352, a tuner C422, and a Integrated amp C370. Not the latest equipment but I am pleased with it. The TV will be a LCD Phillips something with HD potential. My Media Center will be integrated into this system.
I am a bit curios to what TV cards, Graphic cards etc are supported by Linux?
The motherboard I have been looking at is a Asus P5B and a dual core 2.13 GHz processor. Apart from those Items I am a little unsure as to what I will need.
Not looking for equipment to run telephones, lighting etc just my HiFi and access to my network. The network cables are inplace waiting for a Media Center.

In Sweden we work with PAL if that helps with equipment.

Can someone advise me a little more on the hardware. I would appreciate comments about my choice of motherboard, processor etc.



Hi to everyone, this seems to be a very informative thread, so I would like to add a question for the set up side of things.

I am, like so many, weighing up all relevant info about compatible products etc before building my own media center. What I was a little unsure about is how to best integrate the media center with my NAD hifi system?

Is there anyone who can comment on that? What should I be thinking of hardware wise?


Installation issues / Re: MCE installer problems
« on: July 31, 2007, 01:21:35 pm »
Thanks Kir, I made a bobo. Didn't see that there was a new installer. Downloading the torrent files at the mo. I will post if everything goes OK.

Thanks again.


Installation issues / MCE installer problems
« on: July 31, 2007, 12:46:41 pm »
Hi again, I have been working with Kubuntu in order to prepare the computer for Linuxmce. I downloaded the installer as advised and installed it.

There was an icon on my desktop which I am supposed to click on and choose what type of install. I get an error when trying to open the icon. "Kde init could not launch gksu - could not find gksu executable".

Has anyone else encountered such a problem?


Hi to everyone at MCE forum, this is my first post  - trying to find my way around. I noticed that Petek has suggested kubunto as a distro. I'd like to ask Petek why he chose kubuntu and not ubuntu? I am testing many different distros to find the one best suited for running MCE - and am not experienced in the different versions from ubunto.


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