I'm planning a linuxmce installation, I've had a read of the general wiki and developers wiki and would like some feedback on this setup before I start buying hardware.
The requirements will be a handfull of lights, two or three ip cameras and one media director. Due to the security requirements the core will be on 24 / 7 but I would like to keep the power requirements down.
My plan was not have the media plug-in as a plug-in but as a separate binary and run that on the primary media directer which would be turned on and off as needed. I may at a later date have a second media director which I would like configure some how to wake the main media director over LAN.
Is this possible?
This leaves data grid plugin, general info plug-in, lighting, orbiter plug-in and whichever plug-in deals with security. This should mean the progressing requirements should be less on the core in theory allowing a lower spec and lower power requirements.
Dose this sound like a realistic plan?
I've looked on the wiki about hardware but it seems more general advice hence why I am asking on here. If it was not for the security requirement do you think I could get away with a mini ITX board and a Atom processor? What kind of move up the scale do you think the security camera adds? Obviously the main addition would be a large hd but being as a ip cameras encode the image processor load should not be too big as I understand it. Is this correct? I've had a quick look on the zone-minder website but could not find any ball park figures.
I'm not adverse to getting my hands dirty if needs be (would be a good exercise to improve my C++) but may need some advice as the code base is obviously pretty big.
I'm still in the early planning stages so sorry if it seems a little disorganised but I have many questions.