Ok I like downloading lots of media via torrent such as albums and tv shows. Anyways right now I download them all on my desktop computer and then if its a dvd I burn it and than play on dvd player connected to dvd, and if its a divx file I burn a cd of that and it can play on my dvd player which has divx support. But say I wanted to make things easier, is there any software that will do this:
Basically I want to have a small computer sitting next to my big TV where I can use the tv to:
1. Surf the web
2. Be able to connect to the internet and browse sites and download media such as movies and music albums
3. Be able to pop a dvd/audio cd and have it rip it and store it and be able to play it back
4. Be able to pop in a media card, mmc, sd, and rest, and be able to browse pictures
How much would a computer also cost in able to do these things?
You don't really need anything other than a regular PC to do all that.
1. Ethernet card
2. Ethernet card
3. CD/DVD Drive
4. All in one card media reader
If you don't want to use any of the other stuff that LinuxMCE can do (like PVR and home automation) then you don't need any other hardware.