Author Topic: The internet streaming, music and video mashine  (Read 1197 times)

rexorbis1984

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The internet streaming, music and video mashine
« on: August 05, 2007, 04:36:58 am »
Hey,

i startet to build an HTPC on my own (including the Rack). Now i'am wondering if Linux MCE is the right OS for me.
my preferences are (sorted by priority):

1. watching flash videos for example from stage6
2. Jukebox feature (like Itunes)
3. Playback of all kinds of videos
4. wachting analog kabel tv (is it possible?)

The most important feature for me, would be the abilty to control the whole OS only by the Wii Remote. Including Power on/off and Character input for example in the Internet browser.
If its possible, what are the system requirements for Power on/off  HTPC by Wii Remote and the "out of the box" start ?
Is it possible to configure the keys of the Wii remote like prev,next,vol up,vol down on the D-Pad ?

If the Wii Remote is not working could i have all these features with an normal IR Remote ?

Would it be reasonable purchuase an display and controlsystem like the VFD form soundgraph ( newbielink:http://www.soundgraph.de/vfd.html [nonactive]) ?
Does LinuxMCE support this displays to show recently played tracks etc.,equalizers... ?



A lot of questions... Thanx for all your Help!

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Re: The internet streaming, music and video mashine
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 11:12:19 pm »
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Re: The internet streaming, music and video mashine
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 04:20:30 pm »
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1. watching flash videos for example from stage6
LnuxMCE uses MythTV to watch TV. MythTV doesn't support flash video yet.
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2. Jukebox feature (like Itunes)
3. Playback of all kinds of videos
It's possible. At least for the most popular formats.
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4. wachting analog kabel tv (is it possible?)
With MythTV it's also possible.
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The most important feature for me, would be the abilty to control the whole OS only by the Wii Remote. Including Power on/off and Character input for example in the Internet browser.
If its possible, what are the system requirements for Power on/off  HTPC by Wii Remote and the "out of the box" start ?
Is it possible to configure the keys of the Wii remote like prev,next,vol up,vol down on the D-Pad ?
Not sure if LinuxMCE supports Wii but it supports FiireChief - http://fiire.com/fiire-chief.php and Gyration - http://www.gyration.com/en-US/Products.html
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If the Wii Remote is not working could i have all these features with an normal IR Remote ?
Sure. LinuxMCE supports ordinary remotes.
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Would it be reasonable purchuase an display and controlsystem like the VFD form soundgraph (http://www.soundgraph.de/vfd.html) ?
Does LinuxMCE support this displays to show recently played tracks etc.,equalizers... ?
Unfortunately,  LinuxMCE supports only two models of VFD - IRTrans - Dign VFD, Crystal Fontz USB/RS232 and Media Live LCD/Buttons. But you can configure MythTV to display info about channel, movie etc on iMON VFD.
Michael Stepanov,
My setup: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Nite_man#New_setup
Russian LinuxMCE community: http://linuxmce.ru