I've heard about LinuxMCE upon its 1.0 release, saw the demo video @ YouTube and was absolutely amazed!
I said to myself that this isn't your traditional PVR / MediaCenter program. I had to try it out.
I've been using MythTV for couple of years now. Lately I've decided to re-organize all of my home media appliances, so I will have an additional PVR/HTPC in my bedroom which will be connected to my main HTPC in my living room. In short, I bought an iMac for my day-to-day computer needs, so I had a Core2DUO Intel PC which is now free for LinuxMCE installation.
I remember the first time I had to install MythTV. I spent more than a week of blood spitting over few things, some of them aren't working to this very day. I'm hoping that with LinuxMCE I will have more luck... I understand that 'out-of-the-box' is a common phrase now...
I would like to use this post for questions about my newly installed LinuxMCE, features that I need and I'm not sure that LinuxMCE does, installation issues, etc.
My apologies in advance for any questions that are already answered in this great forum. I promise I will lookup first before posting here.
1. Does LinuxMCE has a web-interface similar to the one MythTV has? I find it extremely useful for recording TV shows when I'm away.
2. I've purchased the Gyration GO 2.4 mouse from Amazon which I think is similar to the one I saw on the demo video. Do I have to setup anything additional for it to work with LinuxMCE?
3. According to this: newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Known_Issues [nonactive] I understand that I'm unable to use the 'nvidia' driver in my xorg.conf but only the vesa driver. Won't this cause a problem with X.264 and H.264 hardware acceleration?
4. I would like to have a main LinuxMCE box with PVR capabilities and another client box which will read content from the main box. How is this possible?