I have a vaguely related question:
I have a number of PCs on my boat network (mostly Linux, a couple XP Pro & Pocket PC). I need to run other applications on them such as office tools, engineering apps & navigation software, etc. I would like to be able to launch a MCE client application (similar to Mythfrontend) that can run alongside my other apps. Is this likely to be possible in the near future? It would really be a hassle to have to re-boot into a Kubuntu MCE environment just to access my media - then back to Ubuntu or XP for everything else.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom!
Thanks Labview_guy. It is indeed one of my other concern with LMCE. Indeed, my day-to-day desktop and laptop are WinXP-based and will stay so for various reasons. I still want to be able to get straightforward access to all my media from my server though. Is there a LMCE front end available for XP? It is not clear to me.
Regarding network booting: my mistake. I though it was the cause of the slow booting. The good news is that since LMCE can boot from the HD, I can use my old MB to build a MD and not worry about not shutting it down every night. Just have to find the right graphic card... and the right case.
Regarding hardware encoding, I will need more information to understand what is possible. Any advice welcome.
Thanks to all for your input.