[mythtv-users] My MP3 Server plan ala MythTV
dhunter21 at bigfoot.com
Mon Feb 9 20:20:05 EST 2004
I'd like some suggestions and/or criticisms regarding my plan to build a
standalone Mp3 server.
I've order the hardware, everything except a tv capture card. I plan on
building a MythTV box on top of either Mandrake, or possible Gentoo (if
I have the patiences). I'm not going to use any of the PVR capabilities
in MythTV, but I do plan to add MythMusic,MythGames, and MythDvd, and
base my system around those.
Some have asked why I'm even considering MythTV if I'm not using the PVR
functions. The answer is (1) I've not found any other product that will
act as a standalone music server and (2) Myth's user interface is
fantastic. I'm a programmer, and I hope to be able to contribute back to
the community as well... I'm thinking of a plugin that transfers
playlists from MythMusic to a USB mp3 player.
I've very concerned about power consumption, so I plan on using the ACPI
features to quickly startup and shutdown the box (as suggested by
someone here), and I found an article on ibm's site that shows one how
to setup parallel startup services
Thats my initial plan. Eventually, I would like to have another front
end box sitting in a different room but sharing the same files.
Are there any flaws here?
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