[mythtv-users] Hardware requirements, controlers, remotes,
and streaming music
gsechan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 03:07:36 EDT 2004
I'm looking to build a MythTV box to get rid of some of the excess
electronics aound my house. Currently, I have 3 PCs (1 linux
fileserver/gateway, 1 linux box, 1 windows gaming box). I'd like to
combine the two linux boxes and get rid of my DVD player and VCR at
the same time. What kind of hardware specs would I need to have my
MythTV box be able to:
1)Handle at least 2 encodings at once (with live TV at the same time
2)Act as a fileserver (ftp and samba). This will be a low use
fileserver, only for my PCs
3)Be the gateway for my network
4)I'd like to be able to use it as a linux PC when not encoding.
Bonus if its still usable while handling 1-2 streams.
Assume that I'm willing to shell out decent money on this- not
thousands, but its not a shoesstring budget either.
In addition, I know MythTV handles music files. Can it do streaming
music off the web? If so- is there some way for it to also handle air
based radio? I know that would mean special hardware, but I'd love to
get rid of my stereo system at the same time. Super bonus points if I
could save the mp3s of the streaming media at sound boundaries.
For its emulation, is controller support decent? I've never used a
controller under linux.
Is there any way to use a remote control with this? Or is a remote
basicly a wireless keyboard?
Any answers to these questions and advice on what type of hardware I'd
need (especially for video cards and capture cards) is appreciated).
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