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Old 04-27-06, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Linux Multimedia center

Hello,
I like to setup one of my computers as a multimedia center, which will be connected to TV (using S-video)!

I have the computer and the hardware configuration for the computer is as follow:

CPU:AMD athlonXP 2400+
RAM:1.0Gb
Video card:Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 4600
TV Tunner:Asus TV/FM card
Audio: Built-in
Motherboard:Asus A7V8X-X

But i have no clue which linux distro. to use, or which softwares to use..!
Now i was thinking i could use SUSE and setup the TV-out but for some reason it just gave me a black screen!

The other feature i want to have for my multimedia center is for it to be able to play all videos (even if they use different codecs)

Also i have a ATI Remote wonder and i wanted to get it working with the multimedia center!

is there anyway i could do this?

Thank you,
Dr_s99!
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Old 04-27-06, 04:38 PM   #2
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it's gonna be hard. I haven't had success with the TV-OUT with SuSE either.

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Old 04-28-06, 07:57 AM   #3
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well after 3 hrs i finally gave up setting up the TV-out!

But i heard about KnoppMyth, so i gave it try... and it works!

I could even use my ATI RF remote
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RAM: 2.0Gb
Hard drive: 160 Gb
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA 7700Go 512Mb
OS: Windows Vista Home Pre.
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Server/Work system:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+
RAM: 1.0Gb
Hard drive: 30 IDE,120 IDE
VIDEO CARD: Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 4600
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Old 04-28-06, 10:39 PM   #4
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http://www.mythtv.org/

the only good answer for a linux htpc.
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Old 04-29-06, 03:24 AM   #5
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http://www.mythtv.org/

the only good answer for a linux htpc.
How bout the best answer for any htpc
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