|In the near future I plan on hooking up a computer to an HD tv and sound system. My question is what os/programs should I use to make it a simple and effective media player.|
My idea is to get a media remote I can hook up to a computer that can do play/pause etc. It would nice to have a single media player that can play almost anything.
It would nice if I could navigate the media library with the remote so I wouldn't have to resort to the mouse and keyboard every time I wanna watch a movie or change play lists.
If anyone knows of something like this or has other ideas or a nice setup of their own please post about it.
One more thing, I'm planning on using an AMD 2900+ 2.0 GHz cpu with 1 gig of ram, for now. I also jsut remembered about the os's that are made to do media like xp media center, would one of those be the best option? Lastly I can barely play 720 HD with core avc with a few lags now and then, so I think an os with a low overhead would be best.