||07-25-2005 02:46 AM
Help with Samba Music Server
Hello, my name is John and I have 72.46GB of music that I am sick of storing on my main computer!
Here is my idea:
A simple box with basic cheap computer parts (256mb RAM, Intel P3 1GHZ processor, 200GB HD, etc.) without any monitor, keyboard, or mouse. It will store all of my music and I want to Wi-Fi it to some decent surround sound system with the music being launched via remote desktop (RealVNC?). It will be hardwired to my 802.11n Belkin access point (20mhz + 100Mbit/sec). I also want to be able to upload music I download to this box as well, so that is where I am curious as to how to go about setting up a simple file server (secure of course!)
A) Hardware? Sound decent, it will be used for nothing but music.
B) Distro? I am a Slackware user, but what would be good for this concept?
C) Sound card? Surround sound system (wireless?)
D) How to set it up as an actual music server?
E) Any suggestions/ideas?
All feedback is appreciated!
Thank you in advanced!