Linux as a multimedia server @ home?
What would be the best way to get a dedicated linux machine running these features:
* playback of dvd video onto a gfx card connected to a tv (simple interface for all ages would be nice =)
* playback of divx/xvid/svcd/etc from disk onto tv
* playback of mp3/cd into soundsystem
i've heard there's dedicated distros/software for this... am i right? also, sharing a net connection and a couple of huge disks through samba would be helpful.