I'm new here, so if this is posted in the wrong thread I apologise.
Anyway, I am looking to build my very first Linux box - and I primarily want it to be able to play full screen MPEG2 videos.
So, I am really looking for advice on what sort of components would be best for this, i.e. here are a couple of questions...
1. What sort of processor is required?
2. What graphics cards are supported (is this very different from windows?)
Basically, I've built many windows systems, but this is my first attempt at a Linux box (it will be Linux only).
On windows it seems that you need a pretty powerful processor or specialist hardware to play MPEG videos.
However, have had a peek inside my friends TiVo box - it didn't look overly laden with big processors etc..
After all that rambling
, I think that all I'm basically after is a minimum Linux setup, and then I guess I can build from there.
Thanks in advance.