I have a question about the easiest/lightest Linux distro (or a better solution to my need)
Here is the Gist:
I want to set up a linux box on a Celeron 1.8 Ghz with a Gig of Ram
for the sole purpose of transcoding FLAC to MP3 (also I like to Tinker). I will be accessing the linux box via latop so once it's up and runnign i won't need X or anything
I have a freenas server in my basement hard wired to my network.
I was able to cofigure Transmission to handle DLing my torrents of Grateful Dead shows.
I run seperate "media" PC to my stereo in the living room which is connetcted to the network via Wireless G, which is part of the reason I set up freenas to do my DLing.
I have and love to death iTunes and my iPhone. I love the Grateful Dead. these two loves cause me to commit the ultimate crime and convert the lovely FLAC Grateful Dead shoes from etree.org to MP3, I convert at 256k though so I'm not THAT bad.
the "media" pc is a long in the tooth Athlon XP 1800+ with a gig of DDR ram and win XP pro. It can't handle Transcoding FLAC to MP3 at 256 while performing any other duty such as playing music through my nice stereo.
I am going to setup a seperate PC to handle the encoding duties.
The FLACs are DL'ed to the NAS server, the MP3's will end up living on the Media PC (think iTunes coverflow)
I have several ~2ghz single core processor systems laying around as well as enough winXP licenses to just setup an XP machine to run winamp to convert FLAC to MP3 for me, however I realize this is the worst possible way to accomplish what I want done.
I have been given a great script to accomplish this here
but I don't know anything about scripts or how to install or run them
What would be the best disto for this purpose?
I tried DSL live CD and then an install of harddrave install of DSL but it was very confusing.
I currently have Debian 5 installed but I can't get it to receive a reomte connection.