Media Centre Apps - TV, DVD, etc
Having searched this forum I know that similar questions keep coming up but none really hit the spot for me so, apologies, I'm asking another.
I have a PC, running Windows and serving as our TV, DVD player etc. i would very much like to migrate it to Linux (I moved my desktop PC to Linux/Ubuntu over a year ago and it's just great).
I've taken a look at MythTV and Freevo but from what I can gather, neither appears to offer a mouse-oriented UI. They both seem to use a keyboard and/or an IR remote.
The docs on MythTV don't mention a mouse at all. I'd install it and try it but the installation process seems very complex and uncertain (I've bounced off it once already). I'd rather not spend all that effort only to discover that it's not what i want.
We already use a Gyration wireless keyboard and mouse. These are designed for the exhibition/presentation market so have a long range and the mouse, in particular, is just excellent as a remote control but only if the app uses it.
So am I correct that MythTV and Freevo can't use a mouse ? Just this once I'd be delighted if I was blowing smoke . . .
Can anyone suggest a similar app that has a WIMP UI instead of a TV-remote UI ?