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Old 03-29-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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mp3 players and home net work

I am looking for some basic suggestions.

I want to build a pc that will do the following. I am new to linux but understand it is less processor intensive than windows and dos. I want to do the following.

1. Convert, store, organize and play all my cd's as mp3's

2. Connect to my home lan. Possibly wireless 102.11g or 102.11b my router will handle either

3. I have an account with sirrius and wish to be able to stream from thier web site.

4. if possible I would like to telnet or remote connect to it from another pc to possibly control it so I would not have to have a key board or monitor. I would like to place this pc out of the way I have a FM modulator so it would be i would not have to connect the sound card directly to a stereo.

5. If option 4 is not possible then I would place it in my entertainment center near my pc. Then I would like to connect to my tv's s-video and use a wireless key board.

I am going to want to get a cheap pc and build this up. So my question is what is going to be the lowest requirements for the hardware ie processor speed etc. Thanks for any help
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1. ok.. i use grip to rip cd's personally. as for organization, i don't know... i guess it's down to how you play them back really. i'm just a fan of decent directory trees.

2. easy enough.

3. never heard of them... i expect it's pretty simple.

4. yeah easy. don't use telnet though, use ssh for a text connection, or you might prefer vnc or somethign for a gui connection

if it's really only mp3.. well nothing more than a 400mhz celeron / duron would be strictly needed... won't be super fast, but it's only audio, and tehre are some apps that would give not tooooo awful video playback on a machine of that spec.
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3. is Sirrius Satellite radio. When you buy the player and sign up they also allow you to connect with pc on the web and stream the music. No different then any other streaming music on the web. Thanks for the input


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