Small Linux box to view DivX,MP3,TV,News,Inet and more on TV … aka TopBox

Víctor Fariña Projects, Technology

Goal :
The goal is to build a system (hardware and software) on which i can view all my collection of DivXs,MP3 and DVDs remotely, because i have all films on a big Hard Drive on another Linux System (Debian 3.0).

The hardware i am looking for is :
VIA EPIA-M 9000 Mini-ITX Mainboard or VIA EPIA M10000 Nehemiah (137 eur.aprox )
the case (look one)
512 MB RAM
wireless card D-Link 512+

the only PROBLEM i have is to boot up from a wireless network card …

links :

Changes 02-jan-04 :

I finally decided tu reuse an «old» computer with the following configuration :

  • Athlon XP 2000 Mhz (64 € ) (the old one fire up 😉 )
  • GeForce 4 MX440 with TV-OUT of course (50 € )
  • A borrowed Avermedia TV TUNER (69 € when i buy it)
  • Probably D-link DWL-520+ for Wireless connection to network