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Mom wants a HTPC

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Hey guys i've built quite a few computers now but dont quite understand this type of build. Here is basically what i'm wanting to do.

Create a HTPC that can stream all my movies, videos, pictures, and mp3's throughout the house flawlessly. We currently only have 2 computers not including this build.

Current parts i have are a Celeron D 2.8ghz and some DDR2 ram.

Suggestions?

Also I prefer it to be fairly small and run off remote control. Thanks
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An alternative to the WD would be a Popcorn Hour.
http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/

I have an A-100, I slapped in a 500gb IDE drive I had and my Mom now has instant access to any episode of M.A.S.H without having to get up and put in a different DVD.


Good alternative to the WD as you can eventually slap a harddrive in it. Until you decide to do that you can play from a flash drive or stream from a shared folder on a PC.

It'll play anything you throw at it.

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Media files supported

Video containers: 
MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V) 
MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG) 
MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS) 
VOB 
AVI, ASF, WMV 
Matroska (MKV) 
MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4 
Video codecs: 
XVID SD/HD 
MPEG-1 
MPEG-2 
[email protected] 
MPEG-4.2 
[email protected], 720p, 1-point GMC 
WMV9 
[email protected] 
H.264 
[email protected] 
[email protected] 
[email protected] 
[email protected] 
VC-1 
[email protected] 
[email protected] 
Audio containers: 
AAC, M4A 
MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA) 
WAV 
WMA 
FLAC 
OGG 
Audio codecs: 
Dolby Digital 
WMA, WMA Pro 
AAC 
MP1, MP2, MP3 
LPCM 
FLAC 
Vorbis 
Audio pass through : DTS, Dolby Digital 
Photo formats : JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF 
Other formats:  ISO, IFO 
Subtitle formats : SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA
 
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