(2012-04-25 17:13)dannyd4315 Wrote: Thanks for this tinybilbo!! Really helpful!
Are you using/is it possible to use internal hdd to store the movies/tvshows etc? Also they can be stored on an external as well right? In my setup it would probably be a mixture...
I have never used linux before, would it be quite a steep learning curve to get this all set up? Is the set up of all this via ssh and command line intalls? I only have a windows laptop to do this.
It looks like it is not too intensive on the CPU to be honest so thats not too bad.
I just want an all in one box to do all this. Will probably stick crystalbuntu on an set it all up and leave it to do its thing.
Thanks again for the advice, it looks like you have doen exactly what I am looking to do!
Tbh, what you're asking is pretty much what I have set up.
I'm using an external 500gb HD for storing media after it has been processed by SB or Cp,
as well as the internal one for the system, apps, and downloading.
You could use the internal for storing media as well.
I use windows day to day, so this has all been stetup from windows,
and is controlled from anything with a browser, locally or remotely.
I use iphones, an android pad, and win7 to access the apps.
The setting up would be tricky for a linux noob who only ever used windows.
If you have a DOS background, then you'll be ok.
If you don't, it's not impossible just tricky, but perserverence, searching forums, and googling will get you through it.
The initial Xbmc install is very simple,
you make a USB install stick (in windows), stick it in the ATV, and follow onscreen instructions.
Half an hour later, it boots to Xbmc.
To install the applications, and set up windows shares is going to require SSH and lots of installing from command line...
You will need to download, unzip, configure, and install each app individually (on the ATV via SSH), as well as possible dependancies to those apps.
This generally is just a matter of following the setup readme's, however if you do hit a snag (like the python thing),
it can take while to work out, if you don't have a good understanding of the OS (in this case ubuntu).
My suggestion, get the ATV running CrystallBuntu,
and the work on one item at a time.
First set a static IP for easier remote access.
Then set up the Samba shares for windows file access.
Then install sabnzbd and start using it for downloading.
This way you can manage your downloads from windows.
Then work on the other apps.