I would like to build a small Linux box strictly for playing MP3s. I
would like to use my TV as the display for this box. The sound output
will actually go to my stereo/receiver. So the two most important
hardware recommendations I'm looking for are
- quality sound card supported by Linux
- video card with *TV output* supported by Linux
By "quality" sound card, I mean that I'd like to get something on the
higher-end of things (I realize I'm already taking a sound quality hit
by playing MP3s, but let's assume I'm using my computer as a CD, or
even DVD-audio player). A sound card that had gold-plated digital
coaxial or optical output would be cool.
The video card doesn't have to be anything special, just so long as I
can use it with my TV. I just want to be able to browse my MP3
collection, create and modify playlists, and control volume, etc.
Plain old text mode would suffice for this! (Although
xmms+visualization plugins would be cool. :)
Finally, I'd like to put this in a small case, since it's going to sit
in my living room. Should I just buy a uATX (micro ATX) motherboard
and the smallest case I can find? I obviously don't need much
Thanks for any feedback/comments/suggestions!