New Media Center Components Database Website
I always thought sites like this would be very helpful to people looking to build a successful Home Theater PC (HTPC) as long as the site stays current. The biggest issue I see is maintaining a central database of components (hardware, software, drivers, versions, etc) from all different manufacturers. I don’t think you’d want to be dependent on free-form user input since that easily leads to duplication and unnecessary bloat.
It would be nice to see a more general site than ones dedicated to specific software. The site Chris Lanier mentions is specific to Windows Media Center, and this one is more focused on Linux-based solutions. Anyone interested? Sounds like a fun pet project. I’d be willing to help out, but really believe there is a need to find a source, or multiple sources, to populate the database of components.
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