I just got rid of SageTV in favor of Dish/Hopper. The one thing it does not do well is play my personal media, you can do it by transcoding but that has issues. I did some research and ended up purchasing a Patriot Box Office. It plays everthing I have just fine (no transcoding - yeah), but the interface is pretty bad, especially compared to what Sagetv had. I am good with Pcs but am at a loss on where to start with getting my PBO where I want it.
I want a nice interface, pre-mounted shares (currently I have to browse to my server each time) and some fan-art. Due to my SageTV system each folder has a folder.jpg auto-created (I forget which app is doing this but it works great.. my-movies maybe).
I have read several threads, even the one explaining how to update the UI. I can follow them, but they all seem to assume a certain level of knowlege. Medi8tor, playon, Yamj, etc.
What I got is this…
1. I need a particular official firmware before I can start.
2. I need to chose an interface? Medi8tor??? also Yazzle has oen too?
3. install that interface using the instructions.
4. apply whatever theme I want
My questions is this… some items seem to be built on other items Like there is a base firmware, and mods to that. I have read about YamJ but am not sure where that its into the mix.
I read a link on the linuxav server page (I cannot post a link, too new) and it helped but I am still a little uncertain.