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    What software/OS for media player laptop

    Got a nice LCD TV with VGA input for Valentines and I fancy setting up an old 256MB laptop with a wireless card and running it on top of the DVD player as a media player.

    Is there a nice free windows XP prog to do the job or do I install some Linux flavour.

    Suggestions from those who've done this please

    regards

    Simon

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    Maybe MythTV

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    Try XBMC Live it runs from usb or cd by far the best media player, they do other versions too mac, windows,xbox.

    XBMC

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    Tried just using Windows Media Player on XP but machine just has 256MB RAM and is too slow for rest of family to use

    I tried GeeXbox but that didn't enable/use the wireless card.

    Will give XMBC a go.

    regards

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