Originally Posted by particleman
That is on my list of things to do. First I have to get the vinyl to digital. Do the album scrapers work good for music? I think that would be so cool to have all my music on the pi and xbmc with album covers and stuff. I love my raspberry pi. What os are you using? I use Xbian, this latest release is awsome. The usb,sd,turbo combo is by far the best way to run XBMC that I have found yet. But im heatsinked with a fan. I dont know how hot it would get without that stuff. Have you checked out xbmchub yet?
I have been using Rasbian.
but that's because I haven't had a dedicated media need and by choice use the debian linux distribution normally, so rasbian worked for me.
now I'm using the raspbmc OS, mostly because it seems to be the quickest and slickest way to setup a dedicated media centre with a lot of the fat already trimmed...
the art work scraper does work (sort of - some cover art seems missing). but it's a lot better for movies than it is for music. -though might be to do with the way that I'm sorting music also?
I've also got the auto update services turned on, and the auto scan, and have found that the box has sometimes just installed an update and appears to decide to restart itself. just as you're about to put something on.
or other times, you've just dumped a new load of music on the box and it takes a while with downloading the artwork etc for the box to be very responsive, (otherwise it's slow and laggy, and stutters its way through films...)
that said, I have a LOT of music on there, (Enough music that according to windows media player, I could listen to music 24x7 for a month and a half without hearing the same tune twice... so perhaps the amount of files annoy it, or time to return directory listings can seem slow...
for movies, it couldn't be a nicer way to enjoy home entertainment, especially when usign a phone or a tablet as a remote control.
for music, I think that there are probably better solutions out there.
I used to use the raspberry pi for serving small websites from home, I doubt that it has enough processing power or memory to run a media centre solution and extra services like a webserver etc.