I noticed that a lot of people are asking about video performance capabilities and things along those lines, but they all seem to be either streaming their videos through Ethernet via Youtube, etc or pulling them off of their SD card.
When people pull them off of their SD cards I hear a lot of them saying things like "my 2 gb SD card". I have over 64 Gb of music and video files on a flash drive and am wondering if I can run those files through XBMC or something. I want to be able to run through my files and select certain songs or videos to watch specifically and have it be fast enough to be of use to me.
I have not purchased a Raspberry Pi yet but upon doing research could not find an answer to this question. I have no doubt in my ability to program the device. but I was wondering if anybody had thought of doing the same thing to eliminate as many potential problems as I could.
My plan is to run the Raspberry Pi as a computer in my car that will play music videos, movies, and act as an iPod essentially through a mounted LCD on my dash. I want whatever program I run to be controllable by a wireless mouse without needing to use a keyboard at all.
I want to be able to start my car, let it warm up, and by the time I pull out of the driveway be able to play videos. Any suggestions or comments on the Pi's ability for this?