I've just recently bought a Raspberry Pi with a preinstalled Raspbian 16GB SD Card. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble installing stuff on it, as sometimes the mouse + keyboard combo doesn't work with Wi-Fi, and sometimes the USB Mouse and USB Keyboard don't work with Ethernet. I haven't yet connected to the internet with it. I tried the OS on Windows using an emulator
(qemu), so I know how to install basic stuff like
remmina... but since the internet is down, it's pointless to try to do anything on the pi.
Anyways, my question is, once the internet starts working, how can I setup the Pi as a media server? I intend to use it as a media server over local Wi-Fi and not just a HDMI input to the TV, which is what I've read about the XBMC server being used for.
I have a 1 TB external USB hard disc that connects and draws power from the USB source. So I think that the Raspberry Pi might not support it, but I could also buy a 64 GB flash drive if the media server is set up properly.
I checked online for solutions and found two os for pi to support media streaming
[:: SqueezePlug ::]: I don't know about how it will connect to Wi-Fi, otherwise this OS could be a good alternative. It also doesn't have an x-desktop. I.e., no
gui, I guess, only command line... (presuming this from what I read online).
[:: Raspbmc ::] : I'm guessing this is the same as XBMC, but it's only for the Pi. I don't know if it supports streaming over the wifi.
Well, that's mostly all. I was hoping
Squeezeplug would have a GUI, so that I could also handle stuff like "file server" and
, etc with it.
Thanks for any help.