I have an old computer that I want to use as a media player.
I use DownloadHelper to watch Youtube videos alot and would like to organize these. Also my eyes aren't too good and would appreciate larger text or even graphics.
Any advice please ...
i have an old PC that i used as media player.
if you know, there is media player that you can hook up to TV and have hardisk, or you can connect hardisk to it and can play multiple format.
so instead of buying that device, i use an old pc with hdmi output to connect it to my pc
can install/update all codec that ever exist whenever needed
use more electricity
the how to is basically
1. know how to identify good codec (there is a lot of bad codec out there)
2. know how to hook up it to TV
Pretty much what badai said, you can get DVI > HDMI connectors dirt cheap. Depends on how old the machine is though you may struggle with 480p and above.
you can use old computer as Medai Player by installing XBMC.. this is great software
why not using a linux distro like Lubuntu, Bodhi Linux, etc?