So, now that I’ve got the 2015 MBP on the way, it’s time to do something else with the MacBook White. Since it has a fully functional linux installation, which handles even HD video perfectly fine, I’d like to turn it into a media server and I’m wondering what the best software for it might be.
I know the common options are KODI and PLEX, but I wondered if there might be something even simpler. Something a bit more like the old Front Row or something which maybe is similar to the Apple TV feel. Essentially, I’d like to be able to do things like view stored media, of course, but also perhaps access my Amazon Prime video, YouTube, that sort of thing, and with very minimal text writing to set up. Mostly I’d like to do point and click to get up and running.