I currently have a wide range of systems in my home and would like to setup a solid HTPC using the raspberry pi. I have a large collection of movies, tv shows, and music on an external drive currently connected to an computer running ubuntu 12.04 with plex media server installed so that my children can access all the media from their Roku box.
I would like to utilize this or some other variation for the Pi which is mounted to the back of my TV and connected via HDMI and ethernet running to a power-line networking adapter.
I have tried Rasplex on the Pi but the UI is PAINFULLY slow... The only other system I have used is OpenElec. One problem i've been having is the Audio and Video stream randomly closes on OpenElec while in the middle of a movie or TV show. This can be seen in the pastebin below. (Look near the end of the XBMC.log to see where the streams stop)
If anyone has any suggestions that would work both with the Pi and the Roku, I would be very happy to hear them!