I have a Model B v2 Rev 000e w/512MB RAM I'd like to set up as a media center and gaming box. I've done quite a bit of research and have some of it working, but am having trouble piecing together some details. Much of what I find for this older board is outdated and I don't think some of the newer tutorials are relevant, but I can't tell.
I've set up BerryBoot and have working installs of RetroPie and OpenElec. I think I have the RetroPie part under control for now, but if there's a better way to do all of this, I'm all ears. OpenElec seems to work and I have an external HDD I'm planning to put all my DVDs and CDs on I'm having trouble figuring out if I should transcode them or just buy the MPEG-2 CODEC. I'm reading conflicting reports on whether H.264 on these works with surround sound, and I'd like to keep surround. I think my CDs I can manage, but if there's anything I should be aware of, please let me know.
So, my main questions are:
- is my software setup the right one for this device?
- What is my best way to get my DVD content onto this HDD for playback? I don't care about menus and extra content. I do care about surround sound.
- Any other advice?