I'm a beginner, so i have Raspian installed on my pc to test it out.
The main thing i want to do with a Pi is to watch my files on my satelite tuner which are .ts files... I already tested to open them with VLC in Debain and it seems to work perfectly on my i4460 with 16 gb ram...
I also want to watch Youtube video on the Pi at 1080p, higher isnt necessary because my tv only supports up to 1080p. (Samsung 50 inch plasma screen from 2010)
I would like to share all my files on the satelite tuner with the Pi, i managed to browse the content of the files, but is there an more easy way to watch them? (like another mediaplayer in Debian)
I wanted to buy the Pi 4 with 4 gb ram, because i had a simple calculation : the more ram, the smoother or faster, but i can imagine that it isnt necessary to buy this model, Pi 3b with 1 gb would be sufficient too?
In other words:
I would like to get tips of what to buy for this purpose
it would be nice to have a gigabyte network speed on the pi, but i think the pi3 only does 10/100? but maybe that is ok for this situation...
So the main goal is to play media files (.ts) from the sat. reciever and play youtube at 1080p connected through hdmi and controlled by a cordless mouse and keyboard.
I also like to know if i really need a cooler for the pi3b and pi4..... i dont want to pay alot of money for this set especially because the pi itself is already very cheap...
thanks for reading and hopefully you, the reader can be so kind enough to help me