Hi all, I came across GeexBox a month ago http://geexbox.org/en/index.html. With open source mplayer as its backbone its just a 6MB iso and can be booted from CD/ installed to HDD. I've installed it on my PC and am using it now. It supports winlirc and plays a good amount of media formats. It also supports tv viewing & listening to radio. Its interface is fully customisable and its fast to boot up. The drawbacks are that there is no ID3 tag support and absence of playlist functionality. Do try it out.