Went to see Confessions of a Dangerous Mind tonight. Thought it was pretty good.
Came home and got distracted looking at information on the Tivo home media option. It may be a solution for what I'm wanting to do (play any of the oggs stored on my machine through my stereo in the living room), but it's still unclear.
If the above doesn't work out, I might look into this as an alternate solution, but I can't see how it would work as seamlessly as the Tivo stuff. Plus, it would mean another remote to use for that sort of thing which would at a minimum be annoying.
Unfortunately, most of the standalone solutions out there for this sort of thing are mp3 only or mp3 + wma only. Hopefully more ogg players will start popping up in the next few months in both the portable and more home audio-ish space. A portable could conceivably do what I want aside from the lack of remote, but that could be looked over as an interim solution and would be nice for use at work as well.
Granted, I could just go with a lots-of-disc cd changer but then I'd have to put (and keep) my cds in it while I'd rather keep some subset of cds in my car. In the continued trend of “there are options” that seems to be associated with this post, cd-rs could always deal with that but it seems like a lot more trouble. Especially when I'm already going and ripping everything to oggs. I probably would get better sound direct from the CDs though.
Anyway, enough ramblings for tonight I think.