Distribution recommended for minimal OS installation
I am working on a set-top media box. When booted, the box will simply bring up a media player. No other applications would run.
At present, we use VLC for the media player.
I am a bit biased towards debian-based distributions as the repositories tend to have everything I need. Plus, I am used to "apt-get" style install.
After a little bit of research, I settled on the following:
Minimal Ubuntu + OpenBox.
OpenBox is lightweight window manager and seems it can play VLC.
I am wondering if there is a better alternative. Although disk space is not that important, performance is.
Thank you in advance for your help.