I personally use an 8 bay QNAP NAS and a combination of Raspberry Pi's running RASPBMC and Serviio for mobile devices. Living room: huge Samsung TV (can get HD/3D video from the box on its own) with a 3D/surround theatre box underneath which is connected to the intranet. I have updated the firmware with the "Youtube enable", The "Windows 7 Fix" and the "Subtitles off default", but none of these things has helped, I just have extra options on The interface has gotten smarter over the last couple of years, and now sports Digital TV compatibility etc. http://invisibledetector.net/how-to/wired-connection.html
For even better results power wise, an Intel Celeron Mini-ITX build would be better but significantly more expensive. The only freedom is really the OS. Now I have moved back to NZ, I'll need to remove the region lock as my DVD collection gets increasingly mixed. Real transcoding doesn't mean losing quality, and any PC wouldn't be fast enough to deal with it in real time anyway. http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/376944-how-connect-sumvision-media-player-via-wired-lan.html
Do I need separate media players for each TV and, if so, which ones would work best (files are a mixture of the usual, MP3, FLAC, MP4, MKV, AVI etc. I run Windows 8 with its built in software RAID. As for power consumption, the E-350 isnt the most power efficient Mini-ITX option but it is one of the cheapest (except maybe the new AMD AM1 socket cpu/motherboards).
The .plan is to get one of those WD My Cloud 3TB NAS boxes to store all my media and to make available to any device in the house. Buy or design around double or more the amount of drive bays you think you need right now, and expand later as required. I recommend looking there for off the shelf reviews and speeds. The WDTVLive will connect via wifi but is a little slow for streaming movies and sometime it has problems so we use powerline networking which works much better. 0 0 18
Same goes of course for most of the lower powered NAS boxes, many can run the Plex server, as long as you run a Plex client on the other side that I also have a Pi with XBMC, but I need to do a bit more work with that. Thank you for your suggestions. visited the Walmart Two tickets to the ARM show: HPE buffs up the StoreVirtual line Digital video recorder installers master password list 'leaked' – claims Seagate laying off 2,217 employees Servers
This is currently running android, and runs DLNA content OK via 2player. Keep the solution simple eh. 0 0 18 May 2014 Reality Bytes Been there... Everyone has a logon and adds the TV programs their. The downsides to this approaches are: cumbersome and inconsistent interface (usually), no synchronisation and lower-quality media.
I just use AVidemux to crop films etc. http://forum.micromart.co.uk/printtopic415063.aspx and even doing a setting at a time and rebooting both PC and media player I am still left with the "LOGON Failed" error message. If your network is a home one then a username and password isn't necessary to log in Only the pc_network names are necessary and no password i use xp so you PC : Plex Home Theatre TV's : Internal media player or Chromecast I can do multiple HD streams over home ethernet/wifi, watch at work over wifi and in car over 3G/4G.
Gb connection to LAN Cat5E with 4. HPE: We're 'opening floodgates' for Synergy orders... Yes, it's more expensive but if you want a nice, seamless experience then you have to spend a bit extra. http://invisibledetector.net/how-to/connect-to-another-pc-in-my-house.html Many of them have under powered ARM CPUs that simply cant handle that kind of traffic which can become a problem if you're streaming 1080p or higher video with HD audio.
As for type of NAS, homebrew is an option if you have some technical skill and the rest are all broadly similar. I have tried so many things now that I am losing my grip and thought I would post here to see if someone has had similar problems and resolved the issue. I sincerely doubt a N54L has massively better performance, in fact I'm pretty bloody confident it doesn't.
I was thinking more about really poor devices like most of Buffalo's range that have Gigabit Ethernet but only give 10-15MB/s. Upsides are that the WD box has iplayer (and other) apps on it - I assume stuff like Chromecast et al will have a similar feature set. What is even more puzzling is that the other PCs on my network can be accessed by the Media player, It is just mine that does not???? HP Microservers are often on special.
So, so much for having GbE then! 1 1 18 May 2014 Phil W Re: Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up Gigabit Ethernet on home routers is actually increasingly common. It's a few years old but can stream HD video to a single device no problem. Adv Reply Quick Navigation Networking & Wireless Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums The Ubuntu Forum Community Ubuntu Official Flavours Support New his comment is here Some of us have 10,000+ video files in total, with no way of making any sense of it otherwise.
It's a single box solution, and it can back-up by itself to it's twin in the garage for when the house burns down, or dives fail. It might get it a bit complicated if you want RAID 5/6, but at least you can deal with that without splurging out again on the NAS/PC cost. We use SickBeard and SAB on the home one. You can add usernames and passwords for sharing files and for a home system you really shouldn't need much more.
Unless you throw your devices about and are willing to replace a HDD drive every couple of years, you are considerably more likely to lose content through accidental deletion than HDD Two Sumvision media-players (1 per communal room). 5. You can verify it's speed on a variety of RAID setups from fastest to safest. they tested it when they reviewed it in order to verify manufacturer claims.
Assuming that these Mini-ITX Rigs burn about what 200w peek? The questions I have then are: How to I get stuff from the NAS to the TV(s)? RealGoneKid... a year after launch The cloud is not new.
Then use serviio (either running on the NAS or a seperate PC) to serve and transcode your library for mobile devices. If I had my time again on the NAS front, I'd probably switch back to a "server" like the HP Microservers so I could combine the file sharing and TV server.