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post #31 of 48 Old 02-04-2012, 06:55 AM
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I have a few blu rips as MKVs but most of my collection is DVD rips. I also want the tablet media player to handle both audio and video well.

The Asus cannot play MKVs in HA mode with sound. MP4s is the best way to get sound in BD rips
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Can't Serviio or something else transcode the MKVs or video_ts into something BSplayer can read? A lot of my music is FLAC so I figured I would transcode that to lower bitrate MP3s for streaming.

My goal is to have one copy of my music and movies on WHS 2011 and transcode and stream to the tablet. I just need to figure out the best/ easiest transcoder, streamer and player.

As a bonus it would be awesome to stream pictures and movies from the TF Prime to my HTPC.
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The problem with BSPlayer alone is that a majority of my library are Blu-ray folder rips or mkvs. Really the mkvs are the ones I would want to watch, and as blackssr mentioned the Transformer does not support HA for mkv, so many of my mkvs struggle. That is the benefit of using Plex, Serviio, or Remote Potato since the mkv will get transcoded for playback.

Regarding the Prime, I actually had preordered in November to replace my Transformer. It kept getting delayed to the point where I wasn't going to receive until end of Jan/early Feb. Made up my mind I would just cancel last minute, sounds like it was a good call.

Ultimately I am pinning my hopes on MS coming through with legitimate W8 tablets, which then I will no longer have a need for an Android or iOS tablet.

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Plex writeup finally posted:

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2012...-media-server/

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for android I use QLoud and for Ipad Iphones Air Video both work good for local and over 3-4G also both paid ver.

QLoud just not as good as Air Video but still gets the job done.

worth every penny!
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I ended up going with serviio and bubble upnp on my transformer.
I went with serviio because: it's free, it has a real WHS 2011 plugin and it has an android app. So far so good.
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Hi dbone,
are you using plex on windows or whs? I ask because I only see a windows download available
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Hi dbone,
are you using plex on windows or whs? I ask because I only see a windows download available
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Windows Home Server. It can be installed on either, you just use the same installer

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thanks damien,
is it that it just happens to work on whs2011(2011 I assume??) or is it supported but just not listed on their site

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thanks damien,
is it that it just happens to work on whs2011(2011 I assume??) or is it supported but just not listed on their site

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I didn't test Plex on WHS2011 but I believe others did and it worked fine

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sorry, I read your post on page one that you'd used it on whs, am I missing something?
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hey damien, just read your article on setting up plex on your website, I'm confused onto what software/system you installed it. It sounds like its whs v1, could you clarify

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sorry, I read your post on page one that you'd used it on whs, am I missing something?
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hey damien, just read your article on setting up plex on your website, I'm confused onto what software/system you installed it. It sounds like its whs v1, could you clarify

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Yes, it was WHS v1, not WHS 2011. I also tested/installed on W7. I haven't booted up my WHS 2011 machine yet, but I would almost guarantee that Plex will install fine on Plex (actually, if you look at the comments in my guide there is a user who even states he is using Plex on his WHS 2011 machine successfully)

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super thanks

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https://market.android.com/details?i...iz.mizuu&hl=en

Network support in next release.

Loving the combination of Mizuu + BSPlayer, I use this setup for playback of locally stored files. For network files I just use BSPlayer in LAN mode.

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Loving the combination of Mizuu + BSPlayer, I use this setup for playback of locally stored files. For network files I just use BSPlayer in LAN mode.

So the movies or video have to be stored on the device to use with Mizuu? Looking at the forum looks like update 1.8 should bring some network capabilities, something to keep an eye on.

Thinking about trying Plex, but my server is currently down . Power supply went on it. My ultimate goal is to have one solution across devices that access my media for ease of use. Seems like Plex may be good for that, with remote potato being another candidate but not as elegant looking.

I will say remote potato was the only solution that I have tried so far that allows my mkv files on my server to remotely stream to my android phone without stuttering or prolonged buffering.
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So the movies or video have to be stored on the device to use with Mizuu? Looking at the forum looks like update 1.8 should bring some network capabilities, something to keep an eye on.

Thinking about trying Plex, but my server is currently down . Power supply went on it. My ultimate goal is to have one solution across devices that access my media for ease of use. Seems like Plex may be good for that, with remote potato being another candidate but not as elegant looking.

I will say remote potato was the only solution that I have tried so far that allows my mkv files on my server to remotely stream to my android phone without stuttering or prolonged buffering.

Correct, I am waiting for LAN mode as well with Mizuu!

Remote Potato has been solid for me as well (Android and iOS). I have had a few issues with Plex running on my WHS. XBMC on my iPad works great, but for whatever reason those guys ignore Android

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Im gonna have to give Plex a shot when I get my server back up. It would be ideal for a couple of laptops, HTPC, iPad, and a couple Android phones that we have and I can quit trying to come up with a solution that works so nicely across platforms.

The other thing I would like is for it to work also with my WDTV Live plus. Oh well, maybe if it pans out i may need to look into the ROKU for the bedrooms and living room setup or perhaps that Raspberry PI when they become abundantly available.
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