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post #1 of 11 Old 04-17-2012, 09:48 AM - Thread Starter
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As most of my playback devices are hardwired, I haven't had to mess with media server apps that transcode on the fly to stream to whatever, other than Boxee Media Manager and AirVideo, both for iPad.

But, I have a WDTV Live Streaming player (the latest one w/B,G,N wireless) in a location where I can't hardwire. I tried Twonky (built into WHS v1, which I have) and Serviio, but with both, my BD rips choke on the WDTV wirelessly. With Serviio, I tried the WDTV Live profile and PS3 profile, but same issue.

Can someone suggest a decent on-the-fly transcoder + media server app that works over wifi? I'm not trying to achive bit-perfect or high quality playback over wireless here, but something reduced over wireless that works.

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The only thing I can think of is Plex, but I am not sure if WDTV supports it. I know Roku does

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I have a spare ATV2 lying around, so could use it w/Plex. Hope others can chime in with suggestions... maybe PS3MediaServer, but it looks like overkill for what I need. Also, not sure if it'll work on WHS v1.

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Let me suggest Orb Caster, been using it for years.
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Thanks, will try it. Tried PlayOn, which uses VLC to do the transcoding, but even transcoded 1080p chokes over wired to my Roku, so forget wireless. To be fair, I tried to play 1080p/60 camcorder clips, so they may be tough for transcoders to process on the fly.

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Any chance you can use something like 500mb powerline, or MOCA? Either is likely to give you much higher speeds than wifi will, almost certainly fast enough you won't need to transcode at all.
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I've tried Netgear's AV500 powerline, and the kit is fine for 720p, but will still choke on anything higher.

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I've tried Netgear's AV500 powerline, and the kit is fine for 720p, but will still choke on anything higher.

Must be your wiring then... I get 80-90Mb/sec over that same hardware, which is about twice as fast as the highest bitrate 1080P bluray around.

Maybe try MOCA then? seems to be less picky about wiring than powerline.

Alternatively 802.11ac should be out later this year and will be the first wireless solution that can properly handle high bitrate HD video
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I'm in the same situation. My direct TV tech installed a DECA adapter at the main/only DVR in my system and connected the ethernet port to my bridge at the same location.

Can I install another adapter upstairs at the non-dvr coax location and share the connection with a WD-live box there? If so, does it matter which DECA adapter I buy?

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I have a spare ATV2 lying around, so could use it w/Plex. Hope others can chime in with suggestions... maybe PS3MediaServer, but it looks like overkill for what I need. Also, not sure if it'll work on WHS v1.

Have you tried the latest Plex Media Server which supports DLNA and your WDTV?

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Trying it next. Not running as well on my WHS v1 (requires more space than WHS allocates on 'c' drive; and maybe more horsepower than my HP EX490), so will try my Win7 desktop and just point it to my WHS shares.

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