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post #1 of 3 Old 08-20-2012, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of or could recommend a streaming device that is capable of pulling down metadata from a 3rd party site (IMDB, thetvdb, etc), based on filenames. In my main TV room right now I have this functionality through my HTPC running MediaPortal, but I'm just starting to look for something for my TV upstairs that could also do this.

I know pretty much every device can stream from a PC on my network, but having something that can scan a file share and pull down episode data would be amazing, as I really like the ability to track watched/unwatched episodes (not really dependent on scraping, just another nice to have), and have the metadata available so I can see episode names, descriptions, etc. Something that has Netflix would also be a big plus!!

Any advice or recommendations are all greatly appreciated!

LG 55" LED TV // Onkyo TX-SR705 // Custom MediaPortal HTPC // Toshiba Blu-ray and HD-DVD // Shaw 1TB DVR // Logitech Harmony 1100 remote // Wharfedale Diamond 5.1 audio

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Plex is pretty good at what you're asking for so might I suggest a Roku with the Plex app. Both can get content from Netflix.

I don't believe Rokus doesn't support fileshares but you can point Plex Media Server to your media directory.
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Interesting! Installed Plex a few hours ago and it looks promising. I have it scanning through my media now, once it's done (which takes a while, 3.2TB of data), I might go pick up a Roku and see how I like it.

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