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I work in a museum environment, where we currently use a Medialon Interactive Player to host our digital content, and then distribute them to our digital signage We are looking to replace the player mainly because it does not handle PowerPoints very well which clients who rent the space provide. It seems to be hard to find anything suitable to replace it with as most video servers say 'limited PowerPoint capability'. Are there any suggestions on decent media/video servers that handle PowerPoint well? Only other requirements are pretty standard, video playback and some still image compatibility like jpegs, etc. Also needs to be ethernet compatible so we can manage the files remotely. Either SD or HD is fine, but just looking for some other options. Thank you.

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First, some terminology clarification. In a split setup we refer to the media server as the device that stores your media content and the media player as the device that attaches to your display device, accesses content on your media server, and does the video magic to play your content. Sounds like you want a new media player. I'm certain a NUC (essentially a tiny PC) would meet your needs:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/.../overview.html

But it won't be the cheapest device. You can shop for NUCs on Amazon and NewEgg. Hopefully someone else can come up with a cheaper alternative.
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