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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By malaugh
Quote:Originally Posted by kevin...

Quote:Originally Posted by kevin g. http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526506/media-server-that-does-it-all#post_24594562)

I have an HP Proliant N40L...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By malaugh
Do you have Plex installed on your Synology...

Do you have Plex installed on your Synology DS214+ ? How does in handle transcoding? Plex has a compatibility list for NAS devices. According to the list this NAS has an Atom CPU and can only...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By malaugh
Yes I have Plex installed on my Mediasmart...

Yes I have Plex installed on my Mediasmart Server. I had to fiddle around to get it to work. The problem was the installer on WHS is out of date. I found this message on the Plex orum
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By malaugh
My server came with Twonky its OK, but honestly...

My server came with Twonky its OK, but honestly straight DLNA/UPNP makes a poor user experience. I would highly recommend Plex. What will you be using for the renderer on the TV side? Roku has a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By malaugh
Not much to go by here. How much storage do...

Not much to go by here.

How much storage do you need?
Do you want a turnkey system?

I am looking into this myself. I currently have a HP MediaSmart server, which is getting pretty old.

I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-31-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By malaugh
A Squeezebox system maybe? Run Squeezebox...

A Squeezebox system maybe?

Run Squeezebox server on the Mac - https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/8973/squeezebox-server
Run Squeezeplay on the PC. -...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By malaugh
Seems like there are a lot of options: Roku...

Seems like there are a lot of options:

Roku 3 running Plex - about $100
Google TV running Plex - about $130 (Sony NSZ-GS7)
Gbox Midnight running XBMC

I use the Sony NSZ-GS7 running Plex,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By malaugh
Been looking at the same type of thing myself. I...

Been looking at the same type of thing myself. I have a server (an ancient HP Mediasmart running windows home server). that runs Plex for the TV and SqueezeCenter for the music player. I like this...
Forum: Portable A/V   05-12-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By malaugh
Look at the sansa clip zip or the fuze. The clip...

Look at the sansa clip zip or the fuze. The clip zip is great, really small, supports fllac an many other formats. Shows album art. and sounds good, for about half the price of an ipod
Forum: Portable A/V   10-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By malaugh
I use a phone (Sony Xperia) as my MP3 player,...

I use a phone (Sony Xperia) as my MP3 player, replacing my old Sansa Clip. I am very satisfied. I have poweramp, which is a great app. I also have a nice pair of headphones, and to my ear the phone...
Forum: Portable A/V   09-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By malaugh
MP3 Gain is the way to go. See...

MP3 Gain is the way to go. See http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,626
Posted By malaugh
For in-wall speakers, Sonos have the Sonos...

For in-wall speakers, Sonos have the Sonos Connect, you hook that up to a regular amplifier, and driver the speakers with the amplifier. With sqeezebox you do the same thing with a Squeezebox touch.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-21-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,626
Posted By malaugh
You are going in the wrong direction here. If...

You are going in the wrong direction here. If you will not be able to get DLNA to do what you want to do As you have discovered there are no reasonable options for a renderer, and DLNA does not...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-19-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By malaugh
You could try the squeezebox or Sonos. I have a...

You could try the squeezebox or Sonos. I have a squeezebox duet, which comes with a remote, but you can also get a free squeezebox remote app from google market, it allows you to browse through the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By malaugh
Its the second part of the solution. the first...

Its the second part of the solution. the first part is "where do I store my music?" The second part is " how do i get the music from my storage to my stereo?" The squeezebox connects to the LAN on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By malaugh
The best solution is to have both the streamer...

The best solution is to have both the streamer and the NAS. If you only need to stream to one place, I would recommend something like my system. I have a HP smartserver NAS box to store all the...
Forum: Portable A/V   06-24-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By malaugh
LPCM is the digital standard used on CDs. Best...

LPCM is the digital standard used on CDs. Best quality, but uses a lot of storage. mp3 is a compressed format so it uses less storage but the less quality. Use LPCM if you need best quality, and...
Forum: Portable A/V   04-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,584
Posted By malaugh
A lot of the newer players have a micro sd card...

A lot of the newer players have a micro sd card slot. Not quite the 1tb you are looking for , but 64 GB cards are becoming available. I think the standalone mp3 player is going away anyway, now that...
Forum: Portable A/V   02-09-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,962
Posted By malaugh
Buy a phone. I have a Sony Erricsson Xperia mini...

Buy a phone. I have a Sony Erricsson Xperia mini pro, which is now my daily mp3 player. used to use a sansa clip, but if you are carrying a phone anyway, why have two devices. You can get prepaid...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-10-2011, 01:15 PM
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Views: 125,263
Posted By malaugh
I have had similar problems with tagging in the...

I have had similar problems with tagging in the past, but now I can run a rescan with no problem. A couple of things you might want to try.

Crashing - I had same foriegn (Japanese) albums, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By malaugh
Most likely the files are mp3s. Look at a...

Most likely the files are mp3s. Look at a Squeezebox duet , which will stream them through wifi
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-31-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,704
Posted By malaugh
Do not know much about the cambridge unit, but...

Do not know much about the cambridge unit, but for the SB Touch:

1. Yes. Rip the CDs to a hard drive using the FLAC format, and plug it into the touch. Its not essential, but its best to make...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By malaugh
I woule make sure that the NAS supports streming...

I woule make sure that the NAS supports streming software. If you have a squeezebox, you will need to install Squeezecenter on the NAS. I second ptsenter's opinion. I have an HP smartserver, and it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-12-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By malaugh
The main decision you need to make is whether...

The main decision you need to make is whether you want to run your macbook when playing music. If that's OK, then the airport express will work for you. If not, then you need to look at the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-09-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By malaugh
Take a look at the Squeezebox Touch. You...

Take a look at the Squeezebox Touch.

You can hook up a hard drive an have an all in one solution the same as the Brennan JB7, but it will do much more. You can connect to the internet and listen...
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