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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Alx330
The event log of windows might tell you more but...

The event log of windows might tell you more but fixing it is another issue.

What you could try is go looking for any Microsoft Fix It's these are automated fixes for common issues MS releases to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-11-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Alx330
The router handles the UPnP/IGMP traffic which is...

The router handles the UPnP/IGMP traffic which is what DLNA uses to announce/discover itself via server/clients across the network.

An Apple Airport Extreme is fine, there are usually no issues...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-10-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,127
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Posted By Alx330
XBMC is now in the Amazon app store...

XBMC is now in the Amazon app store (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=201783&pid=1770229#pid1770229) (sort of), SPMC is a tweaked version made by one of the XBMC Android devs, it was green...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-10-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Alx330
Tricky thing to debug, what I would try is...

Tricky thing to debug, what I would try is install Serviio as your server (has OSX version) then head over to Serviio forums and ask for help their, they may be able to help you diagnose whats going...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-10-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Alx330
As halfelite says not possible but there are BD...

As halfelite says not possible but there are BD PVR combos with DLNA servers (Panasonic for instance) but these are for sharing TV recordings.

DLNA technology is not designed for it either, it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-31-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Alx330
DLNA is local like sharing a network share with...

DLNA is local like sharing a network share with another PC, your Internet side of the network shouldn't be affecting it unless your absolutely certain DLNA stopped working the moment you started...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Alx330
Install Mezzmo or Seviio on the laptop, add in...

Install Mezzmo or Seviio on the laptop, add in folders to be scanned for media then try accessing either of those servers via DLNA.

Your Netflix/blockless stuff shouldn't affect it as DLNA is your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Alx330
MakeMKV is available for OSX & can backup the...

MakeMKV is available for OSX & can backup the actual disc BDMV folder to the HDD, select backup disc from the file menu instead of ripping to mkv container.

There is an OSX version of Pavtube and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By Alx330
Yes WDTV Live has slower UI in comparison. ...

Yes WDTV Live has slower UI in comparison.

If you can wait for it then you would like the Solidrun CuBox-i it comes close to the experience of running XBMC on a NUC with it running XBMC at...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By Alx330
Optical out complicates things NUC's dont...

Optical out complicates things NUC's dont normally have those but you can buy HDMI audio extractors like this...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By Alx330
Celeron NUC doesn't cost much more with a tiny...

Celeron NUC doesn't cost much more with a tiny mSATA drive or USB stick running Openelec, you'll probably pay around £120 -£130 in total.

You can get it even cheaper via the Asus Chromebox which...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By Alx330
Why bother with boxee NUC is faster more capable...

Why bother with boxee NUC is faster more capable and more stable, even the cheapest Celeron model. If your going to be doing a lot of ff/rwd then you want a fast CPU, not the old atom based thing...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-29-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By Alx330
Xbox is a terrible player got nothing to do with...

Xbox is a terrible player got nothing to do with DLNA.

Because the xbox has such crappy media support your limited to transcoding video and if you do a lot of fast navigation ffw/rwd then...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-28-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Alx330
You just replace the beta key with the next one...

You just replace the beta key with the next one and you can keep on using it for free for as long as dev wants to keep doing it. You can purchase (http://www.makemkv.com/buy/) MakeMKV and that serial...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,048
Posted By Alx330
I wouldn't be surprised, for streaming I dont see...

I wouldn't be surprised, for streaming I dont see the point of buying a Dune any more, given how cheap and more capable Intel NUC's are running XBMC which give full HD video/audio output.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Alx330
Basic break down DVD = MPEG-2 video along...

Basic break down

DVD = MPEG-2 video along with Dolby or DTS audio, DVD's use a VIDEO_TS structure on the disc with all the bits of the video/audio scattered among various .VOB files.

Blu-ray =...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Alx330
You could try fiddling around with SoftRAID...

You could try fiddling around with SoftRAID (http://www.softraid.com/) for OSX using the existing HDD box you have with the drives working in standalone mode.
RAID 0 = performance no fault tolerance...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-27-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Alx330
Hardware encryption is pointless on a pure media...

Hardware encryption is pointless on a pure media server NAS and will just slow things down when copying files to the NAS.

Go with the DS214Play if you can afford it anyway as Synology do not...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-26-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Alx330
Transcoding is only a necessity when the client...

Transcoding is only a necessity when the client media player on the other end cannot play the media.

When ripping the media to the NAS you will either be ripping raw using MakeMKV giving you a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-12-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,944
Posted By Alx330
I'm pretty sure the ship has sailed on that one,...

I'm pretty sure the ship has sailed on that one, even if it's inaccurate everyone in the media refers to 4K, even Netflix themselves call it ultra hd 4K or just 4K.

Names take root for odd...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-12-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,944
Posted By Alx330
Yes Wikipedia could be wrong, you could try DXVA...

Yes Wikipedia could be wrong, you could try DXVA checker (http://bluesky23.yu-nagi.com/en/DXVAChecker.html) and see if it reports HEVC in any of the decoders.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-12-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Alx330
Chromebox is a pain to set up though even with...

Chromebox is a pain to set up though even with the scripts and lacks IR, optical SPDIF, the CuBox-i is practically ready to go, burn openelec image to sd card and thats it.

Do the chromeboxes have...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-11-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Alx330
Powerline adapters would be the easiest path to...

Powerline adapters would be the easiest path to get them on the network without running true ethernet wires.

As to ethernet to wireless bridges the best one to buy is the apple airport express,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-11-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Alx330
Instead of the R-Pi get the SolidRun...

Instead of the R-Pi get the SolidRun (http://www.solid-run.com/) CuBox-i2 (dual) or i4 (quad CPU), they are like the R-Pi only much better out of the box.

* Much faster hardware capable of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-04-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Alx330
Yeah go with Plex, but if you want to avoid...

Yeah go with Plex, but if you want to avoid having to manually convert your media into a native/common format for the devices then that means Plex server must convert which means a good CPU is...
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