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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-28-2015, 12:21 AM
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Posted By amesdp
It's a nice-looking GUI, but quite slow on the...

It's a nice-looking GUI, but quite slow on the older Blu-Ray models. It streams at full speed and resolution from the Plex server, so it's mainly the server capabilities you would need to look at....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-14-2015, 10:11 AM
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Posted By amesdp
A couple of tips for Roku users: The Android...

A couple of tips for Roku users:

The Android apps Avia and AllCast now support casting to Roku as well as Chromecast (Avia just recently, AllCast for a long time - but they just fixed a bug that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By amesdp
If you have Plex Media Server running on your...

If you have Plex Media Server running on your MacBook, and you have added your drive/folder containing movies to the Plex library, and you see the movies show up in the local Plex client on your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 219
Posted By amesdp
I think the most likely bottleneck would be your...

I think the most likely bottleneck would be your internet upload speed. Plex defaults to 3 mbps streaming bandwidth to the Roku, although of course you can adjust that up or down. I don't think...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   11-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,903
Posted By amesdp
I think Netflix says it all about SuperHD here:...

I think Netflix says it all about SuperHD here: http://blog.netflix.com/2013/09/highest-quality-hd-now-available-to-all.html
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By amesdp
Put in a Blu-Ray player with the ability to video...

Put in a Blu-Ray player with the ability to video play files from USB media or network.

Keep in mind that most U.S. online streaming media services will not be legally available in the Caribbean.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By amesdp
smitbret's advice about Handbrake is good. One of...

smitbret's advice about Handbrake is good. One of the advantages of Handbrake is that it comes with some pretty good defaults.

Handbrake doesn't do anything illegal. It can't circumvent DVD copy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By amesdp
Are you sure the DLNA service is running on your...

Are you sure the DLNA service is running on your laptop? It's called Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. Check under Services to make sure it is active. Enable it in Windows Media Player if...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By amesdp
You can certainly stream to an iPod Touch - it...

You can certainly stream to an iPod Touch - it has basically the same capabilities as iPhone or iPad.

There are many possible solutions for server software. A lot of them have both PC Windows and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By amesdp
Two comments: Are you sure your NAS isn't...

Two comments:

Are you sure your NAS isn't the bottleneck? NAS read/write speeds are much slower than most people expect. Give it a real test by connecting to local gigabit ethernet port. The speed...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By amesdp
You won't find many Blu-Ray players with...

You won't find many Blu-Ray players with component output these days. Back in 2012 the Blu-Ray technology licensing agreement changed to require manufacturers to block HD output over the analog...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,255
Posted By amesdp
Search on Netflix for the video clip titles...

Search on Netflix for the video clip titles beginning with "Example Short 23.976..." (http://www.reddit.com/r/NetflixBestOf/comments/23m338/example_short_23976_2010_11m_test_your_netflix)

When you...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 99,928
Posted By amesdp
Netflix HD needs about 5.5 mbps. A standard 20...

Netflix HD needs about 5.5 mbps. A standard 20 MHz WiFi channel is far more than sufficient. It's the quality and stability of connection that matters.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 219,074
Posted By amesdp
The Roku Plex app was grandfathered as forever...

The Roku Plex app was grandfathered as forever free for all existing users prior to December 2013.

But currently you can get the alternative free app RARFlix...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By amesdp
My Roku 2 XS works great with both WiFi and...

My Roku 2 XS works great with both WiFi and wired ethernet connections (actually powerline ethernet). If I want to watch Youtube on it, I use the Plex Youtube channel. Roku says they are planning a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 45,573
Posted By amesdp
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1521928/dvdfab-website-blockked/240#post_24574688)

And thank goodness it does...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 219,074
Posted By amesdp
https://owner.roku.com/Account/ChannelCode/?code=...

https://owner.roku.com/Account/ChannelCode/?code=FilmOn, or you can watch FilmOn on the Roku via Plex.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 45,573
Posted By amesdp
DVD Shrink 3.2 will always be able to decrypt...

DVD Shrink 3.2 will always be able to decrypt any CSS-encrypted DVD that follows the standard. What it won't handle is any of the many DVD structure corruption schemes that were invented as copy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 99,928
Posted By amesdp
As far as anyone knows the Chromecast shipped in...

As far as anyone knows the Chromecast shipped in other countries is identical except perhaps for packaging.

However the Chromecast now has "Country Code" in its internal settings that you can see...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 99,928
Posted By amesdp
Google released the Chromecast in Canada...

Google released the Chromecast in Canada yesterday (March 18) and in the UK today (March 19). It's available with free shipping from Amazon, C$39 in Canada, GBP 30 in the UK. The BBC iPlayer app has...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 45,573
Posted By amesdp
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1521928/dvdfab-website-blockked/60#post_24489972)

I'm not so sure the lawyers...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 45,573
Posted By amesdp
I'm sure they did their research before picking...

I'm sure they did their research before picking a target. The main criteria would undoubtedly be that the company have some assets in the U.S. that they could target. Remember, the lawyers want to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 99,928
Posted By amesdp
The Android and iOS Plex apps cost $4.99, just...

The Android and iOS Plex apps cost $4.99, just like AllCast, but they go on sale occasionally for $1.99 (the last time was just a few weeks ago). Plex Media Manager for PC/Mac/Linux is free, and now...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-13-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 99,928
Posted By amesdp
Different products. Plex >> Allcast.

Different products. Plex >> Allcast.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 45,573
Posted By amesdp
That's sad. I've used many of Aiseesoft's fine...

That's sad. I've used many of Aiseesoft's fine products, although not the ripping capability. But we all know the world needs more lawyers, not more useful software products.
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