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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-28-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By smitbret
No, it's closer to RAID 5 or 6 but the data isn't...

No, it's closer to RAID 5 or 6 but the data isn't striped and you can use different sized drives without losing any space. In its simplest form, a parity check is done at a regular interval and the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-28-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By smitbret
Of course. I have the important stuff backed up....

Of course. I have the important stuff backed up.

With both of these, files are stored individually on each drive and are not spanned. If I break the array, the drives can still be read...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-28-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By smitbret
Moving from FlexRAID to SnapRAID + DrivePool... potential complications?

Has anyone had any experience with both SnapRAID and FlexRAID? Could anyone prep me for any potential difficulties in moving my array over from FlexRAID to a similar SnapRAID setup? Would it just...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By smitbret
Re encode with Handbrake, setting the Frame Rate...

Re encode with Handbrake, setting the Frame Rate to Constant Framerate and 23.96fps.

I can't imagine that playback will be smooth since whatever you use has to add frames and guess what goes in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By smitbret
Just make sure you set the SSIDs for different...

Just make sure you set the SSIDs for different channels.

Also, this set up doesn't allow seamless handoffs. Your devices will connect to the strongest signal and if you move around they will hang...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-13-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By smitbret
http://assassinhtpcblog.com/ ...

http://assassinhtpcblog.com/
http://assassinserver.com/

Great sites for exactly what you are looking for
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By smitbret
In a dark corner of the basement where it rarely...

In a dark corner of the basement where it rarely gets warm. Just find a nice spot for the box and leave it alone.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By smitbret
Yeah, NVM=Nevermind I had started to type...

Yeah, NVM=Nevermind

I had started to type something but missed that he wanted to use the box to download torrents, making my suggestion not very useful. Yours is better.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By smitbret
nvm

nvm
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,602
Posted By smitbret
Sorry, I was just working off of your previous...

Sorry, I was just working off of your previous statement "only Samsung televisions and BD players currently have an app".
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,602
Posted By smitbret
Vizio also has Plex on most, if not all of its...

Vizio also has Plex on most, if not all of its SmartTVs.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-07-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By smitbret
You are describing a NAS. Just a storage...

You are describing a NAS. Just a storage repository for files that other devices on the network can read from or write to.

Cat7? You would connect to your router via ethernet (Cat5e, Cat6 or...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By smitbret
Best would be a Chromebox+FLIRC (if you need a...

Best would be a Chromebox+FLIRC (if you need a remote control) running Kodi. Least Expensive would be Raspberry Pi2+FLIRC running Kodi. Either one is more than capable of playing back any 1080p...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 620
Posted By smitbret
QFT. My strategy completely. Incidentally,...

QFT. My strategy completely.

Incidentally, I picked up the original X-Men for 4.99 last week from Amazon and it doesn't rip correctly. I have AnyDVD HD which I usually use in conjunction with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By smitbret
Yeah, that's dead now. The only way I've...

Yeah, that's dead now.

The only way I've found to get NetFlix and Amazon Prime on Kodi is via PlayOn.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-30-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By smitbret
What version and what plugin?

What version and what plugin?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By smitbret
A FlexRAID array will look just like another...

A FlexRAID array will look just like another single drive on the system. If you want to share the content you'll need to setup network sharing through the OS and then share the appropriate folders.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,722
Posted By smitbret
I think this is pretty true. I have Seagates and...

I think this is pretty true. I have Seagates and WD Greens in my FlexRAID and much prefer the Seagates to this point. However, none of them are the 3TB Seagates. Those specific drives are the new...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By smitbret
That's because he is targeting the Roku. Devices...

That's because he is targeting the Roku. Devices have different restrictions on things like maximum bitrate, B-Frame Support, Profile, Level, supported audio tracks, etc. Many older devices won't...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By smitbret
I run my BD Rips through Handbrake because I like...

I run my BD Rips through Handbrake because I like to have multiple audio-tracks and I have to re-encode for 2-channel AAC and usually for DD 5.1 so I just set Handbrake and let the computer run for a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By smitbret
I use a couple of them and neither has DIRECT...

I use a couple of them and neither has DIRECT line of sight. One of them is used on a RaspPi2 that is velcroed to the back of the TV. The other is on the back of a Chromebox in a cabinet with open...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 203
Posted By smitbret
What is DVDClone? Did you mean DVD Cloner or...

What is DVDClone?

Did you mean DVD Cloner or CloneDVD? CloneDVD will certainly do a lossless rip of a DVD. Personally, for DVDs I like to use the old DVD Shrink+AnyDVD. Either of those methods...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By smitbret
Optionally, they could add a 2nd or 3rd PPU and...

Optionally, they could add a 2nd or 3rd PPU and rebuild. Then pull all PPU drives. That would guard against 2 or 3 failures.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-17-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By smitbret
If you are thinking of Kodi, naturally the best...

If you are thinking of Kodi, naturally the best place is www.kodi.tv

If you just want some general ideas to point you in the right direction, this site is hard to beat: http://assassinhtpcblog.com/
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,750
Posted By smitbret
It's worked fine for over two years for me. I...

It's worked fine for over two years for me. I have recovered with no problem in the past.
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