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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 59,261
Posted By smitbret
I have both. The RaspPi2 works just fine but the...

I have both. The RaspPi2 works just fine but the Chromebox works a little better and a little smoother. Just a little more HP under the hood.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-25-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,934
Views: 427,154
Posted By smitbret
When I run into BDs with multiple playlists, I...

When I run into BDs with multiple playlists, I set Any DVD to run its SpeedMenu option and open the BD in Power DVD. The menu tells you which playlist appears to be correct. It has been correct 100%...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-18-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,143
Posted By smitbret
Another vote for the Raspberry Pi 2. Add the...

Another vote for the Raspberry Pi 2. Add the following:
$15 WiFi adapter
$8 PSU
$20 FLIRC remote receiver
$10 DirecTV Remote Control
$5 for the VC-1 (some Blu-Rays) and MPEG-2 (DVD playback)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-03-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By smitbret
I don't know why you think Windows is a poor...

I don't know why you think Windows is a poor choice for a modest home server. I find that Windows 7 Pro works great for a headless system. Add TightVNC Server for remote access and you are pretty...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By smitbret
Just stay with Windows 7 and add SnapRAID/Drive...

Just stay with Windows 7 and add SnapRAID/Drive Pool or Drive Spaces that comes with Windows 8.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By smitbret
I see at least a couple of potential issues in...

I see at least a couple of potential issues in your workflow. You'll have to forgive me if I miss something obvious as I am not very familiar with the Apple ecosystem and have never used MKVtoMP4. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,220
Posted By smitbret
QFT. I have a Chromebox in the Living Room...

QFT.

I have a Chromebox in the Living Room and a RaspPi2 in the bedroom, both running OpenELEC. Other than boot up time (4 sec vs. 17 sec) there is literally no difference in HTPC performance...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,934
Views: 427,154
Posted By smitbret
UP American Hustle Ironman Ironman 2 ...

UP
American Hustle
Ironman
Ironman 2

ImgBurn or TsMuxer +AnyDVD HD did them without a problem for me. Bad drive?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7,934
Views: 427,154
Posted By smitbret
I did not know that. I am typically not a...

I did not know that.

I am typically not a "run out and get it the first day of release" kind of guy so that would probably explain why I haven't had any trouble, yet.

Good to know.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,934
Views: 427,154
Posted By smitbret
The most surefire I have found to do this is to...

The most surefire I have found to do this is to have AnyDVD HD with SpeedMenu enabled and then load the BD or DVD into PowerDVD. Instead of getting the regular menu you get an abbreviated menu with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-07-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 630
Posted By smitbret
All of the media is imported into Mezzmo, the...

All of the media is imported into Mezzmo, the metadata is collected and then the playlist are built. The same playlists go to every device unless I want to restrict them. That way if someone likes to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 630
Posted By smitbret
Mezzmo DLNA media server to a couple of Kodi...

Mezzmo DLNA media server to a couple of Kodi locations (Chrome box and RaspPi) and through my Dish Network Hopper and Joeys. Not all of the metadata is supported by all of the boxes but art, plot,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-04-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,934
Views: 427,154
Posted By smitbret
Agreed, Profiles and Speed don't mean much at all...

Agreed, Profiles and Speed don't mean much at all for quality. Speed, Size, Quality...... Pick 2.

The only way to really adjust quality is to lower the CQ level when using the presets or...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-04-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By smitbret
Since howardstern hijacked this thread and a...

Since howardstern hijacked this thread and a whole bunch of you took the bait, why don't we change the thread title to "howardstern says Plasma isn't dead.... Agree or Disagree?"
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-03-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By smitbret
Yeah, as long as your network connection is up to...

Yeah, as long as your network connection is up to it and as long as transcoding isn't involved.... which it shouldn't.

Also, in order to get NetFlix on the Chromebox you would have to run a dual...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By smitbret
What is the source? Is it coming through your...

What is the source? Is it coming through your network, local, etc.? My WDTV Live didn't have any trouble with FF/Rew of BD rips.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-02-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By smitbret
Yeah, on a certain level I agree with that,...

Yeah, on a certain level I agree with that, although FlexRAID is no more trouble on boot up than just booting into Windows once the setup is completed and the only time I really reboot is for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-01-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By smitbret
A Chromebox running OpenELEC is the standard now,...

A Chromebox running OpenELEC is the standard now, but as jaykay0222 said, a FireTV with Kodi would work pretty well, too. If you want cheap but will definitely play just about anything then look at...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By smitbret
I find it surprising that he can FFW/Rew at all...

I find it surprising that he can FFW/Rew at all when accessing PlayOn streams. I thought that everything that came through a subscription service was transcoded to an .mp4 file by PlayOn regardless...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-31-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By smitbret
I can't tell if your post is pro-Software RAID or...

I can't tell if your post is pro-Software RAID or con. I haven't run hardware RAID in a few years.

The idea of a hot spare is nice, but I agree with the following blogger that it's probably not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-31-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By smitbret
I'm still confused about the "XBMC built-in...

I'm still confused about the "XBMC built-in player" thing. Built in to what? I use PlayOn but only at my HTPC locations where they see PlayOn as a DLNA stream. It sounds like PlayOn has an XBMC...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 243
Posted By smitbret
Built-In XBMC Player?

Built-In XBMC Player?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-30-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 765
Posted By smitbret
I wouldn't have a problem with it.

I wouldn't have a problem with it.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-29-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 765
Posted By smitbret
You literally have no idea what you are talking...

You literally have no idea what you are talking about.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-29-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 765
Posted By smitbret
I've been using the archer C7 for 2 years now and...

I've been using the archer C7 for 2 years now and have had no problems at all.

I had been listening to the hype over the Asus routers for the last couple of years so in December I went down to...
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