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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am just going...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am just going to run with this drive. It passed all the tests and formatted fine. Could I have had a filesystem corruption that caused the iso's to crap out without...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By chadsdsmith
So is my hard drive ok? Passed all Sea Tools tests...

I have a 4tb Seagate Hard Drive that had a number of Iso files (Blu Ray Iso's to be exact) become unreadable. They never disappeared from the file folder, they just would not play. No Iso (Iso buster...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By chadsdsmith
So I was able to run seatools on the drive. It...

So I was able to run seatools on the drive. It passed the short drive test and the short generic test. I have not run the long test yet because I figured it would take a while and I needed my other...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By chadsdsmith
It is a USB drive

It is a USB drive
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By chadsdsmith
Ok, I downloaded seatools and after running it an...

Ok, I downloaded seatools and after running it an error for stxcon came up. It looks like it continued to run, but has been stuck on "USB: Scanning for supported drives. Please wait" for a while. I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-10-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By chadsdsmith
Best way to test a suspect hard drive

I have a 4tb Seagate drive that suddenly has about 50 bd iso files not playing. They show in the folder and mount via virtual clone drive, but none of the software programs (vlc, powerdvd, make mkv)...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-10-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By chadsdsmith
I have never gotten why Lionsgate thinks anyone...

I have never gotten why Lionsgate thinks anyone but the few of us even care about stuff like HD Audio. It seems like the added cost of producing 2 different versions of a disk plus different...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-06-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thanks for the suggestions. I just tried 7zip but...

Thanks for the suggestions. I just tried 7zip but it did not recognize the iso file either by itself or when mounted. Make MKV does not recognize it either. The files were already decrypted via...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-05-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By chadsdsmith
Bd Iso's corrupt...Any options?

I have a bunch of "movie only" BD Iso's on one of my drives that are apparently corrupt. They mount via virtual clone drive but neither power dvd nor vlc recognizes them anymore. They worked until...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-24-2015, 10:36 AM
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Views: 94,610
Posted By chadsdsmith
Playing my Blu Ray Iso files via PLEX....

I realize this probably is not news to most people, but I have not seen it stated anywhere so I thought I would write it so it can help someone. My movie only blu ray Iso files play on PLEX using a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-22-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By chadsdsmith
I use my computer as somewhat of a dual purpose...

I use my computer as somewhat of a dual purpose machine. As has been mentioned, the only major issue has been the shared cursor and multi screen management. Lets face it though, I usually just start...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
I am a little surprised that no one has responded...

I am a little surprised that no one has responded who has experience with this. Has anyone tried to access their plex server on vacation, work trip etc. from a different internet source?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
Ya, I imagine they won't be able to stream...

Ya, I imagine they won't be able to stream anything over 4mbps 720p anyways. The tv is an older 1080i Mitsubishi. It looks decent, but nowhere near what more current stuff can do. Plus, I don't think...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-19-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
Good idea. I will have them try that. I didn't...

Good idea. I will have them try that. I didn't realize distance had that much to do with it. I guess I should have but it never occurred to me. I just figured speed on either end was what ultimately...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
One last test I did was to connect my amazon fire...

One last test I did was to connect my amazon fire tv stick to my wifi tether app on my phone. I was able to stream 3mbps 720p using my mobile network (4g sprint) on the tv stick from my plex server...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
Also, my upload speeds and their download speeds...

Also, my upload speeds and their download speeds are the two numbers of most importance here right? Thanks
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
I did a test on speed test. Org. I came up with...

I did a test on speed test. Org. I came up with about 32 mbps dowload and 7 mbps upload for me. My parents were at 27 and 4.5 respectively. I had them run the test at the same time as me, a little...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
I think my speeds are pretty good I'm running an...

I think my speeds are pretty good I'm running an online test to see and have my parents do it on their end.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
the connection speed on both ends is very good. I...

the connection speed on both ends is very good. I am in San Diego they are in Oregon. are there any other devices anyone you can think of that would work and have a better interface along with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By chadsdsmith
Thinking of buying Roku (xds model) to give to parents for Plex

Ok. I want my parents in Oregon to be able to access my media. Can this be done with a Roku XDS model and plex? I know its an older model, but they have an older HDTV with only component inputs. They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-24-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By chadsdsmith
Unless you need wifi at home, which I only...

Unless you need wifi at home, which I only recommend if there is no way to get an Ethernet cable to it, go with the 350. I have it and it is more compatible with connected devices. They have limited...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By chadsdsmith
Is the app available now or does it still have to...

Is the app available now or does it still have to be sideloaded?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By chadsdsmith
Cool. Thanks for the info. I went on the slingbox...

Cool. Thanks for the info. I went on the slingbox forum and sure enough, there was a post by them today stating they had it for the fire tv!! Have you had a chance to play around with the slingplayer...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-15-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By chadsdsmith
roku stick or chromecast....which is better for slingplayer and netflix?

I am looking for the best streaming stick mostly for use with Netflix and sling box's slingplayer app? I'm mostly interested in the picture quality difference between the two, ease of use and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By chadsdsmith
+1 I use splashtop every once in a while to load...

+1 I use splashtop every once in a while to load up movies etc., but mostly use Unified Remote to control things. Splashtop takes too long to load and the only way to keep it from changing the...
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