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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-20-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Brian Hampton
lenovo NAS iTunes Server

Hi,

edit --- nevermind I was very confused... so my question didn't even make sense.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Brian Hampton
Just as a data point... I started with HTPC back...

Just as a data point... I started with HTPC back in 1999 ... using a DVD drive and hardware decoder card at first. It was actually cheaper than buying a stereo VCR at that time...

Well... I guess...
Forum: CRT Projectors   08-18-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Brian Hampton
I used HDFury 1 and then HDFury 2 with my G70...

I used HDFury 1 and then HDFury 2 with my G70 but that was quite some time ago.... It did work lovely...I was happy with 1080p from it too.

Gaming seems a sad fate for the G70 though... maybe buy...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Brian Hampton
Well, You did beautiful work with this. I'm...

Well,

You did beautiful work with this. I'm sure I will catch up to some extent, with your help.

I was using default "grid" theme and trying simple again I noticed my thumbnails looked much...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,530
Posted By Brian Hampton
I haven't been here but gosh Otter ... thanks for...

I haven't been here but gosh Otter ... thanks for all this info.

For the moment, I'm happy with just having my files have thumbnails but those tricks you mentioned for titles with "the" or naming...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-16-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6,293
Views: 329,416
Posted By Brian Hampton
I haven't really thought about the 3D since I...

I haven't really thought about the 3D since I have a thousand non-3D discs to start with.

I imagine there isn't a simple way to encode my 3D blus into Side by side ... right?... It's going to take...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-16-2014, 04:55 AM
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Views: 329,416
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hello Again.... MakeMKV finally got to where it...

Hello Again.... MakeMKV finally got to where it wanted a key and that link you provided worked and I'm happy about that.

As far as progress in general... I hope I don't jinks myself for saying so...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 645,857
Posted By Brian Hampton
I read the WDLive doesn't support gapless...

I read the WDLive doesn't support gapless playback so I haven't considered using it for any type of music.

Edit= Guess I also put this in the wrong thread as I bought 4th gen... didn't notice the...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hey, The tile variation is truely a...

Hey,

The tile variation is truely a non-issue. I bought 2 EFI ES-1000's Rev D from Ebay for under $200 and both came with the correct plates. I never thought I would win one but won 2 so resold...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,033
Posted By Brian Hampton
It's ability to do DTS MA is amazing too. I...

It's ability to do DTS MA is amazing too. I previously thought Roku 3 was spiffy but WD Live playback of a 30GB MKV file with lossless audio is clearly closer to(working) HTPC abilities.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,033
Posted By Brian Hampton
I'm really just getting started with WD Live and...

I'm really just getting started with WD Live and I am learning quite a lot in little bits here and there.

I use a Lenovo NAS which got a FW update the other day. The new FW seemed to be a step in...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By Brian Hampton
Sure ... and mine matches, ... but anyone really...

Sure ... and mine matches, ... but anyone really think that each and every one of those has a different shade of white.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-11-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hi, Thanks for your help so far in this and...

Hi,

Thanks for your help so far in this and another thread. I had to be away a bit too as I had old friends visit over the weekend. I'm learning slowly but my impression is there really isn't all...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,530
Posted By Brian Hampton
In terms of a glossary I was (a tiny bit)...

In terms of a glossary I was (a tiny bit) confused when people referred to the Media Library.

It you know means something in regular terms like the place where the media is stored and stuff.
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,530
Posted By Brian Hampton
Nice to know about one reason for custom FW. ...

Nice to know about one reason for custom FW.

I'm not in a hurry to void my warranty yet but I did instantly recycle the box and I do know it's a keeper.

I believe in time I will want those...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,530
Posted By Brian Hampton
I agree. When I started looking at it ......

I agree.

When I started looking at it ... seemed there were secrets or something... But, I don't really think it's so bad once you start tweaking it.

I loaded a few FW onto mine... I have the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,530
Posted By Brian Hampton
Kind of in your boat. I'm a new user and a bit...

Kind of in your boat. I'm a new user and a bit overwhelmed.

When I start reading anything it's like there's a few chapters missing too.

However, there is a difference between Themes and custom...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Brian Hampton
I believe new routers can connect wirelessly now...

I believe new routers can connect wirelessly now to the other network upstairs. This is called wireless repeater. I know my years old linksys can now that I flashed it with custom firmware. (DD-WRT)
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Brian Hampton
Hi, Honestly, I love IP (Network) control so...

Hi,

Honestly, I love IP (Network) control so much that in your position I would make a small network just for the remote. Plug in a router ... instant network. Some models will mirror your...
Forum: Remote Control Area   08-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Brian Hampton
Cool RF is much better than IR in my opinion.... ...

RF is much better than IR in my opinion....

However, typically you still have to convert back to IR because just about every component has IR but few have RF remote control.

Why not go with...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Brian Hampton
I just got my first WDLive today and I have no...

I just got my first WDLive today and I have no idea how you set this up but I really want to know.

I guess something called "B-Rad" firmware is the place to start?

Edit - I'm a total fish out...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 645,857
Posted By Brian Hampton
Got latest model for $72.99 at best buy today....

Got latest model for $72.99 at best buy today. (Price was incorrectly labeled as clearance. )

Thanks all.

Edit -I LOVE IT. I just hope it doesn't find out I built my NAS with Seagate
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 645,857
Posted By Brian Hampton
Cool Thanks! That's useful. I hate Netflix. (I used to...

Thanks! That's useful. I hate Netflix. (I used to love them but right around the Quikster period they lost me.) I honestly would pay a little more for a model without Netflix.

Edit - On the other...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 645,857
Posted By Brian Hampton
Wink Ok so ... this is the same right? ...

Ok so ... this is the same right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=wd+live+refurbished&N=-1&isNodeId=1

(Refurb but I like Refurb. :) )
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-01-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 645,857
Posted By Brian Hampton
How to choose a WDLive? I was going to ask...

How to choose a WDLive?

I was going to ask why people refer to WDLive SMP but then I figured that was just short for Streaming Media Player ... but I see just about everyone talking about the SMP...
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