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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-10-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By malaugh
You need an android TV box like a G-box Q that...

You need an android TV box like a G-box Q that supports Miracast. That is the protocol you are describing, where what ever is on the screen of the phone appears on the TV. Another option (I think)...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-18-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By malaugh
A Zettaly Avy...

A Zettaly Avy http://www.amazon.com/Zettaly-Wireless-Speaker-Internet-Powered/dp/B00WR3W2TA

I really like it. I use Alarm Clock Plus for the alarm clock, because it dims to a good night setting,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-18-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By malaugh
The GBox uses standard Android, not Android TV. ...

The GBox uses standard Android, not Android TV. This does mean that the store apps are written for a phone or tablet. Its not a big deal, you just need to buy an air mouse to simulate the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-15-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By malaugh
I have an android TV box (G-Box Q). I really...

I have an android TV box (G-Box Q). I really like it. The big advantage is if you do not like something, you can go to the App store and find something you do like. I have personalized everything...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-15-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By malaugh
Router for Audio Streaming

I have an extensive MP3 music library, and currently stream form my PC to a Squeezebox on my HiFi, and use BubbleUPNP to stream to my android TV box and my android alarm clock.

I am in the market...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-25-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,068
Posted By malaugh
Another option is to get an Android set top box....

Another option is to get an Android set top box. I have a Gbox Q which runs plex from the Google play store. Works great, but you need an air mouse, total cost around $130
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-24-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By malaugh
Get an Androd TV box. I have a Gbox-Q that which...

Get an Androd TV box. I have a Gbox-Q that which has an SD card slot and a USB connector, You can use either to play videos from a SD card and USB drive. It comes with a 4K movie player and Kodi...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-21-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,304
Posted By malaugh
Gapless Playback. I have been looking at...

Gapless Playback.

I have been looking at these, and am considering it to replace my current Squeezebox music system. I currently use the Squeezebox server (which acts as a DLNA server) and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-18-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By malaugh
Why not buy an HDMI switch? ...

Why not buy an HDMI switch?

http://www.amazon.com/EnjoyGadgets-Switcher-Selector-Support-Switching/dp/B003AQD5W6
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By malaugh
I do not think you will be able to use Plex. The...

I do not think you will be able to use Plex. The Plex Client and server go together, and I do not think you can install the Plex server on you WD MyCloud (I could be wrong). With the new system you...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By malaugh
Accessing the files from a share is also a option...

Accessing the files from a share is also a option for an Android box. ES file explorer will allow you to access any file that is shared on a network.

I agree with DanPackMan that DLNA can be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-02-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By malaugh
This is just a suggestion. I have no experience...

This is just a suggestion. I have no experience with MyCloud.

Try using DLNA rather than Plex.

1) Turn on the DLNA server on you MyCloud see...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 872
Posted By malaugh
Kodi video quality is the same as torrents, it...

Kodi video quality is the same as torrents, it depends on who recorded it. Some are in high quality HD, others are unwatchable.

For Kodi hardware I would get an android set top box. The number...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,304
Posted By malaugh
What software are you using on your NAS? I am...

What software are you using on your NAS? I am thinking of using this to replace my Squeezebox. I current run the squeezebox server software (now called logitech media server) on my home server, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By malaugh
You can buy a NAS case like this...

You can buy a NAS case like this...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-23-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By malaugh
The most popular are standalone units are grace...

The most popular are standalone units are grace and Sangean. They both do a good job. Another option is a Zettaly Avy Android speaker. I just bought one of theses and I really like it. The sound...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By malaugh
If you just need the one port, the easiest way is...

If you just need the one port, the easiest way is to get a power line extender, just plug the Ethernet cable in to the extender, the extender into the wall, ad do the same at the other end. a popular...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By malaugh
I too have been looking replacing my Google TV...

I too have been looking replacing my Google TV box. I almost decided on an Android player (Minix, G-Box etc) but reading the reviews there was always something they would not do, so I waited and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-17-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By malaugh
Get a new power supply

Replacement power supplies are available in Amazon, and are easy to install.

My HP Mediasmart did the same thing, and the new PSU fixed it. It ran for another 2 years, but now its dead, will...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   06-21-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,016
Posted By malaugh
On the lookout for a Kodi box myself. I am...

On the lookout for a Kodi box myself. I am leaning towards one of the new NUC style PCs, since all the Kodi plug-ins are pretty much guaranteed to work if they are running under windows, and Neflix,...
Forum: Headphones   04-05-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By malaugh
I first tried the meelectonics metro 2 earbuds,...

I first tried the meelectonics metro 2 earbuds, but the bluetoooth range was poor so i returned them and got the jaybird bluebuds I have had then for 3 months now and have been happy with them. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By malaugh
Quote:Originally Posted by kevin...

Quote:Originally Posted by kevin g. http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526506/media-server-that-does-it-all#post_24594562)

I have an HP Proliant N40L...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By malaugh
Do you have Plex installed on your Synology...

Do you have Plex installed on your Synology DS214+ ? How does in handle transcoding? Plex has a compatibility list for NAS devices. According to the list this NAS has an Atom CPU and can only...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By malaugh
Yes I have Plex installed on my Mediasmart...

Yes I have Plex installed on my Mediasmart Server. I had to fiddle around to get it to work. The problem was the installer on WHS is out of date. I found this message on the Plex orum
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By malaugh
My server came with Twonky its OK, but honestly...

My server came with Twonky its OK, but honestly straight DLNA/UPNP makes a poor user experience. I would highly recommend Plex. What will you be using for the renderer on the TV side? Roku has a...
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