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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Foxbat121
Most Samsung TVs and BD players are like thare....

Most Samsung TVs and BD players are like thare. So are Panasonic TVs and BD players. They only support very limited formats and typically documented in the manual. Sony TVs and BD players are much...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,155
Posted By Foxbat121
Ripping is not the problem. Media sharing and how...

Ripping is not the problem. Media sharing and how many different formats the devices support via streaming is the problem. Finding a common format that all device support is almost impossible. Most...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Foxbat121
mkv, mp4 and other popular formats. It's the...

mkv, mp4 and other popular formats. It's the media server sharing software that really cares about the file formats. Video should be AVC/H.264 encoded.


Various popular music file formats are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
That's the definition of a switch.

That's the definition of a switch.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
You definitely don't need a managed switch. What...

You definitely don't need a managed switch. What you described is a hub which you can't really purchase anymore. The difference between a managed and unmanaged switch is finer control over the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Foxbat121
My Sony BD player plays ripped content quite well...

My Sony BD player plays ripped content quite well (with DTS-HD support), other than occasional lock up, either via local drive or stream over network. So, there goes another advantage of HTPC :)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 121
Posted By Foxbat121
A Switch can localize traffic (traffic between...

A Switch can localize traffic (traffic between local devices are not going through uplink router unless it is a broadcast packet). That's probably what OP really needs. Two routers don't make much...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,155
Posted By Foxbat121
ISO image has nothing to do with encoding. You...

ISO image has nothing to do with encoding. You are basically rip a disc in its entirety into a raw ISO image format. Nothing can be changed. They can't be streamed as ISO is not a media format but a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-30-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Foxbat121
I'd just pay some services to do it since this is...

I'd just pay some services to do it since this is one time thing. Doesn't worth the trouble to purchase all the equipment that you will never use again.


As for DV tapes mentioned above, I'd...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,155
Posted By Foxbat121
Start with your media server. Typically that's...

Start with your media server. Typically that's where the problem is. My Sony BD player (S5100) can stream virtually anything I have.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Foxbat121
Yes they do. You have to use the Intel's driver...

Yes they do. You have to use the Intel's driver to get HD audio support, not the basic drivers included in the Windows OS. But the drivers Intel released often broke the HD audio support from time to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Foxbat121
Integrated graphic is the same and considered as...

Integrated graphic is the same and considered as a graphics card for all intends and purposes. You will need driver support. Your CPU is new enough to have 1080p and some form of audio support...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Foxbat121
No, to bitstream the audio the way you wanted,...

No, to bitstream the audio the way you wanted, you need to configure your system properly and enable the bit stream option in the playback software of your choice. It is not that simple. And Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,155
Posted By Foxbat121
That's a very complicated question. It largely...

That's a very complicated question. It largely dependent on individual TV or BD player's capability/requirements on playable media file types. Some can play anything. Others can play only very...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By Foxbat121
.SRT is text based subtitle and easily edited via...

.SRT is text based subtitle and easily edited via a text editor. However, since a BD movie's subtitle is bitmap graphics, you will have to OCR them frame by frame into text. Not an easy or even cheap...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By Foxbat121
Not sure what you want to do with it but popular...

Not sure what you want to do with it but popular tools like MakeMKV does rip subtitles. However, most BD movies' subtitles are bitmap graphics based, not text based.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 637
Posted By Foxbat121
It doesn't mean studios won't keep trying....

It doesn't mean studios won't keep trying. Picture this, your house door locks are really nothing to deter determined thieves. That doesn't mean you leave your door wide open all the time.

All...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 637
Posted By Foxbat121
The reason why UHD BD spec takes so long to...

The reason why UHD BD spec takes so long to finalize is not because of all the technical stuff. It's about DRM and how studios can prevent anyone from copying them freely like the BDs. I'm sure they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 637
Posted By Foxbat121
I doubt it. SACD wasn't cracked for a long time...

I doubt it. SACD wasn't cracked for a long time until Sony itself got sloppy on its PS3.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-22-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,225
Posted By Foxbat121
I have 5100 and I don't use quick start either...

I have 5100 and I don't use quick start either but I don't have to login at all in order to use the apps. I just need to register the player once.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-20-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 637
Posted By Foxbat121
For the drive/disc itself, we knew the capacity...

For the drive/disc itself, we knew the capacity and data rate requirements: 66GB/108mbps or 100GB/128mbps. HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2. 3D not supported yet.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,225
Posted By Foxbat121
Save your money for 4K BD players.

Save your money for 4K BD players.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 637
Posted By Foxbat121
The spec (4k BD that is) has not been finalized....

The spec (4k BD that is) has not been finalized. Currently it is targeted for summer for the final spec and end of the year or next year for actual product release. Until we see actual playback...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By Foxbat121
You might be right. Reading the specs of his...

You might be right. Reading the specs of his Areca ARC5040, it is rated 220MB/s read and 210MB/s write on SATA bus and RAID 0. Counting the overhead of USB bus as well as the RAID 5 (slower writes)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-19-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 393
Posted By Foxbat121
You probably hit by the file reading speed limit...

You probably hit by the file reading speed limit of your NAS. Those tiny processors in a cheap consumer routers are not fast enough to support fast transfer speed.
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