Dang it! I upgraded to Zappiti 1.4 and now it says it cant open the database!! and to try a newer version. Dang.. I should have known better. Now I will be screwing with this for hours!!
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3/6/11 at 4:53pm
So what are your guys opinions as to the best jukebox software to use? I just tried Zappiti, and its quite laggy on my network... should I stick with it or try something else?
Also, whats the best way do you think of connecting the dune (I got a D1) to my network.
My TV is about ~8m away, a physical ethernet cable connection isn't possible. It's currently connected via a dd-wrt'd WRT54G however it can't handle 720p or higher...
I have a WRT610N dual band 11n router, at the site of the Dune with my laptop I can pull roughly 4mbytes/s, which should be plenty for most 1080p content yea?
So I either get an 11n USB dongle or get a cheap dual band 11n router that supports dd-wrt and make that into a bridge.
What do you guys reckon?
I reckon you aren't going to get anywhere near full bitrate 1080p with a 4MB/s connection. You need a lot more than that. Wired is the only way to do it. Either you put a drive into the Dune and transfer stuff over your network to it or get another box. You don't need the Dune at that point, something cheaper will work just fine for SD.
No kidding, but it should be plenty fine for most ~10-15-20mbps ish 1080p rips that I have.... any other full bitrate media will either be physical on a hdd or on a bluray and thats what my bluray player is for.
I already have the dune, great peice of hardware, anyways, so yea, best solution?