Originally Posted by wraslor
So looks like I'm getting one of the amd servers, quad 1.8 Has anyone used this for transcoding via plex? I've looked around and not seen any real results on how well it works. I plan to switch to MB3 once it is released for a fully unified system...
Just got my server a few days ago (woohoo!) and I had the same questions... I've been eyeing the 2419s on eBay, but then realized there are EE version and non-EE, with a significant price difference
BTW, thanks for mentioning Media Browser 3, been unaware of the major developments in the MB camp. With this server I have the opportunity to "reboot" my entire media network, and I've been mulling over what software combination to use for the last few months...any inputs would be greatly appreciated!
Server OS: Server 2012 Essentials -or- WHS 2011 -or- Amahi (familiar with WHS'11, haven't tried the other two yet)
Media server software: Plex -or- XBMC (server just acts as a NAS essentially) -or- MB3 (familiar with XBMC and older version of MB/WMC)
Clients: 2x HTPC (Win7), Android phones/tablets, iPhone, Roku
- some sort of drive pooling solution (Storage spaces, greyhole, or StableBit Drivepool) that allows for folder duplication
- Single, unified media library on the server (transcoding is a plus, as well as web interface)
- PVR capability using HDHomeRun (big minus for Plex, unknown for MB3??)
- Netflix access
Thanks in advance for any helpful feedback/suggestions!