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post #151 of 193
Where can I find the Android client for download? I did not see it on the play store nor on the MB3 website. I must have missed it somewhere.
post #152 of 193
http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/14401/mediabrowser-android-public-beta
post #153 of 193
post #154 of 193
Looking good. I am excited about iOS support for sure !
post #155 of 193
Anyone using the "THEME MUSIC" plugin ???







post #156 of 193
Anyone know server requirements for transcoding 1080p? Is a dual core enough or do you need a 4 core CPU ?
post #157 of 193
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Anyone know server requirements for transcoding 1080p? Is a dual core enough or do you need a 4 core CPU ?

A quad core is preferred for high-bitrate transcoding for 1080p sources.
post #158 of 193
I have a question.

I am in the midst of deciding whether to try Remote Potato (currently testing) for streaming outside the home network or to use MB3. Has anyone else used MB3 to stream movies outside the home network on the road and such? I know the majority of people on the go use tablets and iPhones for clients, neither which I have or use, I simply use my laptop to view everything when I am on the go. I'm doing a self-study on networking so forwarding ports won't be an issue for me.

My SM server I had upgraded with two quad-core Opterons and 16GB of RAM, though the transcoding is all CPU intense so I should have no trouble with high bandwidth 1080p content.

I like and use MB3 for everything at home, but now would like to see if I can use MB3 Server to stream to my laptop outside the home network and on the Android. I already have my own domain name to use so if anyone has done this how well has this worked for you? I may plan to test this out later on. So far with RP it has worked well, using about 40-50% CPU usage on the server transcoding 1080p movie that I always use for testing purposes.
post #159 of 193
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Originally Posted by AVTechMan View Post

I have a question.

I am in the midst of deciding whether to try Remote Potato (currently testing) for streaming outside the home network or to use MB3. Has anyone else used MB3 to stream movies outside the home network on the road and such? I know the majority of people on the go use tablets and iPhones for clients, neither which I have or use, I simply use my laptop to view everything when I am on the go. I'm doing a self-study on networking so forwarding ports won't be an issue for me.

My SM server I had upgraded with two quad-core Opterons and 16GB of RAM, though the transcoding is all CPU intense so I should have no trouble with high bandwidth 1080p content.

I like and use MB3 for everything at home, but now would like to see if I can use MB3 Server to stream to my laptop outside the home network and on the Android. I already have my own domain name to use so if anyone has done this how well has this worked for you? I may plan to test this out later on. So far with RP it has worked well, using about 40-50% CPU usage on the server transcoding 1080p movie that I always use for testing purposes.

I have been using it for sometime now actually. I am away from home for work for 4 months and have streamed some content regularly. Works well, though I haven't done much tweaking or looking at resources. My MB server runs on a window 7 VM.

For best usage right now I select 480p for 720p content. When I watch 1080p or 720p content I believe it tries to stream full files over the internet which is what I believe is my issue with skipping. transcoding at 480p works perfect and is good enough considering I am on the road.

Though I am a bit curious now, perhaps my assumptions are wrong and I should monitor the cpu usage more carefully to see if I can get better quality.

I haven't really looked into it as the furnished apartment has a small 720p tv.

I should mention I am using the server web page for a client on a HTPC.
post #160 of 193
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Originally Posted by FantaXP7 View Post

I have been using it for sometime now actually. I am away from home for work for 4 months and have streamed some content regularly. Works well, though I haven't done much tweaking or looking at resources. My MB server runs on a window 7 VM.

For best usage right now I select 480p for 720p content. When I watch 1080p or 720p content I believe it tries to stream full files over the internet which is what I believe is my issue with skipping. transcoding at 480p works perfect and is good enough considering I am on the road.

Though I am a bit curious now, perhaps my assumptions are wrong and I should monitor the cpu usage more carefully to see if I can get better quality.

I haven't really looked into it as the furnished apartment has a small 720p tv.

I should mention I am using the server web page for a client on a HTPC.

I'm testing the MB3 server right now. Very slick, and thanks to the instructions on the MB3 forum I was able to learn how to set it up better. Doing a test stream of 'Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' as its the 1080p movie I always use to test the software and hardware alike I found that its using only about 30% CPU usage as compared to RP which was at near 50%. Nice difference. Now will need to download the Android app and test it there, and have my brother from out of state help me with the testing.
post #161 of 193
Which guide on the mediabrowser forum did you use to set up ?
post #162 of 193
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Which guide on the mediabrowser forum did you use to set up ?

Here: MB3 - Setup and Configure MB Server Part 1 - Tools

Guide is in two parts...1st is the setup of the server itself and the second part deals with the web client.
post #163 of 193
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Which guide on the mediabrowser forum did you use to set up ?

Here: MB3 - Setup and Configure MB Server Part 1 - Tools

Guide is in two parts...1st is the setup of the server itself and the second part deals with the web client.

Is there a link to part two?
post #164 of 193
post #165 of 193

MB Theater stand alone beta
post #166 of 193
I posted this in the other thread, but I am wondering if anyone in this one can tell me how to do what I want to do with the new MB3 Classic and Server.

I just tried using MB Classic and ran into a problem, I cannot make it look anything like how I have MB2 setup. Here are some screen caps of how I am currently setup:

This is the configuration. Each of those items is located on a physical drive somewhere and then each shows up as a folder in the main MB view.


This is what I see when I open Media Browser inside WMC.



When I setup MB3 Classic and the Server, what I saw was a ribbon on the bottom where I had to select the folders instead of having them show up like in the picture. It looked like this (except it had my pictures in it):



How do I get MB3 to show me the same view I have with MB2? My MB2 is using the default theme and is setup for Poster View, Vertical Scroll. It shows the folder.jpg I put into each of the collections; each of those items shown is a unique collection in MB2. In MB3, I could not find a way to change the initial view to ONLY show the collections and to show them in Poster View.

I ONLY want the movies tab and have it automatically enter it and show me my collections, like how my MB2 is setup.
post #167 of 193
You can do the same thing with MB3 on the server.

Create a new collection, example: Anime, then point it at the folders you want to read from.

Do the same thing for your other folders: Chick Flix, Christmas Movies, etc...

It's all done on the server now, instead of the client.

If you need me to take screenshots later to show you what I'm talking about, I will.

Mr Zoid
post #168 of 193
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Is there a link to part two?

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/14258/mb3---setup-and-configure-mb-server-part-2---webclient

Thanks!
post #169 of 193
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Originally Posted by MrZoid View Post

You can do the same thing with MB3 on the server.

Create a new collection, example: Anime, then point it at the folders you want to read from.

Do the same thing for your other folders: Chick Flix, Christmas Movies, etc...

It's all done on the server now, instead of the client.

If you need me to take screenshots later to show you what I'm talking about, I will.

Mr Zoid

That would be cool. I too am having the same problem with it looking the "same" using the Diamond Theme. I'm about to make the jump but need to get all the little things worked out.

BTW, the android app is working much better now under beta 10 than it was working under beta 9.
post #170 of 193
It will be later tonight. I'm at work right now and I don't think my employer would like me installing MBC Beta on their system. smile.gif

Mr Zoid
post #171 of 193
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

That would be cool. I too am having the same problem with it looking the "same" using the Diamond Theme. I'm about to make the jump but need to get all the little things worked out.

BTW, the android app is working much better now under beta 10 than it was working under beta 9.

I wanted to try the Android app, but unfortunately my phone has a too-old version of Android and not compatible upgrading to the current version. I plan to get the Galaxy S4 next week so I will be able to test this out. How well is the app working on your phone? Video Quality?
post #172 of 193
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Originally Posted by AVTechMan View Post

I wanted to try the Android app, but unfortunately my phone has a too-old version of Android and not compatible upgrading to the current version. I plan to get the Galaxy S4 next week so I will be able to test this out. How well is the app working on your phone? Video Quality?

I'm running the beta on my GS4, and I've been pretty happy with the quality.

Of course it also depends on the MB3 server.

I'm running it on a i7-2600K, so I don't suffer any issues transcodiing.

Mr Zoid
post #173 of 193
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Originally Posted by MrZoid View Post

I'm running the beta on my GS4, and I've been pretty happy with the quality.

Of course it also depends on the MB3 server.

I'm running it on a i7-2600K, so I don't suffer any issues transcodiing.

Mr Zoid

Ah okay thanks for the feedback. My server is running x2 Quad-core Opterons so I should be good in that area.
post #174 of 193
My i5-650 feeds the android app on my Galaxy S4 just fine.
post #175 of 193
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

My i5-650 feeds the android app on my Galaxy S4 just fine.
Thanks! I just happen to have a i5-650 and a Galaxy S4 and was wondering about that.
post #176 of 193
Your avatar makes me laugh every time biggrin.gif
post #177 of 193
post #178 of 193
Here we go:

1) Right click on the Media Browser Server icon in the task panel and select Configure Media Browser.
2) Select Default Media Library

3) Add media collection as you see fit, give it whatever name you prefer. As you can see I've given mine pretty simplistic names; Movies, Movie Series, TV, Documentaries, Musicals.
4) When you add a media collection, you will then need to point it to the UNC path for streaming (or local drive if you're using the client on the same system as the server).

5) Once you've added all your collections, your default screen should look something like this.

6) I'm using the Chocolate theme for my systems.


If this is not what you're looking for, I'm sorry I've wasted your time.

BTW: Does anyone know how to get rid of the defaults? I'm talking about Favorites, Movies by Genre, and Music by Genre.

Mr Zoid
post #179 of 193
I don't want the scroll bar on the bottom - I just want all the media libraries shown like in the MB2 picture I posted. Thanks for the picture, though, definitely not a waste of time. smile.gif
post #180 of 193
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Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

I don't want the scroll bar on the bottom - I just want all the media libraries shown like in the MB2 picture I posted. Thanks for the picture, though, definitely not a waste of time. smile.gif


Edited by Andy_Steb - 9/11/13 at 6:14pm
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