Has anyone tried to access the Channel Master DVR+ directly through their network LAN IP address? I wanted to see if I could view my recorded files from my Chrome browser by accessing the DVR+ devise from my LAN network.. Is there a specific sub directory and/or code I need to enter to view the ROM files and/or the attached USB drive files. When I just enter the IP address in my browser, all I get is the following.
Error 404: Not Found
File not found
My thought was I could copy one or more of my recorded programs to my NAS storage and eventually build a Plex Media Server database for all of my recorded media content created by the DVR+ devise.
The Plex Media Server enriches your life by organizing all your personal media, presenting it beautifully and
streaming it to all of your devices. It's easy to use, it's awesome, and it's free!
My other option is hooking up the Slingbox 500 to stream DVR+ content to my remote devises but then I am limited to the HDD storage and DVR+'s content indexing.
There are Pros & Cons utilizing a media server on my network as it provides a lot of flexibility for multiple users to view the same content at several remote locations. The big negative is it complicates the archival system(s) and requires the local media server to always be on and connected to the network. This could be accomplished w/ a separate very low powered SSD media server devise connected to the network and the NAS storage media database.
My DVR+ accomplishes what I wanted and that is recording high quality content in an easy and efficient manner. The longer term issue I see, is creating a large media archive library that can be easily updated and indexed. I am not sure that the DVR+ is the best single devise to accomplish this.
FWIW, I connected a 120 GB SSD drive to my DVR+. This is a SATA drive I had that I planned to use in another application. Because there are no moving parts, it's quiet, uses very little power and has very fast read and write times. Therefore, my thought was to move my saved content every few days to a much larger NAS system and then use a media server like PLEX to manage my growing library.
Has anybody thought about a dedicated NAS media server application where the DVR+ is used to record the content but not necessarily used to archive and/or play the media to one or more devices (other than for short term viewing and/or editing)..
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