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  1. R

    Newbie to NAS: help required to set up a N54L as a media server

    I've inherited an HP N54L which has been used for film back ups. I believe it has been configured as RAID1 with 4 x 3TB drives. I'd like to convert this into a media server on my network to stream music to my analogue hi-fi via a suitable streamer/DAC. I've read the FAQ's section on here but it...
  2. E

    Question Claritas 260M Compact Digital Media Server

    I've changed the above enclosure (after many years of good service) to a SilverStone GD09 case. I went for the newer case for the improved cooling and to be fair, it's not half bad. I'm wondering if it's worth my while trying to sell the Claritas. I've had it on e-Bay for the last few weeks -...
  3. antighsiothail

    Denying acces to internet on pc used as media server.

    Hi I've just setup an old Windows 7 pc as a media server on my home network. Everything works just fine but given that 7 won't get anymore security updates is it possible to stop that pc from having internet access while still being able to share files across my home network. It's wired directly...
  4. grantsteve

    Question Networked Media Server

    I suspect this question could have been put in a number of different places, but since my gear is all Apple I thought I'd start here. I have a number of TVs around the house, all of which have ATV3s connected and I use these to stream video via iTunes from a Macbook. My problem is that my...
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    Blu-ray backup+NAS - Personal media server??

    Any Mods...please move if necessary..unsure if posting on correct section.. I’m looking to backup/rip all the Blu-rays I own (around 250) to a dedicated home server and be able to stream around the house ‘locally’ via software like plex...and also be able to access my server while I’m away on...
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    MARANTZ SR6010 Cannot See PLEX Media Server on Hardwired Local Area Network

    First post- Please go easy. A couple years ago I purchased a Marantz SR6010 SPECIFICALLY because it is able to play FLAC files from a media server. The server and the Marantz are CAT5e connected to the router. And it worked for a while. It could see the Plex Media Server and I could select...
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    Home Storage / Media Server options

    Hi, I'm in the market for revamping my home storage. I currently use a WD EX4100 with 4 x 2TB drives giving me 7.2TB overall (back up is done to a couple of external drives). 1 drive has failed and I'm thinking I may as well upgrade the while system instead of replacing the drive as I'm up to...
  8. Ged5ome

    What Android TV box to buy?

    I am looking to buy Android TV box. I need it for streaming IPTV's and I would like it to be as my media server so I can reach it from any of my TV's using PLEX or KODI. Would be also nice if I can plug in my external HDD to be reachable around. Any suggestions?
  9. StPhinn

    q60r "device has been disconnected from media server" issue

    Hi folks - I just bought a q60r to replace an aging LG TV and I am having trouble maintaining a connection to my NAS via wifi. I'll get a few minutes or seconds in and the TV will revert to the home screen and the source (my NAS) will disappear from the app list. I have no problem watching any...
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    HP Gen8 - Xpenology as Media Server?

    My wife has a stack of DVD's (200) that she'd forgotten about until they were found in a recent clear out. She's collected them for years, but with nowhere to put them it became a chore to go through them and pick a film to watch, so they slowly got pushed to the back of a cupboard. It's mostly...
  11. kavie87

    Media Server

    Hi, I currently have a Rpi3B+ and 8tb seafate powered HDD. It currently acts as a server for my movies and music via OSMC Kodi. It is connected to a switch which is also wired to a nvidia shield which I use to watch my movies via Kodi. Works quite well. I also have a powerline adapter connected...
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    Question Graphics card for media server

    Hello I currently have a 280x Radeon in my media server and had noticed that the streams from it are getting a bit slow so was wondering which is the best route to go down? I have noticed Nvidia is the way to go down however was wondering if anyone knows if AMD could be a potential GPU? Video...
  13. O

    Question SHOUTcast internet radio folders takeover?

    The internet radio I had on my Yamaha Aventage RX-A1080 and Synology Media Server setup was a little clunky, but had great sound so I've been tolerating it until I could find a solution with better organization. But a few days ago all my internet radio station folders got taken over by...
  14. O

    Question Yamaha Receiver Media Server Issue

    My new Yamaha Aventage RX-A1080 will not play videos from my media server. Audio files (mp3s) play fine, but video files (mostly mp4s) are greyed out. All files have been indexed and play on other network devices, but not on the Yamaha. I can't see any settings/controls that I have missed...
  15. Vinniebeebop

    Question Media server advice

    Hi all, apologies for some serious knowledge gaps on this subject but we've just had an extension built with a wired network installed including a WiFi booster and I need some guidence on connecting my media. This is my plan 1. Buy a Sonos One to play music a.from itunes b.from files...
  16. T

    DLNA Media Server issue with OPPO UDP-203

    I recently installed a WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra on my hard-wired Gig-E home network. The issue I am having is that FLAC files I purchased from HDTracks do not sound good when played through my OPPO UDP-203. The low frequencies are way too heavy and the high frequencies are missing and the overall...
  17. GadgetObsessed

    HP Gen8 Microserver as NAS and Media Server - where to start?

    I have just started looking at getting a NAS to provide the following: (1) Centralised storage of files to access from various PCs around the house. (2) Storage of large volume files - films, music and photos. (Around 1Tb at present would want to have at very least 3tb.) (3) Ability to access...
  18. freeflyer

    Answered Which of these servers would be best as a media server / time machine backup / personal cloud

    I am ready to purchase a server for use as a media server (Plex, Emby, Kodi etc) and also as a backup device using Apple Time Machine (over WiFi) for my Mac Book Pro. In the past I have been recommended the following servers (with Xeon processors for transcoding on the fly): HP ML10 Gen 9 HPE...
  19. freeflyer

    Question Dell Precision T5600 as a Plex media server & Time machine backup ?

    I am looking for a media server and was originally looking at a NAS (e.g. a Synology DS216+II or QNAP TS-251+) but they don't have the processing power to transcode on the fly. I was recommended the Lenovo TS140 Thinkserver which is now obsolete and replaced by the TS150. There is a computer...
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    cable set up on a media server and other media equipment

    Hi Guys, I’m looking for some advise on cable set up on a media server and other media equipment, as I’m having the house gutted and wanted to make sure get all the cabling in so the system will work, and won’t have to re-channel the wall out. Below is what I’ll be running in each room, what...
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