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Best way to stream audio/video

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by HMHB, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. HMHB

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    I've been looking at Pinnacle ShowCentre and was wondering if anyone has any experience of this or a similar product ?
    Would I be better off just using a small PC next to the television and streaming stuff from the main server ?
     
  2. Bursar

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    I guess the main thing the Pinnacle has going for it is the User Interface.

    But then you could always run Media Engine on the PC next to the TV: http://www.mediaengine.org/

    It would probably give you similar results. I haven't messed with Media Engine, but will probably be trying it out in the next few days.
     
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    Hi John,

    I just bought a KISS DP-500 DVD player for my other room, has a 10/100 network card in it.

    Not only does it play DVD, Xvid, Divx, avi, mpeg, mp3, jpeg etc etc it can also stream these across a network. It can also stream webradio, and browse the internet of pages made with KML (Kiss Markup Language).

    I am really impressed with this player.

    Cost about £160
     
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    Thanks chaps, I didn't realise there were quite so many options available. I think it's time to do some investigation !
     

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