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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Biggest thing is how important that data on the drive is to you. 8TB is a lot of information to potentially lose, so would you have redundancy, another drive you keep synced, or raid, or NAS etc. Simple could be stuff like QNAP or Synology (you'd have to check what they support in the way of Plex, but I think some do at least).

    More equipment means more heat, more vibrations. The NAS drives are usually better on vibration as they're intended to be in close proximity with other drives. Small form factor is neater, but harder to cool efficiently, or you don't have it getting warm in the first place (Atom instead of i7 for example).
    Yeh, it'll be backed up on my desktop.

    Got about 11 antivibration trays from my desktop which I don't use (it actually came with 13 internal 3.5in slots ) which should suffice to remove any vibration issue, especially if I put the music collection on an M.2 ssd so the HDD is spooled up fuck all of the time.

    I can sorta see this turning into a larger project than I had figured though, physical build plus OS, software, networking aspects... Ah well, will chuck it in the queue anyway.
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    I've kept mine simple but solid; PS3 connected to TV w/ Comp serving files via PS3 Media Server
    Nothing fancy but it works well & has done for the past half decade still going
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions, Plex is a name that keeps cropping up so will start there I think. Now I just have to come up with a clean hardware solution, was thinking a Brix or Nuc, but not suitable for 3.5in drives for large storage volumes; don't really want to add anything else like a NAS into the system to compensate; so might do a microITX pc. Alternatively I've got an x86 SBC with Sata coming (kickstarter so who knows when) I could fit into a nice enclosure with an 8TB drive; it'd just sip at the electrons too, keep power conscious people happy!
    Plugging a chunky external HDD into your router and keeping the small sexy stuff down the lounge won't work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Plugging a chunky external HDD into your router and keeping the small sexy stuff down the lounge won't work?
    Might do, but it's just one more thing to have to set up and fuck around with. Since the router is right next to the TV, no space would be saved so an external HDD plugged into USB on a Brix/Nuc would be a better option.
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    I was lazy:

    Old Laptop > HDMI into TV
    Mates Plex account (which is hosted in our AKL DC)

    Good enough for HD streaming.
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    Not one post in this thread written in English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
    Not one post in this thread written in English.
    On certain days I have a home media screaming system, that's when I ride the bike.

    the system doesn't have volume or channel select but usually it's the same content

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    I run a 10TB system (CentOS7 with zfsonlinux - I know it's an unusual choice but it's been running for years which is why it's CentOS) with Kodi running on top. It can stream to the network as well as act as a PVR (need tv card for that). I use my phone as the remote control.

    It's all housed in a full size server case with all 3.5" drive bays. 2x hotplug bays for that hold 10x drives take up 6x of the 3.5" bays (similar to http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-bay-to-5-h...IAAMXQwwlSDxeB). Hotplug isn't necessary to run something like this but I'd rather the ease and convenience when a drive dies, otherwise it's pull the machine out, unscrew shit etc.

    It's a bitser, put together from stuff I had lying around. Except for the case which was retired from work and the hot swap drive bays and SATA/SAS card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Depends how technical you are, whether you want a plug and go, or happy to fiddle.
    I read your whole post and basically didn't understand a word. Reminded me of when I was trying to learn stuff off a Linux users net. I didn't even understand the questions let alone the answers.

    I'll just have to stick with my Apple TV.
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    I read gremlins post and thought he dumbed it down nicely for y'all.

    I use KODI (used to be called XBOX Media Centre - and its what mythtv etc are based on). It runs on a device, can be windows/mac/linux. Plug said device into tv, fire it up.. and away you go.
    Upside is it can play anything, downside is it has to be installed on a device that plugs into each TV (ie, if you have 4 tv's you either need 4 devices with KODI on.. or the same thing on all TV's from one device.. and by device I mean laptop or pc, fwiw).
    It also has a remote (smartphone app) that works pretty well.

    PLEX is a pay service. Basically you have a PC with some media on it (either "in" it or on something plugged into it) and you install the progam and say "here is all my media". You then can watch it on anything you install the app onto. Phone, tablet, PC, random web browser, some TV's have a plex app too. It is a cloud based service so technically you can watch your stuff anywhere. I spent a week in hospital and was watching tv from home using plex through my phone. If you have a smart device that does screen sharing or casting, you can just do that...

    I've stopped with PLEX now, and just use KODI and netflix (I only have one TV and use netflix on smart devices if needed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    I read your whole post and basically didn't understand a word. Reminded me of when I was trying to learn stuff off a Linux users net. I didn't even understand the questions let alone the answers.

    I'll just have to stick with my Apple TV.
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    Are you doing this as a hobby or as a convenience?
    Convenience: buy a service and stream it over minimum hardware.
    Hobby: decide what you want to be able to do, add some unnecessary features. Decide a budget. Start putting in money until your eyes water, realise you blew your budget a few pieces off hardware ago... carry on any way because you're already over. 3 months later see a new shiny and rejig the whole outfit to accommodate. Rinse and repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog View Post
    Hobby: decide what you want to be able to do, add some unnecessary features. Decide a budget. Start putting in money until your eyes water, realise you blew your budget a few pieces off hardware ago... carry on any way because you're already over. 3 months later see a new shiny and rejig the whole outfit to accommodate. Rinse and repeat.
    Home desktop (with triple monitors), box under the TV (horizontal form) and the media server... all having to be rebuilt at various points... fark it gets expensive The first HTPC (home theatre PC) was spare parts and a test, 2nd was using the right style of box, more powerful hardware but still older (encoding, WinTV etc working better), then canned it for old age and built a new box, styly case etc... sheesh

    I do have Kodi (formally XBMC) and have a TV tuner card, but always struggled to get enough reception to make it usable. Radio does work for local, plus you can add internet stuff like icecast etc. I'm probably not playing with Kodi enough, spending more time on Plex. I found listing movies from the server a little cumbersome. Perhaps when I have to update to the latest version (again) I'll have another play.

    Plex server component is free, they get you on the app side (well, you don't always have to pay ). It can be cloud (they sure want it that way) but you don't have to connect it to the Internet if you don't want to. Mine doesn't log into Plex servers and I can't see the content when away from home, but I'm happy with that.
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    I used to be happy with a 10yo Dell laptop running Ubuntu with a DLNA server all that could be started by a web console from any browser, storage in a 20yo desktop running XP.
    When you fired up the app it indexed your storage, assuming you have good naming conventions your good to go. Any Wi-Fi and browser or DLNA enabled device just worked.
    The the app went to requiring web logon... And then android stopped baking DLNA in...
    Haven't bothered again since we moved house. I used to enjoy getting something useable out of recycled bits, mostly the fun was seeing what could be delivered for nothing.
    But two toddlers and a house in need of renovations mean I don't get to spend all evening tinkering so we can watch a couple of movies a week.

    Now I have a chromecast I won for attending an SQL Saturday and I push either add supported content (3now, tvnzondemand, YouTube etc) or from my work supplied subscription to Neon.co.nz.
    Not the same fun challenge, No bright and shiny things but still free.

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    Ps, 8tb! With that much porno how could you possibly watch out all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog View Post
    Ps, 8tb! With that much porno how could you possibly watch out all?

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