Published on 30th December 2009 by
Originally Posted by TokaCats and Dogs - srysly?
Originally Posted by Tokareading something like this article, or this one always makes me want to dust off a retired pc and get to creating.
I do quite like your solution, abouts how long did it take from the idea of setting up your own dvd server to getting the system running to a point that it passed the WAF test?
Originally Posted by Burnout21Loved the article, but cant help but feel something is missing...
I rip my DVD's with handbrake taking a 4.5GB film down to ~1GB, which helps a lot considering i cant afford to be laying out on drives every few months. (lovefilm account) lol!
Originally Posted by Burnout21Currently i run ubuntu 9.10 on my shuttle server, and just navigate a samba share on my machines to then play back the tv show or film at my own leisure, being a student still this is my best option.
But after uni i want to go the HTPC route as my girlfriend loves having the library of media to watch and your article seems an ideal solution.
Also have much hate for XBMC and a like, i hate WMC as its not a switch on a start, its just an awkward application to live with.
Originally Posted by thehippozyeah I'm a ripper too.. guess you just have to know what's up.. he's talking about the holy grail in a rich guys household and how to rebuild it from scratch.. most of us here probably been doing this for years =]
Originally Posted by FlibblebotSo you've got no films in your collection that you might be embarrassed about? :p
From finding all the bits to getting it all together probably took about 6 weeks before I was happy, but that's mainly because I was finding things out as I was going along and doing a lot of the hard work myself. I'm a persistent tweaker, so I'll probably never be 100% happy with it :)
Originally Posted by H2OWould this work if I had one large media center server tucked away in part of my house, and then several ION powered spoke PCs that were in the media centers? Would I need multiple copies of the software or would one be ok?
Originally Posted by OWNED66now tell us how to build a torrent server.
Originally Posted by FlibblebotAbsolutely. All you'd need to do is have MLServer on the central server, with the ION PC's with MainLobby (the client front end) and a player. Out of the box, MLServer allows up to 5 client connections, and the MainLobby clients are, in effect, free.
This is where the real strength of MediaLobby wins out - because all of the movie catalogue info is stored on the server, there's no duplication of information, and when you add a movie, it's automatically available on all the clients - no need to update each one individually.
Apart from unRAID, everything runs on Windows - and even unRAID comes as a precompiled system that you just copy to a small USB thumb drive - so there really isn't that much work involved.
Originally Posted by jadawgis732....My implementation is much sweeter....
Originally Posted by andy1911so how much to have one made?
Originally Posted by theevilelephantQuote:Originally Posted by jadawgis732....My implementation is much sweeter....
Come on this has been covered, he made a system that works for him, how he wants it to. It's not about whats better its about what works for you. Also if you want people to look at those pics, just post a few in IMG tags rather than a million in a badly formatted lump :)
Personally I found it a great read, this is something I've long been tempted by, but being a student I can't stump up the cash. Great read have some rep.
Originally Posted by CupboardNow that is something to aspire to!
One of my friends from school had something like a Kaleidescape system - I don't know what it actually was but is was very nice. Once you highlighted a film it would re-arrange all the others around it to similar ones, the most similar being the nearest and biggest. The remote control was a touchscreen tablet running something that looked like it was based on Window CE. You could go on Facebook whilst watching the film :D
The entire set up was fairly drool-worthy, there was an HD TV on the wall, that when you wanted to watch a movie was covered by a projection screen that came down from the ceiling.
Originally Posted by CupboardOut of interest, do you have no desire to be able to watch TV through this system or be able to record stuff on to your server? We have just got a PVR at home (I know, behind the times :D) and I love it! You can also offload anything it records onto an external disk which is rather nice.
Originally Posted by fathazzaor just buy a 400 disc bluray carousel....
tho sadly not on sale in the uk yet... :(
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