Published on 30th December 2009 by
Originally Posted by Sark.inci know this might sound ignorant, but why build a "dvd server", rather than just say a simple cheap computer with alot of HDD space?
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawnwell you can build a cheap media center system, in fact the most expensive part of a media center will be its storage, well depending on how much you want to store. As to your question why build a server, well if you only have ONE room that you plan to watch your movies on say like the living room/family room then ya a silent computer located in that room would suffice you BUT say want to be able to watch movies in those rooms and in your bedroom, studio, shop, kitchen and so on then a sever would come into play to stream that media to all those locations.
Originally Posted by Sark.inci assume the server would the processing? or would it just act like a storage device?
Originally Posted by RozzyThis is a bit of a different question; but anyway: I want to build a DVD server but I don't really have too much money (y'know, I'm a student) so what I want to do is build a file server/iTunes server/DVD server/HTPC. I don't know if tht makes sense but what I want to be able to do is use it as a nas box but then I'd also want to use it to watch the films/listen to the music on my main tv at home. I'd want to be able to watch films/listen to music from other pcs aswell but then add more films and music to it through the htpc/nas box itself.
Now I have a fury of ideas for the scratch built case etc. I'm just not too great with the software side... I don't know what would be best to use and if this is even really possible?
Hopefully that post makes sense... =p
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