Media server

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Tech198, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors 603

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    Hi all.

    Thinking abiut setting up a Media server (seperate box would run 24/7) in my bedroom, in order to load 2TB hard drive with movies to stream to two Apple TV devices. (I would stream it via Eithernet-Over-Power).... Was thinking just wireless, (as we watch now with Netflix, but would be problematic.)

    I've looked into Plex, but i don't think it would play well with XMBC, since you need the Plex client to play from a Plex server.

    Any recommendations here regarding Software on the server, but more importantly, how i can stream it to an Apple TV? Eithwe way, i'm sure i'll have to jail-break, thats one thing i'm sure of.
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    ChristianJapan

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    I'm playing right now a bit with plex but simple for the reason my TV can connect directly without Apple TV to the Plex Media Server. Runs under Ubuntu with a FeeBSD NAS. It's really more right now to "play around".

    In your case: how about Mac Mini and connect via HomeSharing ? No JB etc needed.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ya.. I thougt about that..... But i really wanted a desktop, so I can easily add more drives and/or replace as necessary.

    Although, i know most people would aso use Mac Mini as a streaming sever.
     

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