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[Chugalug] Dedicated media players

David Rucker

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

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We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

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I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Eric Wolf

What Wll said. Roku and Plex.

On Mar 5, 2016 6:35 AM, "Wil Wade" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

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Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Mitch Tuck

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

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Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Aaron welch
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Stephen Kraus

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

Phil Sieg
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Phone: <a href="tel:423.535.9968" target="_blank">423.535.9968
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"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Chad Smith
It's not "Dedicated" - but I use my PS3 and Universal Media Server - http://www.universalmediaserver.com/

- Chad W. Smith

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

Phil Sieg
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Phone: <a href="tel:423.535.9968" target="_blank">423.535.9968
Fax: <a href="tel:423.265.9820" target="_blank">423.265.9820
Mobile: <a href="tel:423.331.0725" target="_blank">423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
David R.


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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Matt Keys-2
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xbox 360/one, chromecast, plex, tablotv



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I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

Phil Sieg
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Phone: <a href="tel:423.535.9968" target="_blank">423.535.9968
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"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Phil Sieg
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I also run Plex and a Chromecast. 

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Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

Phil Sieg
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Phone: <a href="tel:423.535.9968" target="_blank">423.535.9968
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Mobile: <a href="tel:423.331.0725" target="_blank">423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Alex Smith (K4RNT)

Plex and a PS3.

On Mar 5, 2016 1:50 PM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
I also run Plex and a Chromecast. 

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Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

Phil Sieg
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Phone: <a href="tel:423.535.9968" target="_blank">423.535.9968
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"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Sent from my iPhone ;-)

On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM, David Rucker <[hidden email]> wrote:

I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

Thanks,
David R.


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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Stephen Kraus

Plex and *Insert player here*

On Mar 5, 2016 8:05 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Plex and a PS3.

On Mar 5, 2016 1:50 PM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
I also run Plex and a Chromecast. 

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I run Plex and Google Chromecast

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We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

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I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

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Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

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I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Dean Warren
Yup I also Roku and Plex.

Hope you have a great day,
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Plex and *Insert player here*

On Mar 5, 2016 8:05 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Plex and a PS3.

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I also run Plex and a Chromecast. 

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On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

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On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

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Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

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I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

DaWorm
I used to use a G-Box Midnight (now ancient) with Plex until I got a TV that supports Plex as an add on app.  Some of the cheap android boxes like this are well thought of.

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Billy
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Plex, mediatomb, chromecast, WDTV, Sony and Samsung blu-ray players.

We're a hodgepodge. I use mostly mediatomb since it's dumb and basically sends everything direct play. I'll use the Plex server when I don't want to transcode the audio or change container formats - just let Plex do it.

--b

On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:34 AM, Wil Wade <[hidden email]> wrote:

We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

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I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

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Re: [Chugalug] Dedicated media players

Garrett Gaston-2
I was using a WD TV Live but I switched to using a Roku 3 with Plex running on a headless Debian server. One of the reasons I decided to switched away from the TV Live was that it couldn't have multiple libraries, so you couldn't have a movie library and a shows library. You could set that up via the directory structure but if you wanted to use the TV Live's library features like find and get cover art, everything was treated as one lump sum. When I was using the TV Live I did it via an NFS server. The TV Live also wants write access to the movie directory if you want to be able to set it as the Library but I didn't want that so I kept all my media in a secure no write access directory and gave the TV Live write access to another directory, then I wrote a script that populated the TV Live's write access directory with soft link to the movie files in the no write access directory, If you take that approach make sure you use relative paths otherwise the TV Live will not play the soft link files. I recommend a Roku 3+ with Plex. The Roku also has another app for this called Roksbox but so far I haven't' been able to get it to work, but I always read really good things about it. 

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Billy <[hidden email]> wrote:
Plex, mediatomb, chromecast, WDTV, Sony and Samsung blu-ray players.

We're a hodgepodge. I use mostly mediatomb since it's dumb and basically sends everything direct play. I'll use the Plex server when I don't want to transcode the audio or change container formats - just let Plex do it.

--b

On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

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I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

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Alex Smith (K4RNT)
I also have a Roku 2 XS with Plex loaded on it. Plex is a great media server app. :)

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I was using a WD TV Live but I switched to using a Roku 3 with Plex running on a headless Debian server. One of the reasons I decided to switched away from the TV Live was that it couldn't have multiple libraries, so you couldn't have a movie library and a shows library. You could set that up via the directory structure but if you wanted to use the TV Live's library features like find and get cover art, everything was treated as one lump sum. When I was using the TV Live I did it via an NFS server. The TV Live also wants write access to the movie directory if you want to be able to set it as the Library but I didn't want that so I kept all my media in a secure no write access directory and gave the TV Live write access to another directory, then I wrote a script that populated the TV Live's write access directory with soft link to the movie files in the no write access directory, If you take that approach make sure you use relative paths otherwise the TV Live will not play the soft link files. I recommend a Roku 3+ with Plex. The Roku also has another app for this called Roksbox but so far I haven't' been able to get it to work, but I always read really good things about it. 

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Billy <[hidden email]> wrote:
Plex, mediatomb, chromecast, WDTV, Sony and Samsung blu-ray players.

We're a hodgepodge. I use mostly mediatomb since it's dumb and basically sends everything direct play. I'll use the Plex server when I don't want to transcode the audio or change container formats - just let Plex do it.

--b

On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Stephen Kraus <[hidden email]> wrote:

I run Plex and Google Chromecast

On Mar 5, 2016 10:35 AM, "Aaron Welch" <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have FireTVs and Plex in the backend.

-Aaron

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Mitch Tuck <[hidden email]> wrote:

I use minix android devices and kodi/xbmc.  I have 2 minix x7 and two minix x8-h plus  both work great.

Mitch

On Mar 5, 2016 9:00 AM, "Phil Sieg" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Roku and Plex for me as well. 

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We use Roku at the TV and Plex behind it on the house server.

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I am looking for a set top box style device to connect to my TV and one to my projector. I have a WDTV box currently that works well but has a couple quirks that I wish worked differently. I've looked at Kodi/XBMC and really like the interface and really like the form factor of the raspberry pi but am worried as to how well it's processor would handle playback of HD video files. My files will be stored on my home network. Just curious as to what everyone does for their needs and if anyone had gone the pi route.

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