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I've got a HP Proliant Microserver that I use as a media server for the home.

Im currently uses Server 2008 R2, however im looking to "downgrade" to WHS'11 as its a bit more user friendly and less techy for the rest of the family to use.

I currently have an odd setup on this box media wise.

I have Jdownloader installed to download my TV shows, and then I manually copy these into the media streaming section in Vuze (it automatically converts the video, depending on which device you chose)

Does anyone know of some better software thats designed for this? I know there are several media clients out there that stream video, however I have yet to come across one that will convert the media for various devices on your network?

Ideally, i'd be looking for an "all-in-one" solution that will download my tv shows and convert them automatically
    
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In total, I know you said alot, and i'm a moderate player when it comes to media sharing... But no pro...

What is source OS, or going to be?

What devices, / os's are the alternate devices?

Might have a few suggestions.

Also what router do you have? And which os's identified... are wifi and which are wired?

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In total, I know you said alot, and i'm a moderate player when it comes to media sharing... But no pro...

What is source OS, or going to be?

What devices, / os's are the alternate devices?

Might have a few suggestions.

Also what router do you have? And which os's identified... are wifi and which are wired?

- Le_Loup

Source OS will be Windows Home Server 2011

Devices the server will stream to are a Sony Bravia TV and a PS3

My router is a Netgear DGND3300. The server is wired to the router, however all other devices are wireless. Like I said, Vuze works perfectly, however im just looking for something that requires a little less maintenance
    
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Not a definite yes/no choice for myself, as i'm still organizing my media on my vast hdd setup.

However, it's been recommended before, and I didn't have a powerful enough pc to run it in the past, now I have an excessively more powerful pc, as do you.

Try this?

TVersity

*Note... I've not used in awhile, but you may have to reorganize your media, plus pre render alot of media as well, expect a few days project when switching to any alternate media server feature*

It's perhaps a more universal app, which would then allow you to be prepared for friends/family, whomever that may be interested.

I have the DGL-4500 Router (gamer lounge), it's "ok" but I could go better in a year, as i'm hoping to amp up my storage as well.

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Ah I forgot about that. Will it detect what file formats the receiver can play, and then convert them?

Hopefully this pre renders and doesnt try to do it on the fly?
    
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PS3 media server. Nuff said.
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I've only used the ps3 mediaserver, haven't had a single issue in a year, i just dl what i wanna watch and press play
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ps3 media server here. ive been using this program for years and it's never had any problems thru my ps3 to my reciever and then to my tv
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That's great but doesn't cater my needs.

I don't have a ps3 spare so I can put it on a shelf in the study so it can stream media around the house.

Back to software...

Reason I said whs was because I can run backups, archive media etc

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The ps3 media server is software for the pc for streaming media
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