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Hi all,

I tried searching but cant find anything conclusive so here I go please bear with me. I am looking on building a file server and a htpc for the sitting room. Basically I need some advice on hardware and software for the server and htpc.

I have some old bits lying around that i think i can use, but my main concern is how to stream the media from the server to the htpc without any of the buffering rubbish and smoothly and clearly as possible.

At the moment I just have an old netgear router which is pretty crap tbh.

Any advice would be much appreciated

thanks for your time
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post #2 of 10
Would using network drives work? It's not as elegant but it gets the job done. Plus, it's free and 100% legal.
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Thanks for the reply. Legal? Is it illegal to stream media at home? Im sorry im a complete noob lol. Erm but yea will having a network drive be stable i.e. no buffering and no real loss in quality?
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post #4 of 10
HD or SD?
What router are you using?
Wireless or wired?
What kind of cabling (Cat 5, 5e, 6)?
What NICs?
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I was hoping to do HD and SD. My current router is a Netgear DG834G. Um to access the server I was hoping to do it wirelessly as my router is in my room. NICs Im open to cheap and reliable options
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will be watching this as i am in the same boat. I have an old p4 machine with a 100gb/s nic card in it and i might have an extra if you want something for free? lol i'll have to take a look around and see if i can dig one up
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post #7 of 10
Just use drive sharing. If you want to use Linux, install a Samba server.

Should work okay. Your only worry should be bad connectivity with wireless. Do some speed tests - you shouldn't need more than 20Mb[it]ps, even for HD stuff.

And it doesn't get anywhere near that much unless you're streaming from a BluRay drive or something, which I doubt. Most 720p HD stuff is 6 to 8Mbps. 1080p usually caps out at 8Mbps too, unless, again, you're watching a BluRay.

I would connect it via a cable just to be sure, though.
Edited by Coma - 6/10/08 at 3:27am
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post #8 of 10
For the Ultimate home streaming experience you want a fully Gigabit network. Use a File server to store the media (NAS) and a quiet / mid-low spec build for the HTPC machine.

You can then tell media center or whatever you are going to using to look at the NAS drives for its media and thanks to the gigabit network there should be no delay or buffering at all!
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post #9 of 10
Buffering or delay is something you won't get with 100Mbit, either. Actually, it's overkill.
The only reason you'd want to use 1Gbit is because you have a RAID setup, and you're somehow going to use over 12MB/s...

Maybe if you want to put all kinds of stuff on that RAID setup and several people would be using at the same time...
...but then you wouldn't be able to use NAS

This is nice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136196
You can flash it with Linux, too.
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Thanks for the advice I will definately look into this +1
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