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External HD with Ethernet & USB file access?

I want to read/write files on an external HD via both USB and over the network. [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Apr 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Inexpensive wireless music streaming

I want to be able to stream whatever my computer is playing to another room in the house. In addition, I would like to occasionally stream videos to our old, but oversized, TV in another room. I started shopping and looking at media streaming bridges and wireless speakers and frankly it seems there are a bunch of options and I don't know where to start. It probably needs to go 40 or 50 feet away. I don't think bluetooth would work and the only things I own with an ethernet port are my computer and the wireless router. Can someone point me towards a good reliable sytem?
posted by psycho-alchemy on Mar 6, 2013 - 8 answers

How to go from zero to TV?

We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 answers

Creating an android media center.

How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
posted by fonzie on Aug 9, 2012 - 7 answers

(How) Can I access my XBox 360's USB Hard drive as a network drive / streaming server?

Just got a free XBox 360 (bundled with another purchase). Can I use it (with an external hard drive) as a standalone (no PC attached) media server for storage and streaming of my music/video library? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jun 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Like CPAC/CSPAN, But Online, And With Complaints About Garbage Pick-Up

Currently live coverage of my city's council meeting is only available on the local access channel of a cable provider, to which I am not subscribed. This got me curious about the whats and hows and costs of livestreaming video coverage of city council and committee meetings. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Apple TV and Me

Tell me about Apple TV. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Oct 29, 2011 - 28 answers

Alternative to My company is live broadcasting video podcasts now... audience participation is good for business and all that. Flash Media Live Encoder?

Alternatives to Flash Media Live Encoder for Windows? [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Mar 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Any chance of getting metadata for streaming media to display on PS3?

Is there any way to get metadata to show up when using the PS3 as a streaming media player? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Mar 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Legal live-TV online?

Is it possible to create legal online service live-streaming over-the-air TV channels in US? [more inside]
posted by zeikka on Dec 30, 2010 - 12 answers

It is wired thing

What is the best "wired" home-network solution? A NAS drive connected to my router or a powerline ethernet adapter that allows me to connect an ethernet cable to the computer in my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Dec 26, 2010 - 1 answer

Dead simple streaming from Mac to PS3?

Dead simple streaming from Mac to PS3: what are your success stories? [more inside]
posted by moviehawk on Dec 10, 2010 - 12 answers

My Dark Twisted Media Fantasy

I have long held a fantastic dream of what I want my home theater setup to be. I've tried several times, in several different ways, to realize this dream - but there is always something. There's always something that doesn't work right - that makes my final implementation lacking in some fundamental way. I'm starting to give up hope. So - I'll tell you what I want and what I've tried - and I want you to tell me if there's another way. I can't be alone here. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 29, 2010 - 10 answers

I can see you but I can't play you!

I've just successfully installed Win7 onto an older but servicable PC in order to use it as a streaming media player in another room. Problem is that although it can see all of the shared files, folders and drives on my main machine it keeps telling me I don't have the correct permissions whenever I click on them - but permissions are set to 'Everyone' and another machine (a netbook) I do the same thing with can see and play everything perfectly... can anyone offer any help or suggestions please, I'm at my wit's end! Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Sep 26, 2010 - 3 answers

TV without cable.

I want to ditch cable and opt for things like the Xbox360 and/or AppleTV for the kids to watch the equivalent to DisneyTV, Nik and Cartoon Network. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on May 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Will wifi or widi do?

How do I put together an HDTV DVR that can wifi stream programs and movies to multiple home TV's? [more inside]
posted by paphun123 on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

I want to watch movies from anywhere!

I have a Mac Mini that I'm using as a media center running Plex. I want to be able to watch the media stored there (a couple terabytes of AVIs, MP4s, etc...) from anywhere I am, on a laptop or hopefully even on my iPhone. Is there any hardware/software solution that will help with this? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Feb 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me listen to my music (stored at home) when I'm not home.

Please help me find a way to listen to my music remotely. Do you know of any media-player software that can access files stored on a different server requiring user authentication? Double bonus points if it's open source. [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Jan 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Multimedia-filter: Looking for help from all you Network and digital media Gurus in making my first house totally awesome. Movies, Televsion, Music, Wifi, Streaming Content and 50mgbt broadband within.

Multimedia-filter: Looking for help from HDTV, NAS, Media Servers and Network Gurus' in making my first house totaly awesome. Movies, Televsion, Music, Wifi, Streaming Content and 50mgbt broadband within. [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Nov 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Playing PC streams through home stereo

I'm trying to find the best/simplest wireless solution for playing music/streams from my PC through my home stereo. Currently, I'm doing it the wired way: headphone line out (from laptop) to auxiliary input (using a cable that is adapted to rca plugs) on my Kenwood receiver. I'd like to buy a wireless solution and need advice on where I can find something that is both functional and affordable. I don't need anything fancier than what will work for streaming the PC output.
posted by zephyrbill on Dec 25, 2008 - 10 answers

What's the best solution for streaming HD media from a PC?

What's the best solution for streaming HD media from a PC? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Nov 29, 2008 - 20 answers

How to stream a "line in" input throughout my house as a streaming media server?

What is the easiest way to set up a streaming media server using the "Line In" input? [more inside]
posted by sav2880 on Sep 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Stand alone streaming music player.

Looking for stand alone inexpensive media player for streaming Internet music. [more inside]
posted by olegchet on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 answers

What do I need to know to stream a TV station to between 500 and 100 people?

How do I set up a server to stream media ? A client has contacted us about developing a website with a streaming TV station and a streaming radio station. [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on May 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video?

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Feb 15, 2008 - 4 answers

How long can I listen to The Archers (using mobile 'phone streaming media)?

I've just changed mobile 'phone provider to T-Mobile's Web'n'walk Max, which allows me 'unlimited' web access (up to 3Gb/month which is their 'fair use' limit). So, this means I can now listen to Radio 4 online (at 20.7Kbps live, I'm informed by my PDA) - but how much radio can I listen to before I exceed my limit (bearing in mind I'll be wanting to do a bit of surfing etc. too)?
posted by timpollard on Jan 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Windows Media Encoder

I'm trying to broadcast video using Windows Media Encoder, which works fine over the LAN, but not over the internet. It'll generate a LAN address, but when it tries to generate an internet address it simply says: (could not be detected). [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Track down an LCD television that supports media streaming over UPnP.

Does anyone recommend a specific LCD television that will allow streaming over UPnP from a media box, decode DivX, XViD, and other MPEG-4 video formats, and is available in North America (specifically Canada)? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Jun 19, 2006 - 4 answers

How to watch Lost from outside the US?

Now that ABC is streaming episodes of "Lost," any way one can view it from outside the US and/or download it (copy the stream)?
posted by Cochise on May 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there a streaming media box that does what I want?

MediaFilter: Does what I want exist? I want to stream media to my home theater, but... [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Nov 25, 2005 - 44 answers

How to video stream my radio show?

How can I set up and stream LIVE video to be viewed through my, or another website? [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Oct 13, 2005 - 3 answers

Streaming media

How does IE decide whether to stream a media file or download it fully before opening it? How can I get players other than Windows Media Player to properly stream mp3s with a browser click?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Mar 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Need a Linux media server

I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla on Dec 27, 2004 - 5 answers

TV on a lap through router?

I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien on Sep 1, 2004 - 3 answers

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