What's the best way to utilize this busted up macbook (and other bits and pieces from the house) as a media hub/server? [more inside]
I've been given a Mac mini and I'm dying to put it to fun or geeky use (already have a laptop so don't need to use it as a 'main' computer) but now that I'm staring at it I'm lost for inspiration. [more inside]
Please talk to me like I'm stupid. I have a bunch of video files (~5TB...so far) hanging out on a bunch of external hard drives. Right now I just take turns plugging them into whichever laptop I'm going to use to watch the videos. I'd like something a little more convenient and easily accessible from multiple rooms in my small apartment, but I'm not awesome at setting up networky things (I've never successfully gotten two different laptops in my apartment to even "see" each other over the wireless router). What should I do? [more inside]
Advice needed: is this an easy setup for a home media server so anyone can watch movies and listen to music anywhere in the house? [more inside]
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]
In my house, we have three macbooks and one external hard drive full of media. Please help me figure out a system for sharing the hard drive, setting up a media server, and wireless backup. [more inside]
Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
Multimedia home server solution controlled by iPhone/iPad and plugged into existing speakers/sound system - does it exist? [more inside]
I'd like to use a 2007 Macbook Pro + 2TB FW ext HD as a NAS setup, but the drive keeps falling asleep and slowing and causing video to hiccup. How can I prevent this and get smooth movie playback? [more inside]
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]
I want to have a fast capable NAS/file server/upnp device very similar to the QNAP TS-110 TurboNAS. I have an old 12" Powerbook G4 aluminum MAC OS x laptop. Would it be possible to install a barebones linux installation on the Powerbook to have access to many of the same features of the QNAP device? [more inside]
Going crazy trying to figure out my HTPC/media server options from scratch. Yes, I've been reading other threads but I'm a unique snowflake so there's [more inside]
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server across a network? [more inside]
I'm moving and starting over just about from scratch. I'd like people's input on what I should do about setting up nifty integrated audio/visual/computing stuff in my new place. [more inside]
What type of capabilities should I look to include in a computer I'm planning on building within the next few months?
What type of capabilities should I look to include in a computer I'm planning on building within the next few months? I would like to make sure I'm prepared for future technology. I don't want to build totally for the present. [more inside]
What is the easiest way to set up a streaming media server using the "Line In" input? [more inside]
Best solution for a central media server in an apartment with a wired network on the free/cheap? more details inside. [more inside]
I work on the production team for a long-running public radio program. We have a massive archive of shows in digital format (MP3 and AIFF) which we need to collate into a powerful and highly flexible database - something like iTunes, but much more advanced. Does a program exist to do this? [more inside]
OK, so that's how to do it, but should I do it? Should I rip my DVD and/or CD collections to a media server and then import the computer - but not the original discs - to the US, if I were move there? [more inside]
I have a relatively large music library stored on my file-server. Can anybody recommend a server-side tool to help me keep the files and their metadata organized? [more inside]
My home LAN media streaming is too slow, [more inside]
What is the best (easiest) way to convert an IFO DVD file to MPEG4 which I am prepping to get something like this for my home network.
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?
Hardware/Media Dreams: I'm an A/V and computer enthusiast, and one of my dreams (sad, I know) is to have a computer-based server connected to my television that contains all of my (legally store bought) DVDs, so I can basically have a local version of video-on-demand. [mi] [more inside]