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Mediashare server info

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by GregLee, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. GregLee

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    You can find info about server programs for Mediashare in the Tips & Resources subforum:
     
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    I have had very good luck with PlayOn for Video and just using the built in Windows Media Connect (or Media Connect) for music. Both work very good.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    I wish we could stream mkv (x264) to our HRxx units.
     
  5. Grentz

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    Ya, it would be convenient if it worked well.

    I find that it is just easier to get a dedicated media box like the WDTV Live. $100 and it plays just about anything :)
     
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    WDTV? You've perked my interest. Can it stream mkv and x264 that are ummm downloaded from torrents? !Devil_lol
     
  7. Grentz

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    Yes. I run 8gb 1080p mkv files through mine. Plenty of free and legal torrents out there for more obscure content:
    http://newteevee.com/2007/03/03/ten-sites-for-free-and-legal-torrents/

    It is amazing what it will play. It chokes on a few very high bitrate content files, but overall is great. The WDTV Live model is the one with networking and better audio decoding support.
     
  8. bobnielsen

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    I considered getting the WD TV Live, but my DVR player died and I went for a Samsung BD-C5500 which will also play streaming content, including Netflix, Blockbuster and Vudu. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to like Tversity (it plays with WMP12, Serviio and Samsung's own server) but for $160 I'm not complaining.
     
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    Is there any way to have content on a NAS and have the HRs view/play them? Or can the HRs act as a NAS since they are always on and have network access? THanks.
     
  10. GregLee

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    For the second question, no, unless you count serving to the DIRECTV2PC program. For the first question, probably yes. Mediashare is largely compatible with the DLNA standard (except for trick-play functionality), and DLNA is what NAS (all? mostly?) use.
     
  11. AMike

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    I have had very good luck with PlayOn for video also. My only issues have been the lack of descriptions for programs and navigating through the various menus. I find it much easier to use my PS3 to access PlayOn.

    I just ordered a LG Blu-Ray player that is DLNA compliant and has been reported to work with PlayOn.
     
  12. tsbrady1

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    I just got my system hooked up with MRV, I am using WMP/Win7 to view pictures throught my HR20-700s & H24-100, I don't care about video just pictures. It takes quite a while, like 3-5 minutes from when I first go to Menu, view pictures etc.. to actually start looking at pictures, is this normal? If I use something like Tversity would it be faster?
     

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