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MediaShare

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by RAD, Feb 26, 2013.

DO you use Media Share?

  1. No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Yes

    62.0%
  3. I would use it if it worked better but not in its current state

    38.0%
  1. fluffybear

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    I used it for a while when it first came out but since that time I pretty much have converted to using Apple TV for the same things.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    I used it for awhile when it became available but prefer using my other media streamers.
     
  3. sigma1914

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    I just tried it for the first time in a year or 2. I got video and no audio on every file. I'll stick to my Oppo BD-93...It plays all of them.
     
  4. cypherx

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    I just started using Serviio and it works well. It does a good job transcoding files. I use the windows 7 media player sharing for music but Serviio does the video.

    Biggest gripes:
    Transport controls broken (just like YouTube).
    No resume or bookmarks.
    Sends audio out in PCM 2.0!

    I'd rather plug my laptop HDMI right into my AVR and fire up XBMC. It correctly passes DD 5.1 and even DTS. Even though in Serviio I have leave audio as is checked. WMP video sharing to Xbox seems to pass Dolby digital. The Xbox transport controls work fine playing back videos shared from WMP, but they cannot fast forward / rewind if playing back content shared via Serviio.

    MediaShare could be so much more. I wish it was, but its too limited right now. I'd love for apple AirPlay with video streaming and mirroring. Even if they could port XBMC to it, it would be one less input to switch, and I could have it in every room.
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Have you considered a DLNA Blu Ray player? Some are great for streaming files from your home network.
     
  6. cypherx

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    Didn't think of it actually. I know they have things like Pandora and Netflix, but didn't even think about DLNA.

    If I do want quality, right now I have an HDMI cable hanging there where I plug my laptop in. Fire up XBMC and XBMC Remote(on iPhone) and good to go. Not as convenient as an always there solution... But it works for now.
     
  7. machavez00

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    We gave a Toshiba Bluray that can do media share. I haven't played with that much though.
     

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