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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. moghedien

    moghedien Legend

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    i did use it at one time for video playback from my computer, but the PS3 seems to perform the same functions better...
     
  2. kwasnicka

    kwasnicka Mentor

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    I have no need to use it since I have Apple TV which works much better.
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    I agree with folks that say external media players like Apple TV work better. What I like about MediaShare is that any TV that has a HD DVR, or now a C31 client, has those capabilities, no need for another device. Just wish they would get it working better or as others have said just pull the plug on it and use the resources for something else (but I wish they'd fix/enhance it).
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  5. dnelms

    dnelms Legend

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    I have a a Roku in every room with a Directv reciever and an Apple TV on the main TV, so I have no need to use it.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I used it in 2007 for the last time, I think.

    I too have media streamers in every room but I would use it if it were easy and fast.

    Probably asking too much but what I really want is Airplay and iTunes Home Sharing compatibility.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I might not have given up on it until 2008, IIRC. :p

    Add me to the list of "I'd use it, if it worked better."
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    If they would remove MediaShare and give us Airplay and iTunes sharing I'd use it all the time.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they'd pay Apple the reported $4 per unit Airplay licensing fee. Too bad we can't pay for it ourselves, as an option.
     
  10. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    That would be a great solution but we'd probably see an undelete folder first:lol:
     
  11. Beerstalker

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    I think they should just drop it, too many other devices already do this. Do you really need the DirecTV receiver to do it when your TV, Blu Ray player, AppleTV/Boxee/Roku already do it much better?

    What I'd love to see is Apple release a new AppleTV with a big hard drive again, and open it up to the app store. Samsung is coming out with their version with a 1TB drive and the Android Marketplace, so I'm hoping that pushes Apple into doing it.

    It'd be really cool if one of them gets an RVU client app, which I really don't think is out of the realm of possibility. Especially for the Samsung box since Samsung already has RVU client software in some TVs.
     
  12. Rickt1962

    Rickt1962 Legend

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    I would love to use it ! But im not going to pay for it ! Since I own both receivers :mad:
     
  13. Beerstalker

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    Pay for what? Media share doesn't cost anything.
     
  14. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    What is the best media server software to use for mediashare? Im using TVersity Pro 1.7 and not really reliable for video playback with 3rd party codec pack(CCCP) As the current version 2.3 doesn't work. I checked PlayOn but you have to pay, Im looking for free software if that's possible. Anything with good transcoding mpeg2 format.
     
  15. TheRatPatrol

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    If would work good if it had a search function and supported more video formats with trick play controls.
     
  16. TXD16

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    This. I really dislike having to switch between TV inputs---it's a pain, it takes too long to re-sync, and it removes me from my primary source of TV viewing, which is DIRECTV. Thus, I much prefer a one-stop-shop for all inputs and menus, which MediaShare could accomplish if it were ever actually refined (what the heck happened to the DLNA Alliance?).
     
  17. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    At least MS now supports (some) video formats other then MPEG-2. The bitrate limit is still a non-starter for me (I hate to see a program drop out after viewing a significant part of it). WDTV Live handles everything I need plus it has Netflix.
     
  18. Rickt1962

    Rickt1962 Legend

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    Im its not free. They charge $ 5.00 bucks amonth for it. I had the DVR and HD back when it came out and ther was no upcharge when you had the Premeir package
     
  19. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Can you please explain what you're saying? Mediashare, while crappy, is free.
     
  20. Brandon Wedgeworth

    Brandon Wedgeworth Administrator Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Not a problem. I've been happily using it for quite some time now. I actually have it running on my Ubuntu home server, but I set up the console on my mac to manage the settings on it when needed.

    I'd highly suggest giving Serviio a shot. It's free, has versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and has a built in profile for DirecTV receivers and automatically detects them. It has worked very well for me.
     

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