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radiomog
April 7th, 2010, 09:32 PM
I have a Dell PE 1850 (dual xeon 2.8 ghz, 4gb ram) I'd like to set up as a media server for audio/video and importantly, streaming content from the web..

I currently use an older x64 athalon setup running XPpro and Playon, which works ok with my Bright-View CinemaTube(CT) box.
I'd like to replicate(~) the features I get with Playon and the CT. I don't need to do any capturing/rendering of video like a DVR.

Any recomendations? is Mythbuntu the way to go? 32 bit or 64?
is there a better alternative(s) I'm overlooking?

this will be a fresh install, so I can do what ever would be best w/o lots of fuss.

ian dobson
April 9th, 2010, 04:58 AM
Hi,

Mythtv is mainly for recording programs from TV tuners (PVR), streaming content from the web is not really MythTV's thng.

Regards
Ian Dobson

radiomog
April 9th, 2010, 01:34 PM
thanks Ian

I think, as I'm learning more, I need a server program that handles DNLA / uPNP

so I've been focusing on that...Coherence (http://coherence.beebits.net/wiki) is something I stumbled upon this morning, still have lots of homework to do.

nickrout
April 10th, 2010, 01:33 AM
thanks Ian

I think, as I'm learning more, I need a server program that handles DNLA / uPNP

so I've been focusing on that...Coherence (http://coherence.beebits.net/wiki) is something I stumbled upon this morning, still have lots of homework to do.

There are a number of upnp server programs for linux.

http://ushare.geexbox.org/
http://mediatomb.cc/
http://fuppes.ulrich-voelkel.de/
http://minidlna.sourceforge.net/
http://www.twonkymedia.com/ (not free$ but quite cheap)

Probably more too.