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January 23, 2014 2:37:14 PM

Hey guys I nee some help building a NAS home media server solution that on a gigabit LAN. Preferably. low power, I do have parts laying around, but dont mind the lazy already done option either. Don't really care about RAID since I do regular backups.
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January 23, 2014 3:08:05 PM

How many users might access it at the same time. How many users will need video files transcoded on the fly at the same time? (ie converted from 1 resolution or codec to another while the video is being streamed)
what have you got laying around.?
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January 24, 2014 3:07:07 PM

OK I have probably a dual core and with amd hd- 5450 video card. 2 gbb of Ram. As many as 3 users can be on it at any given time. Ps3, PCs and bluray player connect to it. Don't really mind where its transcoded as long as it plays.

popatim said:
How many users might access it at the same time. How many users will need video files transcoded on the fly at the same time? (ie converted from 1 resolution or codec to another while the video is being streamed)
what have you got laying around.?


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January 25, 2014 3:24:49 PM

The live transcoding detemines if you need a very powerful cpu or not. If you want to try what you have then it will stream files 'as-is' just fine provided you have a gigabit network from the server to the router. Find a common resolution and codec the ps3 and Bd player support and save your files in one of those formats.

As for drives don't worry about performance, even a WD green/Red drive can saturate the 100-120GB/s gigabit network.
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January 27, 2014 8:18:31 PM

So would it be better if I bought a motherboard with integrated HD graphics, I do have alot of 1080p movies I don't want to have to reconvert them?
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