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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:50 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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good to know though

I use a mac server at work that has been formatted with ubuntu... OSX... worst... os... ever (after HPUX)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:43 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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OK, I bought the WDTV Live, but I have this problem: in order to connect my PC to the WDTV, I have UTP cable, but the only UTP slot in my PC is needed for connection to the internet. How can I "add" a UTP slot? Any simple solutions?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:52 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Buy a cheap 4 or 8 ports switch. A 15-20 EUR one should do the job.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:12 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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The switch is more or less a port-multiplier, right? The drawback is that I'd need more cable too. Isn't there anything like a splitter, where you put it in one port and on the other side it has two? Like I have with my TV cable?

I did a quick search, but couldn't find such a thing. Does it exist?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:31 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Slayer wrote:
The switch is more or less a port-multiplier, right?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switch

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The drawback is that I'd need more cable too.


You could buy a 2nd NIC for your PC just for connecting your new WDTV. But then you'll get some other device that needs a network connection and you'll regret not having a proper wired or wireless router or switch.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:57 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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You can buy switches on ebay for $1 :) CAT5 cables costs a couple of quid max.

http://computers.shop.ebay.com/Networki ... 86.c0.m282

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:22 am  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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I'll buy a switch and some cable and put it up. When I read back my question about the switch it indeed sounds like I don't know what it is :lol: I actually meant that it functioned as such (it does, basically). Hehe, weird post.

I'll report back later.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:09 am  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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n00b! you can buy switches on something called the "internets" now too :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:01 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Haha :lol:

What is the best setup?

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PC -> switch: WDTV and internet (switch is close to the PC and PC connects to its main port)

or

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Internet -> switch: PC and WDTV (switch is close to the router and router connects to its main port)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:23 am  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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you'd need a router not a switch for B by the sounds. It sounds like you have a modem. I'd suggest getting a router, then you don't need your pc on for shit, can buy a nas in the future, etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:38 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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What spud said. If you have B, your WDTV can connect to the internet too.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:01 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Yup, I have B and it is working and I'm one very happy guy! The WDTV is upgrading with the latest firmware as I'm posting this.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:56 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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How can I play an avi with a srt subs file on the WDTV? Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:17 am  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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A new player is coming: http://trekstor.de/de/products/detail_e ... t=8&page=3

Will cost around 100 EUR they say.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:26 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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XBMC running on Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/571
add a case and a remote control and it should be still under 100 EUR. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:26 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Interesting, but I doesn't seem to be available. You need to register and then they'll contanct you, wtf... :?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:01 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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You'll have to wait 1 or 2 months I think.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:10 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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elguaxo wrote:
XBMC running on Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/571
add a case and a remote control and it should be still under 100 EUR. 8)


I didn't think it was powerful enough, what about scene encoded 1080p @ 10mbps+ with dts, etc?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:16 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Dunno about DTS yet, but the GPU is capable of handling AVC (for example x264) @ L4.1, so even the video of an untouched bluray shouldn't be a problem.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:30 pm  Post subject: Re: Media Player - 1080p mkv, etc.
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Might be purchasing one then. I want to replace my Revo, the problem i have is storage, a mass lack of storage (i'm down to a couple of gb left). I want a NAS but not sure if i should buy or make... i want to run couchpotato, sabnzbd, sickbeard on it.

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