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Q: Media Server Software

Hi there Firstly I would like Media Software Server to say sorry if this is in the wrong area as I am not to sure where it should be Anyway I have a average custom built pc i am using as a server to host games such as Call of Duty Unreal and lots more It also hosts a Web server For file downloading Please bare in mind this is all for local LAN use and not Media Server Software on the internet The Specs are Intel Core Duo E x GB DDR Mhz Memory ATX Tower Case With w PSU Intel G amp ICH Chipset Motherboard GB western digital SATA drive rpm Windows Ultimate Bit Now on to my question I would also like to use this as a media server for my movie and film collection I am thinking of investing in a RAID card and x Tb hard drives So i have a little redundancy I want Media Server Software to stream the media to PC s Laptops and TV s throughout my house I have the network infrastructure already setup for this The question is about software to use In the past I have used Windows Media Player and Center but these are quite limited as to what they can do I recently heard about Windows Home Server and was wondering what peoples thoughts where to this It has a decent list of useful features I would plan to use this is an virtual environment on the current server What are your thoughts on this Or my other option would be to use software like TVersity I have tried it before but didn t have much luck in the past Or can anyone recommend another way of doing this I e different software ect Anything i have missed out please ask Thanks you Spud nbsp

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hi everyone,

i have all my music and what not on my PC, but i want to stream it to my PS3. i am currently using "simple centre" the free edition BUT its very awkward as ps3's only play .mp3's whereas all my music is in .aac

i noticed the paid version of simple centre handles the encoding of songs it to whatever format you want, but id rather not buy a media centre program anyone know of any good free ones that will be able to handle the encoding automatically for me?
thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Media server software

doesnt matter ive just discovered my PS3 can handle aac and lossless now
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-media-server-software.772388/
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Hi there i've got a strange problem was hoping someone could help me Any media server software i install xmbc serviio nero media slots disabling pci-e server media software home plex on my windows system makes my pcie slots non functional and my graphics card completely undiscoverable even in my bios though there is still power going through it because the fans are running The slot and my card work until my system is rebooted after installing the software and every media server software disabling pci-e slots time i uninstall the software my graphics card works again Im thinking its doing something to the pcie slots ive tried my card in all on my mobo with the same result also tried with an older graphics card i have still with no love Ive installed latest drivers for my mobo and graphics card and that didnt work either My mobo does have onboard graphics which ive found out works so have been switching one of my monitors to that and then trying to figure out whats wrong with my pc Ive also noticed after switching to the onboard graphics if i reboot with the one monitor still connected to the onboard my graphics card is recognised and my other two monitors come on Then i can put the monitor connected to the onboard back onto my graphics card and it will work again untill i power down the system then it wont work agian when i start back up I hope that make sense I have no idea whats going on any help would be awsome my system-windows home premium motherboard- asrock professional z gpu- AMD - the other card i tried was an AMD processor- intell i k psu- enermax revolution watt ram- x GB g skill ripjaws ddr mghz

A:media server software disabling pci-e slots

Ment to mention, the media server software dosnt work after a couple of reboots either.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541006/media-server-software-disabling-pci-e-slots/
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Hi there,
i've got a strange problem for you all out there, was hoping someone might be able to help me.
Any media server software i install (xmbc, serviio, nero media home, plex) on my windows 7 system makes my graphics card non functional, its completely undiscoverable, even in my bios, though it is still running? it works until my system is rebooted and every time i uninstall any of the above software my graphics card magicaly works again.
im thinking it doing something to the pcie slot, ive tried my card in all 3 on my mobo with the same result, i dont have another pcie device to test if its my graphics card. its frekin annoying!!!!
i have no idea whats going on, any help would be amazing.

my system-
windows 7 home premium
asrock professional z77 mobo
ati 7970 graphics
intell i5 3570k processor

A:media server software interferes with graphics card

So, you have to use onboard graphics?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/media-server-software-interferes-with-graphics-card-858345.html
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well first I noticed tversity was no longer media to server/stream this tv 3d Can LG media No connect morning since longer to my working and showing up on my DLNA list so i tried to restart it but it can no longer connect to the server at all so i Can No longer connect to media server/stream media to my LG 3d tv since this morning tried using windows Can No longer connect to media server/stream media to my LG 3d tv since this morning media player Serviio Plex which is recommend Can No longer connect to media server/stream media to my LG 3d tv since this morning in the actual TV tells me to download it but until today i have never had any trouble finding anything on my TV that i had on the media server like before today the list would populate with windows media player verizon fios by cisco and tversity media server and i could always view thru there but now it doesnt even show up my PC on the TV it only shows the verizon fios and that i cant figure out how to share movies through so i try to check up on tversity and see that it maybe isnt free anymore but just this morning i was using it fine then i get home this evening reboot pc and nothing works anymore I am using windows and trying to access anything with my TV now and it just isnt working but i know NOTHING Has changed just that tversity has stopped working and i cant seem to find anything on the DLNA of the tv when i press input can someone please help me with this i have searched and searched for all kinds of things to try and fix this but it wont seem to work no matter what setting i try to change nbsp

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-no-longer-connect-to-media-server-stream-media-to-my-lg-3d-tv-since-this-morning.1058864/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/software-requires-media-player-9-i-have-media-plyr-10-wont-recognize.355604/
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There are some XP/Server) (Server for Software Browser Web cool free ware programs that you can setup to run as a server Note I ve tested them all under Firefox Browser as they will work with IE for the past - months now Web Server KF Sever this is found on the KeyFocus web site has one of the easiest to install and configure plus you can access all your documents media pictures audio from this server also Web Browser (Server Software for XP/Server) Mail Server DeskNow easy to installed and configure the best part you can try out the full pro for days then after that it converts to a free ware version Still not a bad Web Browser (Server Software for XP/Server) program for free Music Server Vibe Streamer is another good example if you want to stream all you audio files to any PC using the web browser Again this is free ware and works very well easy to setup and use Note All the programs here will work with XP Workstation Web Browser (Server Software for XP/Server) and does work on Server also KeyFocus one you can also play videos too using VLC media player optional that one is also free as well nbsp

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Thanks
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/media-server-help.158614/
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PLEASE Someone Help Me! Thanks for reading.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ra-media-server.984688/
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http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/281385-media-server-ps3.html
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Yes this involved my Playstation 3 but I felt that it belongs here since I'm asking for a software recommendation and not a question about the Playstation itself.

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A:Looking for a Media Server

Plex Media Server.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/looking-media-server-277500/
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A:Pointer to a media server?

Shoutcast and Live365 will both let you do this. Shoutcast is a free plugin that runs through winamp while live365 requires a monthly fee which will vary depending on if it's personal or business.

I'd recommend a highspeed 'net connection if you don't already have one.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pointer-to-a-media-server.356133/
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http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/54269-rdp-headless-media-server.html
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A:Building a media server

just buy the hard drives and put them in the computer u are using, this is the cheapest and u can share the drives over the network if u want.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-a-media-server.113026/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ra-media-server-nightmare.1000232/
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A:Using PS3 media server with Windows 7

I get the same problem for some reason, and some times my ps3 will be disconnected from my media server for some reason.

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A:Media Server NOT UPDATING!

Hi Jerail,

Hopefully you've found a solution by now, but if not -- have you tried completely disconnecting the server, restarting both the PS3 and your PC, and reconnecting? Also, have you installed or activated any security software on your PC since the last time your PS3 Media Server folders were updating correctly?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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A:home media server?

Read this for sharing media in Windows on local network. Access from WAN can be setup later.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/home-media-server.1090057/
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A:Media Server Bandwidth + 2k3

Where are these users connecting from? Lan or internet?
"22down and 5up", is this your bandwidth in Mbps? If so, that's the issue. Even if you have only 10 concurrent connections, that's a maximum of 0.5mbps each, a fair proportion of which isn't going to be useful payload, especially over a VPN.
If not, what is it?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-server-bandwidth-2k3.871739/
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I live in a condo with a lot of media Building a server EM interfearance and networked music server Building a media server products don t seem to work very well in this enviroment Music tends to stop and start abruptly as connections are broken and remade and it s really hard on my treasured Polk SDAs speakers not Building a media server to mention annoying So I have taken to using my laptop as a music server with a USB optical outlet So here s the deal I want a McIntosh MS- but don t want to shell out five large for it It s basically a media case hard drive mother board gig HD and software So I plan to by an nMedia BA case and get started building one my first computer build So here s the questions I want it to run cool because removing heat from the quot stereo cabinet furniture quot it will be installed in will be difficult and I dont want to hear cooling fans over the music So which processors run the coolest I suppose laptop processors but which ones are the most efficient coolest and or what spec is used to evaluate this Remember speed is not real important we re just playing music here Documentation quality is important as I m a novice I would like to conduct the heat out of this stereo cabinet furniture via some sort of heat transport device I am aware of some liquid cooling products but don t really have an appreciation of the range of products available I could see having a large aluminum cooling fin mounted underneathe the cabinet with coolant circulating through it I suspect someone sells a product for this application which work well I have seen fanless CPU s that would be perfect but they are in proprietary cases and require a well vented space The media servers have small LCD panels and knob style controls that substitute for monitors and mouse Obviously there is software available to drive these but the manufacturs are strangly quiet on the subject Where do I find this type of software Any help on any of these topics would be appreciated Dave nbsp

A:Building a media server

Well

The good news is that you wont be spending 5g's on a system. More like $1000 or less due to the fact that you dont need to buy a monitor or monster video card, unless you plan on gaming with the media center on your tv.

About the knobs and such, unless it is a high end media center case $300 or so the fuctuality of these knobs and other devices are is rather limited and basically usless. Most people that have media centers usually use a wireless keyboard and mouse, or one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=logitec+remote fancy remotes that offer a great amout of functuality in a media center.

A compact liquid cooling device is going to be your best bet for this type of application if you plan on sticking the media center into a stereo cabinet with limited ventilation. Or you can look at an option like this that is a liquid cooling system that sits outside your case like this and can easily be hidden behind your cabinets

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118111

But I still reccomend having atleast 2 case fans in your system to dispell any additional heat. These can be nearly silent. Then dont need to move much air, just give a bit of circulation.
 

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1TB NAS
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MacBook
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Thanks!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-turn-nas-into-media-server.909234/
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A:media server cant find ps3

You didn't mention which media server software you're using to stream your media to your PS3.

Try using this great and free alternative instead, it works great for me on all my computers:-

PS3 Media Server

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/239832-media-server-cant-find-ps3.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flash-media-server-and-then-some.895600/
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/564425/plex-media-server/
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Here's the requirements for MineCraft server: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Server#Server_requirements
And this: http://www.minecraftserverhosting.org/minimum-system-requirements-minecraft-servers/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/game-and-media-server.1019953/
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Bump, still looking for some advice!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-laptop-pc-to-pc-media-server.930917/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-2k-streaming-media-server.99260/
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A:help need for creating a media server

I just posted this right below there is an App for the I stuff. Not so sure about the BR player but streaming to a smart TV shouldn't be a problem. I'm beginning to wonder if anyone knows how to use the search feature anymore, this was the very first one.

Sharing with iPAD?

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A:media server problems

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-server-problems.1113900/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-server-disconnected.1010958/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-player-11-as-a-server.883063/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/65821-web-server-software.html
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http://www.ipcop.org/

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-software-is-better-for-a-web-server.911223/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/software-needs-for-nt-4-server.593698/
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A:Solved: Media Server on two networks

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-media-server-on-two-networks.1002094/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/access-to-media-server-is-not-allowed-ps3.889733/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-media-encoder-server.140605/
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53041-mysterious-universal-media-server.html
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A:Nas / server / best home media solution?

Something like this would work;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822107184&cm_re=nas-_-22-107-184-_-Product
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/nas-server-best-home-media-solution.1154359/
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A:Installing Plex media server on NAS

Wow! Surely someone knows how to install Plex Media Server on a NAS. I'm disappointed
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-plex-media-server-on-nas.1159902/
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A:Media server problem with O2 wireless box III

bump, still have the same problem, any help would be greatly appreciated
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/media-server-problem-with-o2-wireless-box-iii.957480/
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/70587-win-8-laptop-media-server-how-ensure-always.html
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A:Media server not showing folders.

Is it only me who have this problem? Or is there any fix?

http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/34744-media-server-not-showing-folders.html
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Hi Lanthus20,

Your best bet is going to be PS3 Media Server: ps3mediaserver - Project Hosting on Google Code

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A:Win 7 Firewall Will Not Permit PS3 Media Server Thru

Hello & welcome to the forum GeneralGeorge,

Sorry you didn't get a reply, but glad you got it sorted.

Good luck!

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A:Client-Server Media Streaming

Perhaps a Slingbox would work for this?

http://www.ehow.com/how_6187809_multiple-viewers-slingbox.html
http://www.slingbox.com
 

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A:installing software on my server for LAN use

It is not hard as long as you have the Corporate version of Office XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q308383

Just follow these steps, and you should be fine.
 

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A:Free FTP Server Software?

Quote:





Originally Posted by Eclipse2003


I am looking for some sort of FTP Server Software that is free. Basically, I just need something that I can set up on my Win XP Pro machine where I can have people transfer files to me without having to email them. Especially since some files are too large to email and get bounced. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions. Thanks.

Another thing to note, preferably I'd like some way where people sending me files do not have to install any type of software for themselves. Where they could just go to maybe some sort of GUI and can just log in and dump files.




I don't know of any GOOD free FTP clients. When I used to do a lot of FTP transfers I found Cute FTP to be a very user friendly program.

A friend of mine tried Smart FTP and said he liked it but he wasn't a power user. It was just a one time use.

Try googling CuteFTP and/or Smart FTP and/or 'free FTP client'. Tons of crap will come up.

Lydokane

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Why not use the Windows 7 VPN client.
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A:Security Software For A Server

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A:Fax server software recommendations

I think you may find Tobit FaxWare a good contender:
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incl. 25 users 975,00 / 1.131,00
incl. 50 users 1.975,00 / 2.291,00
(Prices in Euro, Nett / Gross)
http://developer.novell.com/success/tobit.html

Lots of UK reps all over the place:
http://club.tobit.com/FindPartnerCountry_tobit.asp?CountryID=2

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A:windows goes to sleep while the media server is streaming

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A:BSOD While Running Plex Media Server

Hello DJConan.

Update the Intel HD Graphics Driver, either from our forum link, Latest Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7, or You may get it from Intel Download Center.
Moreover, you may run the Intel (R) Driver Update Utility to auto detect the appropriate driver for your computer.

Update Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver, Get it from Realtek , the Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program, dated 2013/8/1.

Also uninstall Networx, as there is network malfunction present.

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
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I have also been getting this message not when I sign in but when I run a scan with Superantispyware instead. I posted about it in the Antivirus, Firewall Forum this morning prior to seeing this post. I am using Comodo Forewall Pro v3 latest update and although not sure for certain I believe it is something to do with Comodo.

Out of interest what Firewall are you using?.

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