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Streaming from home server to Smart TV

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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:13 PM

Hi all,


I have a home server that is pretty much switched on all the time with a fair few movies on it that are shared.

I am looking for a decent and reliable way to make these available on my Smart TV. I have been using Universal Media Server that seems to run pretty well, does anyone have any other recommendations for a better solution as this sometimes crashes!


I have been thinking of getting KODI but does this have anything server side that needs installing? I know the TV would probably not work for this and I would need a Rasberry Pi or something else to use this with the TV.


How does decoding work also? At the moment with Universal Media Server I have not really looked into it, i take it the majority of the decoding is done at server end? Is this the same with the Pi if i got one of those?


If someone could explain this and offer any recommendations that would be great!


Thanks! :) 

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#2 tuna1000


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:13 PM

Hi David, I use Servio. It seems to work really good for watching movies and other media including listening to music and such.

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