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!