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by Ottoman
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: x265 video decoding possible??
Replies: 24
Views: 54529

x265 video decoding possible??

It looks like x265 video encoding is gaining popularity... seeing a lot of x265 encoded videos around, and talk about it offering a lot better compression and support for ultra HD. I tried playing some video clips using Raspbmc and only the audio plays, no video. Is there any software for the Pi tha...
by Ottoman
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Playing media from a NAS on RPi
Replies: 6
Views: 4985

Re: Playing media from a NAS on RPi

What hardware do you have for the NAS? You can use an old PC, put some hard drives in it and use something like NAS4Free for FreeNAS. Those will even boot from a USB stick so you can use all the drives for storage. Then in your NAS configuration, you can use SAMBA or NFS to share files, or better ye...
by Ottoman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: HD videos not working well over NFS
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: HD videos not working well over NFS

I'm a little confused about where you are streaming from too. If you are connecting the RPi TO a network share and playing movies from it, NFS at 100Mb should be plenty. Are the movies encoded with DTS? Are you passing DTS/AC3 through to a receiver or is it decoding it real time? And are these movie...
by Ottoman
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc USB network Server
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: Raspbmc USB network Server

You mean it boots to the Confluence skin, correct? You shouldn't need to install anything. Just add the sources within XBMC. Go to videos > sources or music > sources, or system > file manager > add source. Then just point it to the network location of your shared drives.
by Ottoman
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi + home stereo + Android as remote?
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

Re: Pi + home stereo + Android as remote?

There are so many different ways to do this, MPD, minidlna, squeezeplug, even xbmc. All of these can run as media servers that you can control with any Android or iOS device. Here's a nice (but more complicated) way of doing this. http://blog.scphillips.com/2013/01/using-a-raspberry-pi-with-android-...
by Ottoman
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Server for Apple TV
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

Re: Server for Apple TV

The problem with AppleTV's is you have to have iTunes (or something emulating itunes) running on a computer in order to share media. So you can attach storage to a Raspberry Pi and run Squeezeplug (if it will do the apple sharing, not sure about that). Or you could just replace your AppleTV's with P...
by Ottoman
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Motion sensitive photo frames
Replies: 10
Views: 12806

Re: Motion sensitive photo frames

Thanks for posting. I want to do a similar project like this. How did you connect the screens to the Pi? Via HDMI? I have some LCD display's from old laptops which I wanted to make into digital photo frames, but I don't think there is any kind of adapter to connect the ribbon cable off the LCD to th...
by Ottoman
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Use an old laptop screen with Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 17669

Use an old laptop screen with Raspberry Pi?

I have an old Dell 700m laptop that I'm using for parts and it has a perfectly good display. I was hoping to use this with my RPi to make a digital picture frame, weather radar viewer, and maybe display some other information. But I don't know if it's possible to connect this to the HDMI port or som...
by Ottoman
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Xbmc media server
Replies: 4
Views: 3404

Re: Xbmc media server

I needed a lot of space and thought about 3 options: 1) Buying an external raid enclosure and filling it with drives, and connecting via USB3.0 to a pc running 24/7. 2) Buying an external raid enclosure and filling it with drives, and buying one of the new routers with a USB3.0 port and DLNA feature...

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