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Media Server

Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:50 pm

I have a few unused Raspberry PI models that are not being used for anything and a brand new Roku media player. Right now instead of having my pc on all the time just to serve media i'm using a USB stick that plugs into the side of it. What is the easiest way to use a raspberry pi with USB drive attached that I can leave on all the time instead of having my PC on?

Basically I'd like to turn my pc on every few days a dump new files onto the hard drive connected to the raspberry pi.

No need to get into detail. I can easily Google around but a point in the right direction would help.


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Re: Media Server

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:50 pm

Assuming your other computer is windows, the easiest way would be to create a samba share on the Pi that the windows PC can access and transfer files to as required.
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Re: Media Server

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:13 pm

Is the Roku DLNA capable ? I am using a SmartTV with
minidlna running on the Pi , works nicely.

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Re: Media Server

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:34 pm

Doesn't the Roku support USB storage?

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