I am planning this setup:
Network (LAN cable) -> Raspberry Pi 4 with USB attached 3.5" HDD -> Receiver via HDMI -> TV
All media and movies - in USB HDD
A cheap alternative to my noisy and not efficient HTPC.
Raspberry would run in parallel:
- Serviio: to serve movies via DLNA to other TV.
- Kodi: to play movies locally via HDMI to Receiver and TV.
Expected data bandwidth: 2x 35Mb/s FHD AVC (one via Serviio and another - local Kodi playback) = 70Mb/s total read from USB. 4K just occasional.
70Mb/s shouldn't be a problem for HDD or USB. Both can handle well above 100MB/s. But what about OS, CPU and general performance?