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I have a problem with delivery quantities of videos throughout the school where I work in Thailand. Frankly, internet here is permanently miserable and unreliable, so YouTube, as great as it is, is not a practical option. So I came up with the 'clever' idea downloading my youtube videos using keepvid.com, or bittorrent. I installed Plex Media Server on one machine, and the Plex Media Centre on all the desktops, and some laptops. For the most part it works great, but there's a definite limit to how many machines the server can cope with, if I try to run too many machines at once then some will crash. This is especially a problem when I have the preschool group in the classroom with up to a dozen kids watching videos.

Is there a better media centre that can cope with larger numbers of machines? I have other teachers interested in using this system for delivering their videos to their classes as well.

Thanks in advance, David.

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Why not just buy better hardware? –  soandos Jan 24 '13 at 3:13
    
are you happy to donate the funds necessary to do that??? –  David Moody Jan 28 '13 at 1:05
    
No, but I you should consider the max amount of information that a machine can reasonably pump out in your process –  soandos Jan 28 '13 at 2:32
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