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What's the exact difference between storage sharing, ftp server and media server? (tp-link router)

Can someone properly explain? As I can understand in all three cases you just connect usb hdd to router and.. What's the exact difference between 'em? I did search it in google but with no success. ...
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How do I stream my iTunes playlists through Twonky Media Server?

I have a NAS (WD MyBook Live) shipped with Twonky Media Server 5.1.9 who actually works pretty well, but it doesn't show my iTunes (10.7) playlists (the iTunes library is stored on it, under the ...
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Setting up home media network and syncing with various devices

I am a bit inexperienced with this and all the guides I've been reading online seem to have confused/mixed terminology. I have a projector connected to Wd tv play which is just a tv gadget that ...
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Philips TV constantly disconnects?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask because it might turn that it's a TV problem but... So at home I have a Xubuntu 12.10 machine which has a PlexMediaServer installed. A Philips 5500 TV ...
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Looking into building a media-server [closed]

I have a Synology DS213, which I have recently discovered cannot transcode on the fly. As a results I was thinking about converting an old computer into a server I could access anywhere. I've never ...
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Linux: Access Android content via USB

I have Desktop-pc: Linux Mint 13, Phone: Sony Xperia V running android 4.1.2 From my desktop I want to access pictures, videos etc. on the phone. I have enabled the "Media server" on the phone, but ...
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What is a cost effective way to set up a media server? [closed]

What I'm wanting to do: I would like to have a hard drive designated to share my media over my wifi. I have room mates that might want/need some media that I have on my hard drive at any given time ...
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Why are WMP playlists incomplete when streamed over network?

My DLNA receiver (Marantz 1602) does not display all items from my Windows Media Player (v12.0.7601.17514) playlists. Some playlists show all, some show only a few, some show none. This applies to ...
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How would I configure a music server that allows remote management of files?

There are lots of music servers/solutions that take a media player, or an existing music library, and serve it to remote clients. Most of them are read-only: you manage the media files on the server ...
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PC not listing video and audio from media server

I have set up a small media server PC, and I have configured my windows media player to stream to other devices, I am able to pick up the server on the network from another PC, but for some reason, ...
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Can I change the image associated with my computer when it's sharing as a media server?

I currently have my computer setup to share its videos, music, and pictures as a media server so I can easily access all of my stuff from my PS3 and play it on my TV (since I can't connect my computer ...
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Mountable online storage using SpiderOak with no syncing

I have a Linux VPS that I would like to turn into a media server. Like most cheap VPS's, it has a fairly small storage capacity. What I would like to do is attach the box to an online backup system ...
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DLNA hardware player paired with router

I have a powerfull router (ASUS RT-N66) with built-in DLNA server (minidlna) with no transcoding functionality. My Philips TV could play about 60-70% files directly from router's DLNA server. So I ...
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can I stream some .WMV file from a linux box using a media server and play it on a windows one?

If I have a windows-only file and want to stream it to windows media player for example, can I do so from a linux media server? Does it depend on the media server software used or is it not possible ...
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What media server can stream (transcode) video to my television yet retain surround sound?

As is often the case, in writing this question I found my answer. Posted below to aid others. New and different answers are more than welcome. My television is a Network Media Device (NMD) and thus ...
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ps3mediaserver: Network error when seeking 720p or greater video

For three years there's been a known issue in ps3mediaserver. Seeking, or trying to use the go to feature, on a video that has a vertical resolution of 720 or greater (i.e. hi-def) causes an error: ...
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OS Recommendation for home server [closed]

I have a fairly straightforward list of needs and wants from a server OS, and so far haven't found anything I'm truly happy with. I'm looking for: An OS that will run on my x64 CPU, 4GB RAM, 120GB ...
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How to establish a LAN connection with 1 modem, 1 wireless modem, and 1 wireless router?

So here's the situation: I've got my desktop computer downstairs which is connected directly into my new wireless modem that my ISP gave me. Upstairs, I have my TV and my PS3 which is connected ...
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Performance of WD green drives in RAID vs. IDE drives

My server running Windows 7 is dying. I currently have a 20gb IDE drive for the OS, two ide 500gb drives striped for data, and two SATA 1tb drives striped for disk images of my other computers. The ...
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Recommended media server software for FreeBSD for UPnP/DLNA [closed]

The list of media servers on Wikipedia is a bit overwhelming and I've had experience with firefly not being well maintained with regards to keeping up with newer standards. My specific need is being ...
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Control media on PlayStation 3 from a PC?

I have the following: PC PlayStation 3 hooked up to a receiver and speakers Currently I can set up a media server on my PC and choose songs on the PS3 to play. However, I'd like to be able to ...
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Good DLNA Server for Logitech Revue with DVD-ISO support?

I'm looking for a good DLNA server to serve my media files on Linux to a Logitech Revue on the same network. I'm currently using minidlna which works great without a hitch, but it lacks support for ...
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Streaming solution for video and audio

I have some usb disks attached to my home-made router (ArchLinux) and I'm wondering what I could use to stream both different video and audio, to different nodes within the LAN, at the same time, from ...
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Sharing a Windows 7 music library with a Mac?

I'm running a file server with Windows 7 on it. It does SMB (somewhat unreliably) and media sharing with Homegroup. It serves a music collection using both these methods, but I'm not sure how to go ...
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Codec and format problems with DLNA Server

I use the Windows build in DLNA server controlled with the Windows Media Player under Windows Vista. This is working. The problem is that the Sony Bravia TV does not list all videos which I have ...
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Recommendations for a DLNA media server on Windows Vista? [closed]

Which software software can you recommended to run a DLNA media server on Windows? I am using Windows Vista. It can be open source or commercial software. I want see videos with the TV device that ...
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PS3 cannot find Tversity Media Server after new router install

I just replaced my Belkin Router with a new Belkin router (N150). After configuration, I have my PS3 and my PC both showing up as DHCP clients. Both can reach the internet as well. I can ping the PS3 ...
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Problems using PC as a media server with PS3

I recently got a PS3 and decided to take advantage of the fact that it can be used to stream movies by making my PC a media server. I've done this in the past with the same router I have now before I ...
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iTunes media collection on the network

So, my movies and music collection keeps expanding, and it seems to make more sense to move all media from my Macbook to a separate media server (especially if I am to get an SSD). But it seems that ...
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Malware Defense Shows Up in PlayOn Settings/Logs Although System Has Been Thoroughly Cleaned

I was hit really hard by some nasty malware: Malware Defense. I was doing something I should not have been doing when I got it (surfing Pirate Bay for TV shows). It locked up my system and I had to ...
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Linux DLNA Server

I have just recently set up a DLNA server on my GNU/Linux desktop at home. I am using PS3 Media Server to do the job. I like it a lot so far, but I was curious about whether or not it is the best ...
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How do I set up my Ubuntu desktop as a media server/stereo system?

I have a laptop. I carry it around to different places and use it. I have nice speakers. I do not carry them around to different places. I have a desktop computer. I do not carry it around to ...
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Media Streamer / Media Server solution for watching ripped dvd's on my TV

I'm new to the concept of media streaming. What I want to do, is backup my DVD's to a central network attached storage unit, and then have these viewed on a unit, which is connected to my tv. What ...
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Linux MPD player alternatives for a network music server / player

I'll keep it short: are there any reasonable alternatives to MPD as a remotely controlled music player? It should be controllable over the network and not require X server to run.
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How do you store Digital Media

This is, in my opinion, a massive problem and one that the companies selling digital media will need to address at some point. I would quite like to be able to subscribe to programs, ala iTunes ...
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Idiots Guide to Setting Up Myth TV?

I want to build a MythTV back end. I don't want to compile things if I can help it, and I'd like to know what hardware will work with the cable system in the US. Are there any guides to building a ...
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Is there good free media server for OS X to stream movies to an XBox 360? [closed]

I have a mac mini running OS X 10.5 that is filled with movies and I am looking for a good way to stream them to and Xbox 360? Anyone have any suggestions for a media server (UPnP) for mac?