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Old 06-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #41
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Nice setup Lou. I may have to look into this!
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:30 PM   #42
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I'm using mostly Seagate GoFlex media players in the house. I bought about a dozen of them a couple years ago for under $40 a piece. They are great because you can search your entire network and not just media library. I'm also using WD media players in camper that have wifi built in and can stream music, photos, mpg's ok, but when it comes to HD video you better have full wifi signal and nothing else drawing from the router. I use a laptop with attached storage for my camper server, and use a portable drive to add new movies from home server. The setup is quite easy and my 7yr old can navigate through the whole thing. I'm looking to replacing the laptop with a desktop for better cooling and reliability. All my movies are listed alphabetically in 4 different folders and a folder for "newly added", and my daughter has her own folder of animated and kids movies.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #43
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I've officially made it through all of the kids DVDs. Here's just a smattering of all of them:



I still have to finish the grown-up DVDs and then we have a handful of complete seasons of various shows that we watch.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:49 AM   #44
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We have a lot of those same DVDs. Even the Veggietales.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #45
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The funny part about the pile of VeggieTales DVDs that we have is the fact that we are overly not-religious. It just doesn't add up.

Anyway, we've been using our Roku + WiFi Hard Drive for almost a week now exclusively. There are a few quirks with the WiFi hard drive needing to be restarted and its recaching/indexing of the content periodically, but overall it has worked quite well.

We'll see how time goes if it annoys me, works beautifully, or is good enough.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #46
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I guess to rehash this thread. I took from the original ideal, roku, seagate wireless plus (2TB) drive, anydvd, hand brake and metax. A little time consuming buts works very well. The goal is to have it available for trips and camper. I plan on having a couple of hundred movies stored. Winter project I guess to convert them all. The only problem I have seen is the movie icons don't show up when displayed in the ROKU but do on the computer. I also had an issue with no sound and discovered the ROKU has to be set to Surround sound and not stereo.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:47 PM   #47
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whitmw, I'm glad that this worked for you. My Seagate Wireless will occasionally drop the WiFi (like twice in 2 months or so).

I agree that the movie icons don't show up. Maybe in a later version of the app, it'll work.

I did find with the latest update to the Seagate Wireless app, you could send the video directly to your Roku.

Overall, I'm very happy with it. It worked well for our 3 TVs, entire DVD collection, and many hours of view time over 2 months of travel.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:26 PM   #48
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If you don't feel like compressing all of your files, KDLinks makes an excellent media player that you plug an internal HDD directly into, up to 4TB of space.

You can use MakeMKV which just rips the DVDs full sized and dumps them into an MKV file. This eliminates most of the labor involved.

The KDLinks device will play any video format known too, unless your video is corrupt this will play it.
One nice thing about it is that it has the HDMI output but also the component style outputs if you still need those.
It runs off of 12 volt as well so you can likely find a 12 volt accessory plug to plug it in with your TV.

I have a few of the WD TV Live boxes but they're not as trouble free as this unit seems to be.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:28 PM   #49
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I have well over 3k movies, all on DVD and digital files in DVD format burned onto 4 3TB external drives for the camper, and use the seagate, Sony, and have 2 WD media players. We have a total of 9 media players and three servers. The camper server is still being setup though. The two home servers have a total of 18TB and a couple of raid arrays for backup of important data. We are serious about our movies.


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I have well over 3k movies, all on DVD and digital files in DVD format burned onto 4 3TB external drives for the camper, and use the seagate, Sony, and have 2 WD media players. We have a total of 9 media players and three servers. The camper server is still being setup though. The two home servers have a total of 18TB and a couple of raid arrays for backup of important data. We are serious about our movies.


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