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Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« on: January 18, 2009, 01:50:09 PM »
So I am looking for something like a Squeezebox for movies. I want to be able to stream movies from my hard drive to my TV. 
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



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Re: Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 10:49:09 AM »
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Re: Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 03:43:54 PM »
I think you can use apple tv for that.
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Re: Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 09:03:44 PM »
I think you can use apple tv for that.


from http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html

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Video formats supported

H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels, 640 by 480 pixels, 720 by 480 pixels (anamorphic), or high-definition 720p

MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

So not a very good coice for existing libraries or libraries of real HD content.  It was pretty much designed to only stream highly compressed content from the apple store.  It doesn't seem to support MPEG2 and the H.264 decoding is only supported for low bit rate streams.  So anything you get from ATSC or DVD can not be played without first converting to h.264

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Re: Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 09:18:48 PM »
I forgot to ask, are you looking for an off the shelf solution or are you willing to build something?

If you have a PS3, there are several UPnP AV server applications that will stream content off of your hard drive.  XBMC is good and will run on your PC or Linux box serving content.
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Re: Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 01:09:46 PM »
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Re: Best way to stream digital movies from my Hdd to my TV?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 09:01:58 AM »
Looks like I may need to go wired, I am not seeing many positive reviews for the wireless systems out there.
I know you like, tape for people's approval and stuff, and wave your tapes around like they're your dick...  but even you can't actually think section tapes from philips sound good.  



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Preamps: Grace Lunatec V2, Shure FP24
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Old rig: Recording: AKG C34 & AKG CK1X or CK2X > MK46 > 460 > Aeta Mix2000 > Sound Devices 702

Playback: Thorens TD125, Denon DVD-2900> Bel Canto DAC-1 > Audible Illusions 3B > Rogue Atlas >ZU Wax Shotgun> Hyperion 938
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