A Media Server is a computer that stores and distributes different forms of media, often video. Use this tag for any questions about how to set up and use the Pi as a media-server.

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Hosting NAS, a sql database, and streaming to chromecast all over a home network

First of all sorry if this isn't the right type of question for here, but I didn't know where else to ask. I have raspberry pi that I've worked with before (although not that extensively) but I'll ...
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Access external HD formatted as Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) from Windows PC

Hi Knowledgeable Interneters! This question has probably been answered somewhere before but i'm an RPi noob and apparently can't figure out the right search terms to find what i'm looking for. I've ...
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Openelec doesn't see dlna server

I have two raspberry pis. One runs XBMC under RaspBMC, the other runs XBMC under openelec 4.0. Both work fine with a pvr client (NPVR), but the openelec pi cannot see my minidlna music server as a ...
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Use GPIO to turn on external hard drive ONLY when needed

I have a Pi that is set-up with miniDlna for playing media to my tv and a samba server for a NAS set-up. My pi is connected to an external hard-drive that is actually just a hard drive enclosure; it ...
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For media streaming, is WiFi on Raspberry Pi compulsory?

I will connect ethernet cable from my modem+router to Raspberry Pi. And I will connect external HDDs etc to RPi via a powered USB hub. Now if I want to stream media from the connected HDD, does the ...
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XBMC Performance

I want to transform my PI into a media center with XBMC. Should I use an SD class 10 card or a USB stick to get the best performance out of it?
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MiniDLNA performance issue

I've set up my Pi with minidlna. My PS3 sees it and I can play media files of most sort. There are a few minor performance issues though. Playing video is sometimes a bit choppy (which I can live ...
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Speed up samba media performance

I have my RPi media server setup using an external HDD mounted using ntfs-3g (ntfs formatted needs to mount on windows) and Samba to share the drive in the network. Currently, I have 1 client (MacBook ...
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Mythbackend on a Pi

Is it possible & practical to run mythbackend on a Pi? I have a dual network tuner (HDHomeRun), so the maximum workload would be recording two HD streams. Ideally, I would love to have a single ...
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Can you make a high-power NAS from a Raspberry Pi?

I am completely new to Raspberry Pi, and don't know a lot about it. My knowledge on hardware, software and programming (except for basic Python) is also very limited. However, I read you can make a ...
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Why can't OMXplayer display streamed movies well?

I am running a comparison on a 720p HD video of running it directly: omxplayer Shame.mkv and off of a vlc server configured like so: new channel1 broadcast enabled setup channel1 input ...
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Mounting afp shares as non-interactive user

I am trying to run a music streaming server (squeezebox) on my rPi running raspbian from a network volume mounted with the afp protocol. The disk lives on an Apple Time Capsule. (I have seen thread ...
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RaspBMC not Samba sharing

I have 2 Pis. One a headless webserver running Raspbian and the other running RaspBMC. The Raspbian Pi happily shares out with Samba, but despite being able to see the RaspBMC Pi, I cannot get to the ...
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How to Stream Media from Raspberry Pi to iphone/ipad/android?

I've just recently bought a Raspberry Pi with a preinstalled Raspbian 16gb SD Card. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble installing stuff on it, as sometimes the mouse+keyboard combo doesn't work with ...
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Power USB Hub from “Mains to USB” adapter

I'm thinking of building myself a small media center using a RasPi, but 2 USB ports doesn't seem enough to me. So I will need a USB Hub. I still don't know exactly what devices will be plugged on it ...
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Raspbmc UI flickering, virtually unusable

I just got Raspbmc up and running on my TV...except that it is flickering like crazy. It's flickering so bad, the skin almost looks like complete noise. I can make out the text in the menus, and ...
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Create a connected speaker with a Pi without a hard drive?

I would like to build some "connected speakers" with a Raspberry Pi and an amplifier attached to standard hi-fi speakers (the ones I have have 4 ohms of impedance, about 50W, but I don't need the full ...
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Prioritizing I/O for media playback

I have noticed that I cannot possibly play back a 1080p video from XBMC while something else is going on, e.g. a Samba transfer. Is there a simple way to set up my Raspberry Pi server (or just XBMC) ...
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Should I buy a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I'm looking for a tiny computer that allows me to create my own media center, but also allows me to code something with it. Should I buy a RPi or are there alternatives?
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How to make shairport play nicely with mpd?

Building a media server on the Pi using MPD it would be nice id shairport could be used to override the currently running mpd stream just like it does not AppleTV. To do that, I'm trying to use the ...
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How can I share videos to my AppleTV using the Raspi?

Currently I am using my AppleTV together with my iTunes library on my Mac. That's fine, but it would be even better if I could use my Raspi to serve the media. I could just mount a share from the ...
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XBMC Rasberry Pi Media Center w/ Harddrive?

My parents have been looking for a small/portable media center. They have a wireless router and an old problematic dell personal computer. I have a ton of movies that my parents would like to be able ...
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Is it possibly to have my pi play videos stored on my external hard drive?

im very new to all this, and i want to know if its possibly to have my raspberry pi play movies and such that i have stored on a WD My passport 500GB External Hard Drive. ive mounted the hard drive i ...
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Video server for PS3

I am totally new to Raspberry Pi, and media servers - I do have experience with Debian command line though. Is it possible to make a Raspberry Pi have a local folder that can be shared as some sort ...
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Looking for a low-power, low-footprint WiFi solution

I am working on turning my Pi into a "Car-puter," and will be using one of the Pi-specific XBMC images (Xbian, Raspbian, perhaps OpenELEC). I would like to use the XBMC Android Remote app to be able ...
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Trying to connect to shairplay from itunes

I have successfully connected to shairplay on windows from ITunes on a MacBook Air. I have compiled and installed shairport on the PI and ran it as a service. But even after restarting the MacBook, I ...
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Playing around with servers

I want to get some hands on knowledge with linux servers (sine the last internship I applied for, required some experience with linux servers, but I had none), and I'm wondering if the RPi would give ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi be used as a media center?

I am looking for a simple solution to play videos and music stored on my NAS. I've found the Raspberry Pi and projects like OpenElec and RaspBMC which will run XMBC on the board. My problem is that ...
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What DLNA media server supports the most file formats?

What is the best DLNA server to use on an Raspberry Pi with support for the most file formats? I tried Logitech Media Server and MiniDLNA and both seem incapable of serving media in an AVI container. ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi handle Serviio? If not, is there something equivalent that will work?

Currently I have Serviio running on my computer to serve media files to our TV. I'd like to run this from my Pi instead, is this going to work? If not, is there another application that's comparable ...
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Can I stream 1080p video from the Pi?

We all know the Pi can play 1080p video no problem, but is it fast enough to act as the basis for a file server that can stream 1080p video over its wired network connection? I'm thinking of using ...
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How do I run a media server?

I want to be able to serve files from my external hard drive through my Raspberry Pi to my network. Essentially using the Raspberry Pi as a network interface for my External Hard Drive, and allowing ...