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    Need Advice on how to stream music & videos to my xbox

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    I use Tversity at the moment to stream media files to my xbox, but this menas i have to keep my laptop switched on, is there anyway i can stream my home media onto my xbox & wireless dab radio (for which i use jamcast) without having to switch my laptop on, i.e can an online secure server be created? or a home server on the3 cheap, i have an external hd, if that helps Thank you in advance.

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    There's no way of streaming media to your xbox without having your laptop switched on (I'm presuming thats where the media is).

    Why don't you just connect the HD directly to the xbox and play the files from that (presume there may be some hi-def stuff?)

    Gimme;7421714

    There's no way of streaming media to your xbox without having your laptop … There's no way of streaming media to your xbox without having your laptop switched on (I'm presuming thats where the media is).Why don't you just connect the HD directly to the xbox and play the files from that (presume there may be some hi-def stuff?)



    There are many ways, e.g. a good NAS would do the job (and much more), just not cheaply :thumbsup:

    any old pc, cheap as chips, linux + int/ext HD will do the job perfectly

    if i ruled the world...............

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    megalomaniac;7421759

    There are many ways, e.g. a good NAS would do the job (and much more), … There are many ways, e.g. a good NAS would do the job (and much more), just not cheaply :thumbsup:



    now ive heard about this NAS, is it the NAS slug?? i have a lynksys router which would be compatible i understand.

    Roccostan;7422493

    now ive heard about this NAS, is it the NAS slug?? i have a lynksys … now ive heard about this NAS, is it the NAS slug?? i have a lynksys router which would be compatible i understand.



    Network Attached Storage e.g. synology.com/enu…php, qnap.com/Pro…asp, netgear.co.uk/hom…ome

    Most have many of the features of a full blown server but much lower power consumption and smaller form factor.

    Personally I'd recommend Synology, something like the DS210j synology.com/enu…php should meet your needs. I'd be looking at a dual bay for the RAID redundancy, you don't want to lose all your media if a HDD goes tits up.

    EDIT: there's a good NAS section on AVForums and some good info here: smallnetbuilder.com/nas/

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    thanks for all this, a lot to digest, will read it, the slugs are selling for £40 on fleabay,

    Slug as a media server info here: smallnetbuilder.com/nas…pt6 but they are over 5 years old now so performance wont be great.
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