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Windows Want to turn my PC into Movie Server

Discussion in 'Software' started by Neoki, 1 Nov 2012.

  1. Neoki

    Neoki Minimodder

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    Hello,

    I would like to turn my PC into a movie server / Media server.

    What is the best software to do this.
     
  2. saspro

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    mymovies.dk
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    xbmc.org
     
  4. Neoki

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    Many thanks I have windows 7 Home Premium though. Will this cause any issues?

    I would like to play all my mkv files and utilize the 4tb of disk space i have
     
  5. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    If you are going to keep Windows 7 on the PC and want to use it as a media server as well, then you should be able to do it with Windows Media Centre and DLNA?

    What are you going to be playing the movies on?

    If however you want to setup a dedicated PC as a media server, XBMC is the way to go.
     
  6. Neoki

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    The pc will not be used for anything else as I have my laptop.

    It depends what the best and easiest option is.

    PC in my sig is going to be the server/storage pool.

    Laptop will be what I view the films on.
     
  7. Neoki

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    How does XBMC compare to MyMovies
     
  8. Fingers66

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    There is a simple way to do it, simply install VLC on your laptop, enable the sharing of your movies on your desktop PC and play the MKV files directly.
     
  9. Neoki

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    Hmm true or network drive i guess but I would like it to look all nice with details about the films etc.
     
  10. saspro

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    My movies does that & integrates with media centre so you can use a remote control if you wish
     
  11. dancingbear84

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    Plex is what I use. It is great. I hadn't heard of my movies but it looks interesting.
     
  12. Andy Mc

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    XBMC. Always.
     
  13. Ferino

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    Have to jump on the xbmc wagon here. Read about it in another post on here somewhere, played about with it, then within a few weeks had built a htpc for the living room just to run it. Awesome bit of software and i'm just starting to scratch the surface.
     

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