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Evire
(@evire)
Ninja

So I was looking at Strud's post about his HTCP and that made me interested. In the summer I'm gonna move into the city, and then I am gonna do a complete "rebuild" of all electric stuff in my house.
Right now I want get some help with:

1.HTPC OS
2. Ripping Blu-ray and dvds (got like 350+) (Possible to get a pic of every movie in the OS and a menu for the movie? Even if it is digital.)
3. Connecting HTPC to NAS and stream movies.

The NAS is a RadyNAS Duo. Know Stud was looking at http://xbmc.org/ but I do not know if I can use if.
Oh and if I use XBMC, is that OS in it self or more like a program I can run on a Linux?

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Topic starter Posted : 16/01/2011 6:09 am
Joe
 Joe
(@joe)
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You install an OS, then install the software ontop as I understand it.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Installing_XBMC_for_Linux

You can do it on Linux, there's a page to read. 🙂

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Posted : 16/01/2011 8:25 am
Spaiker
(@spaiker)
Ninja

Is XMBC the way to go if you want to play movies?

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Posted : 16/01/2011 10:09 am
strudinox
(@strudinox)
BOT Admin

Yes diffidently. XBMC either works on linux or windows so feel free to use what you want. What I did was added XBMC to the startup folder so it loads up when I turn the computer on.

As for ripping BluRay and DVD use DVDfab. http://www.dvdfab.com/

It rips with amazing quality. I recommend h.264 (.mkv) file. You can even do a double pass on your blurays for extra quality 😀

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Posted : 16/01/2011 10:27 am
Evire
(@evire)
Ninja

I ran XBMC on my laptop the other day, and when I browsed my NAS, it froze for 2 min and then returned back. Sometimes crashed completely. Any clue?

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Topic starter Posted : 17/01/2011 8:04 am
strudinox
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it must be something with the network. Try playing a local file and see if that works

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Posted : 17/01/2011 11:25 am
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