Excellent guide! I ran an HTPC for 8+ years using XBMC/Kodi for years which worked really well. I recently migrated to a Freenas storage server using a Plex jail for hosting content. The main reason I do this is for the benefits of ZFS storage which I have up to 24TB currently.
Plex is amazing for streaming since it can stream to pretty much any device, and since I have kids in the house I can do content filtering for certain user accounts.
I personally never used MadVR, but looks like a pretty awesome tool!
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