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Media Server for a Personal Media Network

Hardware

These components are minimum specifications:
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Socket AM3 9MB 45NM 95W 2800MHZ Tray)
  • Gigabyte A880 motherboard
  • pcHDTV HD-3000 Card
  • 3TB hard drive space (USB drives fine for media transfers)
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Extremely quiet Noctua cooling fans
It is not difficult to purchase these components separately and assemble them yourselves, along with a case, cooling fans, and a DVD drive.

(See the original 2008 media server specs.)

Software

  • Samba for audio and video file serving
  • SlimServer for audio streaming
  • pchdtvr for better-than VCR HDTV recording control
  • ATSC tools that come with the HD-3000
  • DVD backup and authoring tools

Last modified on 29 Mar 2011 by AO

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