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are there any downside if I threw MBS on a VM? I'm about to put together a server around an X3440 Xeon. The main purpose is to use this box as a NAS with a raid 5 or 10 to store my valuable photos and videos. But I think that's a lot of hardware and money to just use the box as a NAS. If I can make it a multipurpose unit it'll be perfect. if I'm going to be doing a full NAS OS like FreeNas or similar but if I did that, I wouldn't be able to have MBS so my only choice is to go with Windows Server or Windows 7/8 and just share my files. But I would still need redundancy for certain files but not all.
Yes often times we direct stream the file through the server api, which as far as the client is concerned is identical to file playback through the LAN. Then other times we just do a container swap, keeping the audio/video in their original forms but just changing the container from say, mkv to mp4. These techniques are cheap and will scale to a large number of people easily.