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#1 phi303 OFFLINE  

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:21 PM

I was looking for a low-cost solution for something that would just run 24/7 with low power consumption and ran into the NEXBOX T10. I don't need any transcoding (i think) as most my devices play media through KODI. Thoughts on the hardware? $87 seems preetty decent for a bare bones box with included hdd and windowsOS.

 

About my current setup: Library is on a NAS, livingroom's got a on-24/7-macMini running KODI; bedroom uses FireTV4K with KODI; main PC runs emby server.

 

Started emby on the PC but thought the macMini would be better since it's lower power consumption so I migraged over low and behold OSX has been a pain in the butt, the latest OSX doesn't refresh network directories without unmounting and remounting anymore so when I add new media to the NAS, emby sees it but OSX does not which results in KODI showing the episode but when played it's "missing" pain in the butt I tell you!

 

I've now since migrated the server back to my main PC and everything seems be fine but I'm still looking for a low-power, low-cost, always-running solution.

 

Related question: when I'm streaming my library through the emby app (either on my android phone, my ipad, what have you) does it transcode?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:31 PM

Hi, welcome. It depends on the media that you're playing. You can check out the wiki for the app for a list of formats that it can direct play

 

https://github.com/M...r/Wiki/wiki/iOS



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:31 PM

But in many cases, even when direct play is not possible, a simple audio-only conversion can be performed without having to convert the video.







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