Linux My Budget Media Server...
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Alas, the Acer Revo died.  Well the power supply did.  I guess running the PC and 5 external HDDs 365 days of the year got the better of it.  I can get a new one for £12 but decided to upgrade a bit.  I am now using a Acer Aspire X3400 I saved from the skip.  It has 9 USB 2.0 sockets and I eSATA socket so I can hook up 10 external drives.  It also has a 640 GB internally with 500GB free once the OS and Music files have been added.  It has 4GB of DDR3 ram too.

It runs Xubuntu Core 18.04, as before, everything is shared using NFS and MySQL manages the DB.  I am also running get_iplayer as a PVR using Cron.  So it will download BBC shows and podcasts direct to the relevant folders which get automatically added to my library using a Google Home routine.

It does use much more power than the Revo, but it is way much faster to respond and I can hookup twice as many drives.
HTPCs: RPI 2B & 3B+ running LibreELEC 9.x.x
Control: Google Home + Broadlink RM Mini 3 + OSMC Remote
Audio: Pioneer VSX-819HK & S-HS 100 5.1 Speakers
Server: Acer ASX3400, 3GB RAM, 7.75TB, Xubuntu 18.04, NFS, MySQL
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My Budget Media Server... - by speedwell68 - 2016-05-18, 22:42
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by MadsDK - 2016-06-28, 08:37
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2016-06-28, 08:49
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by piotrasd - 2016-07-13, 19:10
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-02-09, 03:29
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-09-16, 22:24
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by Karellen - 2017-09-18, 12:24
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-09-19, 09:15
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-10-23, 23:28
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by nickr - 2017-10-30, 04:35
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by Klojum - 2018-05-14, 08:13
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by tjay260476 - 2018-05-17, 01:04
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by guardianin - 2018-05-17, 09:42
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by tjay260476 - 2018-05-20, 04:33
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by tjay260476 - 2018-11-15, 02:26
RE: My Budget Media Server... - by speedwell68 - 2019-09-10, 11:29


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