My HTPC setup at home!
#31
(2018-11-28, 23:37)tjay260476 Wrote: I have done it again! (Damn you Team Kodi with your news and blogs!) I saw a new shiny, there was enough wishes left on my card (read money in my bank!) and have bought a new case!

You're not the only one. The perils of drinking alcohol and surfing the web! It's a very nice case!

Will post my setup soon. Gone from full tower PC as a server and flashy full PC in specialised case as client, to a z8350 mini PC with external USB TV tuners, NAS drive and raspberry pi Kodi clients. Such a minimal setup now. Shows how far things have come!
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#32
Agreed, my first HTPC, I spent well over £700 for it, nowadays, it's a tenth of that! And with exactly the same features too!
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard Hyper-V with Ubuntu Server VM, NFS shares and MySQL
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread | Setup Ubuntu / TVH / Schedules Direct
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#33
Yes it’s amazing how cheap hardware has progressed and I do like the RPi but it can be made better.

Hopefully the next RPi will allow full bitstreaming of 8 channel full frequency audio unlike the current bottlenecked RPi. And hopefully the foundation will also see some sense in adding onboard the trivial circuit that is needed to allow CEC to boot up the RP AND putting all connectors on the rear of the unit AND having POE onboard (rather than as a silly HAT). Oh and obviously able to handle 4K video decode while we are at it Cool

If needed, the foundation can make the circuit board marginally bigger to accomodate such improvements rather than staying with the current form factor which I never quite understood...
I'm a XBMC novice :)
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#34
Oh, and I forgot to mention I like your setup and your FOSS focus Cool
I'm a XBMC novice :)
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#35
For home projects it’s FOSS all the way down, unfortunately I need to use M$ publisher and Final Cut Pro for other stuff but it does mean it forces me to be platform agnostic.

I consider being completely FOSS for work as a noble idea in IT/computer science, but if you can’t do that, (because of that ONE app!) then the next noble thing to do is become OS agnostic.

That way you have complete freedom on which program to use, with whatever restrictions (if any) are imposed on the end user; so long as the user is aware of such restrictions.

This is why I personally have little issue with Plex as an off site solution in its own sandboxed VM as it doesn’t interfere with my Kodi setup.
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard Hyper-V with Ubuntu Server VM, NFS shares and MySQL
Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
My Setup thread | Setup Ubuntu / TVH / Schedules Direct
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