Monday, June 9, 2008

My network setup

I set my media network up this weekend. It rocks. Here is how I have it set up:

My main desktop is the server. I have 3 250 GB hard drives and an 80 GB. My Movies are spread out across two of the 250's, Music is on the 80, and OS + Misc is on the other 250. I have setup gnump3d so I can stream my music from anywhere in my apt. I have my movies on an NFS share, mounted on my laptop with an XP virtual machine. The mounted shares are set up as shared drives in VirtualBox so Windows Media Player 11 has access to the movies, so I may stream them on my XBox 360. Not as clean as I would like it, but it works.

All I need now is a really awesome stereo system that can take input from my laptop so I am not using my crappy laptop speakers. If anyone has had good experiences with a nice stereo system (in the $200 range), leave me a comment.

In other news, I am announcing that the Ubuntu Texas Logo contest will end on the 15th of July. You don't have to be a part of any team to participate, so feel free to be creative! Another submission was added this afternoon, so this should turn out to be a lot of fun.

Also, I am looking for a touch screen that will work with minimum configurations with Hardy. If you have any recommendations, they are much appreciated!


  1. Don't know what this will set you back in the states, but is a phenomenal small bookshelf system, which seems to be what you are after?

  2. Um. A VM to stream video via WMP 11? Isn't that a bit sub-optimal?

    Go check out Fuppes, its a pain to set up but once its running it will also transcode (WMP 11 wont do that for you ;)

    Sorry, cant answer your question about the stereo system.

  3. Uhh, latest mt-daapd supports ZeroConf and UPNP music sharing. Or you can go with gmediaserver for UPNP only. Xbox should play music and videos via UPNP.