old desktop

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by gilaet, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    I've got an old desktop that I'm thinking of using as a linux-based media server.
    Any suggestions?
    Besides shoving it up my ass.
     
  2. Nantrax

    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    28,041
    Likes Received:
    891
    How did you know I would answer that? :nocheer:
     
  3. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    This ain't my first rodeo.
     
    Nantrax likes this.
  4. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,699
    so let me know when you pull it outta your ass
     
    Shedding Skin likes this.
  5. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    41,378
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,408
    Likes Received:
    29,533
    why not? it works. every so often there is an article in linux journal about setting them up as a NAS.
     
  6. Neesie

    Neesie Princess Parliaments VIP

    Reputations:
    191,758
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    84,772
    Likes Received:
    19,658
    Cram it up your rectum.
     
  7. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    Looking more for software suggestions.
    I'm gonna hard line it to the router.
     
    DrivenByDemons likes this.
  8. Neesie

    Neesie Princess Parliaments VIP

    Reputations:
    191,758
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    84,772
    Likes Received:
    19,658
    Jpeg it
     
  9. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    41,378
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,408
    Likes Received:
    29,533
    yeah i would skip wireless. in my apt the wifi signal is regularly swamped by the neighbors so my servers are wired directly. wireless is fine for the clients tho
     
  10. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    I hope your charcoal burns out. :neener:
     
  11. Neesie

    Neesie Princess Parliaments VIP

    Reputations:
    191,758
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    84,772
    Likes Received:
    19,658
    [​IMG]
     
    gilaet likes this.
  12. zhukov

    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

    Reputations:
    41,576
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    35,823
    Likes Received:
    18,755
    how powerful are the floppy drives?
     
  13. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    I need something that can be accessed by pc's, consoles, mobiles to play mp3/mp4/avi/mkv
     
    DrivenByDemons likes this.
  14. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    41,378
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,408
    Likes Received:
    29,533
    client access is fine via a wifi ap, but i would connect the server to the router by wire.
     
  15. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    41,378
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,408
    Likes Received:
    29,533
    IMSI 8" floppies?
     
  16. zhukov

    zhukov Time Traveler VIP

    Reputations:
    41,576
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    35,823
    Likes Received:
    18,755
    yeah, the turbocharged ones
     
  17. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    definitely wired for server
    but I need software that can convert and play mkv and other file extensions for clients that don't support them
     
    DrivenByDemons likes this.
  18. jdwhatever

    jdwhatever Fesh Gold

    Reputations:
    34,493
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    170,929
    Likes Received:
    16,969
    I don't know.
     
  19. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    22,783
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    73,774
    Likes Received:
    47,461
    Emby.media

    You are welcome.
     
    gilaet likes this.
  20. gilaet

    gilaet underwear warrior Staff Member

    Reputations:
    56,266
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    100,796
    Likes Received:
    37,194
    I should have just pm'd DBD. :facepalm: