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Building a NAS Media Server Part One: Hardware

By Lucas Schad | | Media Centre, Tutorials

\r\n \r\n \r\n << Previous: Why? \r\n << Contents >> \r\n Next: Operating System>> \r\n \r\n \r\n \r\n Hardware \r\nYou won’t need high end hardware to create a NAS media server since it is just holding and sharing your data along with some minor tasks that usually won’t need much CPU power.\r\n Mainboard \r\nThe mainboard is the heart of our server. The more SATA ports you have, the more drives you can connect. A good choice is a Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H. It has 8 onboard SATA 6GB/s connectors. The Intel z87 chipset can only have 6 SATA controllers, so 2 of …
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How to Build a NAS Media Server

By Lucas Schad | | Media Centre, Tutorials

If you have a rapidly expanding media collection, you’ll no doubt have experienced the challenge of where and how to store it. This step-by-step guide will help you build and administrate your own NAS Media Server, starting with choosing hardware all the way to applying the finishing touches.\r\n Why build your own NAS Media Server? \r\nWhy should you build a network attached storage server instead buying one from a manufacturer? While there are a huge selection of prebuilt options are available, a custom NAS server can be much more flexible than a prebuilt system with it’s own operating system. If you’re planning …
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Building a NAS Server Part Three: Setting up your NAS

By Lucas Schad | | Media Centre, Tutorials

\r\n \r\n \r\n << Previous: Operating System \r\n << Contents >> \r\n Next: Software>> \r\n \r\n \r\n \r\n Set up your NAS Server \r\n Setup your network configuration \r\nSince you are running a server I guess you don’t want to run it in dhcp mode.\r\n $ sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces \r\nsudo will run your command with root (administrator) privileges – you have to enter your password to do this. Further informations for the sudo command.\r\n\r\nYour output should look like this\r\n # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface …
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Babylon 5 – 20 Years Since The First Season Began!

By SFJunkie | | TV

\r\n\r\nToday 20 years ago on January 26, 1994, Babylon 5 kicked off it’s first season. Almost a year before that, on February 22, 1993, the pilot The Gathering aired and it took almost a full year before Babylon 5‘s first season began. Since about 1987 Creator J.M Straczynski had the Babylon 5 universe in his head. Five or six years before anybody heard of a Narn, a Minbari or a Centauri, they were already alive in Straczynski’s mind. He and Douglas Netter tried to sell it to various networks/companies but nobody seemed interested. At the time there was not a lot of sci-fi on TV, only Star …
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Removing advertisements from the site

By Kode | | Feature Updates, Latest News, Website

We know adverts are annoying, but for websites offering free services and without a sponsor, they are a very important part of keeping that service running.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand a lot of our users already help us in other ways, so to thank them we will be giving users the ability to turn off ads if they match one of the following conditions.\r\n VIP Member \r\nReally help us out and become a VIP member, find out more on the VIP page as well as removing ads it also unlocks a load of other benefits.\r\n Moderators \r\nModerators do a hard and thankless …
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Back cover images – enhance your media with THE WHOLE COVER

By leedavies | | mediabrowser, Uncategorized

The increasingly popular MediaBrowser 3 platform has a new theme launching very soon – Aztec.  But this is no ordinary theme.\r\n\r\nFor the first time ever, you don’t just see the front covers of all the movies on your HTPC – you see the back covers too, beautifully animated.  All the detail about every movie, just like you see on a DVD or Blu Ray case.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe folks at FanArt.tv may soon be adding full cover scans – front, back and spine – to the already extensive selection of images and artwork.  Do you want to see back covers added to FanArt.tv?  Join …
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MediaBrowser and Fanart.tv working in perfect harmony!

By Cheesegeezer | | Latest News, Media Centre, mediabrowser, Movies, Music, TV

MediaBrowser has come on leaps and bounds within the last year or so. Firstly, it’s no longer confined to Windows Media Centre, it’s undergone a complete overhaul, complete recoding and opened up a world of new beginnings for the HTPC world, where the community is always listening to improve the MediaBrowser experience as a whole to the end user.\r\n\r\nOver the course of the next few weeks I will be enlightening you to more of the intricacies of MediaBrowser and what’s available.  For now,  I’d just like to give you a brief overview and how pgiywz.com and MediaBrowser help to deliver …
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Fact: From 1987 Untill 2011, Each Season, There Always Was a Sci-Fi Series Set in Space!

By SFJunkie | | TV

It’s almost unbelievable but since the year Star Trek: The Next Generation began in 1987 we were blessed with 24 seasons in a row of sci-fi set in space! Stargate Universe, which was cancelled in 2011, was the last one. As I said it began with TNG which ran till 1994. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine began it’s first season in 1993 and Babylon 5 had it’s pilot in 1993 and started in 1994 with it’s first season. Both series ended towards the millennium. Space Precinct started in 1994 and ran only one season. In 1995 Star Trek: Voyager began and in 1997 Stargate SG-1 started it’s first season. In between there of course also was Space: Above …
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Navigating Fanart.tv

By akovia | | Tutorials, Uncategorized, Website

Well you managed to find your way here. Now let’s go exploring!\r\n\r\nThis site has many faces that might not be so obvious to the uninitiated. The aim of this guide is to help you understand how everything is laid out, and how to get the most out of the site.\r\n\r\nLet’s look at the parts:\r\n The DataBase: \r\nThese pages are the core of the site and the reason you are probably here. They are also the easiest pages navigate and explore. If you’ve already read the “Getting Started” guide then you should have a basic understanding of these pages. Each media …
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Do you want better forums?

By Kode | | Latest News, Website

Our current forums are crap, we know that, you know that, everybody knows that, you can’t search, there are no formatting options, you can’t see how many people have viewed a post, which forums you have read, etc.\r\n\r\nWe have discussed it and looked long and hard, and the best solution would be a 3rd party solution called vBulletin with a wordpress -> vBulletin bridge.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately this costs money.  £220 to be… vague (prices are in dollars so depends on the exchange rate vBulletin costs $250 and the bridge $80).\r\n\r\nSo the question is, is this something you guys would like for a …
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