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  • Ideas.

    From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to ALL on Sun Jul 16 02:15:00 2017
    It would be cool to have a small micro-computer that is operated like a Google Chromecast that had 128gb of storage where you could run a bbs from your television.


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  • From Deepthaw@VERT/DS94 to Matthew Munson on Sun Jul 16 19:03:03 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Matthew Munson to ALL on Sun Jul 16 2017 02:15 am

    It would be cool to have a small micro-computer that is operated like a Google Chromecast that had 128gb of storage where you could run a bbs from your television.

    I imagine an Intel Compute Stick could do this.

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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to Matthew Munson on Mon Jul 17 07:39:14 2017
    Hello Matthew!

    16 Jul 17 02:15, you wrote to all:

    It would be cool to have a small micro-computer that is operated like
    a Google Chromecast that had 128gb of storage where you could run a
    bbs from your television.

    Raspberry Pi?

    Shawn


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Matthew Munson on Mon Jul 17 09:36:33 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Matthew Munson to ALL on Sun Jul 16 2017 02:15 am

    It would be cool to have a small micro-computer that is operated like a Google Chromecast that had 128gb of storage where you could run a bbs from your television.

    I imagine you'd need a bluetooth mouse & keyboard.. Why not just use a laptop or something?

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon Jul 17 23:43:45 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Nightfox to Matthew Munson on Mon Jul 17 2017 09:36 am

    Re: Ideas.
    By: Matthew Munson to ALL on Sun Jul 16 2017 02:15 am

    It would be cool to have a small micro-computer that is operated like a Google Chromecast that had 128gb of storage where you could run a bbs from your television.

    I imagine you'd need a bluetooth mouse & keyboard.. Why not just use a laptop or something?

    Nightfox


    i've used kodi and plex and i have an android tv, but it was such a pain in the ass with some things, i just bought a 200 dollar laptop from walmart and i plug it in via hdmi and i have no stuttering or share issues or codec probs like i had with my android box or using plex.

    and i have a nice wireless keyboard / gamepad with a mouse tracker
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  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to NIGHTFOX on Mon Jul 17 11:24:00 2017

    I imagine you'd need a bluetooth mouse & keyboard.. Why not just use a laptop
    or something?
    heat issues and also white noise issues.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mro on Tue Jul 18 09:15:17 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Nightfox on Mon Jul 17 2017 11:43 pm

    i've used kodi and plex and i have an android tv, but it was such a pain in the ass with some things, i just bought a 200 dollar laptop from walmart and i plug it in via hdmi and i have no stuttering or share issues or codec probs like i had with my android box or using plex.

    I've been using Plex and I've rarely had a problem with it. I think just once it said the TV couldn't display the file format, but it said I could enable transcoding on the Plex server to get around that. On one TV, Plex has had problems displaying photos, but on our other TV it works fine.. Overall though I've mainly used Plex for movies & TV shows and haven't had much of an issue with it.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Matthew Munson on Tue Jul 18 23:09:14 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Matthew Munson to NIGHTFOX on Mon Jul 17 2017 11:24 am


    I imagine you'd need a bluetooth mouse & keyboard.. Why not just use a laptop
    or something?
    heat issues and also white noise issues.


    white noise issue? wtf
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tue Jul 18 23:10:13 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Nightfox to Mro on Tue Jul 18 2017 09:15 am

    I've been using Plex and I've rarely had a problem with it. I think just once it said the TV couldn't display the file format, but it said I could enable transcoding on the Plex server to get around that. On one TV, Plex has had problems displaying photos, but on our other TV it works fine.. Overall though I've mainly used Plex for movies & TV shows and haven't had much of an issue with it.


    plex has a lot of problems, kodi is better.


    right now i'm using a laptop with hdmi input to the tv so got no problems at all and i prefer it.
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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Nightfox on Tue Jul 18 21:31:49 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Nightfox to Mro on Tue Jul 18 2017 09:15 am

    i've used kodi and plex and i have an android tv, but it was such a
    I've been using Plex and I've rarely had a problem with it. I think just once it said the TV couldn't display the file format, but it said I could enable transcoding on the Plex server to get around that. On one TV, Plex has had problems displaying photos, but on our other TV it works fine..

    I have been using plex for 2 years now, had 3 tv's streaming movies all at the same time with no issues, my router has tri band.
    I run plex on an acer N281G thin client eith 4GB mem and 1.8Mhz atom cpu.
    been running almost non stop for 2 years.

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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Mro on Wed Jul 19 10:39:34 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Matthew Munson on Tue Jul 18 2017 23:09:14

    heat issues and also white noise issues.


    white noise issue? wtf

    I was thinking the same myself.. Ive kinda dove into this thread halfway through but are you speaking of digital video/audio?

    one has no white noise with DVA, it's either fully there or not, maybe I should had paid more attention to the thread. the only way you will hear "white noise" on a digital channel is to listen to it on an analog device and either get far enough away from the broadcast tower that the broadcast starts fading (The digital video would be completely gone or buffering at this time) or if the digital broadcast just stop.. thats the only "white noise" that would be heard. any digital and most analog devices would just squelch that out.



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mro on Wed Jul 19 09:37:19 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Nightfox on Tue Jul 18 2017 11:10 pm

    plex has a lot of problems, kodi is better.

    right now i'm using a laptop with hdmi input to the tv so got no problems at all and i prefer it.

    Plex has worked fairly well for me for the most part.. I can plug in a laptop, but I'd rather not get the laptop out whenver I want to watch something on the TV. Plex works well enough for me that it's easier to just use Plex.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn on Wed Jul 19 16:23:50 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Denn to Nightfox on Tue Jul 18 2017 09:31 pm

    the same time with no issues, my router has tri band.
    I run plex on an acer N281G thin client eith 4GB mem and 1.8Mhz atom cpu. been running almost non stop for 2 years.


    so you just view SD stuff, eh?
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Jul 19 16:25:01 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Nightfox to Mro on Wed Jul 19 2017 09:37 am

    Plex has worked fairly well for me for the most part.. I can plug in a laptop, but I'd rather not get the laptop out whenver I want to watch something on the TV. Plex works well enough for me that it's easier to just use Plex.


    i leave it plugged in under the tv and i switch source with the remote and then use my little controller and i'm watching high def vid with vlc.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to KK4QBN on Wed Jul 19 22:31:00 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: KK4QBN to Mro on Wed Jul 19 2017 10:39 am

    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Matthew Munson on Tue Jul 18 2017 23:09:14

    heat issues and also white noise issues.


    white noise issue? wtf

    I was thinking the same myself.. Ive kinda dove into this thread halfway through but are you speaking of digital video/audio?

    My guess was that the OP was referring to fan noise.

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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Mro on Wed Jul 19 22:29:09 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Denn on Wed Jul 19 2017 04:23 pm

    the same time with no issues, my router has tri band.
    I run plex on an acer N281G thin client eith 4GB mem and 1.8Mhz atom
    cpu. been running almost non stop for 2 years.


    so you just view SD stuff, eh?


    I rip my movies to 720 no high def that takes up to much HD space.

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn on Thu Jul 20 19:09:27 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Denn to Mro on Wed Jul 19 2017 10:29 pm

    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Denn on Wed Jul 19 2017 04:23 pm

    the same time with no issues, my router has tri band.
    I run plex on an acer N281G thin client eith 4GB mem and 1.8Mhz atom
    cpu. been running almost non stop for 2 years.


    so you just view SD stuff, eh?


    I rip my movies to 720 no high def that takes up to much HD space.



    how about hevc? can it handle that?
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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Mro on Thu Jul 20 21:31:32 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Denn on Thu Jul 20 2017 07:09 pm

    I run plex on an acer N281G thin client eith 4GB mem and 1.8Mhz
    atom cpu. been running almost non stop for 2 years.


    so you just view SD stuff, eh?


    I rip my movies to 720 no high def that takes up to much HD space.



    how about hevc? can it handle that?
    how about hevc? can it handle that?

    yes I rip to either MKV or h.264

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mro on Fri Jul 21 12:48:55 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Denn on Wed Jul 19 2017 04:23 pm

    I run plex on an acer N281G thin client eith 4GB mem and 1.8Mhz atom
    cpu. been running almost non stop for 2 years.

    so you just view SD stuff, eh?

    IMO, SD stuff still looks okay on a HD TV. I imagine the upscaling algorithms do some things to try to make the image look better. You can tell it's SD vs. HD, but I've played some SD shows with Plex that were ripped from DVDs that look decent on a HD TV.

    Nightfox

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Sat Jul 22 08:46:00 2017
    Nightfox wrote to Mro <=-

    IMO, SD stuff still looks okay on a HD TV. I imagine the upscaling algorithms do some things to try to make the image look better. You
    can tell it's SD vs. HD, but I've played some SD shows with Plex that
    were ripped from DVDs that look decent on a HD TV.

    Yeah, DVDs, especially when played on a Blu-Ray player look quite reasonable on a large screen HDTV. Sure, not quite as crisp as a Blu-Ray, but more than acceptable.


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn on Fri Jul 21 21:53:32 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Denn to Mro on Thu Jul 20 2017 09:31 pm

    how about hevc? can it handle that?

    yes I rip to either MKV or h.264


    no i mean can you view hevc h265 with that low end computer
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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Mro on Fri Jul 21 23:10:38 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Denn on Fri Jul 21 2017 09:53 pm

    how about hevc? can it handle that?

    yes I rip to either MKV or h.264


    no i mean can you view hevc h265 with that low end computer

    I don't view anything on the computer besides windows and the plex browser, I use Roku plex app on my roku tv.
    the plex app does h.264 but not h.265,

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Denn on Sun Jul 23 12:44:57 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Denn to Mro on Fri Jul 21 2017 11:10 pm

    Re: Ideas.
    By: Mro to Denn on Fri Jul 21 2017 09:53 pm

    how about hevc? can it handle that?

    yes I rip to either MKV or h.264


    no i mean can you view hevc h265 with that low end computer

    I don't view anything on the computer besides windows and the plex browser, I use Roku plex app on my roku tv.
    the plex app does h.264 but not h.265,



    yes, but you have plex installed on that low end computer and it transcodes/or streams the videos.

    you should be able to do h265 if the tv supports it. ours didnt which is why i went and got the android box which could decode it and later i just used the laptop.
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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Digital Man on Fri Jul 28 16:48:29 2017
    Re: Ideas.
    By: Digital Man to KK4QBN on Wed Jul 19 2017 22:31:00

    I was thinking the same myself.. Ive kinda dove into this thread
    halfway through but are you speaking of digital video/audio?

    My guess was that the OP was referring to fan noise.

    Ah, ok.

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