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LinuxMCE for Hostel
« on: June 02, 2010, 06:16:46 pm »
Hi Friends,

I am new to LinuxMCE and this is my first post. I have seen the video 704, and gone through the website and wiki pages before asking the question. If I am asking the obvious, my apologies in advance.

I am planning to implement LinuxMCE for a 50 room/user hostel. Below are my basic needs, similar to in-flight entertainment.

[1] Users can browse and play their own videos/music from their in-room media directors. The media will be stored centrally in the core server.

[2] Users can browse and view live TV channels distributed by the core.

I understand LinuxMCE is made for home, and probably for less number of users.

[1] Can LinuxMCE handle a 50 users load?

[2] If not, can multiple core servers handle different set of media directors, but manage same media collection in a NAS?

[3] Are there alternatives to LinuxMCE available for the above purpose?

Please advise.

Thanks
Bee


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Re: LinuxMCE for Hostel
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 06:59:22 pm »
Hi Friends,

I am new to LinuxMCE and this is my first post. I have seen the video 704, and gone through the website and wiki pages before asking the question. If I am asking the obvious, my apologies in advance.

I am planning to implement LinuxMCE for a 50 room/user hostel. Below are my basic needs, similar to in-flight entertainment.

[1] Users can browse and play their own videos/music from their in-room media directors. The media will be stored centrally in the core server.
Re Above
Yes thats certainly possible - we've looked at similar sized projects before.
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[2] Users can browse and view live TV channels distributed by the core.
Re Above
Yes that again is possible with certain modifications to the standard TV architecture to allow the scalability required.
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I understand LinuxMCE is made for home, and probably for less number of users.

[1] Can LinuxMCE handle a 50 users load?
Re Above
Yes again thats certainly possible - it just means scaling up & possibly distributing functions from a single Core to a number of separate centrally located systems.
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[2] If not, can multiple core servers handle different set of media directors, but manage same media collection in a NAS?
Re Above
That approach is really not very practical - but scaling up and distributing processes/functionality across several processors in centralised system would.
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[3] Are there alternatives to LinuxMCE available for the above purpose?
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Well yes there are...but they would be either much more costly or very much more limited in capability...or both of these.
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Please advise.

Thanks
Bee

If you'd like to discuss this further can I suggest that you contact me via PM (Private Message) here on the forum and then we can exchange email/Tel details and discuss your requirements/timescales in more detail. In the meantime you can visit our Web Site (see the footer of this message below for the URL) and find out a little more about CHT Ltd.

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Re: LinuxMCE for Hostel
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 03:55:43 pm »
Hi Andrew,

Many thanks for your quick reply. I have sent my details in PM.

Bee