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MediaMonkey

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Bandwidth (network) requirement for LinuxMCE
« on: September 04, 2007, 07:39:44 pm »
I started experimenting with LinuxMCE. I am wiring 8 network drops for LinuxMCE on its own sub network with its own Gigabit switch on CAT6. If I simultaneously use three Media Directors with a LinuxMCE server to watch three different DVD movies (from harddisk), what kind of Network speeds are required?

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Re: Bandwidth (network) requirement for LinuxMCE
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 03:52:16 am »
You are more than covered there. A DVD is just SD video and really doesn't take that much bandwidth. I was able to watch a couple DVD's using a 100Mb line and still had bandwidth to spare. You only time you really need that gigabit connection is when you're dealing with HD video and/or several MD's.

I do remember reading on the Pluto wiki recommendations for the network configuration, based on how you intend to use it, about a year ago. Since it was in there it's most likely in the LinuxMCE wiki.