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grepico

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Playing multiple movies/media at the same time.
« on: December 14, 2007, 04:17:20 pm »
Does LinuxMCE do this?

Play one movie in the living room while someone else plays a different movie/music in another room?

If so, is there any special consideration/hardware to make it happen?

Thx

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Re: Playing multiple movies/media at the same time.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 04:22:56 pm »
Any media director (PC running the LinuxMCE software booted from the network), can independently access media stored at the core, or on the network.

This is by design.

Please read the wiki, a lot of the questions you are asking, have already been answered there.

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Re: Playing multiple movies/media at the same time.
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 04:43:23 pm »
Any media director (PC running the LinuxMCE software booted from the network), can independently access media stored at the core, or on the network.

This is by design.

Please read the wiki, a lot of the questions you are asking, have already been answered there.

-Thom


Sorry, I'm a bit of a bone head I guess, but when you say "wiki", to what are you referring exactly?  I read the user and installation guides and didn't see any reference to this.  Is there somewhere else I need to look?

The other half of this question that I didn't express clearly enough is: Do I need any special hardware considerations to do this?  For instance would I have to proportionally beef up the Core in relation to the number of TV's I might be using, etc?
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Re: Playing multiple movies/media at the same time.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 04:47:53 pm »
Any media director (PC running the LinuxMCE software booted from the network), can independently access media stored at the core, or on the network.

This is by design.

Please read the wiki, a lot of the questions you are asking, have already been answered there.

-Thom


Sorry, I'm a bit of a bone head I guess, but when you say "wiki", to what are you referring exactly?  I read the user and installation guides and didn't see any reference to this.  Is there somewhere else I need to look?

The other half of this question that I didn't express clearly enough is: Do I need any special hardware considerations to do this?  For instance would I have to proportionally beef up the Core in relation to the number of TV's I might be using, etc?


Try here:
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User_Manual

also, watch the Video demo:
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Video

and, the original PlutoHome site may be of use, for the flash presentation:
http://www.plutohome.com/

:)

-Thom

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Re: Playing multiple movies/media at the same time.
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 12:47:06 am »
Does LinuxMCE do this?

Play one movie in the living room while someone else plays a different movie/music in another room?

If so, is there any special consideration/hardware to make it happen?

Thx

My home Hybrid/Core (MSI 945GM3-F) as i write this is displaying live TV on a local 42" Samsung Plasma, recording 4 TV channels and ripping a DVD... and streaming live TV to another MD in one of the bedrooms and recorded TV to another bedroom. Thats a pretty 'normal' snapshot of evening usage of my home LinuxMCE system.
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Re: Playing multiple movies/media at the same time.
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 09:09:02 am »
I second that...

Mine is currently playing videos in 3 different locations, recording 3 others, and I'm getting yelled at each time I reload my router.... lol
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