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by Bloodred
Mon May 28, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: File server with external NAS
Replies: 27
Views: 13640

Re: File server with external NAS

Hi! I'm also looking to make a NAS out of a RasPi, as soon as mine arrives. dh04000, could you run a simple benchmark to get an approximation of what bandwidth the Pi could serve from an USB HDD using Samba? Just copying a large-ish file from the Pi's USB HDD to a regular computer should be good eno...
by Bloodred
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 20692

Re: If you could order now..

I'm going to get 1 model B at first, if it proves it can reliably play 1080p mkvs, I'll get a 2nd one.
by Bloodred
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New video demo on the homepage
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: New video demo on the homepage

Could we get some more info on the video? What container was being used and maybe which audio codecs are/will be supported?
by Bloodred
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Highly Portable Security Auditing Appliance
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: Highly Portable Security Auditing Appliance

The ARM only has 1 USB port available. On Model B there's different chip connected to that USB port that provides another 2 ports and the NIC, so essentially everything is running on 1 USB port, as I understand it.
by Bloodred
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 16726

Re: File and/or media server

<t>I personally won't bother with RAID on my future RasPi NAS. It'll just be filled with replaceable media, all my important stuff resides on 2 different computers and 2 flash drives (and it will reside on the RasPi NAS as well), I don't think 5 completely different devices will fail on me at the sa...
by Bloodred
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 189999

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

This idea just dawned on me, I think a RasPi would be perfect for running Murmur (the Mumble server). I'll definitely install that so me and my friends have an always-on server so we can get rid of the much hated Skype.
by Bloodred
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: video decoding
Replies: 7
Views: 3459

Re: video decoding

I'd be very happy if it were able to play 1080p MKVs using VLC. Would really be just perfect!
by Bloodred
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)
Replies: 40
Views: 11636

Re: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)

<t>Quote from abishur on August 30, 2011, 00:10<br/> Well it helps to remember that at this point in time the r-pi will accept a range of 6-20V DC. So I set up my resistor(s) to hit the 20V (maybe play it a little safe and aim for 19 or 18 V) mark. If the load increases a little (or even a good amou...
by Bloodred
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)
Replies: 40
Views: 11636

Re: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)

<t>Quote from abishur on August 26, 2011, 15:18<br/> I was planning on using a couple of resistors to lower the voltage down to 6-20V rather than using a 6-20V source.<br/> What do you mean using a couple resistors, a voltage divider? Voltage drop on a resistor depends on current (so it depends on w...
by Bloodred
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Multiroom Audio System
Replies: 53
Views: 19798

Re: Multiroom Audio System

No, you misunderstand. I mean it would be difficult using file sharing, not streaming. That's about the only advantage I personally see for streaming over simple file sharing.
by Bloodred
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Multiroom Audio System
Replies: 53
Views: 19798

Re: Multiroom Audio System

<t>Well from what I gather by reading what Argon said he wanted, individual control of each player is desired, hence being able to control each via a touchscreen. Since this is a home network bandwidth shouldn't be any issue at all, if you're using Ethernet then 100Mbps it provides is enough even fo...
by Bloodred
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Multiroom Audio System
Replies: 53
Views: 19798

Re: Multiroom Audio System

<t>Now I'm pretty much a Linux beginner and may be way off on this, but since everyone is discussing audio streaming between fully fledged and configurable computers, wouldn't simple file sharing be much easier and more convenient? Share your music folder on the server (Samba or NFS or something sim...
by Bloodred
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote
Replies: 17
Views: 6280

Re: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote

<t>I was actually thinking of programming the MCU myself (RS232 probably, I don't see what advantage USB would have in this case) and also making the circuit myself, it's going to be simple anyway.<br/> <br/> The dangerousprototypes IR Toy does look like a nice product though, I just think I'll have...
by Bloodred
Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote
Replies: 17
Views: 6280

Re: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote

Just had a look at the LIRC web page and it does seem the perfect software for the job.
by Bloodred
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote
Replies: 17
Views: 6280

Re: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote

<t>I was thinking of using some simple MCU along with an IR sensor that would interface with the RasPi via RS232 (or USB). I got this idea when I started thinking how you'd be able to power the RasPi on/off by using a remote, if the RasPi isn't running you can't really do anything to turn it on with...
by Bloodred
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New video demo
Replies: 18
Views: 2905

Re: New video demo

Quote from liz on August 27, 2011, 23:23
I'll ask Dom, the developer who's doing video for us, when I next see him. It's *probably* AVI, but don't quote me on that.
Thanks liz! Looking forward to more info. (And sorry for the off-topic)
by Bloodred
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New video demo
Replies: 18
Views: 2905

Re: New video demo

<t>liz, could you tell us what container/file format the 1080p videos that you have played were? If something like m2ts works maybe transmuxing mkv would work too, since it doesn't actually decode or re-encode anything. I'm not an expert by any stretch but transmuxing seems to be much lighter weight...
by Bloodred
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New video demo
Replies: 18
Views: 2905

Re: New video demo

Looks awesome, if that floating point fix can get it to 25-30 it'd be perfect for a Raspberry Pi.

Now you need to show us a video of it playing some 1080p mkv videos so we can get even more excited about it.
by Bloodred
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 16726

Re: File and/or media server

<t>Quote from jamesh on August 25, 2011, 10:35<br/> The GPU can do encode/decode 1080p at 30fps, but not at the same time (so you cannot take an incoming h264 stream and transcode it to a different format stream in real time at 1080p. You could at lower resolutions). The Arm wouldn't be used at all ...
by Bloodred
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 16726

Re: File and/or media server

<t>I guess GPU transcoding (let's say for the sake of this discussion it can handle transcoding well) would require specialized software, wouldn't it? For instance PS3 Media Server, which I currently use on a Windows PC (though I'd be happy with anything that worked on a RasPi, doesn't have to be PS...
by Bloodred
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 16726

Re: File and/or media server

<t>A Guruplug would definitely be much faster (since I do have a Gbit network) but in this application the speed wouldn't benefit me much. I only plan to use it for downloads and storage, so if it can handle 80-90Mbps downloads I'll be happy as can be. I have a 100Mbps internet connection so I would...
by Bloodred
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 16726

Re: File and/or media server

<t>I'll use a Model B too, but to my understanding the model B just has a chip connected via USB 2.0 to the ARM. This chip provides 2 more USB 2.0 ports and 1 internal USB 2.0 connection to the NIC, so the maximum bandwidth would still be the 400Mbps between the ARM and chip. I don't know any techni...
by Bloodred
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 16726

Re: File and/or media server

<t>I think a RasPi B model would make a perfect cheap, low-power home file server. I want to use one and a couple HDDs to set up a low-cost network storage solution. HDDs would obviously be USB or use external USB enclosures, I guess it depends on which ends up being cheaper.<br/> <br/> I plan on in...
by Bloodred
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3424
Views: 47560

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thanks for the tips! I'll have a look around and definitely post my plans with the Raspi in the Projects section.
by Bloodred
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3424
Views: 47560

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hello!<br/> I'm a Computer Engineering student that just found out about the RasPi and am very excited about it, especially since it's coming out in a few short months.<br/> <br/> I have some digital electronics experience and some MCU programming experience and I've done more than just some PC p...

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