giantjoebot Posted November 5, 2006 Share Posted November 5, 2006 I built a media server. It does several things It runs Azureus for all my computers. I did this by specifying a a folder where I can save torrent files, and Azureus will start any torrents placed in the folder. I then mapped that folder as a network drive. I also installed the WebUI, and have it set to download the torrents on one drive, and then move them when they are done downloading to a large spanned RAID. It runs Orb FileZilla ftp server, I found this was the best way to tranfer files over the internet, and trust me I tried a lot of different ways. Full quality streaming music with Hamachi and foobar2000. Basicly what I did with this was scanned the music network share on the media server, while on my LAN into the media library,of foobar2000, and then I can run Hamachi VPN (or virtual lan) and play the music in full quality just like I was at home. I found that foobar2000 media player worked best for this. Its really easy to setup too. I also want to try Jinzora, and using utorrent instead of Azureus, which should have the ability to do the same thing, but use less resources. The Hardware: cheap Celey (OCed to 2.56ghz, so that I could run the RAM at 200mhz) ASRock micro ATX 478 intel chip based MB 1 gig dual channel DDR400 RAM MX 440 64mb with passive heatsink Gigabit NIC 160GB SATA seagate drive (OS, music, and the drive the torrent files download on to) 900GB (2x250+1x400) spanned RAID (spanned using XP Pro) I'm considering installing media portal server on it (with only one tuner input), but I might have a problem since the new version of Orb thats coming out is suppose to need a 2GHZ AMD CPU or a 2.4GHZ Intel CPU. So if I ever wanted to use Orb while it was recording a show it might have problems. Now I don't use Orb that often. Just when I forget which episode that I'm on in a series. I can use it to quickly go through them to find out. I did use it once, when I forgot to start a ftp download in time. So I was thinking of upgrading to a dual core, but that would mean I would also have to get a new motherboard, and I'm worried about moving that RAID to a new system especially since I used Windows XP to create it. I could also upgrade the CPU to a 3GHZ P4, but I wonder if that would be enough. Or I could just say screw it since I don't use Orb that much anyways. What do you guys think? By the way, I work at night and have a lot of down time. I have a laptop and a 1.5mbps down wireless connection, and I love this thing. It makes my nights so much better! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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