What is the state of today’s home theater computing? Is it time to upgrade your HTPC? Throughout this article, I will summarize the recent releases and trends in the world of home theater computing. After reading this article, you will learn how popular home theater computers really are at the moment and which hardware and software you should be using.
Plex Media Server represents the state of the art when it comes to managing and sharing your media library between various devices such as a home theater computer, media streamer, iPad, and mobile phone.
In this complete guide, I will show you how to build a simple setup with Plex Media Server and Windows Storage Spaces feature that will make all of your media easily accessible from almost any device.
In order to help you to get the most out of your custom Home Theater PC system, I have put together a list of 15 essential HTPC tips for you all do it yourself (DIY) builders. You will learn insider secrets from the experienced computer builders on how to keep your computer cool and silent.
Since launching My Media Experience in 2009, I have received hundreds of interesting questions from my readers. There are surprisingly many similar challenges, so in this long and detailed post, I will try to provide an answer to the 8 most common HTPC problems.
Kodi has been the favorite media center of advanced users for years, but thanks to the latest embedded operating system, OpenELEC, it is easier than ever to install Kodi for Linux. In fact, as OpenELEC advertises, I was able to install the complete operating system and media center in less than 15 minutes. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps I did to install and customize the OpenELEC with the PVR support.
In this shootout, I will compare 8 different XBMC remote control alternatives to see which one is an ideal way to control your media center PC. The contenders are Motorola NYXBoard Hybrid, XBMC Constellation app for iPad, infrared PC remote control, keyboard remote, air mouse, Wiimote, HDMI CEC Adapter and Flirc. After testing each control device in the past months, I can say that the clear winner of this shootout is …
After testing many different components, I have finally found the best hardware for the XBMC media center. This guide will definitely save you time and money, helping you to avoid the same mistakes I did when choosing the optimal components for your first build. You might be a little surprised to learn that the ideal processor and GPU for XBMC is …
Have you ever wanted to have a media server that is able to serve all your media files with their meta data information and live TV stream on any device such as HTPC, iPad, Apple TV or Raspberry Pi? The objective of this guide is to help you to set up unRAID NAS software and install Plex Media Server and Tvheadend TV server into to it. After completing this practical tutorial, you will have an ultimate media server to serve and transcode media files and also provide live TV stream to other devices.
Many people have been struggling to get a wireless adapter working with their Raspberry Pi. Thanks to OpenELEC Operating System, it is now quite easy to configure WiFi inside XBMC. The additional advantage of OpenELEC is that it is a bit faster compared to Raspbmc. These installation instructions are bit more advanced compared to the Raspbmc installation, so if you are not familiar with Linux or using a command line to install software, I would suggest trying the Raspbmc first.
Here are the findings so far in my attempt to build an ultimate silent HTPC. This silence project means that I am attempting to set up a system that does not make any audible noise above the background noise levels. Read more about the key points everyone should take into account before getting started.