[Techtalk] media server hardware??

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 09:36:14 UTC 2010


On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 4:16 PM, Carla Schroder <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:
> hey all,
> I'm gearing up to assemble a nice little media server for myself. I want to
> store music in FLAC and Ogg formats, and my movie collection goes in there
> too. I think I have the software sorted out-- XMBC looks really nice, and
> there are a lot of options for a streaming server so I can pipe all this
> goodness into different rooms.
> The part I am stuck on and nobody ever writes about is how do I connect my
> little media server to my nice hi-fi system? I have an Onkyo 5.1 surround
> receiver with a gillion inputs and outputs. Probably s/pdif for audio, but
> what about my movies?

Don't you in principle just want to connect everything up with HDMI,
configuring either the TV or the HiFi to pass through audio/video to
the other components? I figure that's the easiest option, if it works.


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