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MJBeo
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MJBeo posted on Sun, Jan 26 2014 3:46 PM

Hi Guys,

I have a NAS full of music, videos, series and photos. I am now streaming all these through a Lacinema Black Max media player using DLNA. Being a Beofan, I was looking for a B&O alternative, but I cannot find it:

- Beomedia does not seem to play large video files and is not suppose to (and of course everything has to be put on the machine itself)

- HDR1/2 has no option to put files on it from the computer

So, I need to buy raspberry pi with b&o compatible IR eye, any other media player with a IR control via Beovision, or a Beovision 11 with DLNA included. Do I miss anything?

Anyone want's to share their setup? O and PS: I do not want to leave my computer on (crazy apple TV), or convert every AVI clip that come from my camera into another specific format to be able to play it.

Cheers!

 

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Millemissen
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I don't know if the Lacie Max can be PUC controlled, but - if yes, then just connect this to a/your BV.

That will do the trick.

No need for a computer,  if the files are on the Max/NAS.

Oh and P.S. What does "leave my computer on (crazy apple tv)" mean Confused

MM

 

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MJBeo replied on Sun, Jan 26 2014 6:56 PM

Millemissen:

Oh and P.S. What does "leave my computer on (crazy apple tv)" mean 

 

If you want stream video content through your apple TV it needs to get it from iTunes, running on your computer. So if I want to leave my laptop back at the office, it won't work. Or only with hired/purchased content. Plus it requires very specific formats and codecs. Hence: crazy.

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There was already some info about the Rapberry Pi. With an ir attached and using the windows stb on the puc list, it should work.

You don't need a special B&O infrared receiver if you use of the PUC or STB from the Beovision.

I did some research and trials with different (media/XMBC)images, but it didn't work flawless. I was btw very slow...

I have the 2nd generation Raspberry Pi with 512MB memory. 

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MJBeo:

Millemissen:

Oh and P.S. What does "leave my computer on (crazy apple tv)" mean 

If you want stream video content through your apple TV it needs to get it from iTunes, running on your computer. So if I want to leave my laptop back at the office, it won't work. Or only with hired/purchased content. Plus it requires very specific formats and codecs. Hence: crazy.

Of cource I know that!

But why are you bringing the ATV into the game?

As I understand your post, you have all you need - just connect the Lacie-player to the BV, and start playing as you do now.

If there is a PUC that can be used, it is fine - makes it easier to navigate.

MM

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MJBeo replied on Sun, Jan 26 2014 8:36 PM

Millemissen:

Of cource I know that!

But why are you bringing the ATV into the game?

As I understand your post, you have all you need - just connect the Lacie-player to the BV, and start playing as you do now.

If there is a PUC that can be used, it is fine - makes it easier to navigate.

MM

yeah I actually want to replace the Lacie with a B&O product since Lacie has some issues :(. And ATV is a combination with B&O that I see a lot, also in stores, so that is why.

But maybe I need to settle for the PUC solution. Cheers.

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Beobuddy:

I did some research and trials with different (media/XMBC)images, but it didn't work flawless. I was btw very slow...

I have the 2nd generation Raspberry Pi with 512MB memory. 

Nothing beats the GUI of XBMC. Cool

Did you check the Intel NUC I3 Haswell running openelec as OS. Just have it running for a few days now, but it looks very good. Actually, it has so much horsepower, you can easily get away with the cheaper Celeron version. There is also some info in the thread where Kimhav posted some issues with EDID, but that only applies to Windows. He has the same player.

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May a WD TV Live HD Player could work for you?

I believe there was a PUC entry for it, too.

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The only real "B&O alternative" is the 'HomeMedia' (the internal player of the V1/BV11...) of the newer BV's.

If this will play ALL of your files, is hard to say without knowing which files/filetypes you have on your NAS.

The suggested WD Live player is very common and there is a PUC for it.

Before the arrival of the internal BV-player, the TVix box was often used by B&O in their setups.

There are lots of possible player solutions out there.

If they will be better than your Lacie, is hard tell.

You will have to do some experimenting - I guess!


To your question about 'sharing our setups', all I can say is:

I gave up using 'mediaplayers' some time ago - I have spend far too much time ripping, downloading, converting, organizing, testing DLNA-servers and, and...

Most of my 'older files' were of bad quality (for 2014-standards) - avi-files and MP3-files....

I now use plain Bluray-discs (and the DVD's that I already have) - and of course a good Bluray-player.

For my (CD to FLAC) ripped music I use a Squeezebox, which is connected to my Playmaker/BeoMaster-combo controlled by the SqueezePad iPad-app.....

...and - more and more often  - services like Spotify and WiMP HiFi via AirPay/Playmaker.

Nowadays I prefer viewing/listening to the 'files' rather than fiddling around with hardware/software and bad implemented DLNA-solutions.

That's just me - others might have a different approach to this.

 

By the way - I don't think the ATV is 'crazy'.

It is perfect for easy AirPlaying Youtube-videos, video/audio content from homepages, netradio etc from an iPad.

You don't need to look at the ATV as a 'media player' - unless you want to.

MM

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MJBeo replied on Mon, Jan 27 2014 1:26 PM

thanks for sharing MM, I will need to do some research ;-)

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symmes replied on Mon, Jan 27 2014 1:51 PM

I am the voice crying out into the wilderness, but I still see the OPPO 103 as the best choice for integrating external sources easily and competently into a BeoVision 11.  It decodes the the high definition Dolby and DTS into PCM, which is what you want.  You can run your NAS into it.  It has the best integrated PUC I have seen for a 3rd party device.  It is a reference-level product, has an incredible interface, 2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and controllable by iDevices.  $500 US.  

I have read all the postings about audio and video file playback and what the B&O will and won't do.  This machine answers pretty much all of them in 1 box.  BTW, even Kaleidescape requires an external processor for high definition audio, so it's not just B&O who are hesitant to offer that for digital copies of BluRay, etc. Maybe because it violates the BluRay standard?

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/blu-ray-BDP-103-Features.aspx

 

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MJBeo replied on Mon, Jan 27 2014 2:21 PM

Nice product, it's a shame it does not come with a DVD-2 jacket. 

Why are you crying in the wilderness? Not many fans?

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symmes replied on Mon, Jan 27 2014 2:43 PM

MJBeo:

Nice product, it's a shame it does not come with a DVD-2 jacket. 

Why are you crying in the wilderness? Not many fans?

Haha.  Just a wonderful product. What is a DVD2 jacket?

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For $499,- you have a player for the US market. Limited use in Europe. In Europe they are a lot more expensive. And still it's not a full-featured mediaplayer like a Dune or something equal.. Nice player though if you play lots of br-disks.

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MJBeo replied on Mon, Jan 27 2014 2:49 PM

symmes:

MJBeo:

Nice product, it's a shame it does not come with a DVD-2 jacket. 

Why are you crying in the wilderness? Not many fans?

Haha.  Just a wonderful product. What is a DVD2 jacket?

I mean the HDR2 / DVD2 casing, because I like the aesthetics of those products more.

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