How to set up a streaming media network

by Alex Kuretz on October 27, 2008

in News

TechRadar has a nice writeup on how to setup a media streaming network. This isn’t MediaSmart Server or Windows Home Server specific, but does provide a good basic introduction to the various options available to your digital media from your PC or server to your TV and sound system.

The solution then, is not to put your PC next to the TV, but rather get the media files from your PC onto your TV, stereo or laptop that’s situated in another room of the house. Although there have been devices round for a few years to do this, most have them have been pretty limited.

As the technology has matured, things have improved significantly, and there’s a wealth of media streamers and media extenders to choose from.

This is a topic that comes up quite frequently in the forums, so much so that we created a forum specifically for media streaming. So take a read at TechRadar and then hit the forums with any questions or ideas you may have.

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.

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