Media files (avi) show up well and quickly on hard drives, but the media server is ***VERY*** arbitrary with regard to file updates/changes/renames. Files that are accessible to play locally (i.e., when thecus is mounted) do NOT appear in the media server playlist (i.e., the listing of playable media on the TV). None of the files I'm describing use "non-allowed" characters and are standard avi format. For example renaming a file to "file-name" instead of "file_name" doesn't appear changed in the TV media server listing of the Movie directory, but does when simply using "ls" to list the directory or when using the thecus web interface. So, my wish is that the Media Server (Mediabolic I believe) be more responsive to changes in the directory. It really seems to be localized to the TV interface (and, yes, I've disable/enabled the media server, disabled/enabled the TV interface, rebooted, rescanned, etc, etc). - VERY FRUSTRATING
The latest - 8.0 - version of Unreal Media Server comprises complete software streaming media platform to be used for web casting, video conferencing, distance learning, video surveillance, internet Radio/TV, entertainment and other industries that incorporate streaming of rich multimedia content over IP networks.
A media server refers either to a dedicated computer appliance or to a specialized application software, ranging from an enterprise class machine providing video on demand, to, more commonly, a small personal computer or NAS (Network Attached Storage) for the home, dedicated for storing various digital media (meaning digital videos/movies, audio/music, and picture files).The only requirement for a media server is a method of storing media and a network connection with enough bandwidth to allow access to that media. Depending on the uses and applications that it runs, a media server may require large amounts of RAM, or a powerful, multicore CPU. A RAID may be used to create a large amount of storage, though it is generally not necessary in a home media server to use a RAID that gives a performance increase because current home network transfer speeds are slower than that of most current hard drives.
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1. Purchase a video cam with light sensitivity and high pixel features. 2. If you have a laptop or computer which runs on higher window versions you will be able to run video conferencing applications such as skype, yahoo messenger and goggle talk. 3. Sign up and make an account. 4. Depending on your application, for example in yahoo messenger, mostly you have to invite your colleague to accept your video, and him or her as well.