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AceRimmer

Rpi for Media Storage

I use a RPI3 running Open Media Vault for storing all my media

Open Media Vault does a great job of abstracting disk and file paths so that if you do need to swap disks, the operation should be painless.

I have 2 2TB disks attached. One acting as a back - backups managed through OMV.

OMV has a simple web interface which handles the bulk of the management tasks.

For actually playing the media I use cheap android TV boxes re-flashed to use openelec (another kodi distribution). They are all set up to use a shared library which is stored in a mySQL database on the OMV server. What this means is that I can watch half a film in the living room then seemlessly resume watching in the bedroom.

I found the RPI3 to be unreliable when playing HD sources.

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