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I have My CQC Server
I have My samsung Q1
I have My 2 T.B NAS
and I have My autopatch
and I have My denon and My projector

Now how do I using a simple template or another peice of hardware get a film ripped onto my nas onto the big screen, hence streaming to T.v's in the house???:-?


The Camper
you need something to do playback. Either an HTPC or a media extender (ie, Sage HDExtender).

You shouldn't use the CQC Server for video rendering as that's typically something that could destabilize a PC. Of course, I did exactly that for months with no issues for $$ reasons, but it's generally frowned upon.
Yeh so I dont get the Sage HD How do I use the main PC for rendering video and how do yo rip the dvd's to the repo and do they need to be in indervidual folders hence. ( \\nas\Media\Movies\The Rock\Video.ts) or do they need to be Mpeg converted. Or I could just get a Gage Extender :-D , just thinking of things To try at the moment??

The Camper
The Camper Wrote:Yeh so I dont get the Sage HD How do I use the main PC for rendering video and how do yo rip the dvd's to the repo and do they need to be in indervidual folders hence. ( \\nas\Media\Movies\The Rock\Video.ts) or do they need to be Mpeg converted. Or I could just get a Gage Extender :-D , just thinking of things To try at the moment??

The Camper

Let me try to answer some of your questions. First, let's look at playing the DVD. While there are many programs that would allow you to play a DVD on your PC, the key consideration is to find a program that CQC can control -i.e. a CQC driver exists. Here is the listing of currently supported media players - http://www.charmedquark.com/Web/Support/...layers.htm . Yes, many of those devices are hardware. I believe TheaterTek and Zoom player are probably the two most used software products on the list. You may want to also look thru the Beta drivers section of this forum to find drivers for some additional products.

Next, you need to consider the media repository. Again you have many choices here - CQC's, MyMovies, DVDProfiler. While none of these repositories actually rip the file for you, MyMovies with AnyDVD comes the closest to making it a seemless process. Assuming you go with the built-in CQC option, you need to rip your DVDs to individual folders like was in your note - \\nas\Media\Movies\The Rock\Video_TS\video.ifo. You should not convert your movies to mpeg - just leave them in the native format. (Some users do use .iso format and use another piece of software to load a virtual DVD drive.)

The reason many people like the extenders is that it is a quiet, low energy device that can play the ripped movies. As far as I know, the Sage extender is the only extender that has a driver that supports two-way control. In order to use the CQC driver with the Sage extender, you need to purchase the Sage Media software in addition to the extender. Sage has bundles on their site.
The Camper Wrote:How do I use the main PC for rendering video
if your main PC = your CQC server, then the answer is, you don't... let the server just be a server....
Thanks all

So I get a Sage HD Extender to Be Precise and its alot easier.

and then an RF modulator or autopatch to distribute round the house.

What are you guy's using for ripping or other (Software)


Let Us Know


Camper
Check out this thread, I just recently asked these same questions. I'm slowly building up a regular "how to", but it's been a painful process to get it actually working. I think I'm almost there. But the bulk of it is in the first post I linked.
The Camper Wrote:Thanks all

So I get a Sage HD Extender to Be Precise and its alot easier.

and then an RF modulator or autopatch to distribute round the house.

What are you guy's using for ripping or other (Software)


Let Us Know


Camper
the beauty of the Sage HDextender is that you don't need autopatches/etc, just get one extender and put it by each TV and you are done...probably cheaper in the long run too, but hard to say, depends on how good you are at ebaying matrix switches...

for ripping software, I really like the MyMovies WHS plug in thing... unfortunatly I cant actually use it since it seems to insist on using that crappy WHS drive pool thing... but hey, it looks really nice and easy.... if only it actually would work...

what I use is anyDVD and DVDShrink... easy to use once you get the hang of it...
1) Could somebody elaborate on the place of Windows Home Server (WHS) in the overall architecture of the CQC, Windows Media Center.

Is WHS necessary? Is it beneficial? recommend? ....
LittleJohnny Wrote:The reason many people like the extenders is that it is a quiet, low energy device that can play the ripped movies. As far as I know, the Sage extender is the only extender that has a driver that supports two-way control. In order to use the CQC driver with the Sage extender, you need to purchase the Sage Media software in addition to the extender. Sage has bundles on their site.


Are you referring to:
SageTV HD Theater with SageTV Media Center for Windows software bundle
at:
http://store.sagetv.com/Merchant2/mercha...gory_Code=

Is the software Sage's a different flavor of Microsoft Window Media Center?
Are we using the software? or it is only for the CQC driver to calls the Sage's API for controlling the box?

Two additional questions:
(A) Do you connect the Sage box to the TV's input or the receiver's input?

(B) Windows Media Center has externders (for $150 you can get the LinkSys or the D-Link or use the Xbox) What is the relationship to the Sage's extender?
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