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[A-110] Newbie needs help
07-04-2009, 06:55 PM
Post: #1
[A-110] Newbie needs help
I am considering buying A-110, but I have the following questions:
1. Does A-110 play RMVB or RM files?
2. Does it support subtitle files such as .srt or .sub?
3. What kind of hard drive is compatible?
4. I use e-Mule instead of Bittorrent. Does A-110 support e-Mule?
Thanks.
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07-05-2009, 08:12 AM
Post: #2
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
1. The myihome PC server software will transcode RM to mpeg2 and play it from a PC onto the NMT.
2. Yes .srt and sub are supported. sub/idx are not presently but it is hoped they will soon.
3. See WIKI http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i...patibility
4. User App has emule

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07-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Post: #3
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
(07-05-2009 08:12 AM)chris57 Wrote:  1. The myihome PC server software will transcode RM to mpeg2 and play it from a PC onto the NMT.
2. Yes .srt and sub are supported. sub/idx are not presently but it is hoped they will soon.
3. See WIKI http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wiki/i...patibility
4. User App has emule

Hi, thanks very much for your answer.
1. Sorry this is new to me. What is myihome? Does you mean i have to use myihome to convert the rmvb file first?
2. Is emule built-in in A-110 or do I have to install? How?

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07-07-2009, 11:25 PM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2009 11:27 PM by dc11ab.)
Post: #4
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
1. myiHome is a client application you install on your PC/Mac that streams media from your network to your A-110 NMT.
You can find download+instructions on Popcornhour.com

2. Got to nminstaller.com and download the "CSI" Community Software Installer by Ger Teunis.
In it's repository is aMule.

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07-08-2009, 01:28 AM
Post: #5
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
sleepybird;

Also, consider the new C-200 and whether or not it might better suit your needs.

What is it that you're looking for in a media streamer? Other than what you've listed above, of course.
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07-08-2009, 02:27 AM
Post: #6
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
(07-07-2009 11:25 PM)dc11ab Wrote:  1. myiHome is a client application you install on your PC/Mac that streams media from your network to your A-110 NMT.
You can find download+instructions on Popcornhour.com

2. Got to nminstaller.com and download the "CSI" Community Software Installer by Ger Teunis.
In it's repository is aMule.

Hi, thanks for your reply.
1. Sorry, I don't quite understand what it means by streaming media from my network to my A-110 NMT. Are you saying when I try to play the rmvb file, I will need to have 1) my PC on as well, 2) myiHome running on my PC, and 3) ethernet connection between my PC my NMT? Can I save the rmvb file on the local hard drive. Is there anyway to play rmvb file without involving PC?

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07-08-2009, 02:31 AM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2009 02:33 AM by dh2005.)
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RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
I think you'd need to convert it to another format if you wanted to do that. I don't think RMVB is supported natively by the NMT...

... although I'm not as experienced as the other guys here. Please, do correct me if I'm wrong!


EDIT: And, yes, if my understanding is correct, you'd need your computer on and networked to your NMT to achieve what's been suggested.
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07-08-2009, 02:35 AM
Post: #8
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
(07-08-2009 01:28 AM)dh2005 Wrote:  sleepybird;

Also, consider the new C-200 and whether or not it might better suit your needs.

What is it that you're looking for in a media streamer? Other than what you've listed above, of course.

Hi, thanks for your reply.
What are the distinguishing differences between C-200 and A-110? Basically, I am simply looking for something that can play high quality videos on my TV without having to turn-on the PC. I did some research, and I almost tempted to buy the MediaMate 500GB HD1080i RMVB Multimedia Player w/ Memory Card Reader (see website below) until I came across A-110 NMT. One thing A-110 attracts me is that it can download using bitorrent and emule (as addressed above), which means I don't even have to turn on my PC anymore. Besides, A-110 delivers 1080p, which is higher quality than Mediamate. Based on this, do you think the A-110 is sufficient for my need? Thanks.

http://www.goharddrive.com/MediaMate-500...3-0338.htm
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07-08-2009, 02:39 AM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2009 02:45 AM by dh2005.)
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RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
Probably, yes.

The C-200 contains a new, and very sexy, video chipset that will provide (I think...) full Blu-ray support. So, you'll be able to fit a Blu-ray drive to it and use it as a retail Blu-ray Disc player, and I think (has it been confirmed yet, Chris...?) that it will probably be able to playback ripped Blu-ray images, with the menus and the subtitles and the whole shebang... but wait for Chris to confirm or deny before you act on that statement, please!

The A-110, which is what I own, is brilliant at what it does, but if your ambitions extend to Blu-ray playback, maybe the C-200 is better for you.
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07-08-2009, 02:55 AM
Post: #10
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
(07-08-2009 02:39 AM)dh2005 Wrote:  Probably, yes.

The C-200 contains a new, and very sexy, video chipset that will provide (I think...) full Blu-ray support. So, you'll be able to fit a Blu-ray drive to it and use it as a retail Blu-ray Disc player, and I think (has it been confirmed yet, Chris...?) that it will probably be able to playback ripped Blu-ray images, with the menus and the subtitles and the whole shebang... but wait for Chris to confirm or deny before you act on that statement, please!

The A-110, which is what I own, is brilliant at what it does, but if your ambitions extend to Blu-ray playback, maybe the C-200 is better for you.

Thanks. Did you also buy a hard drive for your A-110? What kind of hard drive did you buy and how much? I want to know how much in total I will need to spend on the whole thing. Also, the unit cannot be networked wirelessly, correct? any kind of usb wireless adapter will work? Does it have internet browser? Will you be able to browse the internet on your TV? Many thanks.
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07-08-2009, 03:01 AM
Post: #11
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
I've bought many, many drives for my A-110! As in, twelve or thirteen... are you thinking internal or external drives?

The A-110 can be networked wirelessly, but you'll need to buy the wireless dongle. And I don't know how suitable it is for playback. Maybe standard def's okay, but I seriously doubt whether HD stuff would run properly... again, wait for Chris and dc11ab to comment on this.

And no, there's no fully-spec'd internet browser on the A-110. Maybe the C-200 will have one, but I've not heard either way on that, yet.
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07-08-2009, 03:13 AM
Post: #12
RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
I mean internal drives. To use Bittorrent/eMule to download, you need to have an internal hard drive, correct?
Can you delete stuff from the hard drive (both internal and external) directly using the TV interface or you will need to have computer to do it. Say I finish watching a movie and I want to delete it to save space.
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07-08-2009, 03:19 AM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2009 03:19 AM by dh2005.)
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RE: [A-110] Newbie needs help
If it's an internal drive, your A-110 will format it to Ext3 (a Linux filing system) during setup - and yes, you'll be able to delete things from the UI on your television.

And it's my understanding that, yes, if you want to download torrents, you'd need an internal drive.


So, if you'd like me to recommend an internal drive...? I recommend the WD Caviar Green series. Any drive you like. They're quiet, they run cool, they're energy-efficient... I like them a lot. I was told recently that the 1.5TB might now have become cheaper per gigabtye than the 1TB drive, but you'd need to check on that.
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