Hello, this is helpful information to establishing your Popcorn Hour Networked Media Tank for full press streaming happiness. I’ve a Popcorn Hour C200, but this guide shall work for all the Popcorn Hours, like the C300, A300, A400 etc as they all connect in the same way. When I began, I had an absolute nightmare getting everything set up correctly and was up for nights on end reading forums.
I’ve made a decision to distill the information I found into one article so you can be up and running quickly and relatively painlessly. What the popcorn hour will is play movies. It does more than that, but that is its major function. Where should I store my films? My setup has transformed throughout the time of owning my first Popcorn Hour, which was the A110. I will have a home server, with most of my films stored on there. The Popcorn Hour is connected to the server through the router and also accessible from my desktop pc, so I can add or delete documents at will.
To established this up the very first thing you should do is decide where you are heading to store your films. There are many options. Firstly you can store your movies on the device itself with an interior hard drive plugged in. This is what I did so prior to the server was got by me.
Secondly you can store the movies on some type of computer or server and access them remotely with the Popcorn Hour and stream them. Thirdly you could have a combination of the two and have some movies on the device itself yet others stored elsewhere. The jukebox can be set in such a genuine way as to combine all of your movies into one place, so you need not flick through different lists of films / jukeboxes. I can’t say which is the most practical method for you as it depends on how much money and storage you have.
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The more the better obviously. If you have movies stored externally then you’ll have to have the computer / server fired up when you watch a film. If on the Popcorn Hour itself, then you will not, although you’ll need to have the computer on when you wish to revise the jukebox. What is a movie jukebox? Typically the most popular way of looking at your movies is to have one of the jukebox options that are available. There are many, but YAMJ (ANOTHER Movie Jukebox) with a epidermis of your decision is very popular and is the way I have mine setup currently.
I use the AEON epidermis, with some small modifications. The jukebox allows you to see a wall of movie covers, than a list of text message rather. When you select a cover, then you go to a movie details page to read more about it and look at the box. If you wish to watch it, just press play following that and away you decide to go.