This is a step-by-step guide to how I set up my media server. There are more elegant ways to do this, and to be honest, if I had a choice I would do it differently. My main motivation for doing it this way was that it cost me absolutely nothing. I already had a spare computer, 2 Apple TVs and all my movies and TV shows on an external HD. Continue reading “How not to Make a Media Server…”
I’ve long considered myself to be something of a geek, which I consider to be a positive thing. I love tinkering with stuff, particularly computers and electronics. It comes in handy, especially when you want to make something do things it wasn’t intended to do.
Take, for example, the Apple TV. Apple TVs are great little devices for accessing media in your computer’s iTunes library on a TV. They’re not so great if you have an extensive collection of media that’s not in iTunes, and would be too time consuming to move over. Continue reading “The Joy of Being a Geek”