02-07-2012 07:26 PM
Hey everyone, I have a quick noob question. I just got my revue today, and for $80 I think it's a really great piece of hardware. The biggest (and only so far) downside is the lack of DTS support. I was well aware of this before I bought it though, so it is what it is. I'm using Plex right now, which is obviously not an ideal situation, but it gets the job done. Does anyone have any better recommendations?
Also, I'm beginning to remux my library from DTS to AC3. This will take days, so I'm curious how worth it the whole thing is. The Revue is primarily for my parents, who need an easy-to-use interface. The revue is great because it doesn't require switching TV inputs or anything, it's all on one interface with one remote. Anyway, my real question is: how easy is the Logitech Media Player to use? Does it use cover art or metadata that I have stored, or will it just be a list of titles?
I feel like Plex is really easy for my parents to use, but I'd rather have regular streaming. I'm just not sure if it's worth sacrificing ease of use (in 50+ year old terms). Also, is there any way to make my Logitech Media Server library appear in the
"Movies and TV" app? TIA for your help!
02-08-2012 12:25 PM
Logitech Media Player is ok...but the functionality depends on your DLNA streamer. I use twonky that's built into my Nas, and I only get cover art but none of the other meta data. Other media servers may do better with the revue. Other than that its very easy to use. Plays high quality 1080P rips fine over a wired gig network. I've heard some ppl in this forum have had problems with indexing but this has not effected me. I just hate the fact that you will have to manually index if you add media outside of the scheduled indexing time period which is like at 1am daily. The media player seems to like .mp4 with AAC or AC3 audio which all my movies are in so I have no issues.
No dishing your data to the Movies and TV app unfortunately.
04-05-2012 01:02 PM
Im my opinion, for me yes it's worth remuxing/re-encoding all your media. I am currently in the process of doing that just now. I've been using Handbrake and it works great. It depends on your level of ambition. All my DVD's are re-encoded as MP4/ with AC3 soundtrack (Dolby Digital 5.1). I do not mess with the bit rate I just pass it straight along.
I use Tversity which seems to work well with Logitech Media Player. What I do is have Logitech Revue index my media so when I click on the search button I can just type in the name of the movie and it will show up in the search results and I just play back the file. It works excellent!
If you're looking for a type of interface where you can look at the cover art then Plex or Mezzmo would be your best bet.
I dont think the Logitech Media Server will show up under the Movies & TV app section. You would have to load the app, then search for your media.