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What is your network infrastructure that is giving you those poor performance numbers?

Most consumer all in one routers are crap but not that bad. the file server should always connect to the main hub of the network with Ethernet (whether that be the router, a switch or an all-in-one crap box), these days pretty much everything should be at least 1gigabit.

Are you trying to use wifi for everything? that’s a recipe for disaster unless you really know what you are doing and have multiple APs and careful signal strength and channel management

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The shield pro 2019 is probably still the best overall, it’s not perfect as there are some weaknesses due to the age of its chipset, but for all the common formats used in Movies and TV it works perfectly, especially if you are playing full remux files, not re-encoded compressed video. Kodi runs very well, Plex runs very well, Jellyfin is mostly perfect too, but has some limitations in the current version.

Yes it supports HDR10 (not10+) and Dolby Vision, which covers 98% of all 4K blurays and TV shows, anything HDR10+ just gets played in HDR10 compatibility mode, if you TV doesn’t do DV it plays the HDR10 layer on 99% of files. There are some issues with HLG as it isnt properly supported but you don’t come across that format all that often and there is usually an SDR or regular HDR version available, if your TV supports manually activating HLG then it works fine.

Yes there is a minor colour bug in some DV content, no it isn’t the end of the world as some people make it out to be.

It is one of the only players that will give you full DTS:X and Dolby Atmos support, it has a very nice configurable upscaler for lower res content (AI upscale on low works excellently with minimal artifacts), it still has a lot going for it despite its age.

Also its easy to decrapify with ADB, you can easily configure third party launchers and other fun stuff.

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You should consider upgrading to some kind of mesh system then. sure they aren’t perfect, but even a basic 3 node kit could probably increase your throughput ten fold. If you want to use DDWRT or OpnSense or whatever you can still run it separately and route internet traffic or use it for your DHCP server.

To stream a 4K bluray remux rips on your Lan you need a solid 150mbit minimum between server and player to be reliable for example. I am hardwired all the way except for mobiles, but even on Wi-Fi I can easily pull 400-500mbit real world throughput through most of the house thanks to my Wifi6 setup with multiple APs

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Yea I’ve got 3 in my video distribution rig at the moment, one 2015, a 2017 and a 2019 and they are all going strong, all on projectivy and some adb tweaks though.

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Prowlarr is good because it combines usenet indexers and torrents. Makes it very easy to search for anything and compare versions/sources.

You are going to be trapped in a room for 12 hours with a mid 2000s office desktop with no internet connection and an external hard drive; what are you putting on the hard drive?

I’ve got some DOOM WADs I have been meaning to play so I would probably grab Trench Foot, Total Chaos, and the sequel to Ashes 2063, Ashes: Afterglow with a portable install of GZDoom to play them....

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Morrowind, RCT2, Total Annihilation with all my mods and Deadlock 2 as well if I have time.

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LCDs do tend to speak somewhat standardised languages, but there is a lot more to a modern TV than just an LCD controller.

Color and white balance calibration, image/motion processing, HDR Processing, backlight control/dimming zones, input management, audio decoding/encoding/passthrough, digitizing analogue sources, HDMI licencing, Dolby licencing, etc.

If you want a better smart TV the best thing to do is to get a hackable TV like most android based models, replace the launcher, strip out system apps and telemetry with ADB and start fresh, then either leave it offline or use filtering to only allow access to the services you approve.

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Not sure if there’s a list, but most Android based TVs can be cleaned and modded to some degree via ADB. If you can access the dev settings in android, chances are you can do a lot to make it better, strip out some google or branded packages, replace the launcher to block OS level ads etc. Projectivy usually works well since it supports input switching on many devices, but it’s still better to do all of this to a separate box and then plug it into a TV that is firewalled/filtered/offline. more control and less to fuck up.

Rooting and unlocking bootloaders is more complex as these android devices dont have normal recovery systems and require a lot of custom drivers to make the video and audio processing work, so it’s not worth going that far.

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I have seen some talk over on XDA forums, but since there is more to an android TV than just the basic android OS, it’s a bit trickier without risking losing licences/compatibility/DRM/features.

Some older LG webOS tvs can be rooted and custom apps installed too such as ad free youtube players etc.

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Gets even weirder when you see LGs webOS kinda started out as PalmOS

Faceman2K23 ,
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I haven’t thought about powder toy for **so **many years.

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I replaced 4x Pi4 4gb with a single N95 mini PC with 16gb ram and wont look back.

Only PI left in my home is just running a 24/7 USBIP bridge.

the only reason to use a pi is if you need GPIO pins for custom devices.

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Yip, I have a Linux VM running on one of my boxes in the garage that is plugged into a video matrix so I can bring it up on any screen in the house, I use the pi to connect Keyboard/Mouse/controllers etc to that when I’m using it.

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In most cases yes, but hdd space is cheap enough that lossless compression is just the best option. Can always use them as originals to spin off mp3s or other compressed files when needed.

300cds would only be around 120 gigs flac compressed

Preferred E-Book Library Server Software?

Looking for a solution to manage and access the directory on my NAS that is full of ebooks. Optimally I want to be able to web reader them but also automagically send it to the email that sends it to my kindle. And e-book wise, the majority of mine are epub/mobi that I got from various kickstarters or humble bundles. But I also...

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I use Ubooquity and Komga, both mainly for the OPDS service which I access on various devices.

Ubooquity is good for basic book and file serving, but does support graphics. Komga is very much graphic focussed and is very good at it.

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Yea no shit It’s also a significant chunk of regular youtube now too

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I mean, we know the absolute limits of computational efficiency thanks to the Landauer limit and the Margolus–Levitin theorem, and from those we know that we are so far from the limits that it is practically unfathomable.

If they can show some evidence that they can perform useful calculations 100x more efficiently than whatever they chose to compare against (definitely a cherry picked comparison) then I’ll give them my attention, but others have made similar claims in the past then turned out to be in extremely specific algorithms that use quantum calculations that are of course slower and less efficient on any traditional computer.

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Usually means “yes this works in theory but only for very specific operations at limited scales that aren’t all that important so it’s not worth pursuing seriously”

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We know spez’ secrets too.

Dude loved the jailbait subreddit before it was banned for obvious reasons.

He was a moderator.

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Funilly enough Fosters is japanese now, and hasn’t been Australian for decades.

Asahi have been buying up all of Australia’s breweries, even a bunch of popular micros are owned by them now.

Before asahi, they were owned by ABINBEV and SABMiller.

It was actually made in many countries by the likes of Heineken, Coors, Molson, and others. I don’t think any true fosters has been made in Australia and exported for a very long time.

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Didn’t Asahi acquire all of lion Nathan breweries over a decade ago?

Edit, actually kirin owns lion Nathan, but asahi definitely aquaired some of their brands a while ago.

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For a while it was in the international section of one of the big liquor stores. Thought that was funny.

What is good SoulSeek etiquette?

I’m new to Soulseek. Got my Nicotine+ docker set up w/ VPN through gluetun. I’m good to go. Port forwarding is working correctly and I’m sharing a little over 100GB of flacs that I have ripped personally with EAC and a couple people have downloaded some of my stuff, which is really cool. I don’t have privileges rn....

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I just pull no more than an album at a time from people usually. spread it out, come back the next day etc. If you aren’t sure, use the chat function and ask them if they are OK with you queuing up more than a couple of full albums at a time.

I share freely, no restrictions other than bandwidth cap and use a round robin to allocate upload slots to people, so if someone does queue up a hundred gigs of flacs from me (in my library that can be a single artist) it doesn’t block everyone else for a week.

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Literally the only way they could become profitable.

I’m honestly more upset at this deal (I think it was google?) than the CEO pay thing, which is all stock options and mostly ragebait.

I expect to see them last 3-5 years and get bought out by some bit tech firm, all current execs take their payouts, sell their shares and retire.

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I mean, Fuck Spez and Reddit and all but the article is clickbait, he was paid about $370k salary plus a bonus and the vast majority was shares.

Dont invest in reddit, heck I’d even say bet against them, short them, They are just seeking a buyout from one of the big tech firms and want it out of their hands.

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Sure, but the stock is illiquid until after the IPO, and its current value is only based on the value estimate given for the purpose of the IPO.

He will still make bank unfortunately, but its not unusual for new IPOs to give stock options to CEOs with ridiculous values that don’t really mean anything until the stock is publicly trading and a true value is established by the market.

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Agreed 100%

I'm tired with all this Big-Phone-Elitism

I’m someone with relatively small hands, plus I want my phone to be on the smaller side since I prefer to use my tablet/computer/tv to watch content. But this trend where many manufacturers tend to keep futures away from smaller phones to drive people to bigger phones is driving me crazy and really makes it hard for me to buy...

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I like bigger phones, but I hate camera bumps.

Just make the damn thing thicker and flat on the back.

I miss my note 9, the last flat backed flagship phone.

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I consider cases an unfortunately necessary evil.

I prefer to go raw most of the time.

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I’d prefer an easily removable battery, headphone jack, upgradable storage, etc etc. not just a thin phone with a thick case on it.

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I feel bad for the AI this is going to be trained on this.

Faceman2K23 ,
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Ah, yes, the guy that obviously put a lot of money into intel shares or attempting to short AMD right around the launch of Zen architecture and got so butthurt about his poor investment that he started actively falsifying data and writing ridiculous unhinged reviews of amd products to make intel look better.

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I’m certain he must’ve lost a lot of money betting against amd on the stock market right around the time of zen1 and he never got over it.

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Plenty of players still don’t support AV1, though with a modern gpu you can brute force transcoding it on the fly.

I have a jellyfin test server running an an intel n95 and it can easily handle a couple of 4k AV1 to H265 transcoded streams on it’s own with decent image quality, but it struggles with 3 if the bitrates are too high. still, it’s more complexity than is needed considering AV1 only saves a small amount of space over a good H265 encode which are ubiquitous on the net.

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the Arr apps will automate downloads but you can go into their ui’s manually for overriding things when needed (like replacing a bad copy of a TV show for example), jellyseer/overseer handles requesting and adding new shows/movies to be monitored from a simple webapp that you would host on the server and give them a shortcut to on their devices homepage.

I’d go with a 12th gen or newer intel cpu, something small and entry level is more than enough like a 12100 or 12400, we just want the igpu to handle the occasional transcode, 16gb of ram, a cache SSD or two in a mirror, and a decent stack of HDDs of your choice, the OS can be anything you want but I suggest going with something NAS focused like unraid, openmediavault or truenas (jellyfin is not officially supported on truenas but it does work). if it’s a new build from scratch for long term archival of high quality media i’d start with at least 6 HDDs, with one for parity, if you can budget for 20tb drives for example that gives you a spacious 100tb of useable space with the ability for any one disk to fail without any data loss. you can then build that into a normal ATX PC case.

You can use windows or any flavour of linux but you will be doing more work to make them work properly, where the above solutions are more plug and play.

I would make sure their hardware is capable of playing as many file formats and codecs directly as possible though, when you get into hosting 4K media, particularly for full fat UHD Bluray rips, you will find apps built into TVs or lower end streaming boxes just cant do it and the server has to chug through transcoding on the fly, the igpu can do it just fine, but you should try to avoid it for maximum performance and image quality, so perhaps budget for an nvidia shield or something.

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I put of grabbing one of these when my work was clearing them out, giving them away for next to nothing.

Now when I actually need one I cant find one for less than the cost of my best damn server. and nobody seems to make a basic cheap one.

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I have IPMI and web interfaces for most gear, I just don’t want to have to carry a laptop in every-time I need to tinker.

I also have a bunch of AV switchgear and it would be handy to adapt a multiviewer to one of the VGA ports for monitoring that side of things too.

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There are a few models available with 1920x1080 displays, but they are mostly still 4:3 screens and VGA inputs.

Faceman2K23 ,
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Then they should be fined for wasting the courts time, and spreading misinformation.

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I don’t think he’s enough of an asshole to admin that instance.

You can get banned there for sneezing the wrong way.

Hell I once got banned for talking about being banned.

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Is it related to this issue posted to the bsd forks github?

I cant help you directly as I run Jellyfin on linux, but that should be your first port of call. just keep in mind jellyfin on FreeBSD is 100% unofficial so you are on your own.

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For maximum compatibility with all services you are limited in your choices due to DRM licence requirements.

You can mostly decrapify android based boxes via ADB to strip out much of the bloat, strip most of the telemetry entirely then block the rest in your firewall, and replace the launcher with a super barebones one like Flauncher but it will never be 100% perfect.

If you must be in full control of what is on the device and what it is doing, a small, low powered miniPC (intel n100 is a good chip for basic AV for example, 4k 10bit with perfect H265 and AV1 decoding) and use the operating system of your choice, but you are then limited in what you can stream via browser or third party apps, often in nowhere near full quality, again this is due to licencing and drm.

The best option is to avoid streaming services altogether and download your own content, then use an offline player like kodi or a server/client solution like Jellyfin (a free and open alternative to plex, with most of the base features well implemented) to play it.

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I have an Onyx Boox tablet and use ubooquity as an ebook OPDS server on my unraid box at home, it has an online reader that’s pretty good, but I just download the ebook file to local storage and use the much better reader built into the system. I’m a slow reader so I dont have to do it often.

I haven’t really found a third party reader that is e-ink optimised and can seamlessly integrate an OPDS server. I’d like to find one, particularly if it has syncing between devices as I also use a foldy phone as my main device so it seems some use as a reader sometimes.

I also self host a huge archive of manga in Komga, and access that on the tablet and phone via a tachiyomi fork, it handles e-ink optimisation pretty well. It also doesn’t sync between devices but if I use the komga web reader it does, it’s just a bit power hungry on the Boox and has no offline functionality so I just manually keep in sync which isn’t that hard.

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What does your Docker port mapping look like?

Perhaps the port is open and forwarded in the router but not getting through the Docker network? Are you mapping 1:1 or using different internal/external ports?

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While it’s unlikely your ISP is blocking all uploads on that protocol, a vpn would bypass that.

So a vpn is worth testing

Chromecast with Google TV is now serving full-screen, auto-playing Chicken Tender Wrap ads (www.androidauthority.com)

Reddit users thevincentasteroid and MMD3_ posted about an auto-playing video ad (with sound) on the home screen. The ad is for Chicken Tender Wraps from Carl’s Jr. When it begins auto-playing, it pushes all the other UI elements out of focus and goes almost full-screen, returning to the home screen after it has played through...

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All the more reason to fire up adb and replace that launcher before they take that ability away.

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Flauncher for absolute minimalism, or projectivy for a more featured replacement.

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lower res, low bitrate AV1 can be decoded in software pretty well (<1080p animation etc) but with high bitrate 4k AV1 it cant get anywhere near 24fps.

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