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Subject:  Re: Playing mp4s? Date:  1/21/2013  12:30 PM
Author:  SvenHoek Number:  10168 of 10687

Any ideas or links to people doing this?
If it matters most of my computer equipment is from Apple although I also use Linux (Ubuntu).

Have you checked out the Plex media software? (

I've been using it for a while and it's pretty good (and free for most systems). I have the server software set up on my HTPC and all of my videos are stored elsewhere on NAS. The HTPC also has the player software which I have set up to be controlled by a Logitech remote.

One of the things that I like about the software is it's flexibility. As someone else mentioned, you could play the video remotely on a TV using a Roku box but you could also use something as simple as a Raspberry Pi device. They also have an iPad app (for $5) that works great and a web-based player that's not bad too. Another cool feature is that it will scrobble the metadata for the video from the internet.
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