If your phone doesn't already have a sensor to tell it when to use the lock screen, you can use Llama or something to establish when it should be running. Or just run your control off a tablet that probably seldom leaves your house anyway.I have more pedestrian needs. A smart phone based remote control is a huge pain to wake up and unlock
Assuming Plex? A Haswell or newer i7 for 5x1080P@8Mbps or so. Most of the time, you're not going to need that because Plex will deliver the source file to a LAN client that's capable of playing it without transcoding. If your transcoding it for the web or shared non-local library access, there's a global governor on transcode settings which usually defaults to 720p/3Mbps. I ran out of clients before my 24-thread Sandy Bridge rig ran out of CPUs. Realistically, my outgoing bandwidth is the only limiting factor.Do we know what CPU would be required to transcode 5x 1080P streams? 4k streams?
I have an old tablet hanging on the wall in my bathroom that I most often control as a Plex client, though lately I've been using Kodi instead. Kodi definitely has a better presentation for music than Plex, but Plex has a couple "channels" (plugins for online content) that have historically worked better than Kodi's. In either case, it's exposed via an app and I just pick the thing I want to listen to and it comes out of the speakers in my bathroom, or the Kodi/Plex clients in my bedroom or living room. Neither Kodi nor Plex is quite as smart as I'd like it to be for music, but since Kodi gives me access to my underlying folder structure, it wins by default.timwhit said:I'd like to get some kind of appliance to play music with that can sit in the cabinet and be remotely controlled from an android phone or computer. I have all my music on a desktop that runs subsonic currently. Any ideas?
They were fixed a couple versions ago. You can configure a Source, which can be a top-level directory, and specify libraries underneath it. It doesn't do a great job of hiding passwords from other potential users, but it's not like your Kodi install is portable anyway.Android can mount password protected shares? I thought there were issues with that with regards to Kodi.
A pretty serious down side to that is that at that point you're maintaining multiple copies of files (or maybe deleting high quality copies because some of your clients are lame). I know that's the suggested solution for ARM-based Plex servers but it's not like it's hard to come by a lease-returned i3 desktop that can handle a couple 1080p streams.
I've been reconsidering for 6 years. I'm not going to do something against code, but I'm surprised that there isn't a product that would allow cables to pass through a rated firewall. Steel sleeved with an expanding foam to seal fumes? Tempted to run a conduit outside, past the firewall externally, and then back in.Step 1 : Reconsider.