I have set everything up, per the instructions. I was using Mongoose but it kept crashing, so I decided to go with Apache. I have checked and re-checked everything, but I can't get my photos or music to load. It was working with Mongoose, but Mongoose would crash repeatedly. Please help.
BTW, what is frugal? and should it be on or off?
I switched from Mongoose to Apache because of the increased flexibility as I figured that, as my converted library grows, the additional options would provide a way to keep everything better organized.
After a bit of false starts I have everything working as before and I have started to explore the additional features available.
I thought I was quite tech savvy and could understand tech-neese in just about any form it could be presented. But the documentation for Apache seems to be written in some private cone that mere mortals cannot translate.
What I would like to do is use two different drives as a single source for my video collection. That is I have my video directory as F:\Movies but my 1 terabyte drive is filling rapidly and I would like to add a directory, G:\Videos and have Roxbox use both for my video collection.
I tried to use the Alias function to accomplish what I wanted but all I could seem to make it do was replace my current Movies directory with the Videos directory.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to make what I want happen? Or point me to a translation of the documentation. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Maybe you can access two drives in Apache.
See if this is what you are looking for: http://serverfault.com/questions/70757/how-can-i-make-apache-look-in-2-separate-directories-with-one...
1. Bitrate settings: I am using handbrake settings suggested a couple of posts up by the person who spent "12 hours" looking for optimal settings. In spite of suggestions by others that I could lower the bitrate to 1500/1600 without a loss of perceived quality, I am keeping it at 2500, because: everything I have read on handbrake forum suggests that optimal DVD quality is achieved at @ 4000, and all my mpg files (basically .vob passthrough) seem to be at 4000. Some people on this thread seem to be using 4000, which I thought would choke a Roku stream, but it seems it can be gotten around. So, at the risk of repeating a question that has been asked a LOT: if I am most interested in preserving quality, and not concerned at all about file size, what bitrate should I use? Handbrake forum says any constant quality setting higher than 59% is imperceptible to the viewer. I'm looking for the equivalent number using average bitrate settings. 1500? 2500? 4000?
Thanks. I have been following your many posts on this topic, and suspected that's what you would say. I will try.
BTW-- one thing I really liked about the personal video database program is that it imports the encode information of your files. Is there any easy/rightclick kind of way to view that information from windows explorer (I'm using windows 7, 64 bit).