Originally Posted by BadOmen
Thanks for the answers.
I actually have modest streaming habits. Just need it to get to one TV.
Although centralizing videos in a NAS sounds tempting, not cursing in front of the TV due to lagging streaming speeds as the whole family watches in horror is still more important. I guess I'll keep local storage, then.
Your success in wireless streaming via DLAN is going to be dependent on your wireless speed. I used to stream BR rips over a 5Ghz Wireless N network. And while playback worked fine, FF/Rew was pointless. The bandwidth just wasn't there to perform it. When I got my WD Live Hub, I just hardwired it.
It looks like you are using the Pivos AIOS as a media streamer. I tried one out and hated it. The DLNA folders were too deep in the folders with the crappy interface to really be intuitive enough for general use in my household.
However, the unit seemed much more friendly for SMB use. You may wanna just try to share your media folders from a PC and stream them via the network to the AIOS without DLNA. That device supports just about every video format and codec so transcoding won't be much of an issue. I would have gone this way with my WD Live Hub, but I had my libraries for movies and music already set up in my Mezzmo DLNA software and couldn't fathom losing all of the information/metadata that I had collected.