Shared Library with XBMC

After completing the setup of my new storage server and basic reconstruction of my network, I decided to take it upon myself to use these new technologies and create a media network for my home. I wanted this to consist of 2 XBMC boxes running with a shared library so

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OwnCloud Setup

OwnCloud Setup and Configuration Preface The steps listed below make the assumption that you have a dedicated MySQL server configured. If you need to run the MySQL instance on the OwnCloud server than you need to setup the Linux as a LAMP server so that it has it setup by

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Media Center PC : The Living Room

The initial XBMC machine I setup was the one I use more frequently as it’s in our primary living room. I found 2 Dell Optiplex 745s on Craigslist for only $40 for the pair. They have Core 2 Duo processors and 2 GB of RAM in them. I then went

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Media Center PC : The Man Cave

My original plan was to use the second Optiplex I had purchased for my Man Cave setup. However, that quickly changed when I realized that my old Samsung Blu-Ray player/surround sound setup wouldn’t play the sound very well. That brought on my new mission to have the XBMC box output

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