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    BYOB Episode 59


    This week our guest is Greg Welch (Welchworks).  We go over his extensive and impressive home network that include WHS servers, Hyper-V virtual machines, HTPCs, Home Automation and more on this weeks BYOB Podcast.


    Remember you can view this show at: http://www.livestream.com/byobpodcast


    Join us on “livestream” next Monday at 8:00 PM (pacific time) for BYOB 60.

    Interview: Greg Welch

    Greg has an impressive array of hardware including this Rack


    CPU – Intel Xeon 5620


    MOBO – SuperMicro X8DTH-6F


    RAM – 12GB PNY ECC


    CASE – Norco 4224


    PSU – Silverstone Nightjar ST40NF Passive


    NIC – Intel E1G42ETBLK


    Controllers – LSI RAID 9260-4i & LSI SAS3082E-R


    OS – Windows Server 2008 R2




    The server is running Hyper-V Role with 5 guest machines


    WHS2011 – File Server, Client Backup


    W7ultimate – HTPC Scheduler, Recording and Commercial mgmt


    WHSv1 – Used for Digital Archound Archiving & mControl Home automation


    W7Ult & W7Pro – Test platforms




    The HDD Loadout for this beat of a server looks like this:


    OS: 2x1TB D CBK 6GB RAID 1


    Backup R2: 2TB WD GP


    Testing: 2x2TB WD GP RAID 0


    WHS 2011: 4x2TB Hitachi RAID 5


    VM’s, VHD’s: 2x2TB Seagate RAID1




    CPU – Intel i5-661


    MOBO – Zotac H55 ITX WiFi


    RAM – 8GB 1333 Corsair


    CASE – Norco 2U


    PSU – 400w


    SSD – OCZ Vertex 2


    HDD – WD 500GB Landing zone


    Tuner – Ceton InifiTV-4


    OS – Windows 7 Ultimate




    The media center is running this software loadout






    DTBA Addin


    My Channel Logos




    DVD Fab 8


    AnyDVD HD








    Comodo system cleaner


    Forefront endpoint protection




    Greg has a few more workstations, test beds, and a printer pool.


    Some images of the setups






    The 2 post rack below contains the following from top down


    XBOX360, Acer R1600, RVS4000 Router, DOCSIS3 Modem, Netgear 16port GigE Switch












    UPS – APC1500




    Onkyo Amp Receiver




    74supermicro MBlsi 9260-4i




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    I like his setup, but here is my question and this question is more for anyone using Mymovies and Windows 7 media center. My movies is loaded on my windows home server v1 and when I try to view a DVD I have ripped tothe home server it comes up unviewable (green blocks) , I check my windows media center setting they are fine. I have also done some research and I believe my issue is with Codecs. Does anyone have any recomnnedation for codecs? And are the codec loaded on the server or the client. Thanks

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    What format are your DVD's in , try playing it in media center not MM and see what you get

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