So I have an interesting challenge on my plate, I am hoping that I can get a few ideas from the geniuses of the forum!
Basically what I would like to achieve is to have everything setup in a central place (we will call this the control room) and stream over the network.
In said control room we would have:
- PC (looking at HP Micro Server but may settle for a spare PC) with a TV Tuner and decent capacity hard drives
- DSTV Decoder
- Network connection (obviously)
The ideal setup would allow for streaming media files from the PC over the DLNA as well as streaming the signal received by the TV Tuner card over the network.
The media files isn't too much of a problem, that part I have gotten right so far. The snag is the signal from the TV Tuner. I read up about Media Portal's TV Server and this seems to be the way to go as this can be accessed through another PC through the network. But in a perfect world, I would prefer not to have a PC at each point where I want to tap into the streams.
Is there maybe a way to access the TV card stream via DLNA as well?
I have checked out a few sites such as:
Even looked at:
Seems the general idea is to use VLC to stream, but as I said, we ideally do not want to have a "PC" at each point. At just about every point there is a device that supports DLNA.
I am open to all suggestions and if there is maybe more info needed to give better advise, please let me know. I will do my best to reply with as much information as possible