November 1st, 2012, 03:02 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sammamish, WA
Device(s): Current: Samsung GS4, Rooted Nexus 7, HP Touchpad running CM9
Previous: Moto DRM, Bionic, X
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
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I have a Roku and a Roku 2 XS and I love em! I stream netflix, amazon, and ripped mp4's from my server.
Look for an app called Plex at www.plexapp.com
. It has server apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, and NAS appliances. The clients are available on Android and iOS for a fee, but the app for Roku is free.
The Plex app will stream your MP4's and music stored on your MAC, and it has several apps for streaming Internet music and movies.
Be warned that you won't get HD quality on your big screen for MP4's that were ripped for the small screen. But you will still have access to them.
Personally I think the Roku and Plex are some of the best investments I've made for my home theater...