Updating hp media smart server
The HP Media Smart servers (EX485/EX487 models) received a software update today from HP.The news software allows media to be streamed to wireless devices such as i Phone, i Pod Touch and Play Station Portables.The new software also adds the ability for the servers to convert videos (including unprotected DVD’s) into two separate formats: one high-resolution for playing on home devices, and a lower resolution for portable media players.Users of the i Pod Touch and i Phone can download HP Media Smart Server i Stream application directly from the i Tunes App Store for free so they can stream the video to their devices.This will enable users to watch video, look at pictures, and listen to their music streaming directly from the HP Media Smart Server.
Alex explains how to get the latest version of Windows Home Server installed on either a EX485, EX487, EX490, EX495, X510 Data Vault or an LX195.
An excellent read for those of you with one of these servers to make it WHS2011 compatible, which can read here.
UPDATE: There is also another guide by Sean Daniel on installing WHS2011 on the Media Smart – Details here.
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A few praised features of Windows Home Server when it launched in 2007 were: Windows Home Server 2011 has recently come out but it removes the drive extender feature, requires a 40% faster CPU (1.4 Ghz), and 4 times the RAM (2 GB) as its predecessor.