ODROID as Media Server and/or USB Hard Drive? Interrogations

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ODROID as Media Server and/or USB Hard Drive? Interrogations

Unread post by zaibaker » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm

Hello,

i want to know if it's possible to get my Odroid seen as a classic USB external hard drive when plugged to the USB of the Smart TV for example?

In my case, i want to have both possibilities:
- Get it to do the media server (Jellyfin server, the Emby folk is promising! Anyone following the project?)
- Be seen as a classic USB external hard drive

Or maybe there is a third option ?????
Having it working as server and additionnaly having a partition reachable in USB to connect to the TV?
I doubt it's doable because of the conflit it will make or i'm wrong?

In fact, i was checking for an external case with esata, when i saw the prices, i thought that it's better to get an Odroid with a case to integrate the storage than an expansive case in esata doing nothing more.
(USB don't support TRIM for SSD, it's doable only in esata if i'm not wrong.)


Other questions in the road:

Anyone is using his Odroid as Emby Server?
I'm curious if it's stable or not, because some people were complaining about the Linux part (Maybe Windows version is better?).

I want to know if i have to buy the H2, the NVME slot is very appealing for a nice and discret storage integration (same with the VESA support, nice idea!), as well as the X86 universe to avoid Linux.




Please help me to make the best decision.
And thank you very much for this wonderfull community!
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Re: ODROID as Media Server and/or USB Hard Drive? Interrogations

Unread post by elatllat » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 am

zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...Odroid seen as a classic USB external hard drive...
That's called USB OTG but I think most people use Kodi/HDMI to connect to a TV.
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...USB don't support TRIM for SSD...
Apparently some (like the JMS 578) do but I never tried it myself.
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...Emby...
is closed-source so only the Emby Team can fully help you with that.
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...avoid Linux. Please help me to make the best decision.
IMO avoiding non-Linux would be the best decision due to popularity, but one never knows what the future will bring.
The H2 may be the safe bet due to x86 popularity, and as RAM is not limiting, and Intel has some open source drivers unlike ARM/etc.
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Re: ODROID as Media Server and/or USB Hard Drive? Interrogations

Unread post by joshua.yang » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:20 pm

Yes, most people use Kodi (CoreELEC is best if possible) and connect from ODROID to a TV using HDMI cable like a Set-Top box.

Or, since you use a Smart TV, you can watch your media using DLNA service. To do so your ODROID should be set as a media server.

And I would like to say our boards all are in a "stable" stage for media server use. :)
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Re: ODROID as Media Server and/or USB Hard Drive? Interrogations

Unread post by zaibaker » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:30 pm

Emby is butter smooth easy even for my not so young mother who enjoy using Emby for nice things to watch.
Big icons, not so much categories, etc.

This is why i want to avoid Kodi or LibreElec ( already working on my C2).

Not enough user friendly as my LG OLED using Emby client on webos TV.

Same apply to DLNA, it's too much complicated menus to go before reaching what she want to look.

I'm really waiting the Open Source folk Jellyfin to have all the features avaible, i hope people will help them a lot.

Sorry for the bad reply, i'm on phone, will do the complete version later on Pc
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Unread post by rooted » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:37 am

I have installed jellyfin and tested it on an XU4, it worked fine other than transcoding which is obviously going to be slow.

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Re: ODROID as Media Server and/or USB Hard Drive? Interrogations

Unread post by zaibaker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:38 am

Nice performance !

I'm still a noob on Linux and don't know if i will be able to get it working with my C2.

I will open a thread to get some help if needed.

Thank you for the feedback!

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Unread post by zaibaker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:24 am

Thank you very much for this rich reply !


elatllat wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 am
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...Odroid seen as a classic USB external hard drive...
That's called USB OTG but I think most people use Kodi/HDMI to connect to a TV.
I didn't know that you can make appear the Odroid as an USB disk with USB OTG.

So, is this project doable?
Keeping the Odroid acting as a server while having a partition reachable in OTG?
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...USB don't support TRIM for SSD...
Apparently some (like the JMS 578) do but I never tried it myself.
Nice find, thank you, i will try sooner or later then.
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...Emby...
is closed-source so only the Emby Team can fully help you with that.
There is the Jellybin fork of Emby, so nothing is without hope.
I'm still waiting the validation of the LG app before skipping Emby.
zaibaker wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:38 pm
...avoid Linux. Please help me to make the best decision.
IMO avoiding non-Linux would be the best decision due to popularity, but one never knows what the future will bring.
The H2 may be the safe bet due to x86 popularity, and as RAM is not limiting, and Intel has some open source drivers unlike ARM/etc.
I will have a go then with this H2, i want to play with it for virtualisation.
I want to have Windows running in Linux with the passthrough if possible.

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