Living in a house with younger kids and a spouse that has no interest in learning about ‘computer stuff’ I need a user friendly interface for media. I still have quite a bit to learn about all of this home theater stuff but I love the convenience of being able to use my droid to start a movie on the Chromecast without searching through rows of DVDs to find what I want.
Just using Twonky and a droid app like BubbleUpnp or localCast isn’t going to cut it for my family so should I turn off the Media Serving function?
If I do shut it off will I lose or gain any performance advantage?
If media serving is shut off will I still be able to use a file explorer app to play a movie if I want to?
I’m currently torn between Plex and XBMC/Kodi as a media server. I like the XBMC interface, performance, and flexibility better than Plex but the need for a ‘PC’ at every TV is a drawback (RasberryPi?). If anybody has comments on this I’d love to hear what you use and why.