Well dummies may be slightly harsh, pretty much a noob, but would very much appreciate a bit of help regarding media servers.
Just have a couple of questions regarding how the media server works. I was under the impression that a media server is sort of like youtube, you select the video you want to watch and they stream to your ps3, but now that i have downloaded the PS3 media server i have begun to have my doubts. I'm hoping someone can clear up these doubts for me.
In the settings section there is an option that asks if you would like to use 'multiple CPU cores'. What i would like to know is, is my computer transcoding these videos? I only ask because if it is i wont be streaming that many more videos because i do not want to overwork my PC with all the transcoding. I also read in a comment in a thread (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9337
) that says "It essentially leaves the video untouched (no transcode) saving stress on your CPU
) " and again in the tutoral thread where it says "You need lots of CPU power
Sorry if i have this all wrong, but again, all these options just confuse me, i really am a noob to 'transcoding' 'muxing' and whatever else. What i would just like to know is, for all the videos that need to be transcoded am i overworking my PC? And if my PC is not doing the transcoding, who is? My ps3? a server?
Thanks for your time and putting up with a total noob on this subject.