I’m very new to video streaming and I’m considering a cheap and cheerful home built solution after looking at the costs of dropbox for only 2TB.
I’ve learned so far that Infuse > Plex because no transcoding is required, so I don’t need a powerful box or anything. So I’d like to try infuse!
The new RPi4 apparently has proper gigabit ethernet this time around. Would one of these for the server with a a couple of 4TB SSDs plugged into it be enough for streaming movies or would the USB be a bottleneck? I’m aiming at being able to stream 4K HDR via the Infuse app on Apple TV 4K.
If not, are there any alternative ‘cheap’ solutions around like this (ODROID??)? Any special requirements for the hard drive(s) as I’d have to go out and buy one?
Also I’ve never had a NAS or done anything to do with RAID, but I saw someone suggested having a RAID set up (one for search and one for playing or something)? How necessary is this?
Thanks in advance!