Shortcomings of a centralized media server

Realizing the hard way


This is when everything is working, all is good. I have access to all my media everywhere around the house!


When the power goes out, my media goes with it. Despite most of my portable devices have battery power, I have no access to any of my media since the network and the server are not battery powered.

Pros of a centralized media server: One copy for all devices

Cons of a centralized media server: One copy for all devices