A media server is a computing device storing various digital media. A media server acts as an aggregator of information: video, audio, photos, books, etc. These different types of media (whether they originated on DVD, CD, digital camera, or in physical form) are stored on the media server's hard drive.
This can then be read from another computer or a digital media receiver, a home entertainment device used to connect a home theatre system to a computer network in order to retrieve media files (music, pictures, video). A Digital media receiver is capable of browsing file trees and using metadata to organize media files. It can connect wirelessly (802.11b, g) or through an Ethernet connection, allowing people to play music, pictures, and video through their home entertainment system.
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