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 through their home entertainment system. Some media hubs only handle music; some handle music and pictures; some handle music, pictures, and video; while others go further to allow internet browsing.
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