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Plex Media Server

NEW VERSION 1.1.4

Plex Media Center bridges the gap between your Mac/Windows and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video. The real power of Plex is found in its library features: Organize your media into versatile libraries, automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet, and display your libraries using one of the visually stunning skins. Plex Pass costs around $5/month.

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OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:1.1.4
Released:20160913
File size:93.4MB
Version history available

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1.1.4 (September 13, 2016)



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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Plex Media Server 1.1.4 is now available for everyone.

NEW:
(Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.8.1.
(Nvidia Shield) Enable DLNA server. (#5013)
(Security) Allow http requests using the server's machine name to authenticate using the "networks allowed without auth" preference. (#5270)
Improved crash reporting infrastructure. (#4669)
FIXES:
(LG) Connectivity problems when older LG MediaLink TVs connect to signed-in servers with whitelisted IP addresses. (#5271)
(Ubuntu) Installation failures on certain VPS systems lacking /proc/1/comm. (#5300)
(QNAP) Issues restarting PMS after unclean shutdown. (#5309)
(Trailers) Plex Movie agent 'Use red band (restricted audiences) trailers when available' preference was being ignored when downloading trailers. (#5298)
Enabling network logging in clients could cause the server to hang. (#5277)
Spurious "Streaming session doesn't exist" errors when playing synced content on certain clients. (#5264)
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Acronyms / Also Known As

Plex, Plex Media Server, Plex Media Center



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It amazes me how people bash Plex. I assure anyone that came across this link that negative reviews of Plex are due to a lack of patience. Configuring your Plex server does take some time and patience but it is great once you're done. A friend of mine recommended it after I placed my TBs of media on a Synology NAS and using Synology's Media server that is actually pretty good.
The ease of Plex to share outside of your network cannot be topped. Plex has allowed me to share my videos with around 10 friends/family around the country with an excellent simple user interface on almost any device that you can think of. The devices that connect to my servers are Roku (sticks/boxes), Androids (phones/tablets), Google Nexus, Amazing Fires(stick/tablets), iPhones/iPads/AppleTV, PS4, 360 and a good web interface (and AWESOME Chrome app. Plex works great with Chromecast, including subtitles.
Why would you use an app that still is still Java-based? I already hate that Synology will not update their interface to stop requiring Java. Some people have much simpler needs and like Kodi, Emby, MediaPortal, Infuse and apparently this Serviio but I recommend giving Plex another try (especially if you share your content).
Personally I have learned so much about codecs, containers , subtitles, etc.



Posted May 29, 2016 by sundi712. Tool version 2.6.1 using OS Other
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



Plex is fine except for the bug that keeps ffmpeg running even when no transcoding is required and it hogs your CPU. Serviio is much better if you put more value on speed and simplicity and don't need a lot of metadata.


Posted January 12, 2016 by rogeroo. Tool version 3.0.0.149 using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10




This tool allows you to stream your movies, home movies, pictures, music, and even live tv providing you have an HD Homerun.

It streams to computers, android, apple, roku, playstation and Xbox.

Quality of streaming is limited only by the original resolution of the source and bandwidth on both sides.

A little tedious to set up but once done, it is a fantastic server system for your media.



Posted October 08, 2015 by Eyedoctor2. Tool version 0.9.12.13 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



I tried a previous version and it was very slow starting videos due to waiting while it transcoded. Perhaps there were profiles that would allow it to skip transcoding but I didn't see any in the menus. Also I noticed Plex wants media files to have names in a specific format. I had no interest in renaming all my media. Serviio was much faster for me so I uninstalled Plex and went back to using Serviio.

I now tried the updated version 0.9.7.9. I got the following error message "A problem has been detected with a core component of Plex. Please visit the forums". So with the newer version I couldn't get it to work at all. The program may be good once they get the bugs out. Of all the DLNA servers I've tried Serviio works the most reliably.




Posted January 04, 2013 by danzeb. Tool version 0.9.7.9 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10



Please make it work on 1 million Roku players, and many more Wii's and you really got a winner. I gave it a 9 across the board because you are on the right track.


Posted April 13, 2011 by sum_guy. Tool version 0.9.2.7 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


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