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>anyone can access your Plex server with their own account or with your account if you haven't logged out from a PC on your LAN/WAN
>forces metadata on your files
>data mines everything you do
>settings for data mining always get reset when you least expect it once a day
>can't setup a local account
>if Plex goes offline, you won't be able to do shit to your own server

utter fucking garbage, why is this always shilled so much on /g/
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>Not using an external HDD off your media player with Kodi.

>Not using an alternative.
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>>65965952
>anyone can access if you haven’t logged out

What? It’s cookie based. It doesn’t log in the entire house when I log into one device on plex.

>forces metadata

In its own library. It doesn’t do anything to the file, if you mean the title and shit. If that’s what you mean, why WOULDNT you use metadata?
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>>65965977
Because I have many devices and TVs in my house, I don’t just live in my room and play shit off my laptop. Emby is a nice alternative but unfortunately is still maturing. Kodi with SFTP doesn’t have the option of transcoding which is essential for high quality rips to be played over the Internet stutter-free. Both Emby and Plex do this. In my experience Emby used a shitload of RAM but I could’ve been doing something wrong, or it was for the initial indexing.
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>>65965952
>can’t set up a local account

You can, though.
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>>65965952
Can't say I've seen this shilled on /g/ ever or heard of it for that matter. Now that I've done a brief little search I do wonder What's The Point (seriously). Is it.. playing video files on your phone or something?

I have a NAS box with my media file collection and I just play stuff off that with either nfs or smb. Works fine. Plex and similar things have this "transcoding" capability built-in but what's the point? Everything connected to a 1080p screen can play 1080p video just fine anyway, and mpv can decode any format Plex can. Not sure why anyone would need it.
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>>65966032
>Because I have many devices and TVs in my house, I don’t just live in my room and play shit off my laptop
goddamn normie
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Look, I'm no Plex shill. I work QA for them and I think the product is fucking garbage sometimes. That said,

>wrong
>wrong
>easily disabled or DNS blocked
>see above
>true, and valid complaint. you can nginx proxy it if you want and create your own auth. it's pretty shitty they removed local accounts
>semi true. just whitelist your LAN for local auth.
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>>65966084
good argument
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>>65966084
>he watches pirated movies on his fucking laptop
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>>65965977
fpbp
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Name a better alternative
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>>65966590
>inb4 muh Kodi and port forwarded SFTP with keyauth lagfest
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>>65966128
>>semi true. just whitelist your LAN for local auth.

can you please elaborate for a brainlet. i currently run plex on a home server that i have internet locked on my router. normally this works fine but i notice that when i add a new client or the plex client on my internet appliance (roku or whatever) updates i can't access my local server without giving the local server internet access temporarily. i'd prefer not to have to do this if i can avoid it.
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>emby randomly drops support for their opensuse repo

why did I fall for this meme?
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>>65966073
Only good selling point is on-the-fly transcoding and streaming while you're out of your house, which is probably the only reasons why you'd consider home servers like this. Comfy for when you don't have to worry whether you brought that movie with you on your trip.
Or if you have others living with you that use those dumb firesticks and shit.
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>>65965952
>streaming
>gee
s-sure...
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>>65966678
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>>65965952
Since when can people access your plex machine without your authorization?
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>>65966727
You pretty much got it. Plex transcoding is the best I've seen so far but I have a lot of things about it. Orb (aka Winamp remote) was fucking awesome. It kept my folder structure and supported subtitles and no superfluous fluff like plex and other shit have. I just want it simple. Whatever file structure I have, I want to see it in the app and have time transcoding. Alas, orb is dead.
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>>65966727
>dumb

What the fuck else are they supposed to use? A raspberry pi? Not everyone wants to hook up a full PC or laptop to a TV just to watch movies and DLNA on TVs is a fucking joke.
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>>6596595
>>if Plex goes offline, you won't be able to do shit to your own server

If I have an Internet outage my plex works just fine in the house. WTF are you talking about.
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>>65966727
I use 2 fire sticks, one for living room and one for bedroom. What else would you recommend I use? Genuinely interested. I’m not going to awkwardly use my laptop on my TV.
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>>65965952
>>can't setup a local account
are you retarded?
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>>65965952
Cool blog post, kid
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guess I'll just have to continue using emby then. oh well.
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>>65967219
Not him but plex on my tv wont work without net. No apps work.
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>>65967296
im using the mini m8s II (s905x) for over a year
it was 30 bucks on aliexpress. it can play 4k movies on kodi without problem, it also runs netflix but only at 720p i think
anyways, pretty good box, the wifi can be a bit weak though. i also use it to play old games with an xbox controller.
One of those mini bluetooth keyboard with touchpad is necessary imo and is much more useful than a wireless mouse or remote control
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>>65967363
What’s your average RAM usage just idling? No transcoding etc
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>>65967719
Doesn’t the newest fire stick play 4K? x264 at least. I know the regular FireTV does.
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>allowing anyone access to your local network
>not disabling remote access
Easily solved.
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>>65965952
I made my own with:
sqlite3 + omx-player + ffmpeg + ssh + python technologies

why do I prefer it?
it has a simple list of all of my movies, it turns them red when they have been watched
it is in alphabetical order

what more would one need?
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>>65966128
>easily disabled or DNS blocked
How? Help plz
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>>65968828
something not retarded....why did you waste all that time programming that instead of just using kodi and an SMB share or some shit, it marks stuff that is watched and it’s open source
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>>65968939
an afternoon on the weekend to make something infinitely better than plex, in every way, and faster, and lighter weight, and no bugs isn't a waste of time
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>>65966084
ujelly
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>>65968939
kodi is dog shit and runs like your fat ass does.

plex is fucking garbage too though.
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>>65969010
>in every way
>90% of features removed = better

ok lmfao thanks for the laugh
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>>65969113
bloat isn't a feature.
the databases of both get absolutely destroyed by themselves and constantly fuck up.
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>>65968486
if i'm using no transcoding i'm not using emby then
but it maxes out intel celeron N3150 @ 1.60ghz when transcoding. ram isn't a transcoding thing, it actually saves the files to a temp directory (which I've made a ramdisk) and that fills up because emby never deletes the temporary transcodes until you stop playback
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>>65969199
Never has happened here
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Only reasons why I use it:
>DLNA has a category for recently aired
Works great when I want to watch whatever aired in the past week.
>I can easily access it when I'm outside the house.
Just log into plex and I now have access.

Only thing I hate about it is that there is absolutely no way to disable transcoding.
I have a 2009 atom powered computer.... About as powerful as a 200 dollar smartphone released in 2012. So it's only useful as a fileserver.
Just transferring data over the internet will use 60% cpu power.... Not including encrypting the connection first. That jumps to 100% cpu usage.
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>>65969231
your 3 movie library with only you using it probably will never have issues.
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>>65969250
mpv+ssh doesn't have this problem.
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>>65969309
Even though it's unsafe I don't encrypt the connection because using any encryption the cpu will bottleneck.
ssh/ftps/https
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>>65969292
Nice try, I have 215 movies and over 40 TV shows. Sorry about your shitty install.
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>>65969223
Nah I understand it’s not a RAM thing. The first time I tried Emby in early 2017 l, I ran it in an Ubuntu container on Proxmox and just pointed it to my existing movie/tv library. I assigned it 2GB of RAM and it maxed it out with in 10 minutes. I don’t know if it was indexing or that’s just how much it uses, but I deleted the container after that and continued using Plex. I was experimenting with Emby, and that ruined it for me. If that was just my error or it was temporary usage id like to give it a try again. Plex only uses 150MB of RAM for me when not transcoding.
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>>65965952
>needing a media manager
Literally just make a samba server and stream it with mpv from the command line, retards.
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>>65969716
I just tested it out and it didn't use hardly any ram with and without transcoding.
>>65969790
I'm so retarded I watch tv transcoded and streamed from my server to my screen at work where all I have is a web browser and shitty bandwidth.
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>>65969790
>using the command line from my couch
i'm good
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>>65969852
Browsers are aweful for playback
Why not use an actual media player with proper debanding and scalers
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>>65965977
>not just using SMB
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>>65969292
I have two severs, thousands of music albums, hundreds of anime, and not as much movies and shows

And still never had a problem with the database. You're just bad
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>>65969852
Hmmm I might give it another try then. Might be just a lot of RAM for indexing at first and then it goes away, or a bugged version. Thanks for the info anon
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>>65969910
He’s at work, I don’t think he gives a fuck about minuscule shit like that
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Kodi is still king. Using it with an Android TV box and share my shit from my PC over SMB.

Considering buying a new Android box that supports DVB though.
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>>65965952
>not buying everything and using a vcr/dvd player
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>>65966128
>Look, I'm no Plex shill.
>I work QA for them
You are literally a shill for them.
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>>65967363
Just wait until Emby tries to unlock all of the features behind a paywall. Fuck the Emby devs, the fork or streama can't mature fast enough
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Can emby act as my personal Spotify? I know Plex can but the Plex pass kills it.
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>>65965952
>what is emby
>what is Kodi

Plex is utter shit
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>>65967219
He means streaming externally you dimwit.
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>>65965952
Plex is dogshit botnet now and its just going to get worse. Kodi is the most matured alternative. Use it with Samba and just dont expect it ti be as seamless as Plex for now.
I bought a lifetime Plex pass a few years ago and deeply regret it now. It was nice but their privacy policy and trajectory is not good for privacy aware end users. Ive dumped them completely.
Plex was one of the things that got me into self-hosting so I do apreciate that. But PLEX is shit botnet now.
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>>65969468
>he only has 215 movies and 40 tv shows
started your collection last month?

>>65969377
20MB/s (~80 mbps) is plenty of throughput for videos
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>>65972566
>what is Kodi

not a server
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>>65974315
>started your collection last month?

something something shifting the goal posts yada yada
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>>65969995
kodi is an absolute clusterfuck collection of garbage. Regardless it's still better than plex.
minidlna is infinitely better than kodi's useless features.
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>>65974545
these retards probably treat it like a server because they're too stupid to set up anything else (even if it's easier, and faster)
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>>65974568
>still better than plex

and yet it’s still not a server
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>>65965952
My plex is local, buddy
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>using plex
LOL
>using kodi
lol

>>>/v/
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>>65974602
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ReadyMedia
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This is like the fifth time this week I've seen /g/ mention Plex.
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>>65975827
Shills
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Do you stream porn with Plex? Is there a plugin that would be able to support porn metadata?
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>>65974545
>not a server
Wikipedia seems to disagree.
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Universal Media Server is the perfect solution except it's based on java
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>>65965952
>if Plex goes offline, you won't be able to do shit to your own server
>>65966128
>semi true. just whitelist your LAN for local auth.
this should be enabled by default. makes no sense as to why you can't enable it when you have no internet.
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In a world where basically everything ever has hardware decoding, I don't understand PLEX being used in a LAN, and only somewhat get it for remote use.
Whats the point? No really, I don't get PLEX. In a LAN just fucking network drive that shit and render locally on said device.
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>>65977108
Over LAN? Firestick, Rokustick, Chromecast, Alexa, Google Home, Sonos, Apple whatever, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.
I mean, it's literally doing what it's supposed to do: be a server.
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>>65966073
Transcoding on the fly, easily sync to pretty much any device, metadata is useful, just werks, takes about 2 minutes to set up, maintains itself, rarely goofs the floof.
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>>65977227
I've always taken my old PC and just made a HTPC in stead of getting rid of it. Have a Phenom 2 doing the job currently with a nice quiet fan. While I get what you're saying, there is really no disadvantage to the HTPC route if you have an extra PC or laptop laying around since even in power usage, it will likely use less power to just decode content locally instead of needing a nice PC to do on the fly re encoding.
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>>65965952
>>anyone can access your Plex server with their own account or with your account if you haven't logged out from a PC on your LAN/WAN
I live alone so whatever
>forces metadata on your files
...ok
>data mines everything you do
I'm not accessing my bank. I'm watching movies so I don't care
>settings for data mining always get reset when you least expect it once a day
Ok
>can't setup a local account
So load up Kodi and watch from there
>if Plex goes offline, you won't be able to do shit to your own server
So load up Kodi and watch from there

Plex is for sharing media with idiots who have no idea how computers work. I use it so my family and friends can watch whatever I've got stored. It serves its function.

>What if it doesn't work?
Then I suppose it nestles in perfectly with most linux software. Use another that is working and come back when it works again.
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>>65976972
>upnp

I mean if you consider in the very basic definition of a server (no better than a basic SMB), sure lol
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>>65965952
plex is meme tier garbage
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>>65966032
Buy a nas then...
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>>65977395
I use it because I want an app that’s not Kodi for my set top boxes. I’m not going to recycle my huge tower as an HTPC. It’s a fucking eyesore and uses way more power than a simple chromecast or FireTV. The plex app is pretty nice and I enjoy using it on my FireTV. I only use transcoding for remote viewing or x265 files (fire sticks can’t play them hardware accelerated afaik right now, but fireTVs can)
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>>65977444
trips of truth right there.

I just use it to watch movies on my laptop if i cant be asked to get out of bed and walk over to the sofa
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>>65977452
>buy a NAS

How does that answer the question? I already have a Xeon server for my house that serves all my content. Plex is just an addition to it that gives me a nice interface for my content with no setup required from anywhere I want.
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>>65977444
This.
I don't even use Plex but I have it installed so my cousins can watch what I upload on their PS4. It's good at doing what it's good at doing.
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>>65977452
>Buy a nas
What idiot on /g/ buys a purpose-built nas box?

Go buy an old Dell from craigslist and throw four hard drives in it with a bunch of RAM.

If they don't fit, use double-sided tape and slap them where they do fit.

There. Nas done.
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>>65977452
Sure, while I’m at it I’ll buy raspberry pis and mini usb keyboards for all of them, then manually configure them all to read my SMB share. And then I’ll happily deal with constant stuttering via SFTP on Kodi remotely with my 4K movies because I don’t have 30mbps bandwidth up/down everywhere I go. But at least I’m not using Plex! That’s for normies! Thanks anon.
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>>65977452
NAS does transcoding?
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>>65976972
Yeah, and we all know wikipedia is always right... not like it's just fucktards like you typing shit in....
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>>65977558
I know you're joking but I'm not really buying that anyone would think raspberrypi's would not only stream 4K with their ethernet tied to USB2, but that they would be able to display it even if it was local.

If you want to stream 4k, you'll probably need a dedicated box (that can handle it) in that room loaded with your 4k media. Just toss a 1TB drive at least in that machine and transfer the files over before playing them.
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>>65977395
True, the only real thing that keeps me on Plex is the streaming capabilities outside of LAN.
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>>65977544
The Flint Lockwood solution
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>>65977570
Sure does!
Just install Plex...
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>>65977600
Most modern box players can already play x265 4K rips hardware accelerated. I simply haven’t upgraded yet. I’m still on Gen 2 Fire Stick and Chromecast and my TVs are 1080p too, I just downscale to 1080p instead my server has a Xeon E3-1240v3 so I don’t mind and it’s power efficient. Once I upgrade to new boxes and TVs in the near future I won’t have to redownload my library as new copies of movies I download are already in 4K.
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>>65977592
You have a better source?

>>65977446
Well, you can always try to move them goal posts to make it not a server,
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>>65977040
Enable it when you have internet, dude. What's the point of doing something when it's too late? Do it now. Then you don't have to worry next time your internet goes out.
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>>65973838
Explain how Plex is a botnet pls. Genuinely sincere question.
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>>65976621
It will pull certain porn metadata, especially for classics from the "golden age of porn" (mid 70s to mid 80s) since this is really the only porn I ever save and the only porn my wife and I like to watch, it works for me.
Also, it only takes three seconds to make a folder, find the movie poster or cover, rename it "poster.jpg" and put the movie and poster in the folder.
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>>65965952
I personally just use bubbleupnp/serviio only exposed through SSH forwarding.
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>>65976972
Wow look at that. Plex does literally everything on that list. Sure it's proprietary and non-free, but I'm and adult and don't care.
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I use Kodi on my Shield.
Plays 4k HDR remuxes perfectly.
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>>65977816
Then I correct my statement, it is a server, but an extremely lacking server that offers absolutely nothing but UPnP sharing, while both Emby and Plex are both a player and a server that have a lot more useful features rather than being limited to a basic as fuck protocol, most notably being the WebUI with built in player for remote browsing anywhere, and transcoding to smaller bitrates for constrained connections.

Better?
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>>65978332
>Better?
A bit. At least now it's a server. Also it's not only UPnP.
Also, unlike Plex it has some good addons that extend its functionality.
>transcoding to smaller bitrates for constrained connections.
In other words, you want to pay for subscription to watch on a potato in some third world country? Fair enough.
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>>65977951
i had to do just that, recently. internet was down for a bit. I think DNLA is on by default.
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>>65978400
You don't need to pay anything to use transcoding on Emby at least. It's also most useful when you're somewhere without access to anything more than a browser yet your media is not in a format which the browser likes or when you want to watch something you have in 4K on older/weaker hardware which can't handle it.
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these things aren't even true.
You can absolutely use a Plex server offline indefinitely.
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What do you use for anime metadata, anons? My biggest problem with Plex is shitty anime series support.
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>>65965952
mfw all of this is bs
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>>65977998
>It will pull certain porn metadata
Is it the same as movie metadata? Porn metadata is tags like "big tits," "asian," etc. Also when I say porn I mean scenes from websites such as Family Therapy. Really surprised no plugin exists, seems like a nice little niche that could be filled.
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>>65979431
HAMA agent with Absolute Series Scanner.
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>>65981283
Honestly you don't need that shit anymore TheTVDB works fine.
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>>65965977
Doesnt transcode faggot
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>>65978332
no. minidlna is better
ffmpeg is better
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>>65965977
Kodi hasn't been cool since it was XBMC on the Xbox.
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>TVDB
>Monogatari
hmmm
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>>65981749
yeah, tvdb has the meta data, but it stupidly groups ovas as one big special Season 00.
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i've been running plex on my seedbox for a few weeks now. It's pretty slick, but more often than it should, it doesn't recognize files and can't find the metadata to sort it properly. Took me too long to figure out why 'spreading' a 5 season show would show 5 seasons, but when merging would only show 4. It couldn't discern the difference between two of the seasons and just hid the duplicates. Trash. Need a better alternative when it comes out
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>>65981934
Why do you have duplicates of episodes/seasons? Did you manually edit the metadata tags on your operating system? Typically not finding metadata means the file metadata is nonexistent or scene group trash names.
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>>65982343
I didn't, it interpreted season 4 as season 1, and since I already had a season 1, it didn't show each file as a dupe, which is what it thought it was. It looked like I had Seasons 1 2 3 and 5. It does have the metadata, it just took way too long to get it to change it's behaviour
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>>65981438
I use those two precisely for this though. It's annoying to have to rename everything to (series-title sXXeXX). With those two, all I would need is a tvdb2.id file with that show's tvid placed in it and I can keep a simple absolute numbering system for them.
Also good when you don't want to use tvdb's grouping metadata and instead want to use anidb's metadata.
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>>65981819
I've grown to like this. No reason to shit up my tv series list with 10 entries per anime series.
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>>65970918
It can, but it's shit. Use Airsonic.
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>>65966073
It's good for watching things when I'm not home and tracking where I am in a TV series.
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>>65966073
wife/child proof and fancy interfaces. very few people actually watch videos in front of a computer screen.

not everything can play every 1080p video when you bring hevc, hi10p and various other shit into the picture. emby with kodi just werks.
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>>65966073
>Everything connected to a 1080p screen can play 1080p video just fine anywa
If everything is a computer, sure, but I'm not trying to manage another fucking computer so I use a FireTV and Plex on it. Occasionally there's an incompatible format so it has to transcode. Also, it's a million fuck times easier to use with a remote than just navigating folders.
PS: I'm running Plex on my NAS so I'm really not sure why you think that's worth mentioning. I use a NAS BECAUSE multiple devices (not all of them desktop computers) can access it. Looks like you went for epeen and it backfired.
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flac to alac transcoding when
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>>65965952
>this is bullshit, i don't ever specifically log out and when I visit on another device locally it still asks me to sign in, it doesn't automagically give access to anything except the computer it's hosted on
secure your shit and this isn't even a thought.

>the entire point is to give you ratings and a friendly interface to show your content, you can't do that without metadata, if you want a raw list of files just use a file browser

>they don't data mine anything to worry about, like what you're watching, it would only make them more likely to get shit seized, they have a reason to stay as dumb as a pipe as possible

>local account for a service designed to transmit over the internet, use kodi for local content you fucking mongoloid, plex is for watching things outside the home

>this internet service requires internet, shocker

>>65966073
that's because you have a small brain, anon

i have plex but i dont use it, its for people who aren't on my local network to access things I download, it's great for normie family who can't into torrents.

my in-laws are a great example. can barely use their smartphones, but they are just fine in netflix, so plex to get current content of torrents i download is basically the same experience for them. people look at plex wrong, it's a custom made netflix, same limitations, same benefits

i use kodi locally, better, faster, doesn't bullshit with transcoding, etc.
if all you are going to do is watch locally and don't have friends, you don't belong on plex, there's no reason to be
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>>65979673
No I mean things like movie title and poster art. Like for "regular" movies. I don't think it will pull metadata for random scenes from random porn sites. That's not what I use Plex for.
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>>65981934
You're not using the right naming convention for your files. Also, why have duplicates of the same episode? That's dumb.
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>>65965952
Is Emby still as unusable as I remember?
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>>65966590
ssh/sshfs

No need to make it complicated.
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>>65965952
because /g/ is full of tech illiterates that think they know about technology, but can't even set up a nas without a step by step video tutorial for a one-click installation wizard.
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>>65966032
>which is essential for high quality rips to be played over the Internet stutter-free
>over the internet
>on the same house

You should read and learn about networking if you want to create a fucking network
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>>65987026
>Walk outside
>Oh no, what happened to your network?
Leave it to /g/ to not comprehend a sentence correctly
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>>65977544
Nah, I just bought a 5 bay synology 4 years ago. I value my time and data.
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>>65987026
>I literally never leave my house so I have no need to ever do anything that's not on my home network.
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>>65966032
Why even bother with "high quality rips" if you're just going to transcode them anyway. You might as well download yify rips.
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>>65987305
>watch 4k rips native while I’m home
>when I’m not home, downscale to something the current network I’m using can handle

it’s like the majority of /g/ just drops all critical thinking skills when making an argument. Incredible.
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>>65987026
>why would anyone ever watch any kind of media when they’re not home, wow what a fucking idiot
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>>65987251
>>65987303

>>>65966032
>Because I have many devices and TVs in my house
>IN MY HOUSE
>never mentions anything outside the house
>hurr durr what about outside the house


Leave it to /g/ to not comprehend english correctly
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>>65988447
They're literally in 2 different sentences and have different meaning in context you double nigger. Also anyone even considering transcoding their video in their own network should fucking kill themselves.
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>>65988447
Why do I have to explicitly mention “outside my home” for you to comprehend that I obviously was saying in addition to my home devices, I’d like to stream over the internet? Fucking imbecile
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>>65988546
>Why do I have to explicitly mention “outside my home”

Because you explicit mentioned devices you use inside your house, and procedeed to say
> I don’t just live in my room and play shit off my laptop
that implies you watch shit on different rooms inside your house, but not outside the house. Do you even english nigga?

Also /g/ is full of stupid people and I wouldn't be surprised to see someone trying to transcode some shit over the internet to stream something to a tv that's next to the server.
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>>65988619
It’s in 2 separate sentences, and I explicitly mentioned “over the Internet”. I wouldn’t mention that phrase if I wasn’t speaking about something different. In context, if you aren’t autistic, you’d understand what I was referring to.

Literally the most pedantic shit to argue about.
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>>65988661
>u-ur autistic!
nice way to defend your shitty writing abilities.
Do you need a win so hard that you just reply with anything that comes up your ass in order to get the last word on a useless internet argument? If so, be my guest.
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>>65977977
The writing is on the wall. Apart from social logins and proprietary binaries, see their last attempt at non-opt out forced data collection.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/21/plex-changes-its-new-privacy-policy-after-backlash-clarified-its-not-trying-to-see-whats-in-your-library/
Its a project and company that really does not put its users interests first. Kodi exists and works well enough on all platforms and OTG that I dont have to deal with plex strongarming the userbase. Your data is $$$ for them. They do no sell enough lifetime and subscriptions to work off of.
Plus, their interface went to shit whrn they started including social media logins and a ton of overkill options in the admin panel
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>>65988752
Apparently everyone except you understood the internet included more than just the shit in his house.
Looks like you're the one that needs those networking classes.
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>>65986761
I can say yes because I know what you remember.
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I prefer smb and vps connect to my home.

My only issue now is playing high bitrate videos that exceed my upload speed. Not sure what I should do. My server is slow to transcode, unsure how to have a pc do it without using plex botnet.
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>>65965952
Literally buy a shitbox PC and connect to your TV or stream shit through DNAS, I don't get why people use garbage like that.
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>>65988899
Unfortunately the source has to do the transcoding so if your server is too slow, it’s not possible for you. Emby is the plex alternative with transcoding, but as you said if your server is too slow for transcoding then I’m not sure what you can do. What’s your VPS specs?

>>65988752
>do you really need a win so bad

I mean that’s exactly how this started, you wanted to stick it to the normies who use plex so badly that you resorted to argue how I phrased a paragraph, when everyone else understood it. lmao. Are you sure you aren’t the one who “needs a win”?
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>>65989078
Only use I see is for streaming to outside your network, if you have high bitrate video you either have to download it and wait, or transcode to a lower quality just for that stream, plex allows the latter.
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>>65989078
Because I don’t want a full fucking PC, no matter how shit it is, hooked up to my TV. I want a simple device that I can use a remote with. How hard is that to understand? I guess when you live alone in your room all day long it makes sense to do everything the ugly, “fuck it, just get it done” way. Not all of us are like that.
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>>65989082
Well, I can use my PC instead of my server and that will transcode fast, but I am concerned about plex’s security and phoning to their servers..

My upload is 20Mbps, and about 16Mbps connection with the VPS tunneled to it. I’ve tested and videos with over 16,000kbps stutter unless I pause them for a while (makes sense). So if I can transcode to a 12kbps max that will do.
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>>65987494
>>65987303
>>65987251
Why would you ever need to watch your shitty anime rips off of your network when you're out somewhere? Do you tether your tablet to mommy's so you can watch shitty moe garbage while she's driving you to McDonald's?
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>>65989082
Is Emby more secure? I really just want to

1) have the video library have zero connection outside (must use vps connection if outside)

2) Preferably, have two seperate “logins” one thats clean one that is porno.
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>>65981457
Pathetic
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>>65989112
Nice projection, retard. I run all my shit through one of those $50 Celeron Jsomething mobo that lies inside one of the drawers of my shelf. You are literally doing it the worst way possible with a terrible software just because it's brainlet friendly and anything else would get you outside of your comfort zone.
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>>65989127
Well the issue is that if you use your PC for transcoding, the videos can’t be on your VPS. You’d have to move them all to your PC, so it defeats the purpose of your VPS.

By specs I mean what is the hardware, you have more than enough upload. Hell I stream at like 4mbps 1080P if I just wanna watch at work and don’t care for it being terribly perfect video. As for plex phoning home, there isn’t much to worry about but I can see the concern, use Emby instead as an alternative.
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>>65989194
What do you mean? I can have plex or emby on my pc, which accesses the server which is in the same LAN, hosting the vids by smb. Thats not an issue.

Outside pc —-(vps)—>LAN—>Emby/Plex pc—-(smb)—->server with videos stored

My concern is, the security of plex/emby connecting outside the network LAN and leaking info.
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>>65989168
Anon. I have business trips and streaming your home media stuff works great at hotels and in airports.
Maybe try leaving the house.
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>>65989168
Nice argument but unlike you, I actually have friends I visit and they frequently would like to watch movies that I have in my library on Plex at home instead of renting or relying on Netflix’s fucking garbage bin movie selections, and at work I watch Squidbillies or some shit on the side while I do my paperwork.

Not to mention, my parents are tech illiterate retards that can at least navigate Netflix without problems, and my dad is a capeshit fanatic. They can watch my huge collection of movies or request more any time they want on their measly 5mbps shithole connection thanks to transcoding. Not everyone on /g/ is a tranny living in their parents basement like a disgusting NEET leech.
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>>65989248
To clarify the vps is my own, not an outside service. When I connect to it from outside of home, my ip becomes my home’s ip and I can access my LAN’s devices, full tunnel.
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>>65989260
So do I but I don't watch movies while I'm out because when I do have trips they're to different countries so I'm out exploring and having fun
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>>65989193
>brainlet friendly and would put you outside your comfort zone

Nah, I just don’t have time to do things your way. It is a waste of my time when I have perfectly good software (nice reasonings why it’s shit, even a quad amputee could count them) that can present everything in a 10 foot interface that I can access off even a raspberry pi. I don’t need a motherboard sitting inside a drawer when I have a clean method of doing everything that takes minutes to set up. There is no reason why I should do something purposely harder just to appear to be less normie.
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>>65989168
This. You should be either working, doing something productive or having fun with your friends or something like that when you are outside your home. If you are doing something else you must be a dumb weeb or a college student skipping classes.
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>>65989271
Okay so you could tunnel as you’re doing, and then just run Emby or Plex and access their interface which provides the transcoding. I’m asking what is the hardware of your VPS. Is this an actual physical server separate from your home PC? If so that’s not a VPS. It’s just a server.

Outside PC ->tunnel->home PC or VPS running Emby/plex directly

I wouldn’t be so paranoid about data “leaking”, at least with Emby. What kind of data are you worried about?
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>>65989355
>stop enjoying things at times of day or places I don’t approve of reeeeeeeee
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>>65989355
It is illegal to have someone work without ever having breaks.
>Friends
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>>65989382
The server hosting the vids also runs openvpn.

Just dont want my big tit porn getting stolen or deleted by a troll hacker.

Whats the deal with Emby costing $? How usable is it without paying? The fact that it costs money like plex makes me uneasy about how much it phones home, but I understand its open source so thats better I guess.
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>>65989480
Why would a hacker have access to your openvpn? Why would you use a tunnel when you already have openVPN, or vice versa? I’m really confused of your entire setup here. It seems unnecessarily complicated.

Neither Emby or plex cost money. They have specific features locked behind a paywall, such as in Plex’s case, phone apps are not free. They require a subscription. Otherwise it’s totally free, every other aspect of it works without a sub. I’m not sure about Emby. I highly doubt any hacker gives a fuck about your big tit porn. Don’t be so paranoid
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>>65987305
Yify rips look good, what's the problem?
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>>65989323
>I have a clean method of doing everything that takes minutes to set up. There is no reason why I should do something purposely harder just to appear to be less normie.
You literally shove a mobo inside a drawer and either stream shit from another PC through DNAS, homeserver or play from USB. Come the fuck on.
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>>65989518
I am so sorry for the storm of replies that’s coming to you anon
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>>65989516
The tunnel is openvpn? Or is that not considered a tunnel? My concern isnt a hacker gaining access by openvpn but by plex/emby talking freely outside the network on its own
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>>65989421
>>65989441
looks like the cap fits just fine
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>>65989519
>shove a mobo inside a drawer and play videos

What operating system? If it’s anything Windows or Linux, guess what. I have to install the OS which takes at LEAST 30 minutes just to install and configure. Then I have to use some piece of shit, clunky wireless keyboard to interface with it. Then I have some ass, caseless motherboard sitting haphazardly in a drawer. Don’t have the drawer anymore? Gotta find something to put it in now because it looks like shit unless hidden.

Sorry anon, I don’t have time for that shit. At least with Emby, Plex, or at minimum Kodi, I have something that at least looks and feels somewhat professional and wasn’t just thrown together simply because I know I can do it the way you’re doing. I’m not in high school anymore. I don’t want half-assed garbage in my house. I’m a grown-ass man with standards.
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>>65989544
>a tunnel isn’t openvpn?

No, a VPN is a VPN. A tunnel, is for example, tunneling a port/service over SSH from point A to point B. I have no idea what you have set up.

>talking outside the network on its own

It won’t do this unless you have ports forwarded to allow remote access without your “tunnel” or whatever you have set up at home.
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>>65989558
good argument. sure showed me, I’m sorry I attempted to be normal anon. won’t happen again :^(
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>>65989519
>Power + cable management + literally shoving a Mobo in a drawer with no case.
- Or a NUC-like PC that's not ghetto-fied? Where's that option?
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>>65989615
I apologize then, every time I said tunnel, I meant a openvps connection to my server which hosts the connection. Allowing me to access my LAN from outside.
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>>65989519
>DNAS

Are you referring to DLNA, mongoloid?
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>>65989615
Wont UPnP open ports unbeknownst to you if the program initiates communication?
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>>65989593
*tips*
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>>65989657
Okay so then what you would do is:

1. Figure out if your server is really too potato to run a transcode of 1 stream. If it is, just use your PC as the plex/Emby server

2. Point plex/Emby to where videos are stored. SMB for PC install, or direct folder access if you installed plex/Emby to your server

3. Connect via OpenVPN to your LAN at home

4. Access plex/Emby from the web player via your PC/server’s IP (whichever you installed it to) or use Kodi with a plug-in for Plex or Emby to enable transcoding


Make sense? What CPU does your server have? Is it a virtual machine? Or a physical server
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>>65989669
You’re correct but plex for example only allows remote access without port forwarding if you have a plex subscription, IIRC. If you’re worried, just turn off UPnP in your router.
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>>65989669
The program is not going to just UPnP itself to allow someone to access your big tit porn. Stop worrying.
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>>65989644
Works the same way, I just went with the cheaper option. It's not like I'll be looking at the PC anyway.

>>65989665
y-yes

>>65989593
Pic related, you.
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>>65989770
>i-if you care about knowing there’s a pile of bare computer parts just laying in a drawer half-assed, y-you’re a fedoralord!
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>>65989593
>I’m not in high school anymore. I don’t want half-assed garbage in my house. I’m a grown-ass man with standards.
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>>65970537
use an unlocked package.
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>>65989770
I mean, even if I did go this route, I'd still install Plex/emby on it and connect it to my switch because now I just solved my music streaming problems, and gain other extra simple features without having to config it too much.
This is like using a screwdriver as a hammer. You can do it, I guess.
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>>65988870
>his
>being this obvious at samefagging
you were doing great and then you fucked up.
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>>65990524
What?
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how do you fuckers manage to direct play PGS/ASS subtitled movies?
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>>65965952

minidlna. small simple light most players can access it including the crap one built in to your tv.
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>>65981749
>Kevin
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>>65986715
how is nobody understanding that?

I have seasons 1,2,3,4 and 5. When I merge them it shows Seasons 1,2,3, and 5. It's matching season 4 to season 1 metadata, and then assuming it's a duplicate, since I already have season 1, but not showing the "duplicates", so it looks like it just made season 4 disappear. It just took a dumb amount of emptying trash, clearing cache, moving season 4, and re scanning to make it eventually figure it out. What a chore though.

And yeah, it's most likely the naming convention, but it's a really dumb extra step to have to change filenames for stuff that is seeding.
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>>65991740
Doesn't Plex support hard links?
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>>65989518
This

A: 10
V: 10
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>>65989530
>1 reply
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>>65989518
nice b8 m8
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>>65988763
Kodi is not a server client solution. Emby however is a good privacy respecting alternative to Plex.
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>>65989174
You easily can do that with Emby without paying anything. If you're using a secure tunnel to access something on your network, basically anything will be "secure".
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literally nothing wrong with it. When I want to watch a tv show that I downloaded or a 4k movie on my 75" tv that I have downstairs, Plex works absolutely fine. I have family that lives in another state that uses my plex to watch tv and movies since I'm always adding more to my collection. Literally nothing wrong with it, what does the things I said above better and easier?
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>>65989174
Anon,

VPS = virtual private server

VPN = virtual private network

Tunnel = SSH point to point bridge for a specific port

You’re swapping your terms around all over the place. Make up your mind
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>>65981934
I have a script with rtorrent that automatically grabs metadata when any torrent is added to a certain directory via filebot and then outputs a symlink for plex specifically. AMC script works for anime, shows, films, etc, and it grabs from discrete databases.
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>>65989168
>>65989355
These. Read a book or something while you're out you fucking idiots. If you don't watch your shit on a 40 inch actually fucking competent looking screen then you're just stupid. This is the same logic video game children use to justify their Switch and the fact that they're over 18.
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>>65981749
Is that Solus?
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>>65965952
>Plex Lifetime Member since 2013
>Over 12TB worth of movies
>Over 5TB worth of tv shows
>Offer private services to only friends and family
>Charge them $10 per month
>Accepting personal requests
>Currently at 32 active users and growing
You are all doing it all wrong...
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>>65996418
This desu. Easy money




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