Posting this here because we've had numerous posts to this subreddit in the past on styles people have made for Plex and Tautulli and perhaps more.
If you wish to look for an alternative, the common one appears to be Stylus, "a fork of Stylish, minus the tracking and plus many improvements" (thanks /u/tambry).
Sonarr - Automatically grabs TV shows when they're released on NZBs or torrents
CouchPotato - Automatically grabs movies when they're released on NZBs or torrents
PlexPy - Monitors Plex server statistics, user viewing history, and sends playback notifications.
Pushover - Notifications from PlexPy, CouchPotato, and Sonarr sent directly to my phone
Deluge - Free and open source BitTorrent client without all the ads, viruses, and cryptocurrency miners.
Private Internet Access - Popular VPN with SOCKS5 proxy included
No need for filebot since both Sonarr and CouchPotato can handle naming formats.
FYI - Comcast will send these notices to any device transmitting data through a web browser, including a phone's web browser. It is sent through the HTML I believe. I get them all the time when I reach 80% and 90% of my data cap. It has nothing to do with Plex. I just closed one a minute ago actually when I opened up Reddit.
However, you do need a VPN like everyone is saying. I use privateinternetaccess.com, have been using them for like over 3 years now. Plug in the VPN info into uTorrent 2.2.1 (no ads in this version)
I've never given another platform a chance because I've been so happy with Plex, but 15 minutes of browsing emby.media already has me at ease. It looks quite slick and integrated with everything you need to pass the WAF.
> In any case, those IPs can go back into the AWS ELB pool at any time and be replaced with different ones, so you should just intercept the dns lookup itself either in your firewall/router if it has the option, or via your hosts file(s) otherwise, and return 127.0.0.2 or something.
Agreed. Equally valid candidate is adding it to something like Pi-Hole.
Sorta yea. Plex meta manager can create custom collections and auto updates them daily based on parameters you want. Personally, i use trakt.tv top watched weekly and i call it 'trending' in plex collection. https://trakt.tv/shows/watched/weekly theres one for movies too. I have like the top 20 things show up.
>Would love to have a UPS, but I can't afford one right now.
Not sure what you're running Plex on, but I'd like to encourage you to make a UPS a priority. Power outages might be rare for some (they're more common than I think they should be for me personally) but losing power at inopportune times can do a lot more damage than just corrupting your Plex database.
I got the 1500VA version of https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VY6FXMM and I've been very pleased with it. It's not going to keep everything running for hours, but I have three servers as well as my network equipment hooked up and it gives plenty of time for a graceful shutdown.
Sporting two hard drives (1 TB and 320 GB) in a dock with the Pi. Streaming with Infuse since the Pi can’t handle transcoding. It’s humble beginnings but I’m pretty excited.
Edit: here is the docking station.
That's what OP's referring to, "Forced" Subtitles are ones that cover foreign audio in films that otherwise don't need subtitling.
There was a Plugin that could try to find subs for you, but I believe it doesn't work since Plugins were retired. My method has just been to go to Subscene with each batch of movies I add, and search each one with the "English, Foreign Only" filters enabled.
This issue comes up from time to time, and basically what you are requesting is that Plex acts securely when you are giving the user/password to people. You ARE giving the user/password to people when you store it in their Chrome.
Don't give out your passwords.
Make a new Plex.TV account for the user, link it to your account, and be the admin of that new account in addition to your main server admin account.
Protip: Any news sites like that that count your visits, or have some kind of adblocker overlay use outline.com/normal link.
I recently started using Docker on Linux to run Transmission and OpenVPN in a container separate from Plex. I used this container, and tweaked it a little bit.
I have NordVPN and can’t run Plex with remote access on my main system either. I used a virtual machine for a while (VirtualBox), but it uses a lot of resources which isn’t ideal for the old laptop that doubles as my media server.
The docker setup is working well for me so far.
You can use prologue for iOS and chronicle for Android in the meantime.
I had this issue far too many times with TeamViewer. The last straw was that their turn around time for this issue was over 2 weeks. I connect to my home PCs while at work and I help my family with their PCs, no commercial use.
I switched to AnyDesk and have loved it. I just wish their Address Book wasn't locked behind the Professional license. (worked around this by having a Google Sheet with the IDs for each PC I connect to.
You may want to grab Handbrake and re-encode the videos with the black bars cut out (preferably from the original source). Or use FFMPEG if you're handy with command line tools. If you have a few like that you can queue them up and let it run over night.
That will be the day I move to Jellyfin. It's a little rough around the edges, but Plex is making it more and more clear that we're the product, not the customer. When I can't even customize how and what content I serve, I'm done with Plex.
trakt is great to keep track of watched statuses on various platforms. Watch something on plex and sync to kodi. Or reinstall plex and sync back down watch status.
I would go with an unraid server, buy one big drive, like a 10TB for $189 take it out of the enclosure and start with that, then slowly transfer your data onto it, and when you empty a USB drive take the HD out of the enclosure and add it to your server. You would be able to do this for $300-400 to start, then add on as you go. There are some really good guides to get you started, here is one
2021 F1 season would just be a season, then each episode inside it.
You would need to name your directory Formula 1, then seasons would be Season 2021.
Formula 1/Season 2021/Formula 1 - S2021E01 - Testing (Day 1).mkv
Here is the full list of each episode in the 2021 Season so you can rename the files properly. This should help Plex find the correct data. https://thetvdb.com/series/formula-1/seasons/official/2021
The easiest way is to not use NordVPN.
So the question is why do you use a VPN? If you're using a VPN for torrents the easiest solution is to put your VPN into a VM and make that your torrent box while Plex sits on your main machine.
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No need to hunt.
That's the only source that's trustworthy that I'm aware of.
Edit: don't forget to open up play store, go to the Plex app and turn off auto update for it.
Gapless playback, Album Shuffle (meaning "Play a whole random album in proper order, then play another one."), Playlist Sharing, all kinds of things they could do. Basically look at anything CloudPlayer does and rip it off. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doubleTwist.cloudPlayer&hl=en_US
I don't trust buying digital-only movies, so I usually get a DVD. However, I don't want to have to use the discs all the time, so I've ripped them all using HandBrake and now they're all available immediately and awesomely.
> for people who don't know how to make a Movie collection
It isn't difficult, if you're interested. You just need a computer and a lot of disk space.
May I recommend Cryptomator. It encrypts all of your files but unlike other options like Veracrypt it isn't one big chunk of data that requires the entirety of the encrypted volume to be uploaded again anytime there is a change. Each file is within it's own encrypted container so you only have to sync the file(s) that change. Check it out, it's free and open source.
Use this on all of your Plex media in your Google Drive and nobody but you will be able to determine what is in there.
Chronicle Audiobook Player works well, has more of an audiobook library browse feel to it. It's my go-to for audiobooks in Plex.
It has m4b chapter support which I love, but the offline listening isn't reliable.
Nanum Gothic is a free Google Font. I guess Plex uses it on a Mac.
You could also press skip, download the font yourself and install it and see if it goes away: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Nanum+Gothic
Nah, Wire up radarr and sonarr to popular on trakt.tv, you'd automatically get a ton. Then go find some of the 100+TB TV and Movie Packs archives. To get to those numbers you're not generally picky.
50TB would fit almost all of the good and cult classic movies in 1080p compressed, and most of the 1st seasons of decent shows from the last 40 years.
Now, if you start collecting untouched UHD and BluRay images. it'll go quick.
Not if you pay for an Amazon snowball. Those babies can do like a Petabyte per week.
That is, assuming he's running his OWN PMS in AWS.
Right at the bottom of the download page it says all other versions available on sourceforge. Click the link. Click filebot.
That brings you here:
Download whichever version you want. They're still being updated.
Yeah, it's been down for the last 12 hours... Unfortunately neither their twitter nor their forum aknowledged this outage, but you can see if it's down here
That's a pretty good question, I tested it real quick just now with the network monitor in chrome. The pin is stored on plex's servers, and funnily enough they transmit it as a url parameter, so i guess they don't consider it security (I've been corrected about how https works, so this can be safe) -:
You'll also need to include your token in the header -: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/129922/how-to-request-a-x-plex-token-token-for-your-app/p1
Install filebot and run all your movie files to rename it. Or better yet spend an afternoon reading up, installing and configuring radarr https://radarr.video/ Let it handle media renaming and potentially media grab
Sites like theTVdb that compile metadata.
if you look they list season 11 as 3 episodes, and 12 as 15 episodes, rather than season 11 as 18...even though it's chronologically and production wise all season 11.
and that's fine, whatever it doesn't matter...except that other sites list it all as season 11. so episodes are out in the wild named all kinds of messed up.
I'm running the Connect (2 tuner) model and it works fine.
> no locked features
I have never used Emby, so could be off base, but from their website it looks like a lot of features are locked behind Emby Premiere. Am I missing something here?
The "Turbo" version has an Intel Pentium N3710 CPU which has a passmark of 1299 which would probably struggle to transcode even a 720p stream. For direct play it would work fine I would imagine.
AVI files are yesterday's garbage.
MKVToolNix to at least remux them to MKV, or Handbrake to convert them to a proper codec (like h.264+AAC which will play on everything).
Jackett is what you want. It takes any/all torrent feeds (public and private) you're probably used to using and converts them into the indexes Sonarr expects for Usenet services.
Filebot rpm, dev, and and tar is available via download from the filebot website, unless I'm missing something.
I have used Filebot on my server for a very long time with the amc (automated media center) function via command line.
The developer does seem to be somewhat touchy in the forums and doesn't give thorough explanations or is somewhat rude, but honestly for free software that works as ell as Filebot does, and being able to find answers to my questions eventually, I'm okay with it.
EDIT: I just noticed all the download links point to Patreon. :( Since he originally created the software to be open and free, I would say he should have left it open and free. If he wanted to make money from it, then asking for donations is not out of the question, but requiring them is out of the question. That said, he could also just stop releasing updates for Filebot and create a new version or new application with improved features, something like a Freemium model.
If you are familiar with SQL syntax, pointing a SQLite Browser at your Plex database is probably the easiest way to aggregate your library data.
Here's a free one : http://sqlitebrowser.org/
edit: and if you need help writing a query I'd be happy to help
I bought one of these to consolidate drives into a single enclosure:
They sell 8 drive versions as well.
It's a bit on the expensive side, but it was worth it for me because of the space savings, fewer USB drives, less cable mess, and plug points.
There's an app called Cmear VR Cinema Pro that supports Plex over DLNA. You'll have to pay extra for the Plex plugin but it works pretty well, even for 3D movies.
I would like to see an app with proper Plex integration as browsing with DLNA is rather crap and the fact that it's DLNA.
Make sure you're logged into plex.tv with your account that has a Plex Pass, and from there plex.tv/subscription should show an option to cancel: https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/plex/original/3X/d/9/d9dbe9af5241099d6cfde80afcc058c67b2780f3.jpg
god I hate it so much.
This should be pre-UI-fuck-up: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/plex-inc/plex/plex-6-17-1-5294-release/
Or if you trust some random redditor to install an apk on your android device, here's the apk rehosted on my dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t8mf0hc6mfesx03/com.plexapp.android_22.214.171.12494-688999136_minAPI16%28armeabi-v7a%29%28nodpi%29_apkmirror.com.apk?dl=0
Probably put the mini series in a season 0 folder and name the files appropriately, e.g.: s00e01_mini series 1
Or something like that.
The TVDB or similar source is where Plex will pull info from quite a bit of the time. Make sure your source is set to it, name the files and enjoy some cylons.
Doing things like these manually are very good learning opportunities and I would recommend it. However some people just want to get stuff working. For those that want the latter there are some things available to help you do this in an easier fashion.
Bytesized Connect uses Docker and let's you install applications in Docker containers keeping things isolated and neat. You require a free Bytesized account but once you have that installing the mentioned apps is just one click away.
Quickbox is similar however it doesn't use container isolation and it pretty much takes over your entire server/pc. It does not require any external accounts though and the web-interface can be reached right on your server. It is also a bit easier to get things working since there is no container isolation.
Full transparency; I created Connect so I'm probably biased towards it.
While it's not "native" in plex, I did write an app called quasitv that does the simulated live tv thing as a standalone android / fire tv app. So if you want something that is easier to start up, you can give that a try. The setup is basically just a pin code to log into plex, pick libraries, then start (app generates channels based off the studio tag, but you can make custom channels too)
If you're already running Tautulli/PlexPy, there's also Remote for Tautulli by the same developer on iOS and the official Tautulli Remote on Android.
£119.99 on Amazon in the UK at the moment (as we don't have Bestbuy)
This is actually the WD My Book which should be a red drive inside
I'm currently HP Proliant Micro (2core, 4GB RAM, 2x1TB) I really don't like the idea of having to format every-time I add a drive to my RAID (Recently had to backup & restore 900GB from Raid 1 to Raid 0 as my Plex libary is starting to grow again)
I'll be moving to a Synology DS918+ 4 Bay Desktop NAS with 4x4TB Raid 5 once I have enough spare money, my remaining 800GB is gone, and they go back on sale. Some 3rd parties recently had them as low as £290 new, while Synology sells them for £500+
My main reasons for going Synology (They have a free online Demo you can log into if interested):
I have mine successfully working through Torguard VPN. I assume it works similarly with PIA.
This is what I did.
Step 1: Make sure I was not in double NAT, I had my ISP disable the router portion of their box so only my router is doing NAT.
Step 2: Forward port 32400 on both TCP and UDP to my network address statically set IP for my server.
Step 3: test and make sure Plex works remotely (using a different network, like phone data connection) or checking Plex server settings.
Step 4: Pick a VPN server IP (I picked the first one I connected to on the location I wanted)
Step 5: On Torguard's website I set port forwarding for that IP address for both TCP and UDP on port 32400
Step 6: Configured Torguard client to only use that IP address when it connects.
Step 7: connect to VPN on that address
Step 8: on a different network (phone on data connection) test it by connecting to that IP address :32400 on the phones web browser. Connected and worked for me.
Step 9 (optional): setup a ddns server to assign a web url to connect to your plex server, I personally like NoIP. Basically it turns your now dedicated port forwarded VPN IP address into something like :32400
I know this is overkill, but I did not like the idea of people being able to traceroute my home IP address, this way a traceroute terminates at the VPN address. Granted I only let family and friends use my server, but I guess I am paranoid.
EDIT: forgot to mention, I tried running with the VPN set to TCP, but it would not work, I have to connect to Torguard using UDP for this to work, not sure why that would be an issue.
Actually, there is a downloadable fan made episode of pop team epic where the entire animation is done with ASS, like the whole video is rendered by the subtitles.
It's ridiculous, look at it.
Assuming you're using plexinc/pms-docker, it takes a PLEX_CLAIM environment variable.
You can pass secrets to pods as environment variables as described here: https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/configuration/secret/#using-secrets-as-environment-variables
This project has been rattling round in my 'brain' for a couple of years now. There has been experimentation, there has been failure. There has been tiny victories, but only this week did I solve the biggest bugbear and once done crack on with getting it all working!
So, the biggest bugbear: My living room is, by necessity, setup with a TV and a projector perpendicular to one another. This means on movie night that the sound is wrong. I finally solved this with the help of peverbeek and his Peace GUI for Equalizer APO. Whilst I don't mention this in the video, the orientation switch is macro'd in to certain buttons.
Once that was done I used a combination of Anymote, Tasker and Eventghost to get everything running.
Initial forays into this project taught me that you need to be checking states of things before running actions - for example I originally had 'play' set to turn lights off and 'pause' to turn them back on, but that works even if Plex isn't running so it quickly gets out of sync. The way I did it was to regex query the /status/sessions xml from the Plex Server to see if it contained either 'play' or 'pause'. This is literally the closest I have ever come to 'coding' in my entire life.
If anyone is interested please ask any questions. I'm quite proud of this setup but I think if you lifted up the bonnet you'd see some frightful things in Tasker so I'm also super happy to learn how to do things better!
Download Filebot. Open the program, drag your movies/Tv shows into the left panel, click Match->TheTVDb/ImDb and then click Rename. Super easy and renaming is compatible with Plex.
>It has a Intel Core 2 6600 2.4GHz CPU
>my setup should be able to support up to 3 concurrent transcodes
PassMark score: 1555
The minimum suggested PassMark score for a single 4Mbps/720p transcode session is 1500.
>First question - most of my files are MP4 and MKV, if I understand correctly Roku can direct play them, meaning no transcoding is required. Is that accurate?
MP4 and Matroska (MKV) are containers, which contain media streams -- audio, video, subtitles, etc. The media streams are encoded in various formats.
If your Plex client cannot decode one or more streams, transcoding would be required. If your Plex client is not capable of opening the container, Plex Media Server can simply repackage the streams in a container supported by your client.
The Roku 3 should be able to play H.264 encoded video streams and either AAC or MP3 encoded audio streams contained within either an MP4 or Matroska container.
>If so, does that mean I could share with lots of people assuming they are all using Roku, Up to my bandwidth limit?
Yes. Streaming without transcoding does not require very much CPU power.
>Second question. I was given a pair of HP Proliant DL380G6 servers, each with 144GB of RAM and 2 Intel Xeon X5570 2.93GHz CPUs (4 cores, 16 logical cores total).
PassMark score: 5630
This CPU would be capable of supporting 2x 10Mbps/1080p plus 1x 4Mbps/720p transcode sessions (or 3x 4Mbps/720p transcode sessions).
>If I wanted to make the best possible Plex server possible given my hardware what would you recommend?
Unless you have a reason to partition the server into one or more virtual machines, I would forgo any virtualization as it will simply reduce the efficiency and power of your server. For Plex Media Server, you want to maximize the CPU power.
Sorry dude - but its you ;)
> accounts with their gmail email address and share the libraries I have set up just for them?
Did you actually create a PLEX account with these emails.. To access your plex, you can only share to a "plex" account... You can create plex account with whatever email address you want. But the account has be linked to a plex account, you can't just randomly share access with just any gmail or apple account.
When you do - they will get an email with link to plex.tv to create an account or sign into their already existing account
Both of my grandkids have access to my plex on their fire tablets, it took all of 2 minutes to setup.
So, you didn't actually upload your files anywhere. You just pointed the server application to the folders where your media is located.
You are running your own server. That's what the Plex Media Server is, and that's why you installed it. That server application is listening for any Plex clients to talk to it, so that the server can "serve up" your media.
Plex clients include: a web browser (http://plex.tv), your smartphone/tablet (buy the mobile app), your Smart TV (install the Plex app on your TV's hub/store), your media streaming box (Roku, FireTV, Android TV, etc.)
With the server running on your laptop, just open a client on any device to browse your library. Then pick something to watch.
With that said, if the files are on the machine that you're taking with you, then there's no need for the internet. You really only need an internet connection to download the metadata (movie posters, list of cast, year of release, movie ratings, TV show info, etc.).
If the files are on your laptop, and you're leaving it at home, then you do need to pay for Plex Pass. This will unlock features like a free mobile app to use, the ability to pin content to your portable devices, and for syncing certain content to the cloud for access outside of your home network.
Get a Scaleway VPS for one month for €3, unlimited 200Mbps. Set up rclone on the VPS. This is by far the cheapest and fastest way I have found through researching.
Bonus: If your transfer take less than a month, then you are only charged for the hours you used which can be much less than €3.
Another option: Google Cloud Compute trial offers $300 free compute credit for 60 days. That should be plenty of credits and time to setup virtual machine with a rclone transfer. Thanks /u/LtRipley36706.
Edit: I am currently testing using Google Cloud Compute, and it is transferring from ACD to GDrive at 300-400Mbps.
Edit 2: Getting 900Mbps+ transfer from ACD to GDrive using Google Cloud Compute.
I can't recommend Ombi enough. It totally automates the request process. I have a few users that have auto authorization. Otherwise I just manually search for whatever has been requested. Once completed I mark them available and remove the request.
I use ffmpeg to do 1,2,3, and 5 of what you're doing. Most video editing tools use ffmpeg as their base code and then build a gui around it. It's a Command Line tool so there is a learning curve involved. It can do so much more though than all of those programs combined.
I use bulk renamer for renaming the shows.
Harmony Hub is currently on sale at Amazon too. Hub plus the basic remote for $80
I wish plexamp had the ability to play locally stored music. I mean, I love the app, but as I don't have unlimited data I can't stream from my phone 24/7 just bought https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T81554H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_X2IzFb5K6HFND to use with work and would love to play some 24bit with plexamp but I don't want to stream huge files all the time lol
No, but this was the last version 6.17.1 that had the old UI which most people agree is better laid out and easier to use.
This is hosted on APK Mirror which isa reputable site.
Will it increase performance? Certainly. Plex transcoding is typically bottlenecked by CPU performance, so increasing it will help. Info on CPU power needed for transcoding: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201774043-What-kind-of-CPU-do-I-need-for-my-Server-computer-
Will it mean more streams? Really depends on how much you can overclock with stability. Your Q6600 does just under 3000 passmarks, stock, and to get to two 1080p transcodes, you'll want to have about 4000 passmarks. That's a pretty significant overclock but not impossible for a Q6600. I think you'd need to hit about 3.1 GHz or faster.
Those are called forced or "foreign language only" subtitles. If your media doesn't already have a forced audio subtitle track, you can look for them from third-party sources. For example, if you're looking for subtitles on opensubtitles.org, you can add a foreign parts only filter in the advanced search (e.g. here's English forced subtitles forThe Fellowship of the Ring). Subscene has a similar "foreign language only" filter. To get those subtitles into Plex, you can follow the instructions in this support article.
Have you set port forwarding for Plex/plexpy (normally port 32400). If not, this the following shouldn't work.
Find your external IP address while inside your network (google "what is my ip" or go to ipchicken.com). Then try to access that ip from outside the network (phone, neighbors house, etc). this would normally be https://<external IP>:32400/web . If it loads up without asking for a username and password, then you need to get that fixed.
I would also suggest going to https://www.shodan.io and doing a search on your external IP to see what comes back.
Use pulseway . it's free and I use this and get push notifications for things like change of IP address, server down, restarts, os updates and cpu spikes. You can even remote see cpu usage charts, memory usage open command prompt and trigger reboots etc
Great Script! I can't wait for the movies support.
For anyone on a Mac who wants instructions here is how I got it running.
Install Homebrew from here: https://brew.sh
Download the main.py file from OP's GitHub to your desktop
Run the following commands, input your admin pw when prompted.
brew install python3
sudo pip3 install beautifulsoup4
sudo pip3 install plexapi
just an FYI.....
Plex has dropped developmental support for PHT as they focus their efforts on Plex Media Player (PMP). Replacing PHT with OpenPHT (Open-sourced PHT by the RasPlex team) will fix your issue. OpenPHT can be found here: https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
It's the community-driven fork of the abandoned Plex Home Theater project. It is being developed by the RasPlex team and is receiving upgrades as time goes on. Plex Inc. has nothing to do with it anymore. The 1.6.0 release which is slated for August will have integrated Kodi Krypton into the codebase. It is available for Windows, OSX, and Embedded platforms (I believe you can compile it for Linux too). It has to be installed independent of Plex's PHT. So far, it's been great and they fixed a lot of the lingering bugs that PHT v1.4 had.
Read more: https://forums.plex.tv/categories/openpht
Milestones: https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/milestones (click on "More")
You could use a program like StableBit DrivePool (and here's a list of some alternatives to it: https://alternativeto.net/software/stablebit-drivepool/) to create a virtual drive. If you add a drive to the pool,or replace a small drive with a larger one, the virtual drive gets larger, and your library setup doesn't need to change.
Headphones theoretically does for music what couchpotato does for movies, and sickbeard does for TV. I don't use it personally, but I always see it lumped together with the 3 programs you mentioned.
Here .. I've already done a similar project to this:
Basically the same idea, install the prereqs, run the `` script and answer the questions.
Mediabox currently requires a Private Internet Access VPN account.
After that it's set it and forget it.
I use Private Internet Access for quit a while now - I have a 50Mbit line. I have NEVER had any speed issues. Full speed all the time. If you have any questions, their support chat is quick and helpfull. I am very happy with their service.
Also, i am using a VPN-Killswitch, that shuts down Applications of my choice (Like Firefox or TorrentSoftware) when VPN disconnects.
PIA has one on board as well, but that one only shuts off Internet Access.
If you are using a VPN that has a Socks proxy, then you can configure Utorrent to run through it. It will run the the encrypted proxy tunnel without you having to start up your VPN. I use Private Internet Access and its wonderful.
I'd like to add there is also the Ombi app, that's supported by me here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tidusjar.Ombi
I've not announced this as I'm waiting for my iOS app to be on the app store.
The CPU score is 407. Common wisdom here is that each transcoding session requires a score of 2000. /u/Teem214 is dead on with his comments.
I am having the exact same issue... Nothing changed. Updated to verify. No change. Same issue. I can connect directly, but using plex.tv fails every time. Remote access is set and verified. Security is set to preferred.
All accounts are authenticated though plex.tv. So even if you only use the Web Application that comes bundled with Plex Media Server 2FA will protect that account.
If you do not have a plex.tv account and use your Plex Media Server unauthenticated then there is nothing for 2FA to protect, since both the server and web application is not logged in.
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IMHO I would prefer a drive (of that size) with a higher Cache and a higher RPM. While a higher RPM does not always guarantee a faster read speed, it often does.
I have a WD Red 3TB and the drive is very quiet.
Happy Plexing :-)
I'd honestly just buy this:
And layer on a cheap SSD for OS, although you could use the included 1TB HDD as well.
I have the previous model (T20) and it's been flawless. Idle is going to be in the ~30W range assuming it's truly idle.
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz PassMark score: 5003
Capability: 2x 10Mbps/1080p or 3x 4Mbps/720p transcode sessions
Related wiki page: What kind of CPU do I need for my Server computer?
>Is this issue from my Processor or my upload speed?
Intel Celeron G1620 @ 2.70GHz PassMark: 2671
This processor is only capable of transcoding a single 4Mbps/720p or 10Mbps/1080p file at a time.
PassMark = 2477
It would be able to transcode up to one 10Mbps/1080p file at a time.
The general rule taken from plex's site is 2000 passmark points per 10mb 1080p stream being transcoded. The 4200u scores 3300 passmarks.
If I'm reading you correctly, you are saying that the login process takes place completely outside of CloudFlare, and, consequently, nothing could have been leaked.
I just did a login and it looks like username and password are posted directly to: https://plex.tv/users/sign_in.json
While it's probably possible that this address is configured not to pass through CloudFlare, the only information Plex offered suggests that it still might. Are you being optimistic, or do you know that it is exempt?
(Also, thanks anonymous Redditors for the downvotes... is this not a legitimate line of questioning? Too negative?)
When I moved I went from Comcast's fastest package at the time, 250 Mbps down and 25 Mbps up, to symmetrical gigabit and the internet now feels like an extension of my own home network. I don't have to use any traffic management rules at my router anymore, I can just let things go without any speed limitations, and everything else using the internet can't even tell I'm doing anything. I fully support everyone should have access to good symmetrical fiber connections, DSL & cable really do feel old after having fiber.
I'm on CenturyLink's price for life package for $65/month after taxes and fees.
That is going to be fairly expensive. You will not only need a lot of storage and bandwidth, it you need a server with enough transcoding performance.
OVH offers servers with a NVidia gpu for the bargain of $2/hour, not counting storage or network costs.
AWS is cheaper with a g4dn.xlarge only $0.526/hour.
Bandwidth is charged per GB/transfered. Disk space is per GB of total disk allocation.
You don't want to go this route, really. Not only the cost, but because they will shut you down as soon as they find out what you're doing.
I only have 25mbps upstream and I manage to get by just fine. Upgrade your home internet when you can, cloud plex is a much worse option.
Not to my knowledge. The best I've found (and use myself) is Calibre - https://calibre-ebook.com - it is a cross platform desktop app which manages your e-book collection and provides meta data look-up and organization. It will also convert your e-books between supported formats so that you have the format that works best with your device/app. Additionally, there is a web based front end which you can use to access and download your content and can be protected from unwanted access by a username/password. There isn't a central web site (a la plex.tv ) which allows you to share amongst your friends, but if you have some modest skills you can expose your internal Calibre web front end to the internet. You would want to use a very strong username/password if you choose to do this.
Filebot isn't free anymore, but it's still one of the best. You can also try ~~TVRenamer~~ The Renamer. A lot of settings and functionality but very very poor layout and design.
Edit: Filebot is free if you know where to look
Why not just use Sonarr and Radarr ? They do a very good job of keeping files organized and renamed in a way that Plex has no problems with. (Even if this isn't their main purpose)
I also use this free alternative for tv shows and animes, might be worth your time.
Looks like a series merge? I did a search for "blah blah series merging, blah blah" on Google and ended up with this page:
I don't see that text on the actual page, but it is in the source, so possibly in the XML/meta. Not sure if they pull from TVDB or if you possibly have a custom agent installed.
if you check the link for show 259640, it appears to be the original page for Sword Art Online: https://www.tvtime.com/en/show/259640
FYI, Emby also collects (and sells) informations about you : https://emby.media/privacy.html, though probably less than Plex since they don't mention metadata and any application except their website(s).
You could probably leverage the command-line version of MKVToolNix's header editor, mkvpropedit. How you use it will vary depending on exactly what your needs are, but as a single example, the following would set the title to 'English (SDH)' of the third track of the file without creating a copy:
mkvpropedit myfile.mkv -e track:@3 -s name='English (SDH)'
It seems this has been an issue since Plex moved from paid app to in-app purchase. I will ask directly in Plex forum, since there is no email address for Plex support. Plex only offer support through their forum (https://plex.tv/contact)
Improved music experience (Plex Mix, music videos, and rating of tracks)
Cinema Trailers and Extras
Fast User Switching - FINALLY!!!
Plex Companion (Remote Control) (requires Plex Media Server v0.9.12.8 or newer)
Full support for Play Queues
Full support for Playlists
Added "Stop” button in music player
Added "Network Logging" option to assist with troubleshooting
Allow the subtitle size to be changed
Watch Later, Recommended, and Channel content is now playable for all sources
Improved browsing experience
NOTE: This update may require you to reconnect the app to your Plex account via the https://plex.tv/pin method.
install Plex Home Theatre on your laptop from here
sign in with the account name and password you used to set up the server. done.
*PHT is full screen, no mouse. have fun. it's the up, down, left, and right arrows, and the enter and backspace keys!
Can't go wrong with handbrake. You're going to need the libdvdcss.dll file though which, if I remember correctly, does come bundled with VLC and you just copy and paste it into Handbrakes install directory.