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")
Plex has dropped developmental support for PHT as they focus their efforts on Plex Media Player (PMP). Replacing PHT with OpenPHT (Opensourced PHT by RasPlex team) will fix your issue. https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
OpenPHT is an open source Plex App that works on linux
PlexKodiConnect is a plugin for Kodi
PlexKodiConnect is great because you get all of the other stuff Kodi has to offer but it's more work to setup and liked to stop working randomly for me YMMV.
OpenPHT just works, Nothing to mess with and it does what you need it to.
I'm a lazy boy and my server has no problems transocding so I use the web app most of the time.
Why not just use OpenPHT then? It absolutely supports this... also, FYI in case you didn't know, which seems likely since you went to PMP, see below. I too also prefer OpenPHT to PMP.
It's all on their GitHub.
First of all, you've to download GetRasplex to write the Rasplex/OpenPHT image, from here:
Download the appropriate binary for your OS.
Then, you've to download the OpenPHT image for Odroid, here:
Now, plug an empty SD card, open GetRasplex, select the SD card, select the OpenPHT image file, then write it to the SD card.
Move the SD card to your Odroid.
By installing LibreElec, you can run Kodi without any issues on your HP device. Here is a good guide on how to install LibreElec on a HTPC. Unfortunately, when it comes to synchronizing the databases between multiple Kodi devices, things get a bit complicated.
Have you ever tried Plex ? You can use your HP Pavilion as a Plex server AND a Plex player, just like Kodi. After you run the Plex server, you will be able to install OpenPHT on your Raspberry Pi and instantly access your media on the bedroom TV. As a bonus, you will also be able to stream your media remotely, on your mobile phone, laptop or whatever device you want.
Before you make the jump, make sure you check this article with 5 Tips for users moving from Kodi to Plex to take everything in account.
Please note that i'm not trying to bash Kodi or make you convert to Plex, but i think you will have a better experience in your case with Plex instead of Kodi.
actual releases? if you're referring to actual PHT... see below... If you're talking PMP, that is just the webUI wrapped in a stand alone app
Good point. I was in a hurry and was wrong. Thanks for clearing that up. I always head over to the Rasplex site to follow the trail to their github and grab OpenPHT that way. Kind of forget sometimes that OpenPHT is not the same since its uses the Rasplex logo when launching.
If OP does end up wanting the original feel from PHT back in the day (i prefer this layout much more) then here is the correct link for anyone who may want it. Thanks PlqnctoN for clearing it up.
Ahh. My image is from openPHT on OS X. I would switch to it. It looks nearly identical has has some cool new features. Plex Home Theater has been dead for years.
And this is my favorite thing....
If you prefer the older Plex Home Theater interface you may want to check out OpenPHT. Version 1.8 hasn't been updated in a while but it still works great for me:
The dev team is working on an updated v2.0 but that isn't available publicly yet.
Please don't use the browser to watch. It is a bag of hurt. Have them download either PMP or openPHT. I'm not saying it will fix your problem. But really the player in browsers is shit due to limitations in browsers. The only excuse to use a browser for plex playback is you are at work and can't install additional software.
Yes, correct. I would go with Plex Media Player or openPHT on your desktop as they should directly play pretty much everything. And Plex is pretty much completely free. A lot of the links kinda make it look like "go premium" is needed, but it's usually not.
One thing to note: Plex will automatically grab metadata for you, but it is really picky on how the files are named. This link here goes over it in detail. There are a few automated programs that will rename your files for you as well.
As far as your PS4 Plex client being too dark, check your RGB range, may be set wrong on your TV, PS4 and/or Plex client - http://referencehometheater.com/2014/commentary/rgb-full-vs-limited/
If you only want to use your Zotac box for Plex, I would recommend a OpenPHT embedded install - https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
Plex has dropped developmental support for PHT as they focus their efforts on Plex Media Player (PMP, available for download now). Replacing PHT with OpenPHT (Open-sourced PHT by the RasPlex team) will fix your issues. OpenPHT can be found here: https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases.
FYI, see below.... and i'm pretty sure the xbox one media remote is compatible, at least i know i've seen it used with rasplex which is just a version of OpenPHT
Edit: Upgrading to PMS version 1.0.1 (Plex Pass) should also solve the issue according to the changelogs.
Oh, I didn't get exactly what you were looking to achieve.
If you want to crank it way up you can use OpenPHT which allows you to destroy your speakers if you want.
I don't like PMP since it is slow. I have always used OpenPHT on my desktop. It plays everything and is wicked fast.
I use openPHT on OS X. It is really fast and plays everything without transcoding. And I prefer the UI to the other clients.
It hasn't been updated in years and doesn't support collections. But other than that I love it.
The appimages linked by @desepticon are an option which work great. They are the Linux version of the Plex Media Player app.
As an alternative for the discontinued Plex Home Theatre app, OpenPHT has risen as a fork of Kodi. Also available for Linux see:
i following this steps accordingly and this for guidance.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install build-essential
wget https://github.com/Veisen/OpenPHT/archive/master.zip or git clone https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT-Embedded
DISTRO=OpenPHT PROJECT=S905 ARCH=arm make image"
This one or this one? If you don't want to host something, then PMP or OpenPHT might be better, but I've had stability/feature issues with them. I personally found the server to be more reliable and find its additional features(Particularly the DLNA server) quite useful. Plus if you routinely download videos from other services, it's simple enough to automatically add those downloads to the Plex server, which then lets you stream them to your other devices without using your internet connection and allows you to share your archive with other Plex users(Using your internet connection, obviously). Running the server has a number of substantial benefits that aren't available to the clients, and it's really easy to run.
Sorry, I haven't used OpenPHT in a long time. I usually expected release for older Ubuntu to work. So does 16.10 work? I suppose you can downgrade to the old version of dependencies. They haven't updated in a loooong time (before Zesty) so many things should break.
Or you can compile it by yourself ... https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/blob/openpht-1.8/docs/README.linux It looks painful and doesn't work https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/issues/234
I think it would be really cool! Unfortunately it looks like the entire project is written in CPP <- which I do enjoy but it's not nearly as approachable as python. If I had someone who would be willing to walk me through their build process I'd say it would definitely be doable.
Is there a build/image called openPHT?
Or do you mean this? https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
OpenPHT is a program, openelec/libreelec are prebuilt images.
Just google setting up something like a lightweight linux distro, and then install openpht as the only real app to run.
You should use Plex Media Player or OpenPHT.
OpenPHT is more or less Rasplex. https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
Plexbmc is the plugin for Kodi, I havent tried that yet. OpenPHT works great from its own image, I was just hoping this could be integrated into retropie similar to Kodi.
> I'll can't even play videos on the same machine the server is running on.
That is highly unusual. I have some 25GB ~2 hour movies that transcode without issue, and can often stream 10-12mbit transcodes over a solid WAN. connection.
There might be other issues with your machine.
Have you tried direct playing locally with something like Open Plex Home Theater or Plex Media Player (Plexpass Only)
Yep. Give it a try, it's a neat client that supports skins. It's available for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Raspberry Pi.
Plex has dropped developmental support for PHT as they focus their efforts on Plex Media Player (PMP). Try replacing PHT with OpenPHT (Open-sourced PHT by the RasPlex team). OpenPHT can be found here: https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
I found the sub zero channel and can now at least trigger it to download from within the UI for anything plex doesn't get itself or hasn't gotten fast enough. That should eliminate most of my needs. Yea if they get it wrong I'll still have to manually download em. I have kodi w kodiplexconnect on the laptop to make that quick tho.
And the milestones isn't much
Shows they at least plan to stay far more current than pht ever really was tho.
Only problem I have is that my audio sometimes stops working after a few minutes, if I had my Mac Mini on for months. The OS stops recognizing my DAC even if i re-select from the audio input list. Only things that helps is a reboot. Unrelated problem but still annoying.
Anyways, there's now a fork on PHT called OpenPHT. It was just released and I don't know if it will fix your problem, but it's worth a shot. Give it a go :) https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases/download/v188.8.131.522-7563ca94/OpenPHT-184.108.40.2062-7563ca94-macosx-x86_64.zip