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  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    Updated Apr 6

    What is Plex

    To keep it simple, Plex gives you one place to find and access all the media that matters to you. From personal media on your own server, to Movies, TV Shows, and News, to streaming music, you can enjoy it all in one app, on any device.

    How do i set up Plex on my device

    If you are looking to set up your own personal media server to house your own stuff, there are a few (simple!) steps to get up and running.

    How it works:

    1. Install and run the Plex Media Server on a computer (or compatible NAS device or NVIDIA SHIELD) where all your media is stored and managed in movie, TV show, home video, music, and photo libraries.

    2. Add media libraries by type of content and let Plex do the rest鈥攃ataloging, adding artwork and info鈥攊t鈥檚 all automatic.

    3.Install and open the Plex app on virtually any device鈥攕martphone, tablet, smart TV, streaming device, game console, personal computer, or any browser.

    4. Wherever you are, press play, sit back, and enjoy your media as it streams from the Plex Media Server to your device.

    What Plex Looks Like When Set Up

    Now i believe i have a beefy Plex server so ill show you screenshots of my server as of October 2019

    If You Need Help

    Dont be afraid to mention me @Kr0niic and i will do my best to help you set it up.

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Oct 31, 2019

    reserved for edits

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Oct 31, 2019

    Now this is a very bare bones OP as of now... i intend to flesh it out more and i will get back to it later. Im open to help you guys out if you need any help with explaining stuff, where to source your content, hard drive sales, and more.

    any recommendations for OP let me know

  • Oct 31, 2019
    1 reply


    help please

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Oct 31, 2019
    1 reply
    Big Stepper


    help please

    Do you have plex media server installed on your pc, and are you on the same wifi as that pc or have remote access enabled

  • Oct 31, 2019
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    Kr0niic

    Do you have plex media server installed on your pc, and are you on the same wifi as that pc or have remote access enabled

    Do you have plex media server installed on your pc- yes
    and are you on the same wifi as that pc - yes
    or have remote access enabled - i do not know

    thank you

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Oct 31, 2019
    Big Stepper

    Do you have plex media server installed on your pc- yes
    and are you on the same wifi as that pc - yes
    or have remote access enabled - i do not know

    thank you

    id go through this thread for troubleshooting support.plex.tv/articles/204604227-why-can-t-the-plex-app-find-or-connect-to-my-plex-media-server

  • Nov 1, 2019
    1 reply

    Such an amazing app with the firestick.

    All the kids favorite movies come off Netflix so just download them and stream them.

    Looking to build a server PC in the future and download s*** tons of movies and have a Streaming comp

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
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    Nov 1, 2019
    Wallisaurus

    Such an amazing app with the firestick.

    All the kids favorite movies come off Netflix so just download them and stream them.

    Looking to build a server PC in the future and download s*** tons of movies and have a Streaming comp

    it really is the goat honestly i just have it running off my gaming pc with 2 10tb hooked into usb and works fine for me. not the most efficient but it direct plays everything for me

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Need to get into this

  • Nov 2, 2019
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    looking forward to add some more with the HD upgrade

  • Nov 2, 2019

    in

    only have about 200 movies in my library at the moment tho

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Plex is so great.
    I have a bunch of films of my External Harddrive, but i usually keep about 30-60 on my laptop so i use plex to organize the films by duration so i know what to watch and how long it is.

    Highly recomend

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Nov 3, 2019
    1 reply
    sace

    looking forward to add some more with the HD upgrade

    You got about 30 more movies than me

    currently all my movies are 1080p Blu Ray encodes, then i have about 40 4k HDR movies (all duplicates that i have in my 1080 library).

    I also got 43 full TV Shows which i have it where Dramas are 1080p and comedies and animated shows are 720p

    documentaries tho like planet earth 2 and s*** i got in 4k HDR... that s*** is beautiful

  • Nov 3, 2019
    1 reply
    Kr0niic

    You got about 30 more movies than me

    currently all my movies are 1080p Blu Ray encodes, then i have about 40 4k HDR movies (all duplicates that i have in my 1080 library).

    I also got 43 full TV Shows which i have it where Dramas are 1080p and comedies and animated shows are 720p

    documentaries tho like planet earth 2 and s*** i got in 4k HDR... that s*** is beautiful

    Is there a way to switch another device for example from desktop to laptop with the same drive from my external HD?

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Nov 3, 2019
    1 reply
    sace

    Is there a way to switch another device for example from desktop to laptop with the same drive from my external HD?

    you mean like switch which device runs the server? yeah just unplug the external Hard Drive, plug it into the laptop, install plex on the laptop, then it will scrape the metadata again for you. Not sure why you would want the server to be running off the laptop tho

  • Nov 3, 2019
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    Kr0niic

    you mean like switch which device runs the server? yeah just unplug the external Hard Drive, plug it into the laptop, install plex on the laptop, then it will scrape the metadata again for you. Not sure why you would want the server to be running off the laptop tho

    no I mean that I can unplug it from the desktop and plug it into my laptop while the plex app is running with the same server. If I click a random film and it said "UNAVAILABLE."

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Nov 3, 2019
    sace

    no I mean that I can unplug it from the desktop and plug it into my laptop while the plex app is running with the same server. If I click a random film and it said "UNAVAILABLE."

    youre not supposed to unplug the hard drive from the server and plug it into the laptop to play it. Youre supposed to keep the hard drive plugged into the desktop and go to plex on your laptop and stream it. Your desktop will transcode the files (if needed) and deliver it to your laptop. Thats how plex works

  • Nov 3, 2019
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    I purchased the premium or whatever it was to stream anywhere on my phone awhile ago and am being asked to do so again. I uninstalled the app. Does this void the purchase?

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Nov 3, 2019
    Glockaveli

    I purchased the premium or whatever it was to stream anywhere on my phone awhile ago and am being asked to do so again. I uninstalled the app. Does this void the purchase?

    was it plex pass or through apple the 5$ one time fee. if its the 5$ one time fee you have to restore the purchase somewhere within the app. if its plex pass you should just log in and it should work

  • Dec 2, 2019
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    is it better to dedicate a PC for a server or to get one of those NAS servers

    at the moment I'm just using PC it works fine. transcoding a b**** tho

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Dec 2, 2019
    1 reply
    miguel

    is it better to dedicate a PC for a server or to get one of those NAS servers

    at the moment I'm just using PC it works fine. transcoding a b**** tho

    why you transcoding tho? whats preventing you from direct playing files? anything i throw at my apple tv direct plays.

    but if what you got works for you, no need to all a sudden get a dedicated NAS server. a bunch of external hard drives on my gaming pc fits all my needs.

  • Dec 2, 2019
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    Kr0niic

    why you transcoding tho? whats preventing you from direct playing files? anything i throw at my apple tv direct plays.

    but if what you got works for you, no need to all a sudden get a dedicated NAS server. a bunch of external hard drives on my gaming pc fits all my needs.

    I'm not sure why when I put on certain subtitles it starts transcoding I try my best not to transcode

    I've also just found out not too long ago that x265 files run so heavy so i have to redo some of my library

    might just do that tho upgrade my main pc some more & run off that

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    OP
    Dec 2, 2019
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    miguel

    I'm not sure why when I put on certain subtitles it starts transcoding I try my best not to transcode

    I've also just found out not too long ago that x265 files run so heavy so i have to redo some of my library

    might just do that tho upgrade my main pc some more & run off that

    Lots of devices have trouble with subtitles and they tend to transcode them. Ever since I upgraded to an Apple TV nothing ever transcodes. Also heard good things about Nvidia shields

  • Dec 2, 2019

    Innnn, been using Plex for years. I run my Plex server on my Nvidia shield.

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