Michael Johnson Jr.: Is this Plex available on the UH8550 today?
bilal saleem: how did u do that wow please explain this method to me
karthik11512: hey what is rendering the video. I know that plex requires a client and a media server which renders the video.
SmoothMarx: I'd suggest looking up NAS servers, preferably Synology if you don't know how to work one. They have a great UI, they support plex and it works as an external storage device connected to your home network for storing files from your PC or playing files to your TV. The kicker: they have a Torrent client included.
The con: after buying the NAS unit, you still have to buy the Hard Drives.
But it's by far the best setup.
For "basic" home use, check out the Synology DS413j. It's on my wish list. :)
jimthing1: No. The server has to be running at ALL times.
Get a Mac Mini and leave it (& storage) on. Most peeps go for this option, or a cheap PC. (I like to have a spare Mac about for other paperwork files, so this works great.).
If you can afford it, it's always best with these things to invest in something decent for the next 3-4 years (computer AND [backed-up!] storage). Then you'll end up happy with the results, compared to some half-assed set-up u get pissed-off with cause it never works properly.
jimthing1: Good work!
jimthing1: See my comment above (ie. for transcoding, I mention the benefit of using a dedicated computer over NAS's: CPU power).
Anyway, Plex's server-client relationship means something non-TV with a chip in it is needed. Even if you do use a slightly-less-power Plex-server-compatible NAS, again, almost certainly NOT gonna give u the best, easiest, experience tho.
A computer uses ~$20-30 annual elec bill when left on, so hardly an expense. Though the planet may love you, you'll likely not be left happy.
• LG/Samsung TVs just have a version of the Plex CLIENT app. This then accesses the computer+storage on your home network where the main Plex SERVER app has to be.
• Similar having a computer plugged into the TV: Plex SERVER app controls the back-end, & then **another** application, Plex CLIENT app, gives you front-end control to the Plex server app.
Also, using a computer (Mac Mini=great!) is usually best compared to a NAS, as when needed, their beefier CPUs transcode with ease.
jimthing1: No Plex doesn't work in that way; it works in a server-to-client relationship. The server app holds your library, whilst the client app (several different versions of the client app across various devices) is your control of the server data.
It's analogous to IMAP email: the server (cloud) holds all your emails in their respective folders. Whilst the clients on your devices (computer|phone|tablet) access the emails, display them & allow you to manipulate them across folders on the cloud server.
Bernhard Bogenstorfer: Which picture settings do you use?
jeyakanth umakanth: my samsung smart tv has plex but i could not installed properly , when i installed finally it says error , what can i do then?
Xavior Miller: I have plex media server running on my mac and the app on my new 8000 model samsung. The YV does not see the plex media server. They are both on the same 5ghz wifi network.
Any help is appreciated
stijn: after some searching i switched off transition animation and everything is going much faster. usable now.
Jimmy Boy: So nice. Yes my Samsung TV support DTS. It is 40" ES6220 with 3D. Damn, plex should have on 2012 TV models soon, so i can get rid of Samsung Allshare App. It's suck.
Jimmy Boy: Can it play movie directly or we have to use plex transcoding tool? Can it play movie with DTS audio? It would be nice if it can decode DST audio n play directly from server. So my Samsung TV can become another XBMC, i wont need my HTPC anymore. Hope Plex for E Series ll be available soon. Can't wait to see it :D
zigi zi: how come my samsung smart tv wont connect to plex?model UE46 6510seriescan u reply please?
zhaquiri: What about my Belkin router's networked "USB storage center"? I can just leave the router on with the external HD connected to it. Will the Plex media manager on my PC be able to read off of that drive when I organize the files? Then, afterwards, when I turn the PC off (but leave the router on and the external HD with the organized files), will the Plex app on my Samsung TV be able to read off of that over WiFi?
zhaquiri: Yeah, I'm wondering about this as well. I don't want my PC on all the time. Please answer.
Vishal Shah: How do I get this on my Samsung un55D7000 series tv! Please help with direction!!
iLambo: sammy+plex rulz
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