TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Roamio DVRs
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 11-16-2015, 05:35 PM   #1
Damiansnpvp4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 56
Plex app is no good!!!

What is so great about Plex? Ok it has all the bells & whistles, it looks pretty, but looks is not good enough, it needs to function in the real world & not being able to play many formats doesn't cut it. Plex could not play many formats through Xbox a year ago & with Tivo, same complaint. Later I switched to PS3 media server & found it so much better than Plex. As for Plex, after all this time I can't believe they have not been able to make improvements in regards to video formats. Tivo use to offer Tivo desktop, but that was horrible! A year ago I located a program called Streambaby & after playing over 500 videos/tv etc... I can only recall 1 or 2 that did not play. That blows away anything else available that I know of & makes me wonder how the others can't seem to figure out how to play multiple formats. Streambaby I believe was developed by the public, not a company & it can play just about anything you throw at it. I sure will not be going back to Plex anytime soon. damiansnpvp4

Damiansnpvp4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
foghorn2
Registered User
 
foghorn2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 680
Plex has always been pure garbage.
It does not belong on the Tivo.

I just have a FireTV with Kodi. Works way better. Plays anything including ISO's.

I used to use a WDTV, even that was better than anything with Plex on it.

foghorn2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks For This Post:
Old 11-16-2015, 07:02 PM   #3
monkeydust
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 493
Plex works fine for us 95% of the time.

__________________
Active: Series 5 Plus, Series 4 Elite, Mini
Retired: S1, S2, & S3
monkeydust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 09:28 AM   #4
dahacker
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 293
I've been using Plex with Roku 2 and 3 for over two years. Absolutely awesome and the direct play is excellent.

The Tivo Plex App is neutered to 720p and 4Mbps and the GUI is sluggish compared to a Roku 3. Bitrates are everything and I'm always in the 20-40 Mbps streaming range from my computer to Roku.

dahacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
Chuck_IV
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by dahacker View Post
I've been using Plex with Roku 2 and 3 for over two years. Absolutely awesome and the direct play is excellent.

The Tivo Plex App is neutered to 720p and 4Mbps and the GUI is sluggish compared to a Roku 3. Bitrates are everything and I'm always in the 20-40 Mbps streaming range from my computer to Roku.
Yep. I just started getting into Plex. I had a prior PC sitting around collecting dust and my daughter wanted a minecraft server. So I started one on it and also decided to run a Plex server on it.

I have always ripped all my Blu-Rays and DVD to MKV's for years. For my 2 main TV's I have a WD LIve SMP player on one and a Popcorn Hour A210 on the other, which do great jobs. However, it's nice to have access to my movies now on the 3 bedroom TV's via either the Tivo Minis or the Rokus I have. I do hate that the Tivo version is seriously neutered tho.

The only shortcoming I have with Plex is I only every get DTS from any movie. I mis out on the HD audio list DTS Master Audio and such. This is where the WD Live and Popcorn Hour shine. They handle full HD audio.

__________________
1 Roamio Plus
1 Roamio Standard
3 Tivo Minis(v2's)
Charter Cable
Chuck_IV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 10:30 AM   #6
emusnes
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10
With the faster CPU will the Bolt perform better with Plex?

emusnes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump







Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Advertisements





TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media


(C) 2016 DBNet - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.
Page generated in 0.13128996 seconds (53.04% PHP - 46.96% MySQL) with 18 queries