It's June 8th--Has Anyone Gotten Plex?

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  1. Jun 8, 2015 #1 of 103
    mbernste

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    So, today is supposedly the day that we're going to get Plex on our DVRs. Has anyone gotten it yet?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2015 #2 of 103
    Bryan Lyle

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    Yep. It's located under Music & Photos.
     
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    Dan203

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    I got it on my OTA. My other two Roamios are down stairs and I don't want to go check them right now.
     
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    hefe

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    I'll have to check. I looked this weekend, and didn't have it yet.
     
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    HarperVision

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    That's because this weekend wasn't the 8th, but today is! ;)
     
  7. Jun 8, 2015 #7 of 103
    hefe

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    Oh, I know, but some people were getting it early, and I had checked periodically, noting that I didn't have it yet. I forgot that there was an actual date it was supposed to drop, so now I'll be anxious to get home and see if it's there...
     
  8. Jun 8, 2015 #8 of 103
    atmuscarella

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    Yes I have Plex & iheartradio - Just a note people in other threads have said a connection and reboot caused plex/iheartradio to be added if you don't have them.
     
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    JoeKustra

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    No reboot needed. That's on two Premiere and one Roamio. I'm not even sure about the connection.
     
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    BiloxiGeek

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    Got it on my Roamio. Started playing around with a plex server on Linux. So far it's very pretty, but a pain to configure. I've got the first three seasons of Leverage and no matter what I do whenever I add that folder to a tv show library plex misidentifies season two as game of thrones. Got the fielder structure the way plex wants it, files named the way they're supposed to be and still the brain dead miss.

    Pretty is nice and all, but if it's gonna do silly things like that I'll just keep my pyTivo set up.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2015 #11 of 103
    dahacker

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    Just tried adding Leverage with dummy files on my Plex Server. Works fine. Make sure you name them like this:

    Leverage/Season 1/Leverage - s01e01.m4v
    Leverage/Season 2/Leverage - s02e03.m4v
    etc.

    Never seen Plex misidentify a TV show with this structure.
     
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    Dan203

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    OK so now that we have Plex what is it used for? Is it mainly used for personal libraries? (DVDs/BDs ripped to a PC/NAS) Or is there something else it can be used for? I have a NAS that supports Plex, and now TiVo has an app, but I don't really own many DVDs/BDs. Is there anything else it's useful for? Or is that it's main purpose?
     
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    innocentfreak

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    It is mainly for playing your own library or possibly someone else's if they share with you. The biggest advantage has always been the fact it is on multiple platforms and transcodes as needed to whatever device you choose to use.

    Think of it as expanded Stream functionality without the IOS and Android limits.

    I regularly use Plex to stream to my phone since I got used to it before TiVo updated their Android app to support the Stream. Most of my library is stuff I transferred off my TiVo using KMTTG.
     
  14. Jun 8, 2015 #14 of 103
    dahacker

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    OK, I've had a chance to use the Plex App on a Tivo Roamio Pro and a Tivo Mini.

    I'm a bit disappointed. It is limited to 4Mbps and also limited to 720p?

    Just some background. I primarily use Plex to stream movies from my computer to a couple Roku 3's I have. My collection is primarily Blu-Ray rips from my collection. I nearly always use direct play, which streams to the Roku without transcoding at 20-40Mbps 1080p.

    I was hoping to use my Tivo Minis at some of the TVs without Rokus to do the occasional Plex streaming, but the quality of video from the Plex App on the Tivo is basically unusable on a modern TV. Anyway, no big deal, I'll keep enjoying my recorded TV on the excellent Tivo Roamio/Mini platform and get more Rokus as my powerhouse Plex streaming solution.

    Good luck to you all.

    One more thing. You do NOT need a Plexpass subscription for Plex to work on the Tivo.
     
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    sydnius

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    Works great, streaming from Mac Mini to a Roamio.

    Some may bicker about the quality. I’m old. It looks fine.

    Hah! Streaming from a mini to a mini.

    The interface is clunky and slow, but I’d much rather have a working start than a nonexistent perfection.
     
  16. Jun 9, 2015 #16 of 103
    hefe

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    But it looks like you have to do a trial? I see no way to get past the trial screen.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2015 #17 of 103
    bradleys

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    Nope, no trial, just a free Plex account - no credit card ever requested.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2015 #18 of 103
    mbernste

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    I, like everyone else, got Plex yesterday. I have to say the TiVo interface is much better than the one on my TV. Everything looks and sounds great. I am able to stream in 1080 with no problems.

    I've been running a Plex server on my Mac Pro for a while and I found it kindergarten-level easy to set up, so for the person who had a hard time configuring it, it must be that the Linux version isn't that good.
     
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    HarperVision

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    Not sure how you're doing that since its initially limited to only 720p streams at 4Mbps?
     
  20. Jun 9, 2015 #20 of 103
    BiloxiGeek

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    I think I might know what went wrong. I did "Season 01" and "Season 02". I'll change up the season folders with non-padded numbers and try again later today. The Linux geek in me just can't stand seeing non-padded numbers that will likely cause sorting issues later on.
     

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