Soon Plex will have it all.

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    dadrepus

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    TishTash

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    No one will ever "have it all."
     
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    ufo4sale

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    VTTT?
     
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    tenthplanet

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    I don't smell money/profit in where they are going, they are entering a crowded pool with some very big very hungry fish. The big get bigger the small become lunch. :eek:
     
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    Dan203

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    "deep-linking to content offered through other services". Part of the reason the replacement for CableCARD fell through is because many content providers didn't want to offer this. They want you to have to navigate their UI so they can upsell you or show you ads. TiVo tried to do this on their own with the OnePass and failed miserably. Some apps just play the show, some take you to a page where you can play a particular episode and other apps just took you to a page for the show itself and you had to find the season/episode yourself. Not to mention the data for what's available from these other services isn't always available, or up to date, and none of them that I know of have a way of reporting back via an API what you've actually watched. So something like this could never mark which episodes of a show you've already watched on Netflix. Then there's profiles. How do you sync profiles from multiple services and link them to a profile in your system? Without profiles a system like this is pretty useless as there could be a discrepancy between what individual family members want to watch.
     
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    foghorn2

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    Plex is pure garbage. Sorry, worst software Ive ever used.
    Emby is not too far behind.
     
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    ufo4sale

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    In an ideal world will this “cohesiveness” every truly exist?
     
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    foghorn2

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    Does Plex pay people to post the same Plex propaganda all over the internets? It seems like some kind of cult or pyramid scheme
     
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    TishTash

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    I’m not sure what that means.
     
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    ufo4sale

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    Is there a better way to get your magical shows from your computer to your television?
     
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    kpeters59

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    Kodi.

    -KP
     
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    foghorn2

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    Yep Kodi, no little fat slow spyware app running in the background to do it either, just directory shares and will do iso's too. I can throw just about any file at kodi and it will play it from a nas or windows share much like the old defunct WDTV's I used a long time ago, before that I used Boxee to do the same.

    Wow, Windows 7 Media Center, 2 OTA tuners,a Qam tuner, 10' Hulu interface and Boxee.

    Those were the days! Now days all you need is a firestick.
     
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    TishTash

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    You kids “have it all”?
     
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    RightHere

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    Many people have the same opinion of Tivo fans.
     
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    Narkul

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    So if I put Kodi on my computer, how do I get it to stream to my Roku TV?
     
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    TishTash

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    Yeah, but in the case of TiVo, its fans’ love is justified.
     
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    foghorn2

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    Nah, we dont go around like trying to convert the masses and never say anything bad about it.
    You can read right here TiVo fans very critical of the state of things.
     
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    foghorn2

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    You dont, Kodi is a client and wont work on a Roku, thats one of the reasons Roku sucks, like Plex. Get a firestick and put Kodi on it, then set up a directory share (folder containing all your video files) on your windows pc.
    This is all you need and some knowledge.
    You dont need a app running in the background on your pc to stream the videos.
     
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    kpeters59

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    I'm watching a show right now on a Kodi Box I built from a $29 Raspberry PI.

    It plugs in to your TV like any other streamer.

    -KP
     
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