Soon Plex will have it all.

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  1. Jan 19, 2020 #41 of 146
    Tony_T

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    The Rokus are not under powered, and the KODI developers could limit the app to only new Roku models if that were a concern. If they ever come out with a roku app, I’ll take a look at KODI.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2020 #42 of 146
    foghorn2

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    Because Roku sucks too, a closed system you cant do anything with. Firestick blows it away.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2020 #43 of 146
    Tony_T

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    A closed system like iOS?
    I’m OK with that.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2020 #44 of 146
    kcarl75

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    Are there any good cloud based media players that lets you save your video files to the cloud and play them via Chromecast\Roku etc?
     
  5. Jan 19, 2020 #45 of 146
    OrangeCrush

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    I bought a Plex pass ages ago and it's still useful enough to keep going. It's just a big, modern DVD changer for me at this point. I wish they'd stop adding new crap to it, but I haven't been inconvenienced enough to look for alternatives.

    Roku has strict limitations on what apps are allowed to do and large chunks of Kodi would have to be stripped out. Even then, it would probably still be a challenge to get their app approved for political reasons. Roku's been very squeamish about anything that could open up their devices to easier piracy, and Kodi has a bit of a reputation.

    There are also tons of Roku apps that can play media from a local network drive. It's hard to see what Kodi could or would be allowed to add to what's already out there.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2020 #46 of 146
    kflinch

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    Does Comcast allow authentication of the PLEX HBO GO and Xfinity apps? Does Comcast allow authentication of those apps on the Fire Stick?
     
  7. Jan 24, 2020 #47 of 146
    blackngold75

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    I run Plex on a small NAS (ReadyNAS 102) and use it on my Roamio and Bolt. It's slow, but does OK serving up music and seems to work with photos. However, I can't play videos and I think that it's a limitation of the NAS (I haven't tried it yet using a PC as the host). Is anyone using Plex to feed video to their TiVos using a NAS? If so, what NAS are you using and how's the performance? Thanks in advance.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2020 #48 of 146
    osu1991

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    The video and audio has to be in a format that is compatible with the device it is being played on. If it isn't, then the server has to transcode and that is a processor intensive endeavor.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2020 #49 of 146
    leiff

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    I had plex server running on a lower powered PC of mine. It served 1080P video to bolt fine. Without subtitles or transcoding though since my PC was old. Romeo plex is limited to 720P though.
    Soon I was going to set up my nvidia shield as a plex server and use my bolt as a plex client. I paid for plex lifetime subscription for a little under $100 but so far the only premium plex feature I use is adding trailers to my movies. Otherwise free plex works fine. I love my N vidia shield as a plex client/server for my 4k movies. I have x2 10 Tb hard drives plugged into the USB ports of my nvidia shield which serves the purpose of a nas also.
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2020 #50 of 146
    dadrepus

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    If one goes to the Plex forums you can look up which NAS's will run Plex the most effectively. There will be a link that is constantly updated with the newest info. I run a Qnap TSV-951X which has a celeron processor. So, no ARM. Arm will not effectively run 4k and multiple streams. I have 5 8tb drives running raid 5. No backup as of yet, expense! But everything is new. The TIVO app is end of life but still works. Plex, like so many others, has abandoned Tivo support. Maybe with the new stream Plex will be back but not for the old software. It is best to get a dedicated streamer to watch Plex.
     
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  11. Jan 25, 2020 #51 of 146
    leiff

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    It has been about 6 months I thought since I used plex on Tivo as a client setup to Pc plex server but it was working. How are you differentiating between the app still working but not supporting it end of life
     
  12. Jan 25, 2020 #52 of 146
    Diana Collins

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  13. Jan 25, 2020 #53 of 146
    foghorn2

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    ^ Just give it time, Roku will literally be Hockey Pucks
     
  14. Jan 26, 2020 #54 of 146
    JoeKustra

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    And it's reflected in their stock price too.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2020 #55 of 146
    blackngold75

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    Thanks for the responses. I just set up a Plex server on an older PC I have as a quick test: much better performance compared to Plex server on my NAS. Works pretty well with my Bolt. Works even better with my Roku. Video works for both.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2020 #56 of 146
    Diana Collins

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    My Extreme Plex Server: AMD FX6300 (6 cores @ 3.5GHz), 16GB RAM, 256MB SSD for boot and transcoding, 32TB RAID-5 array, on 1Gb/sec network.

    Serves up 4K HDR streams to Plex app on Roku or Smart TV perfectly, every time.
     
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  17. Jan 29, 2020 #57 of 146
    Diana Collins

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    Exactly...it is precisely the features of Kodi that make it appealing to hackers that make it a no go on Roku. Roku's business model is based on having as many apps as possible. If Kodi ever appeared on Rokus every single app provider would rethink their support. Without those "features" Kodi on Roku would be pointless.
     
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  18. Jan 29, 2020 #58 of 146
    Bigg

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    What planet are you living on? Plex is pretty impressive. I have it on my HTPC and that streams to my Roku, and it's a pretty awesome piece of software. It indexes and easily allows playback of my torrented TV shows with relative ease, and has an interface that's as good or better than every streaming service out there except for Netflix.
     
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  19. Jan 29, 2020 #59 of 146
    Bigg

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    This is another total head scratcher. Roku is the closest thing we have to an agnostic platform. Fire TV is owned by Amazon, and is a giant ad for Amazon content and services. I have no particular problem with the Fire TV hardware, as long as people realize that they're playing in Amazon's world. Android TV is a bit better, but still linked with Google, and Apple TV is definitely Apple's domain. They're all good streaming platforms, but if you want something that is close to an agnostic platform, Roku is by far the closest thing we've got.
     
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  20. Jan 29, 2020 #60 of 146
    foghorn2

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    Proves everything I just said and contradicts Collins claim why Kodi is not on the Roku and Plex is accepted.

    Im not saying your torrented TV shows are pirated, they might be if they are not from OTA broadcasts.

    How do movies show up digitally in Plex? Especially HD versions?
     

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