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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dadrepus, Jan 8, 2020.
Plex has gray market apps similar to Kodi that can be installed.
LOL That's some pretty lame trolling. Hannity is a pathetic excuse for a "journalist". He's not even one of the more-or-less-journalists at Fox, he's in the loony bin part of their programming during Prime Time.
Roku's blocking Fox is not due to their poor quality right-wingnuts news, it's about money, I just didn't realize that there are deals between Roku and channels to be on Roku. It's such a weird setup. It sounds like Roku wants a cut of the advertising revenue, not just what's on the home screen.
Not to the same extent as Kodi.
Streaming what? And from where?
Kodi is a media "player". It plays back your own media, that you store on your network/via a hard drive. It doesn't really stream anything.
Plex is a media "server". It can play back your own media, but its true usefulness is in streaming the media to other devices/apps.
If you mean streaming as in using one or the other to watch Netflix/Amazon Prime/etc., the answer is neither. Neither one is a Roku/TiVo/etc.
If you have your media on one device/PC, and you can hook that device/PC to your TV via HDMI, I really like Kodi.
If you have a PC that can act as a "server", or a "NAS", Plex is super useful for setting up your media library once, and then watching it via apps on pretty much any mobile OS/browser.
Plex technically has DVR capability, but right now the feature is in its infancy and clunky (plus, you can't DVR cablecard encrypted channels). TiVo still wins there.
But neither one is great at streaming your services like Netflix/Hulu, IMO. Dedicated devices like a Roku/Fire Stick/etc. are more useful for that.
What's nice is that they're not mutually exclusive. You can actually use any combination of the above.
If you're already locked into the TiVo ecosystem in a way where you have a TiVo/TiVo Mini in every room, it's probably not worth setting up Plex OR Kodi.
But if you had Roku Sticks/Fire Sticks in your bedrooms/guest rooms and you don't mind using something like "KMTTG" to pull shows off the TiVo and put them onto your server, then Plex is really cool.
And if the living room is the hub of your house or is the only place you want to watch media, Kodi is nice. I do find setting it up initially overwhelming because there's just such a baffling amount of settings. Not that you HAVE to customize each setting, it's just that if a customizable setting exists, I feel obligated to tweak it.
Nice summary, thanks.
What are your views on privacy settings for Kodi and Plex? It always feels like big brother is watching (along with me) with these 2 options. Not that FireTV, Roku, etc., are any better.
No it doesn't. Plugins have been discontinued, are no longer supported. I am not sure how one would load a grey market app now and where it would show up in the UI.
why did you redact foghorn2's name?
I just tried Plex via my TiVo Roamio/OTA. It kind of sucks. The audio drops out frequently -- just for a fraction of a second, but, IMHO, it's unwatchable. I don't blame Plex for this -- the same program plays flawlessly using the Plex app on my TCL Roku TV. I do blame Plex for not supporting their clients. People pay for the clients and they ought to work and be updated when necessary.
The Hulu App on TiVo is also outdated.
Perhaps your video was A1080P resolution video that was problematic. Romeo plex can only handle 720P video. Bolt plex handles 1080P fine as long as you don't need subtitles Or trans coding I think
Plex on the bolt is badly outdated. Freezes and sometimes the Bolt reboots. Can't handle my vpn. The version on Roku looks completely different and runs flawlessly even with vpn enabled on the Plex server machine.
Never run the Plex client on Tivos.
Never run any Apps on TiVo.
Never use Plex period
Tried Plex again after 5 year hiatus and it is growing on me....
Plex working great
A new HDR TV helps.
Plex Is Coming Under Fire for Piracy - Cord Cutters News
Plex sucks !
Don't share outside your immediate family, follow DMCA, and you should be fine.
No, they actually are not. What they have quoted is actually a vicious rumor started by a rival Emby. Do you really think Plex doesn't have lawyers making sure they follow the laws of the various countries they do business with? Plex is no longer just a bunch of volunteers. It hasn't been for a while.
Lol, this has nothing to do with Emby. This outfit claiming that Plex has piracy issues also claims a lot of other places have piracy issues. It’s what they do... whine about everything under the sun.
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