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Never really liked Plex. Way too complicated and never works 100% for me. I use AirVideo for iOS which is by far the best and for Android Qloud Media.


Plex complicated?

I don't have to do a thing. just drag movies to my movies folder and tv shows to my TV folder then refresh the library.

In less that a moment I can stream them from anywhere in the house or the internet.
     
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Plex complicated?

I don't have to do a thing. just drag movies to my movies folder and tv shows to my TV folder then refresh the library.

In less that a moment I can stream them from anywhere in the house or the internet.

You have not tried AirVideo. With Plex you have to rename TV shows and Animes if because most of the time they are not detected. I have not tried it on year but remember the setup process being too clunky.
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You have not tried AirVideo. With Plex you have to rename TV shows and Animes if because most of the time they are not detected. I have not tried it on year but remember the setup process being too clunky.


Generally I haven't had an issue with season and name discovery. Even with the ridiuclous names and punctuation I have had to edit them before but I'd say 98% of the time I don't need to do anything.
     
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That defeats the purpose of Chromecast. Add more stuff and increase price and people will not buy,

that can be done by software lol, even by roms on xda, but it should be great if google would be more open about it

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I'm not sure if x265 is specifically supported but I have been able to play absolutely anything I have wanted using the chrome extension "Videostream", maybe give it a try.

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plex transcode x265 to x264 , so no, x265 is not supported by hardware
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You have not tried AirVideo. With Plex you have to rename TV shows and Animes if because most of the time they are not detected. I have not tried it on year but remember the setup process being too clunky.

Unless the naming scheme for your files is a bowl of alphabet soup, Plex has little to no issue recognizing the name. I have over 300 movies and probably three times that of TV shows on my Plex server; the only time I've seen it have problems was with foreign titles.

As for ease of use, I think it took me about 10 minutes to set up the server and half hour to sync all files. After that it's as simple as installing an app or logging in on ANY device. I stream a lot of my shows while at work and bored; my in-laws and my parents, who are not exactly technologically savvy, were easily able to tap into my server with their TiVo boxes.

Difficult Plex is not.
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Unless the naming scheme for your files is a bowl of alphabet soup, Plex has little to no issue recognizing the name. I have over 300 movies and probably three times that of TV shows on my Plex server; the only time I've seen it have problems was with foreign titles.

As for ease of use, I think it took me about 10 minutes to set up the server and half hour to sync all files. After that it's as simple as installing an app or logging in on ANY device. I stream a lot of my shows while at work and bored; my in-laws and my parents, who are not exactly technologically savvy, were easily able to tap into my server with their TiVo boxes.

Difficult Plex is not.

I do not need to sync my videos at all. I mostly have anime that I stream to my iPad. To me streaming is an extension of my PC. Air Video stays organized same way as my PC does.
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Maybe they will finally add 60fps support for YouTube as well???
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Still going strong with my first gen Chromecast. I didn't get the second gen because this one works fine for me. I'll consider this next gen though once I get the right 4K TV. I stream soccer matches to my TV from my browser most of the time. thumb.gif
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I do not need to sync my videos at all. I mostly have anime that I stream to my iPad. To me streaming is an extension of my PC. Air Video stays organized same way as my PC does.

By "sync" I mean scan my file library and pull movie information; which only needs to be done once at after initial setup and then is done automatically as files are added (takes less than a second). Once your library has been scanned and cataloged, it is available to stream anywhere on any compatible device in a matter of seconds.
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Unless the naming scheme for your files is a bowl of alphabet soup, Plex has little to no issue recognizing the name.

I use Plex extensively and have never had an issue. There are sometimes a few quirks with the TVDB, but otherwise I've never had a problem.

I just assume the people who complain about naming conventions are the same people who have torrented many terabytes of videos and don't want to fix tens of thousands of file names. I'm not saying all such downloaders are lazy, but come on. There are even programs out there to help you autoname everything at this point.
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