What else have I missed?
I've just discovered Plex and it's blowing my mind. I now can access all my lifetime accumulated content any where I go on any device and have it neatly organized. Only con seems to be the shitty quality stuff I downloaded throughout highschool/college.
I've been out of college working like crazy and not doing any sort of tech hobbies for the past 4 years.
Now I have lots of money and a nice house but I don't even know what's possible now.
Before I went dark on everything I had a hacked xbox with XBMC and a Usenet account.
What's cool and new and mind blowing like Plex now that I have a time to play with tech???
Plex is amazing. I have it setup to index my movies + tv shows. Sickrage is the automation behind my tv show downloads and uses a combination of torrents and usenet to obtain the shows. Plex is also setup so that I can access it outside of my home
This is going to rustle some jimmies but I've settled on minidlna on my NAS and...VLC.
minidlna handles the DLNA/UPnP side and VLC can handle any transcoding & streaming I care about; with the VLC 3.0 beta it can even transcode & stream to Chromecast.
The only downside is the DLNA browser in VLC is still "a bit shit"; if they improve that (or if I got off my lazy ass and improved it and submitted patches...) it'd be damn near perfect for me.
I appreciate this is not the exact same as Plex but the end result is the same for the use cases I care about.
Is this what plex is?
> let's leave this quad core 100w rig idling just in case you want to watch some stupid shit which I'll transcode it every time you want watch it
Why couldn't someone setup a 5w raspi samba server and directly stream their shit instead?
My plex server is running on a i7 3770k because I'm not a friendless autist who only ever has to transcode 1 stream at a time. My server often will be transcoding 4+ 1080p streams at once (with subtitles, which causes a lot more cpu load for the transcoder).