Tag: server

Mar 19 2018

PlexPy is now Tautulli

For those who run a Plex Media Server, you know that one of the weakest points of having a Plex server is not having statistics baked into the application. You don’t have information about how many users you’re serving up how many streams, how many transcodes and what are the peak hours of the day. …

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Mar 12 2018

Easy Media Server Storage Solutions

If you’ve been running a media server for any amount of time (like Plex or Emby), you realize how fast your media library can build up and how much storage it can require. The good news is that storage space on hard drives seems to double on a very rapid basis. So finding a hard …

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Feb 07 2016

Super Bowl 50 Was Great Unless You Were Using CBS Sports Streaming Service

Last year, more than 1.3 million people watched the Super Bowl through NBC’s streaming service. This year, CBS did the same with their streaming service. You are able to watch the Super Bowl through CBS’s streaming application and with media streaming boxes like Roku. Customer got to stream the Super Bowl in high definition and …

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Jan 11 2016

Media Servers: Are You Okay With Sharing Your Media?

When you think about having the ability to share all of your personal media to practically any device, one of the first applications you should be thinking about, or using, should be Plex media server. It does a great job of curating your media and being able to provide it to a wide range of …

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Jun 15 2015

Review: VidOn Media Service – Very Disappointing

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted about doing a review on a new media server software called VidOn. Most people have heard of Plex and Kodi/XBMC for streaming content for mobile devices and home theater systems. The VidOn media server is right in the same category, but VidOn, like Plex, can transcode media on-the-fly …

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Jan 16 2015

Media Organizers: Plex vs. XBMC/Kodi

I recently was asked about my opinion towards being able to share/organize media. My immediate suggestions were PLEX and XBMC [now called Kodi]. PLEX is a media server and kodi is a front end for organizing media. One of the reasons that I selected these two applications run off top my head was that both of …

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Dec 03 2014

Add Wi-Fi To Your Digital Camera with Eye-Fi

As we get into the holiday season of 2014, I thought it would be nice to be able to automatically transfer images and movies directly from my old digital camera directly to my server; to have them waiting for me to share with friends and family. Having an Eye-Fi wireless SD card was the first …

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Feb 28 2014

Horror Story: Windows Essentials 2012 would not install

This article is actually based on my experience last week dealing with the horrors of just flaky software from Microsoft- Windows Essentials 2012. I spent countless hours researching, testing, rebooting, changing security settings and then ultimately reinstalling my operating system. It was very depressing too. I had just purchased a brand-new computer, reinstalled Windows 7 professional, …

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Aug 24 2013

Plex Media Server gets cool features- but only for PlexPass users

Plex Media Server as easily become my most used application out of anything else I use on a regular basis. Plex Media Server allows me to access my media files movies and music on virtually any device that I want to. It organizes and curates information such a way that in side-by-side comparisons between Plex …

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Jul 09 2013

FileBot is the perfect partner for Plex Media Server

The other day I was just mentioning about how much I really enjoyed using Plex media server. Plex media server is really good at going through your existing media and doing a discovery on it to see what they actually are. This applies to music and videos/movies, but to make Plex even more accurate at …

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