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Promoted 08-26-2013 at 10:01 PM View Original Post
Apple iTunes has Plex for iPod, iPhone & iPad on sale for $1.99. Thanks dallasite

Google Play also has Plex for Android Devices on sale for $1.99. Thanks bubble2

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Edited August 26, 2013 at 06:20 AM by CrewmanNumberSix
Plex (iOS Universal) on sale for $1.99: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plex/id383457673

*Update* Now $1.99 on Google Play too: https://play.google.com/store/app...pp.android (h/t bubble2)
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Last Edited by beowulf7 August 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Deal is dead - back to $5 for the Android version.

http://lifehacker.com/5991757/sho...theater-pc

For those still wondering about how/what/why Plex, here's a quick synopsis:
  • Plex is based on a client/server model, whereas something like XBMC does not separate those roles out. The benefit to this separation of roles is that you have a centralized library of your media that is synchronized across all clients, rather than separate libraries being maintained on each end point.
  • Plex will scrape meta info for your media automatically. It helps if you name your files according to conventions it understands. (This is where the post-processing features of SABNZBD/Sickbeard/Couch Potato come in handy.)
  • If you will NOT be transcoding your media for mobile devices, then your CPU requirements will be low. In that situation, all that PMS (Plex Media Server) needs to do is catalog your media and tell clients where those files are stored. Clients will then direct stream from the source.
  • Your media does not need to be stored on the same machine that PMS runs on.
  • You CAN have both PMS and the Plex client running on the same machine if you want.
  • If you WILL be streaming your content to mobile devices (tablets, phones, Roku), then you will need a more substantial CPU to do the transcoding. You will not have a good time running PMS on devices like the Pogoplug or lower-end Synology's if you're looking to transcode.
  • Your Plex library can be shared and accessed from anywhere using myPlex. You do not need to be at home / on the same network to access your content this way. There are no router configurations like port forwarding needed.
  • You can stream your media through a regular web browser via Plex/Web and myPlex, as well as through the Plex app on iOS/Android/Win8/etc.
  • For remote streaming, you'll want to have at least 2 Mbps for a decent experience. The higher your upload bandwidth, the better.

Installation Instructions for Plex Media Server on Pogoplug E02/V4 [qnology.com]
Note that Plex Media Server on the Pogoplug does not support transcoding. This means your media needs to be natively supported by your Plex Client device (e.g., MP4 on iOS). You can use something like Handbrake to convert your media. If you don't want to convert your media, then you need a fairly powerful computer (modern day i3 or above) to transcode your videos on the fly. If you plan to have multiple transcoding streams going (multiple Plex client), then you'll need a even more powerful machine, i5 or i7.

Consider supporting the developers by buying a Plexpass. Plexpass adds the ability for you to sync your media locally to your iPhone/Android device. No more iTunes!!!

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#4
No love for android.
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#5
Should I buy it when I have xbmc in my jailbroken ipad ?
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#6
https://play.google.com/store/app...pp.android

android version


play store via PC says $1.99 too

but on my phone its says $4.99 so buy at play store online for the same deal

if you have a googte tv device https://play.google.com/store/app...lexapp.gtv $0.99
is a must buy app
Last edited by bubble2 August 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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Quote from k2000 View Post :
Should I buy it when I have xbmc in my jailbroken ipad ?

If you want to play your media away from home then Plex is good. I use XBMC at home and Plex when I am away or on vacation. Plex does require a PC to be on to transcode the video.
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#8
Sweet, glad I held out Smilie
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#9
Thanks! Just purchased.
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Quote from bubble2 View Post :
https://play.google.com/store/app...pp.android

android version


play store via PC says $1.99 too
Was on sale on amazon for $2 back in May 2012 as well.
Not sure if it's worthwhile to rebuy on Google to avoid using amazon app.
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#11
Thanks. Been waiting to pick this up!
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#12
thanks p/u Android!
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Quote from jjmai View Post :
Was on sale on amazon for $2 back in May 2012 as well.
Not sure if it's worthwhile to rebuy on Google to avoid using amazon app.
I've found that if you run the apps purchased on Amazon across multiple devices, and the Amazon account was not a generic one, then you constantly have to login to the Amazon app to launch the app due to license checking. For example, my wife and I both have Amazon accounts, and we bought all Amazon apps on her account however I'm always having to login to her Amazon account via the Amazon app to launch the apps.

Didn't always be this way, but after a couple months we either bought the same or replacement apps using our shared Google account.

Another bonus, we ditched the Amazon app!
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#14
I am seeing Plex for Android at INR 126 which is around $2

Is this much lower than regular price?

Any pointers to noobs to understand what Plex can do to my home network?
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Quote from summonkey View Post :
No love for android.
Try this:

https://play.google.com/store/app...roid&hl=en
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