Linux Plex Box Demo | For The Record

In part 2 of my continuing series on reducing dependencies on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Kindle books and more, today I talk about how I use Plex to make my local video content more accessible. This includes some TV shows and movies I have on DVD.

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Matt Hartley
Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for Datamation.com and OpenLogic.com/wazi, Matt also once served as a co-host for a popular Linux-centric podcast.

Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.

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James Thomas
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Plex is the app I’ve used for a few reasons: 1) it is easy to setup on a headless ubuntu server with very little resources. 2) Upgrades/Updates can be executed in place, no removing old installations 3) It does all the work for you if you just follow the naming syntax. It gets titles, trailers, info, etc. 4) Control your stream-rate 5) There are clients for any hand held or computer OS out there. Plus you can use their media player on your LAN to simplify library usage for those family members that are not very computer savvy. Nice job… Read more »
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