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Really simple PMS / Raspberry Pi Question

RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Members, Plex Pass Posts: 32 Plex Pass

I apologize in advance because I'm sure it's been answered before--but the most relevant thread was already 82 pages long and I can't read through 82 pages (some of which may no longer be current).

Does the Linux for Raspberry version of PMS include DVR functionality?

(And I'm cheating now, second simple question) Is the Pi 3 powerful enough to manage recording (without transcoding) as well as serving up media?

I'm wanting to get PMS off my laptop. :)

Thanks.

Answers

  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Members, Plex Pass Posts: 32 Plex Pass

    I guess I'll have to just buy one, and try it for myself. ;)

    Jack

  • uglymagoouglymagoo Members, Plex Pass Posts: 413 Plex Pass

    @RogersNeighborhood said:
    Does the Linux for Raspberry version of PMS include DVR functionality?

    Yes.

    (And I'm cheating now, second simple question) Is the Pi 3 powerful enough to manage recording (without transcoding) as well as serving up media?

    I never used it myself. But according to posts in the main RPi Thread, I assume it works OK enough.

    I guess I'll have to just buy one, and try it for myself. ;)

    Good luck and please report back :)

  • RogersNeighborhoodRogersNeighborhood Members, Plex Pass Posts: 32 Plex Pass

    The RPi should arrive Monday. I hope I can find that 32Gb memory card around here. I'll eventually add a USB drive, but for now, I'll be using a WD My Cloud drive for storage (via NFS).

    I'm amused at the idea of working with a Pi. My day job has me working with SUSE linux on servers with 256 CPU cores, and 8 T (yes, terabytes) of RAM (yes, that's memory, not storage).

    Yes I'll report back.

    Jack

  • DMackGDMackG Members, Plex Pass Posts: 199 Plex Pass

    Yeah Jack it works surprisingly well as long as you don't try to transcode. Plays flawlessly. I never found the time to play with with the post processing scripts but I bet it would be more of a head ache. Make sure the client device can handle the .ts files and it's all a go!

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