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Any set-top box with plex which can sync videos to local storage?

kendrewkendrew Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Hi there!

I'm trying to give my grandfather a way to watch a TV show which he LOVES, but he has no internet access. I have the TV show in mkv video files, but the show is not available on DVD, Bluray, etc.

I know that plenty of iOS and Android phones and tablets allow video files to be synced locally for offline playback.

But are there any set-top boxes or HDMI dongles which can connect directly to a TV for playback from local storage with Plex?

I know that the Amazon Fire TV has a microSD card for storage, but I don't know if it can be used by Plex for syncing videos. Not sure about other devices like a Chromecast or Roku.

Can you help me figure out a way to give my grandfather this TV show? I have thought about authoring a disc, but I don't have a Bluray burner, and using a DVD would mean no HD in a regular DVD player. Plus, from what I've seen authoring discs are a lot of work.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answers

  • SiscoPlexSiscoPlex Posts: 846Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    No internet?.... Then why use plex for this scenario? for the pretty pictures?

    From what I understand only mobile devices are capable of sync.... could be wrong though.

    In this specific scenario I would just load SPMC(kodi) on whatever set top box and load the Shows on a USB and point kodi to that folder. Do this at your house where you have internet so it can download the metadata prior to giving to him

  • trudgetrudge Posts: 2,258Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @kendrew said:
    Hi there!

    I'm trying to give my grandfather a way to watch a TV show which he LOVES, but he has no internet access. I have the TV show in mkv video files, but the show is not available on DVD, Bluray, etc.

    I know that plenty of iOS and Android phones and tablets allow video files to be synced locally for offline playback.

    But are there any set-top boxes or HDMI dongles which can connect directly to a TV for playback from local storage with Plex?

    I know that the Amazon Fire TV has a microSD card for storage, but I don't know if it can be used by Plex for syncing videos. Not sure about other devices like a Chromecast or Roku.

    Can you help me figure out a way to give my grandfather this TV show? I have thought about authoring a disc, but I don't have a Bluray burner, and using a DVD would mean no HD in a regular DVD player. Plus, from what I've seen authoring discs are a lot of work.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Put the media on the MicroSD card and use this -> https://mrmc.tv/

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