New user question - does plexkodiconnect support external media players from within KODI
I am very new to PLEX and Plexkodiconnect - PKC and I have a few questions.
I have used KODI for many years and have everything setup the way I like it -- but before I try PKC and PLEX media server I would like to clarify a few things. My usage will be for remote access to my KODI library when away from home (which can be for a number of weeks at a time).
When connected to the PLEX Media Server from a remote location does PKC use SSL - and does this mean the SSL connection prevents anyone from monitoring the the stream I am playing in KODI application on my remote machine via PKC?
I understand that for remote access to work that a port is opened at home on my PLEX server machine (Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit) but a new or extra port does not need to be opened on my internet router - the existing internet router ports are OK
Is PLEX remote access via PKC to KODI on a remote machine (Lap Top also running Win 7 32 bit) comparable with Windows firewall at both ends -- that is the firewall running on the PLEX server machine at home and the firewall running on the PKC remote lap top?
I use External Media Players for all my Movie and TV show media playback with KODI (VLC and MPC-BE) as they give me much better control over all the playback settings - and this works quite well in regular KODI using a custom playercorefactory.xml file in the KODI userdata folder. Can I continue to use KODI external media players in a PKC to Plex Media Server - when connecting in from a remote location?
I wan to setup Plex Media Server to trans-code to 720P (I believe that this is done via a setting in PKC at the remote end) when accessed from a remote location -- due to bandwidth limitations at my remote location. Will this affect my goal of using a external player from KODI in any way?