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So - what is plex?

milew666milew666 Posts: 25Members
edited March 2012 in Plex for Android (old)
Okay, I have the plex app, and finally got the plex media server, and center. Now, all I want to do is watch movies on my tablet(transformer prime, preferably with the status bar hidden). I added movies to the server I downloaded, but when I open the plex app, it says no movies in the que. What do I need to do to watch movies on my tablet? And is there a limit on how much media you can place on the server? How many GB?


  • milew666milew666 Posts: 25Members
    No info??
  • darrindarrin Plex Dev Team Posts: 2,044Members, Plex Pass
    milew66 - same line of question as your other thread I see... take a few minutes and read through our marketplace description and let us know if you have any specific questions. Bottom line is you have to setup a media server to serve up YOUR media:


    Plex in a nutshell is a media platform that runs on Macs, PCs and Linux that is capable of organizing your media so that it can be viewed by any Plex Client in a beautiful to see and easily navigable form. In addition to allowing you to view all of your music, photos and videos it allows you to get to online content from many of your favorite online providers from the comfort of your couch using just a remote control - no need to type all that "www" mumbo-jumbo... no need to sit through an entire newscast for the weather. This is the best of both worlds.

    Plex currently supports over 200 Channels including CNET, YouTube, Vimeo, Revision3 and many other popular online sources. With Plex Media Server for Mac you can stream additional content from Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes.

    Plex for Android of course works WITH your Plex Media Server to offer up your music, video and photos on your mobile device! Plex Players are available for Windows, Mac, Samsung TVs, Roku, Android and more...


    Here's how to prep for your first Plex for Android run:

    1. Setup your Plex Media Server - it's a free download here: http://plexapp.com. This is absolutely required to run Plex for Android.
    2. Test it out... make sure it works locally with either the Mac or Windows client player (aka Plex Media Center) running on the same machine.
    3. Get Plex for Android - try first on your home network... and Enjoy!


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: So What is Plex?
    A: Please see the 'Welcome to Plex' section below or visit us at http://plexapp.com.

    Q: Where can I find the Plex Media Server and Player (Plex Media Center) software?
    A: It's available here - http://plexapp.com for details.

    Q: How do I setup Plex for Remote Access?
    A: Sign up for myPlex. Log into myPlex on the server side using the Media Manager. Log into myPlex from the clients. Within a few minutes you should see your servers from your clients - tap one to connect.

    Q: It's not working for me - can I get a refund?
    A: Absolutely - we guarantee a refund for 30 days from your purchase. If for any reason you cannot get this up and going and missed the Google's excessively short 15 minute window or you simply don't like our app we'll cancel your order for a full refund via email at android@plexapp.com. Be sure to reference your google marketplace order number and please do let us know briefly why you're canceling.


    We have a very active and very helpful user community. Please check at http://forums.plexapp.com for general questions, tips and help and here for a more comprehensive FAQ: http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Android_FAQ.


    Follow plexapp on Twitter or Facebook for announcements and updates. Subscribe to darrin.plexapp.com for Plex for Android related news or elan.plexapp.com for general Plex news.


    Caveats and Disclaimers:
    * Plex streams video and audio which can consume lots of bandwidth - be sure you have a healthy data plan before you start using 3G and 4G connections to stream your movies.
    * Plex for Android won't be able to do anything unless you setup a server on your PC, Mac, Linux or NAS - which is available for free at http://www.plexapp.com
    • With the wide array of android devices that Plex for Android can be run upon (841 as of this writing) we do expect to find some issues. Please check on our forums (http://forums.plexapp.com) for any problems you have.
    • DRM-protected content (older iTunes Store audio or any iTunes Store video) is not supported.
    • VIDEO_TS, ISO or IMG videos are not supported by Plex.
    Please visit the Android FAQ for network troubleshooting tips and if you're not sure how to Capture a Logcat and Caputre a Plex Media Server.log. To ensure a prompt reply - please always include a link back to the topic you're writing about!!

    Follow me (darrin) on twitter for Android and Google TV related goodness.

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