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Media Servers for Plex | Desktop or Western Digital My Book Live

Best media server option for Plex
I want to setup the best Media Server option for Plex. I have 2 Macbook Pro's, PS3, Xbox 360 and a Pretty Nice Sound System.
knowing all that what is a better option for me:

-Using a Western Digital My Book Live(I like it for the backup options) connected to ethernet or
-Using a desktop of mine to run Plex

Thanks

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  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭

    I want to setup the best Media Server option for Plex. I have 2 Macbook Pro's, PS3, Xbox 360 and a Pretty Nice Sound System.
    knowing all that what is a better option for me:

    -Using a Western Digital My Book Live(I like it for the backup options) connected to ethernet or
    -Using a desktop of mine to run Plex

    Thanks

    HI,

    There is no Plex server sofware for the My Book - a desktop is your only option here.
    Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
    Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
    Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
    Mobile Clients: 2 x iPhone 5s, 3 x iPhone 5, 3 x iPhone 4s, 3 x iPhone 4, 2 x iPad 3, 2 x iPad 2
    Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3
  • bruceleeroybruceleeroy Posts: 2Members
    Great thats what I will do then.
    Thanks
  • joeycannolijoeycannoli Posts: 4Members
    Are there any External Network drives with PLEX sever software?
  • TrudgeTrudge Gone off to greener pastures.... Posts: 9,360Members ✭✭✭
    edited July 2012

    Are there any External Network drives with PLEX sever software?

    This page will list the various options that can run the Plex Server, be in PC/OSX or the various linux versions/NAS's -> http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

    Keep in mind that if you want to be able to transcode 1080p media, you are looking at a very high end NAS in order to meet the CPU requirements.
    Primary PMS: Ubuntu 13.10, i7-4771, 16GB Ram, Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
    Media Storage: 2 x ReadyNas Pro Business 18TB mounted by NFS to Plex Server
    Desktop Clients: 1 x Windows 7 27", 1 x 15.4 Retina MBP, 2 x17" MBP, 1 x 13" MB, 1 x13" MBA
    Mobile Clients: 2 x iPhone 5s, 3 x iPhone 5, 3 x iPhone 4s, 3 x iPhone 4, 2 x iPad 3, 2 x iPad 2
    Airplay & PlexConnect Targets: 4 x ATV3
  • andersonmagildoandersonmagildo Posts: 1Members
    edited March 2013
    You can use the mount point of your "my book live" and point Plex to this point.
    But you need to use a computer.
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