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PlexConnect on synology

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  • RobertSmithRobertSmith Posts: 420Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2013

    bwynants wrote on June 26 2013, 11:11 AM: »

    If you can see the library it means PlexConnect is running correct.

    Now this is out of my hands as I only created the installer....

    follow here? http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/70205-everything-works-except-video-playback/

    OK, I found the problem  :)

    Authentication is needed for all the new multiuser stuff options like different users/computers (incl. local users) can track watched/unwatched movies and for me as a admin se "Now playing".

    To get this to work I have to uncheck it

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  • bwynantsbwynants Posts: 429Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2013
    RobertSmith wrote on June 26 2013, 11:17 AM: »

    OK, I found the problem  :)

    Cool!

  • timeskilssontimeskilsson Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    bwynants wrote on June 26 2013, 10:05 AM: »

    most simple way of installing:

    • PMS on NAS
    • install Package and enter 8.8.8.8 in the wizard
    • goto ATV and set the DNS server to the IP address of the NAS

    fixed the first post to reflect that....

    You my friend are a legend! Even i could make it work now ;)

  • ndayyarindayyari Posts: 4Members

    IT WORKS. Thankyou all

  • droidforsaledroidforsale Posts: 10Members

    Is there a way to UNDO the changes made by this spk, just in case someone wants to? 

    OR


    Can someone tell me what files to remove/edit to get the synology back to factory state?

  • droidforsaledroidforsale Posts: 10Members

    You Sir are a GENIOUS.

    This is FANTASTIC. 

    I hated having to leave my computer on for the PlexConnect thing to work.  Now my synology is on all the time, and this is beautiful.

  • bwynantsbwynants Posts: 429Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2013
    droidforsale wrote on June 26 2013, 10:00 PM: »

    Is there a way to UNDO the changes made by this spk, just in case someone wants to? 

    uninstalling the package should restore your NAS just fine to how it was. 

  • orangehand01orangehand01 Posts: 5Members

    another error - on a mac i have downloaded the .spk file; my mac for some reason renames it with a .txt suffix. i renamed it back to the .spk file but on trying to install the dsm gives me a network error - failed to upload the file please check your network connection.....

    also, does dns have to be running on the synology? if so are there setup instructions?

    thanks

  • bwynantsbwynants Posts: 429Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    orangehand wrote on June 28 2013, 6:54 AM: »

    another error - on a mac i have downloaded the .spk file; my mac for some reason renames it with a .txt suffix. i renamed it back to the .spk file but on trying to install the dsm gives me a network error - failed to upload the file please check your network connection.....

    also, does dns have to be running on the synology? if so are there setup instructions?

    try downloading again, should work just fine. You did rename it correctly? I'm using it on an iMac myself....

    as for the DNS that is build in and set up via the wizard, either use your existing DNS IP, if you are in doubt just type 8.8.8.8 in the wizard

  • orangehand01orangehand01 Posts: 5Members
    edited June 2013

    Brill - it worked!

    Steps i took (on DS413J, DSM 4.2.latest):

    Unedited synology apache config to set port back to 80 - if you never changed it via terminal, ignore this step.

    In synology control panel started then stopped web service to apply above change

    Added http://packages.synocommunity.com as a package source in package centre settings

    Installed python from synocommunity (the one in the community section of pc, not the synology version)

    Manually installed plexconnect as downloaded from above dropbox link (had to remove the .txt suffix my mac added in error - do this via a get info window, as the txt suffix may have been hidden by finder)

    In setup of plexconnect set dns to 8.8.8.8

    Set appletv3 dns address to ip address of my synology - >settings>general>network>set dns to manual and edit.

    AND IT WORKED!!

    Many thanks for this.

  • orangehand01orangehand01 Posts: 5Members

    question re plex library organisation:

    i have pointed the plex server to my movies folder on my DS. this contains loads of subfolders - torrent folders with all the files etc. Plex seems to have garbled the files, where clicking on play movie A plays movie B - do I need a flat structure of movies in the folder?

  • orangehand01orangehand01 Posts: 5Members

    oops - spoke too soon; apple tv loads the content thumbnails in trailer section, but on trying to play a movie i get "an error occurred loading this content" any ideas anyone?

    is there a list of formats supported by plexconnect? one of the failed plays was an avi

  • orangehand01orangehand01 Posts: 5Members

    seem to get the above error on all files, despite plex serving them as available.

  • f00b4rf00b4r Posts: 2,914Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Read this (you can check your model with the link right at the bottom of the page):

    http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/FAQ:_Plex_Media_Server_and_NAS

    The desktop client has much richer codec support than the ATV2/3 so you need to check if your NAS is apple of transcoding if needed, if it is not then you need to look at using something like iFlicks to remux your movies.

    Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

    -> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

    Wiki: click here

    How to report an issue: click here

    Github (download the app): click here

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  • javillalobosjavillalobos Posts: 3Members

    This worked great. Thanks! Have it up and running.

    I tried restarting my Synology NAS for an unrelated reason, and it looks like the PlexConnect Package does not auto run at startup, is this correct? Have there been instructions given to remedy this? Thanks.

  • droidforsaledroidforsale Posts: 10Members

    Is it  possible to implement this version of PlexConnect in to this spk? 

    https://github.com/plexinc/PlexConnect/tree/new-movie-sections

    I believe this has some addtional tweaks done by the Plex people in addition to what Baa made to PlexConnect. 

    Not a big priority I understand, but just curious.

  • f00b4rf00b4r Posts: 2,914Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 2013
    droidforsale wrote on June 28 2013, 9:10 PM: »

    Is it possible to implement this version of PlexConnect in to this spk?

    https://github.com/plexinc/PlexConnect/tree/new-movie-sections

    I believe this has some addtional tweaks done by the Plex people in addition to what Baa made to PlexConnect.

    Not a big priority I understand, but just curious.


    Maybe ;)
    See the roadmap on the wiki.

    Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

    -> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

    Wiki: click here

    How to report an issue: click here

    Github (download the app): click here

    Donations (Paypal): [US-$], [EUR]

  • droidforsaledroidforsale Posts: 10Members
    f00b4r wrote on June 28 2013, 9:12 PM: »

    Maybe ;)
    See the roadmap on the wiki.

    What i was referring to was the fact that this is already done.  The only thing is that this for running plex connect on a computer.  I was wondering if someone could take the files in the zip folder here (https://github.com/plexinc/PlexConnect/archive/new-movie-sections.zip) and make a synology spk?

  • f00b4rf00b4r Posts: 2,914Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    droidforsale wrote on June 28 2013, 11:45 PM: »

    What i was referring to was the fact that this is already done.  The only thing is that this for running plex connect on a computer.  I was wondering if someone could take the files in the zip folder here (https://github.com/plexinc/PlexConnect/archive/new-movie-sections.zip) and make a synology spk?


    That is a really bad idea because that fork is based upon really old code that:

    - has a bunch of bugs in it
    - does not work on Atom based CPU's
    - is missing a load of improvements (including a lot of architectural ones underneath the hood)

    Given that everyone has been waiting for a jailbreak for a couple of years a little more patience on some UI improvements cannot hurt too much ;)
    We want it as well but it needs to be manually added due to the code base changes since then (they are really good UI improvements and we really want them too but when it was done Élan was not aware the shelves had not been used because they broke pre5.1 compatibility and we wanted to get 0.1 out if the door before making it 5.1+ only; maintaining two versions does not make sense).

    Plex @ aTV - think different: PlexConnect

    -> the missing link between Plex Media Server and your AppleTV - 2 or 3, jailbroken or not.

    Wiki: click here

    How to report an issue: click here

    Github (download the app): click here

    Donations (Paypal): [US-$], [EUR]

  • mrsasselsmrsassels Posts: 36Members
    edited June 2013

    Hello Guys,

    first I have to say great work bwynants!! Great job! :-)

    I did a quick test in my environment. Two critical 1080p's are working fine. But some of my 720p series are having trouble. Sound is really smoothly, but video isn't good. I wouldn't say that is stuttering, it's more not running smoothly.

    Here are some infos about the used files:

    This one is bad:

    General
    Unique ID                                : xxxxxxxxxxx
    Complete name                            : \\DISKSTATION\video\test.mkv
    Format                                   : Matroska
    Format version                           : Version 2
    File size                                : 1.47 GiB
    Duration                                 : 41mn 19s
    Overall bit rate                         : 5 102 Kbps
    Movie name                               : Test
    Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-11-25 16:10:07
    Writing application                      : mkvmerge v5.8.0 ('No Sleep / Pillow') built on Sep  2 2012 15:37:04
    Writing library                          : libebml v1.2.3 + libmatroska v1.3.0

    Video
    ID                                       : 1
    Format                                   : AVC
    Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                           : High@L3.1
    Format settings, CABAC                   : No
    Format settings, ReFrames                : 2 frames
    Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration                                 : 41mn 19s
    Bit rate                                 : 4 104 Kbps
    Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
    Height                                   : 720 pixels
    Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                          : Constant
    Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps
    Color space                              : YUV
    Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                                : 8 bits
    Scan type                                : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.178
    Stream size                              : 1.18 GiB (80%)
    Default                                  : Yes
    Forced                                   : No
    Color primaries                          : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

    Audio #1
    ID                                       : 2
    Format                                   : AC-3
    Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
    Format settings, Endianness              : Big
    Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
    Duration                                 : 41mn 19s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 448 Kbps
    Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
    Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth                                : 16 bits
    Compression mode                         : Lossy
    Stream size                              : 132 MiB (9%)
    Language                                 : German
    Default                                  : Yes
    Forced                                   : No

    Audio #2
    ID                                       : 3
    Format                                   : AC-3
    Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
    Format settings, Endianness              : Big
    Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
    Duration                                 : 41mn 19s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 448 Kbps
    Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
    Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth                                : 16 bits
    Compression mode                         : Lossy
    Stream size                              : 132 MiB (9%)
    Language                                 : English
    Default                                  : No
    Forced                                   : No
     

    This one is good:

    General
    Unique ID                                : xxxxxxxxxxx
    Complete name                            : \\DISKSTATION\video\Test2.mkv
    Format                                   : Matroska
    Format version                           : Version 2
    File size                                : 888 MiB
    Duration                                 : 25mn 35s
    Overall bit rate                         : 4 854 Kbps
    Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-01-25 13:10:20
    Writing application                      : mkvmerge v4.0.0 ('The Stars were mine') built on Jun  6 2010 16:18:42
    Writing library                          : libebml v1.0.0 + libmatroska v1.0.0

    Video
    ID                                       : 1
    Format                                   : AVC
    Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                           : High@L3.1
    Format settings, CABAC                   : No
    Format settings, ReFrames                : 2 frames
    Format settings, GOP                     : N=1
    Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration                                 : 25mn 35s
    Bit rate                                 : 4 182 Kbps
    Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
    Height                                   : 720 pixels
    Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                          : Constant
    Frame rate                               : 23.976 fps
    Color space                              : YUV
    Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                                : 8 bits
    Scan type                                : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.189
    Stream size                              : 765 MiB (86%)
    Language                                 : English
    Default                                  : No
    Forced                                   : No
    Color primaries                          : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

    Audio #1
    ID                                       : 2
    Format                                   : AC-3
    Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
    Format profile                           : Dolby Digital
    Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
    Format settings, Endianness              : Big
    Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
    Duration                                 : 25mn 35s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
    Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
    Channel positions                        : Front: L R
    Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth                                : 16 bits
    Compression mode                         : Lossy
    Stream size                              : 35.1 MiB (4%)
    Language                                 : German
    Default                                  : Yes
    Forced                                   : No

    Audio #2
    ID                                       : 3
    Format                                   : AC-3
    Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
    Format settings, Endianness              : Big
    Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
    Duration                                 : 25mn 35s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 384 Kbps
    Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
    Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth                                : 16 bits
    Compression mode                         : Lossy
    Stream size                              : 70.3 MiB (8%)
    Language                                 : English
    Default                                  : No
    Forced                                   : No
     

    Guys do you have idea about this?

    BTW: ATV3 with latest iOS, PMS 0.9.7.28, DSM DSM 4.2-3202

    Server: DS412+
    Client: Samsung UE55D7000, Iphone4, Iphone5s, RasPlex

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