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Plex Media Server VS Plex Media Center

AndreaPressAndreaPress Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass


please sorry for the n00b question but why from the plexapp.com home page I can only download the Plex Media Server edition?

By using the Google search I can download the Plex Media Center edition at this page http://www.plexapp.com/download/plex-media-center.php


Please can somebody clarify the main differences between the two editions and why the media center page isn't reachable from the plexapp.com menu?


I've assumed that the Server is a full package while the Center is just the PC/Mac client that works only connected to a Server (I'm using this scenario in my actual setup: Debian Server and Media Center on a Mac that works really flawlessly ----> thanks to all the developers of this great project ;-) )





  • FrozenDragoonFrozenDragoon Posts: 320Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    You are right, the Plex Media Center is just a client. And the server is just a server. If you wish to run a server and client on the same machine, you do need both packages. If you just wish to connect to a server located on another machine, you just need media center.

    Regarding the website... Looks like someone messed up.[attachment=21531:image.jpg]
  • sa2000sa2000 Posts: 31,282Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, Plex Team Member Plex Team Member
    The download page at plexapp.com has both sets of downloads:

    Plex Media Server ( the server with Plex/Web browser interface for access to the media library) version
    Plex Media Center (the media player) version - needs Plex media server.

    The structure of the download page is not very good with heading referring to PMC then download for PMS then the downloads for PMC

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  • AndreaPressAndreaPress Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass

    Ahhhh okkk  :D  :D

    I've noticed the versions just now, anyway yes, the download page is a little bit confusing.

    Thanks guys now it's clear ;D



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