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#1 bruceleeroy

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

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

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

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

#3 bruceleeroy

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

Great thats what I will do then.
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#4 joeycannoli

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

Are there any External Network drives with PLEX sever software?

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

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

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

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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