Up until 2 days ago I was running my Plex Media Server as a Windows 10 application from my main disk drive and the library of movies, music and images were held on my Seagate NAS drive. I was able to play movies on my PC and from my Amazon Fire TV app but not from my iPad or my Android phone as I did not have a Plex Pass then....of course I had to keep my PC powered on to allow this.
After updates to the firmware on my Seagate NAS drive I was able to install the Plex Media Server on the NAS drive, which I did and pointed the new empty libraries to the locations on the NAS drive that I had used when running from Windows. The libraries all populated and everything appears OK. So I have uninstalled the Plex server that was installed to the Windows 10 main drive.
I can watch a movie, listen to music and see photos from my Amazon Fire TV. So connections to/from the NAS Plex server are working - I assume because it's Linux to Linux?
I now have a lifetime plex pass and expected to be able to watch movies from the iPad and Android phones - but cannot. I can listen to music and see the photos however. I assume that the movies issue is because it needs to convert from Linux (the Seagate NAS) to iOS for the iPad and whatever the Android phone uses?
I also realise that I am no longer able to watch movies from the PC that the NAS drive is connected to and I assume again that this is because it needs to transcode from Linux to Windows?
If my assumptions are correct is there a way around this? If not I appear to have wasted my money on the PlexPass?