How to access activity log - history

server-windows

#1

Hi

I am sharing media with friends. I would like to see from the log what and if the are using the content. But it seems that the log is reset/empty everytime I re-access. Especially what media files that they access is relevant for me. Is the history available via the plex client/server? I can see the "playing now" just when the play the media - but after they are done the history are gone?

Kind regards
Troels


#2

The information will be stored in the Plex Media Server.log file
https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200250417-Plex-Media-Server-Log-Files

A more elegant tool to see view history is plexpy
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/169591/plexpy-another-plex-monitoring-program


#3

@hthighway said:
The information will be stored in the Plex Media Server.log file
https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200250417-Plex-Media-Server-Log-Files

A more elegant tool to see view history is plexpy
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/169591/plexpy-another-plex-monitoring-program

+1 for plexpy, this software is awesome.


#4

Plexpy looks cool, but I’d sure like to see some basic functionality like this built into the core app. Bare minimum, tell me how much bandwidth has been used, when, so I can grasp what’s going on.


#5

PlexPy, just what I’ve been looking for, brilliant!


#6

Oh wow! This is cool! Just installed it! Does it only show the user statistics from the moment you install it, though? Any way to import Plex logs for all the activity up to the point of PlexPy install?


#7

@eierund said:
Oh wow! This is cool! Just installed it! Does it only show the user statistics from the moment you install it, though? Any way to import Plex logs for all the activity up to the point of PlexPy install?

Did you find a way to import Plex Log Files?


#8

+1 for @eierund and @rafaelcantarela

I’ve been digging PlexPy/Tautulli, but it’d be considerably more useful if it could go further back by retrieving information from Plex’s database and log files.

It may not fully enrich it, sch as frequency details, but being able to say what has been watched, like Plex already gathers, would be much more useful.


#9

I found Plexpy too difficult to install on my Mac and it actually caused problems until I uninstalled it. I would be much better if the sophistication of Plexpy gets added into the account controls of the regular Plex service.