Sync Media with OpenPHT

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#1

I travel for work a lot and normally end up in a hotel with shitty Internet. This means that I can't comfortably shows/movies on my PMS as they just buffer too much. Is their a way to sync them to the device using OpenPHT? I normally just connect my laptop to the TV in the room. I leave my laptop online 24/7 while I am at work, so it could download/sync what I want to watch while I am away during the day and be done by the time I return, however I can't seem to figure out how to get it to sync. I don't see an option to.


#2

OpenPHT doesnt have that option, i believe the only one besides a mobile device that can use Mobile Sync is the Plex app for Windows (not PMP)


#3

Yeah, personally, I understand why this isn't an option in OpenPHT as is probably a minor use case that would take a lot of development time, but would be great to see in the official PMP. Assuming you're on Windows, get the plex app. Chromebook will hopefully get android app soon. Mac...maybe not.

There may also be a way to do a direct wi-fi connection to something like a Chromecast from a supported mobile device, or choose a mobile device with HDMI out.

Otherwise, get familiar with the batch process scripts in handbrake.


#4

Apparently I can sync it through the web browser. I logged into the server and synced it to the Chrome option for my laptop and either the connection here at the hotel got a lot better or it synced it.


#5

@lblanchardiii said:
Apparently I can sync it through the web browser. I logged into the server and synced it to the Chrome option for my laptop and either the connection here at the hotel got a lot better or it synced it.

I can't sync to my web browser. I can use the web browser to chose a mobile device to sync to though.


#6

@benjaminwolf I do not understand. Plex in my web browser has an item "download" hidden under the three dots. Is that not what you guys are looking for?

A similar feature in OpenPHT or RasPlex in particular would be wonderful.


#7

@eckarth said:
@benjaminwolf I do not understand. Plex in my web browser has an item "download" hidden under the three dots. Is that not what you guys are looking for?

A similar feature in OpenPHT or RasPlex in particular would be wonderful.

That's a direct download link, which works for getting the media on your laptop/PC, etc. But it doesn't create a local database and server for the Plex client that the mobile apps have. You don't watch it from the Plex interface for example and you can't search for it in Plex. You also can't serve it back out to other Plex clients like you can with sync'd media.

With the local 'play file' option, we could institute something like that perhaps. But it's very low priority at the moment. If someone wants to make a request for that at the Github, maybe the devs will work on it. There are no plans for creating the full on sync feature though, as it's a much larger niche project. The active members of the team are extremely few and their resources limited. We have problems we need to fix before we try adding more features that require more support resources.


#8

@eugovector said:
Yeah, personally, I understand why this isn't an option in OpenPHT as is probably a minor use case that would take a lot of development time, but would be great to see in the official PMP. Assuming you're on Windows, get the plex app. Chromebook will hopefully get android app soon. Mac...maybe not.

There may also be a way to do a direct wi-fi connection to something like a Chromecast from a supported mobile device, or choose a mobile device with HDMI out.

Otherwise, get familiar with the batch process scripts in handbrake.

I disagree with it being a minor use case.

I think anyone using plex on the go (read: laptops) is going to want to sync media because internet isn't available in sufficient throughput on airplanes, cruises, trains, buses and @ various destinations & hotels. that coupled with the fact that the plex app for windows is just pure garbage. anything else is better/preferred.

case in point. in europe. I noticed many hotels had blocked all traffic that wasn't port 80 or 443. I had to tunnel my plex through port 443 to make it work and even then it was terribly slow.

The media that i had synced was what I mostly enjoyed. except the music. plex app on windows seems to hate synced music.