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Plex is actually pretty good in a lot of respects--a beautiful interface that pulls a ton of information together in 'just the right way'.

But I will never use Plex again. Newer versions of Plex go out of their way to prevent you from using it unless you sign in to their cloud account. I fought for hours after an update to my home media server locked everyone out and suddenly started requiring we link to cloud accounts. No thanks. I'll find someone else for my media library.

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Plus Plex collecting user data. Plex also prevents device from sleep mode


Recently moved to Emby

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Recently move to Emby as their windows desktop program has become much more feature rich, and haven't looked back!
I reported an issue with Plex server disconnecting my other media client whenever I lost internet connection, and the devs haven't done a single thing about it. This was reported in June/July 2015... almost a year ago.
So, for those who are sick of not being able to access their own content when the internet goes down (or more recently), or when the Plex servers go down, check out Emby!

[Edited by theonepoet, March 21]

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Plex works at the background preventing devices from sleep mode!
Plex also collecting data when the app is off.
Emby is so much better solution

Plex community block people for complaining these privacy issues

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A few years ago, Plex was great. Today, it sucks, due to the user interface getting more convoluted and less intuitive. The most recent update to the Plex Media Software uses "Hubs" and I no longer have the ability to view the individual folders that previous versions of Plex displayed without issue. I really want to like this app and have endured it's slow decline into the toilet. But, this most recent release was the final straw. I'm switching to Emby Server for Windows. Will it be any better? I have no idea. But, I seriously doubt it can be much worse. If Emby is no better, then I will roll-back my Plex software to the oldest version for which I still have the installer -- which is June 2017. When it comes to any software, once a company finally gets a product to where it works, hy can't then just leave it alone? I get it, if there's a need to fix a security or performance flaw. But, leave everything else alone. Stop changing the user interface. If you want to change the U/I, then spin that off into a separate product.

[Edited by jguenqzv, December 24]

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requires a server

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Plex requires both a server and host device, making it very inefficient and over-complicated for casual users. You will always have to have the server device powered up in order to watch anything. Plex refuses to add an option for non-server playback.

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Rubbish! it works on the background eating resources from my two servers: QNAP NAS and my PC.
it prevents device goes into sleep mode.
They just collecting data all the time!

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Its nice! But I dont want to pay for the android app, when I host my own server. Jellyfin is a better alternative.

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This app frustrated the living hell out of me, but I have little choice given my network architecture.

It's single biggest failing - that wholly undermines all other effort - is the horrendous media library management.
I suggest TinyMediamanager to address these shortcomings, possibly a micro-instance of Kodi (a FAAAAR better media system)

I've tried it every which way to solve this problem, but the problems are baked into the system, and if anyone actually seeks help though forums, etc to resolve this, the user/operator is blamed rather than piss-poor design: if it was a single user having an issue I'd agree they're at fault, but if it's a common refrain, it's not.

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Plex is a good fit

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I love Plex and it's features. I even loved it so much that I started subscribing to PlexPass, which makes shit even more awesome. It doesn't cost a lot, and it does the thing I want it to do, and there is no hassle in installing it on Ubuntu server, just download the .deb file and do "sudo dpkg -i plexfile.deb" and you are can just go to SERVERIP:32400/web and login, add some folders and you are good to go.

I can recommend this software to people that loves good presentation of their media files.

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About Younity vs Plex ...

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Younity doesn't work on Android, that rules out plenty of users. Personally I always liked Minidlna(now ReadyMedia) the best, as it does exaclty what I want without any extra "features. But it's *NIX only. Could probably work on OSX, but not in a Windows environment.

So Windows -> Android, Plex looks like a top pick at the moment. Kodi works, but I couldn't fins a way to browse folders in Kodi. Plex does that, Plex wins.

[Edited by xeizo, February 07]

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Been using XBMC for a while but...

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I decided to give Plex a shot and it definitely looks promising. It's based on XBMC, but it's much cleaner, nice looking, fast, elegant. It's still under development but I find it pretty neat.

It supports various Media Center clients in sync out of the box (in XBMC you have to do some real plumming to make this work).

Give it a try.

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It scans video files and music and adds metadata and sorts it into series.
Too bad the mobile version has serious limitations like one minute play time for music).

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no shit but jellyfin is so much fucking better do your research dude


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Convenient to use and the client app is featured on many devices like my Apple TV box.

Only issue is that its metadata matching can sometimes come up with random things, but that's uncommon and is usually when I have a random artefact video in my folder.

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Nice interface compatible and accessible from all devices (connected tv, smartphone, laptop, xbox...). Get automatically all information about movies.

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