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Optimizing Your PLEX Client for Direct Play

Ever since I jumped on the PLEX bandwagon I have been tuning, testing, tweaking, and otherwise knob-turning to see exactly how things perform.  I have built my own Internal Plex Server, tested the PLEX Cloud offering and even built a couple PLEX Virtual Private Servers.  All have proven to work well in different ways.  Something I also am a fan ... Read More »

How To Build The Ultimate PLEX VPS Using Google Drive

It’s no surprise that so many people use PLEX these days.  The one challenge I have had thus far is providing a decent server that my friends can access without the limitations of my upstream bandwidth.  While PLEX Pass gets you a Plex Cloud server, to be honest, the implementation has been less that stellar since its release.  I set ... Read More »

Hands On With The Plex Cloud Beta

It finally happened.  I got the email that I was chosen to participate in the Plex Cloud Beta last week.  I was excited to get going even though I have had some initial issues fundamentally thinking about the storage challenges with such a deployment.  I’ve moved forward with my local installation which has been working great so now it’s time ... Read More »

How To Build The Ultimate Plex Media Server

When I decide to jump into something those that know my know I have a saying that ‘Chris doesn’t do anything small’.  I also research, plan, read, and prepare for things quite a bit.  So when I decided to jump into the PLEX arena I did a lot of reading, and thinking about how I wanted to run the application. ... Read More »

Plex Cloud Sounded Great…..Until….

So about a month ago I jumped on this bandwagon.  I figured….why not.  Everyone else is doing it.  Not because I wanted to cut the cord.  Mostly so I could enjoy my media library on multiple devices and share it with friends and family.  I built a couple of test servers locally using some old NAS gear.  Now, most people ... Read More »

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