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Plex organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.

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Indirect playback for MacOs laptop with Plex server issue

I always had issues connecting with my MacBook Air 2020 M1 to my windows 11 based desktop Plex Server. I face the issue with the Mac Plex app, the safari browser, and Chrome, when I try to access my ...
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How would you recommend backing up my movie library on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro

I was gifted a Mid 2010 Mac Pro and am in the process of migrating my Plex library over to it. It has 4 HD bays - 1 which runs the OS, 3 that are available. I want to purchase 2 new HD's - one of ...
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Replacing characters in multiple folder and file names

I have a large movie library using Plex (Local Media Server) and have named multiple files in the wrong order. Plex will disregard square brackets when searching file names for a corresponding movie. ...
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Receiving incorrect TLS certificate from website

This is a strange issue that (so far) is specific only to plex.tv website. I am seeing this same problem from various devices on my network. Ultimately, simply trying to access https://plex.tv in my ...
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Make Plex use TVDB "Alternate Order" for TV series, combining segments into a single episode

I'm setting up a Plex server on a computer on my home network to serve some old children's shows and cartoons for my kids. Kids shows are often broken up into several short named "segments" ...
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Run NAS in VMWare ESXi to share datastore

Is there any official NAS software to be run inside VMWare ESXi to use datastore as a NAS withalong Plex?
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ffmpeg Major_Brand and Minor_Version

I've found that certain videos I encode are unplayable on my LG TV streaming via Plex. I think the issue may have something to do with the Major_Brand and Minor_Version. Files that play are ...
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Require access to LAN when connecting through RaspberryPi VPN access point

Apologies in advance for poor understanding of networking... EXISTING SETUP Existing LAN with internet access: 192.168.0.1, 255.155.255.0; NAS device with installed Plex media server "Media ...
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Plex view date history for Recently Played Movies

Plex has a list of your "Recently Played Movies" and "Recently Played Episodes": How can I view exactly when these movies were watched? Where can I see the play date of the Plex ...
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TrueNAS Plex Jail DNS Error

Trying to install Plex on my server running TrueNAS-12.0-U1, but running into this error: Error: plexjail had a failure Exception: RuntimeError Message: DNS Exception: The DNS operation timed out ...
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External drive stopped working after changing the hostname in Raspbian

My external hard drive was working seamlessly for months now with Plex (NTFS), but now I have 5 Raspberry Pis and I wanted to individually name them all. So I changed this specific Raspberry Pi 4 to ...
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FFMPEG with Python Automation Script

I am new to bash and I want to stick to Python to call bash scripts if required. My setup. Plex Server. Google Drive Rclone. Transcoding Server. The question is related to the transcoding server. I ...
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Incorrect Album Artist and First Track in Plex

I ripped my parent’s Christmas CD collection as FLAC files with Windows Media Player. The first track of every album is just titled “Track 1” and the album artist of every album is “Various Artists”. ...
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Could I use an external ssd connected to router via usb 3 and to computer va SMB as my plex server?

I have an external SSD attached via USB 3 to my router, an ASUS RT-AC series. I don't have any of the special file sharing services offered by 'Asuswrt' on at all, no Aicloud or anything, just the ...
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Plex "Remote Access" not working with TP-Link Deco router, even with port forwarding. How do I fix this?

Running Plex on macOS Catalina. In the Plex "Remote Access" settings, it says it's not accessible, even though I've manually specified a port, and then configured Deco to port forward that ...
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Plex server is intercepting localhost (calls from JDownloader)

I've been using Plex Server for some times without issues on Linux Mint Cinnamon. I've just installed JDownlader2, which works fine, except for the captcha parts that try to open the browser and I end ...
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How to make Plex show song titles?

I purchased quite many songs on iTunes and after I got a NAS and played with Plex, I added some songs to the Music library. But Plex doesn't show the song's title, even though the meta data should ...
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Plex and Nextcloud are not working on FreeNAS

I am trying to set up Plex and Nextcloud on my NAS running FreeNAS. Specs: Ryzen 3 2200G 2 TB HDD 120 GB SSD running as cache OS running on a USB drive I have my Plex content in the folder I want ...
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Plex update not installing

I'm running a macOS Plex server. I want to update Plex via the "Install Update" button within General settings: Plex immediately quits, and the spinner says that the update is installing: ...
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Port forwarding / UPnP issues with media server software

I am facing a bizarre issue where port forwarding on my home router works perfectly well for most applications, but specifically doesn't work for media server software I've tried it with (Plex and ...
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Docker container port timeout

I have plex running inside a docker container. I have mapped port 32400 from inside the container to port 32450 on the host. I cannot connect to it. root@Media:~# curl localhost:32450 ^C but... if I ...
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Hibernate, and wake up upon connection to a port

So I have a desktop that I'll be replacing with a new build shortly. I'd like to continue running a Plex server on my old one headlessly, but don't want the computer to be on all the time. Is there a ...
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Read/Write Permissions for Plex on Ubuntu

The Problem:: I have a fresh install of Plex (latest version). Install was fine aside from the lack of obvious naming and permission requirements. I now have tried adding the Library as type Movies ...
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Port works properly in local network but shows as closed in port scanners for remote access

I am setting up plex server in my laptop which is always connected to network in my home. I was able to install and activate all the features in plex. I am able to access the plex sever in local ...
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Setting up Traefik reverse proxy in docker on Unraid server

I am not sure if this is the right place to post, if there is a better exchange site or forum in general please let me know! I have a unraid box at 192.168.1.254 I want to setup some services in ...
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Tautulli service won't start after upgrade, pytx timexone error

I have tautulli running on my ubuntu 18.04 plex server. I went to upgrade it using the in browser button. Now the service fails to start: root@plex:~# systemctl restart tautulli Job for tautulli....
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Browse through tags for photos in Plex

Plex has a feature that automatically tags photos. It's easy to find photos in a certain tag by typing (the first characters of) the tag in the search field. To do that, you obviously need to know the ...
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Unable to reach Plex using SSH reverse tunneling

I've got Plex installed on a Windows computer at home. My internet connection goes over CG-NAT, so in order to access home I use an SSH reverse tunnel against a dedicated Linux server that I have on ...
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Im making a plex server on a raspberry pi, but i am unable to mount a network drive

I write the following command: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=XXX,password=XXX //192.168.0.29/mp3/ /home/pi/DRIVE/share and it returns with the following error: mount error(22): Invalid argument ...
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Plex over double NAT

I am attempting to get around my ISPs carrier grade NAT and still be able to access my plex server from outside. I found two guides: http://www.donaldsimpson.co.uk/2016/10/24/tunneling-out-of-...
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Configuring Plex for streaming live radio

I would like to stream the classical station WCPE through Plex. I have tried this plugin with no success and then I tried the suggestions in this reddit thread, also with no success. Last, I tried ...
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How to fix remote access error in PLEX Media Server?

Basically I have a LAN connection through my WIFI router and unfortunately my computer does not have WIFI privileges and so it is connected to the internet through cable line (coming from the router). ...
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PLEX: How to move library from one HDD to another *instantly*

Using PLEX media server. I want to move my library from my 3TB HDD to my new 8TB HDD. My experience showed me PLEX will try to find every single movie (or serie episode), one after the other, on the ...
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Plex media server is not detecting symbolic link

I configured plex server in my Arch Linux. While setting the media folder the folder which contains a symbolic link content is not listing in media server. I added the current user to the plex group. ...
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WD My Cloud EX2 not staying connected

I have a WD EX2 My Cloud NAS that I bought in 2015. I've never been able to get it to stay mounted on any of my machines. On my Windows 10 Pro system, I can mount it as a network drive just fine but ...
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Launch local Plex browser client and play some content (i.e. permalink)

On my client machine, I can query my Plex server for media matching a given string using python-plexapi and I get results. for section in plex.library.sections(): items = section.search('Die ...
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Bonding connections to increase upload speed

I have a plex media server stuck on a 3 mb UP vDSL line. I thought about bonding this WAN with a different ISP LTE router 10+ mbps UP, though not steady. (It can drop to below 5 sometimes) I found ...
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PLEX unRAID, how to setup?

I'm trying to setup PLEX on my unRAID server I just built, I have not used PLEX or unRAID before, I am following these instructions have also watch various videos, but at the end of step 3 when I ...
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Convert Blu-Ray to MP4

I have been playing for about 2 weeks now on handbrake trying to convert my Panasonic handycam videos which are in m2ts format to mp4. Here is the orignal file details: General ID ...
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Rack setup for home

I am thinking of changing my current setup at home (which is: I have a Virgin router connected to Asus RT-AC88U. Then all my devices connect to Asus router). I want to add a network rack with a ...
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How do I add new content to a plex library?

I am running plex on Linux Mint 18.02. I have created a new plex TV library. @ /media/Plex/TV It has scanned all the show in that folder, and display them all correctly. Then I have gone and added ...
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Accessing PleX server from the same machine but different network (VPN)

My computer is constantly connected through both my home network and my VPN from IVPN, but all programs are set to ignore the VPN by default using OpenVPN and this method. I am then only connecting ...
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How can I cast/fling media to a Plex for Kodi target?

On the Plex website https://www.plex.tv/apps/computer/kodi/# With the Plex for Kodi add-on, you get the Kodi experience for your big screen, powered by Plex Media Server, and enabling you to organize ...
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Why is Plex Server transcoding file that can be direct played?

I've installed Plex Media Server in my Raspberry Pi 3. It works perfect but it doesn't have enough CPU power to transcode (when it tries the video freezes every two or three seconds). One of my Plex ...
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Can I optimize a 4K file so it will direct play on my 4K tv?

I have a handful of 4K files I'd like to play locally over my network, (everything hardwired with cat6), to my 4K TV. Can Plex pre-transcode the files so I can view them stutter-free? My server ...
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How to launch Plex Media Server without logging in - or defer windows password on boot?

I've been trying to do this for a while and thought I'd ask the boffins here ;) I believe that to start the Plex service before logging in is technically possible - but over the past year or so, ...
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Windows CMD - wait for file to finish copying then run a command

I am trying to run a command after a file change is detected.. my problem is the program I use instantly acts when a file is created but not fully finished copying. Right now I have used timeout /t ...
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Plex Media Server: bind: Cannot assign requested address

I've been trying to install Plex Media Server following this guide. When I source /etc/default/plexmediaserver then: start-stop-daemon --start -c $PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_USER --exec /usr/sbin/start_pms (...
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Playback HEVC videos with Plex Media Manager on LG 42LN5708 television [duplicate]

I'm using Plex Media Manager under Ubuntu 14.04 and want to playback HEVC videos on my LG 42LN5708 television via Plex. HEVC videos play just fine in Mozilla Firefox when I open the Plex Media ...
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Can Plex Media Server Launch a Custom Video Player?

Instead of launching a video through the web portal or through one of the Plex apps, can Plex be setup to launch a video player of my choosing, like MPC-HC or VLC?
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