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Plex Media Server running on AsusWRT Arm Routers!!!

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by TeHashX, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. WET

    WET Regular Contributor

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    I see that you highly recommend Plex over the embedded miniDLNA, my question is why?

    Since the embedded miniDLNA works perfectly and Plex on the ARM router will not do transcoding, what is Plex bringing that the embedded miniDLNA does not do?

    I have an RT-AC68U with 2 HD's connected, one HD is for media with hundreds of 4GB m2ts & vob movies. I do restrict media scanning to a single file to keep router from scanning everything on the network but as I said earlier, I find the embedded miniDLNA has been working perfectly for a very long time now.

    I do have some avi files that will not play on certain clients but without transcoding, Plex will not play these either. I am interested if Plex will bring some improvements over miniDLNA.

    One other item, miniDLNA plays Cinavia protected movies because it is not smart enough to detect the encoding. Will Plex play the sound successfully on Cinavia protected movies?
     
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  3. TeHashX

    TeHashX Very Senior Member

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    I didn't highly recommend plexmediaserver over minidlna, this is just an alternative.
    Plex organize better movies and series, see Plex Web UI.
    You can try playing your protected video files and leave a feedback.
     
  4. Jozek

    Jozek Occasional Visitor

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    I have same router and performance is very poor


    Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk
     
  5. airtrack

    airtrack Occasional Visitor

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    your site is down :(
    I really want plex on my router. i cant use chromecast on minidlna
     
  6. TeHashX

    TeHashX Very Senior Member

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    Try now :)
     
  7. TeHashX

    TeHashX Very Senior Member

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  8. Blak24

    Blak24 Occasional Visitor

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    I need some help, I don't want to mess anything while installing Debian, but I have some questions about the step 3 in the guide which is linked in this article. I have a AC86U. I also posted a detailed comment on the page about Debian installation for the AC86U
     
  9. Sebastien Bougie

    Sebastien Bougie Occasional Visitor

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    Hello,

    I have a problem with plex and i'm sure its something easy to fix but i dont know how to fix it. The server is up and running, indexing is done. But when i try to play MP3 files, nothing is happening. If i try to play the mp3 file from android device i'm getting Player Error, from PC it doesnt play.

    Can someone help?
    Thanks
     
  10. heysoundude

    heysoundude Senior Member

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    Is there a tutorial somewhere about how to do that, integrate an external co-processor?
     
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