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Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

There doesnít appear to be a programmatic way to do much of anything with Plex unfortunately. I wish there was, but I canít honestly blame them as weíre outlier use cases at best.

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Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


Dinosaur Gum

There's likely a way to do it but maybe not in the public API

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Dsmif posted:

It doesn't seem to do android auto either.

It doesn't, but that's one of the features they're supposedly working on now.

I like Plexamp in general, but I don't use it on my phone much yet because often when I'm listening on my phone, I'm using wired headphones... and Plexamp has vinyl-like popping that isn't there in any other app. But only when using wired headphones, and only when using Plexamp. Regular Plex on the same audio files, or any other app on wired headphones? Clear.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Just trying out adding my music to my plex library after years of using google play/apple music, might be a good option to move off paying the subscription service of apple music.

I think I saw sonos supports it, but carplay does not. Oh well.

Khablam
Mar 29, 2012

SENIOR TALKING OUT MY ASS STRATEGIST

For those wondering, only plexamp does gapless playback.
Not a giant fan of the UI but it plays flawlessly for me.

Gay Retard
Jun 7, 2003



It's hard to decide if it's worth finally grabbing a lifetime Plex Pass, considering how focused they are on their own content, but unlimited GPU transcoding is really nice if you have the hardware for it.

SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



I'm really getting tired of Plex's fuckery. How is emby doing these days? Are there any actual open source projects that do this kind of thing that aren't Kodi yet?

madsushi
Apr 19, 2009

Baller.

SCheeseman posted:

I'm really getting tired of Plex's fuckery. How is emby doing these days? Are there any actual open source projects that do this kind of thing that aren't Kodi yet?

Jellyfin (spin off from Emby) is open source, and doing "ok" so far.

Ixian
Oct 9, 2001

Many machines on Ix....new machines

Pillbug

madsushi posted:

Jellyfin (spin off from Emby) is open source, and doing "ok" so far.

Jellyfin is a science project run by devs angry at Emby for going closed source. If you have one of the one or two platforms they have half decent client support for maybe give it a whirl but don't expect magic.

Users who struggle with Plex Media Server, other than the uber-nerds who are also passionate about open source, probably aren't going to have a better experience with Jellyfin, but that's just my hot take on it.

RichterIX
Apr 11, 2003

I'm going to kill myself tomorrow.

IOwnCalculus posted:

... and Plexamp has vinyl-like popping that isn't there in any other app. But only when using wired headphones, and only when using Plexamp. Regular Plex on the same audio files, or any other app on wired headphones? Clear.

This is what I have too, only mine is when playing over the phone speakers. I don't really plug headphones into my phone so I don't know if it does it more or less in my case. All my music is just VBR MP3 so it sure as poo poo shouldn't be choking trying to stream it.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



Wait wasn't Emby's one and only reason for existence to satisfy the OSS nerds?

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





RichterIX posted:

This is what I have too, only mine is when playing over the phone speakers. I don't really plug headphones into my phone so I don't know if it does it more or less in my case. All my music is just VBR MP3 so it sure as poo poo shouldn't be choking trying to stream it.

There's this thread on the Plex forum about it, though the devs seem remarkably quiet about this issue compared to others.

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

That was pretty intense, huh?

IOwnCalculus posted:

There's this thread on the Plex forum about it, though the devs seem remarkably quiet about this issue compared to others.

What issues are the devs not quiet about? Lol. Plex is great, but their support team and dev responses are not, and that's super frustrating.

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



I believe I asked this once before but no one responded; maybe because there's no way to do it or no one else has the issue, but it's getting really bad now. Is there any way to completely disable the new Plex player? I know it's supposed to be "faster" or whatever they claim but I find it to be total garbage. It constantly starts at the beginning of a movie when I tell it to resume, it outright doesn't start playback at all on some movies (it's always the same movies and it's always the same thing; a loading circle forever), and it now does this new thing with my kids Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly episodes where it freezes on the credits screen and never goes to the next episode. It's not an issue with using anything low powered; it's happening on all my 2019 Nvidia Shields and the Plex server I use is in my house and is a Core i7 with 64GB of RAM.

I constantly go into settings and tell Plex to stop using the new player but it seems like it goes back to the new terrible one after a few days.

edit: it seems like there's a lot of people on the official Plex forums complaining about this going back all the way to October and there's unfortunately no fix for it and Plex themselves have said "we don't offer timelines". No clue why this new player has to be the default instead of it being an experimental feature that has to be turned on.

Burden posted:

Make sure you are doing this for the extras (behind the scenes, deletes scenes, trailers, etc) otherwise I'm not sure why it wouldn't work.

The link is dead unfortunately but I'm not sure how I could fix it anyway. Works fine on my phone and laptop. On the NVidia Shield TVs I have, Extras/Scenes simply don't play. You just click on them and they do nothing.

EL BROMANCE posted:

Yep, mine is setup as having a folder on a drive called \Comedy\ and I have a library called Comedy that is told that it is a Movies-type library (so it'll use the Plex Movies scraper or TMDb scraper, I find the latter works a bit better). It's as simple as that. You can then tell that library whether you want things appearing in the Recently Added Movies etc stuff on the home screen or not, personally I choose not to but that's down to taste.

Thanks for this!

Chumbawumba4ever97 fucked around with this message at 16:43 on May 28, 2020

Burden
Jul 25, 2006

yospos


Looks like you can now host Plex Watch Parties. Basically allows you to sync up a video with your friends and family. No need for Plex Pass either at this time since it is in beta.

Plex has been adding a lot of features lately. The skip intro, Plex Amp, Plex Dash, and now this.

Burden
Jul 25, 2006

yospos


Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:




The link is dead unfortunately but I'm not sure how I could fix it anyway. Works fine on my phone and laptop. On the NVidia Shield TVs I have, Extras/Scenes simply don't play. You just click on them and they do nothing.


Thanks for this!

I put an "h" at the end of the Url on accident. This is the correct link. https://support.plex.tv/articles/lo...ers-and-extras/

One thing I found with the experimental player on shield is to set it to convert automatically instead of play original quality. It still direct plays, but playing original causes it to crash a lot of the time.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST



Burden posted:

Looks like you can now host Plex Watch Parties. Basically allows you to sync up a video with your friends and family. No need for Plex Pass either at this time since it is in beta.

Plex has been adding a lot of features lately. The skip intro, Plex Amp, Plex Dash, and now this.

Oh neat, there was a third party solution I was looking at but integrated support makes life easier for sure.

cosmo321
Jan 6, 2011


Chaotic Flame posted:

That did it. Thanks!

Edit: Apparently it didn't. There were some songs that weren't affected by this apparently so saw them at first but others are still Japanese even though they're in english in every other application.

I had this issue on a couple of albums as well. In my case the folders were in Japanese. I never bothered to rename them, since it won't matter in litterally any music software that reads tags, but in the new music scanner from Plex it did. As soon as I renamed the folder to the romaji spelling Plex reverted to use my tagged info again.

cosmo321 fucked around with this message at 07:23 on May 29, 2020

Nettle Soup
Jan 30, 2010

Oh, and Jones was there too.


College Slice

Will be interesting to see where where the plex share stuff goes. I use carcal.club for watching stuff with friends atm, which is basically a rabb.it replacement. We tried some plex share stuff in the past but it was super janky and requiring people to make an account so they could watch wasn't great.

hitze
Aug 28, 2007
Give me a dollar. No, the twenty. This is gonna blow your mind...



I hope it gets to the same usability that synclounge has

Kin
Nov 4, 2003

Sometimes, in a city this dirty, you need a real hero.


A few weeks back plex media player updated on my second device (i've got a separate server streaming the media over wifi), but since this update there's now an occasional lag when playing videos.

The lag/stutter only lasts a few seconds and the audio continues while the picture freezes, but it definitely only started happening after the update.

Is there a setting that's maybe been tripped or some steps i can take to troubleshoot? Or should i basically just re-install the plex media player.

Hed
Mar 31, 2004



Fun Shoe

My Plex player must have updated on the Apple TV, now itís doing the Netflix thing I hate where it is going to auto play the next episode.

Does anyone know where I can turn this off? All I see in options are things to use the old player.

Edit: this is Player 7.0 and ďAuto PlayĒ, which looks like it would control this option, remains off.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST



Settings > Experience > Auto Play

Apple TV has had that for a fair while, you mustíve had a late update.

Hed
Mar 31, 2004



Fun Shoe

Interesting. It has been off but sure was doing the countdown like it was going to go ahead and do it. Maybe next time Iíll let it go and see if it follows through, even though that option is off? My Apple TV is set to auto update and is wired in, not sure how long it normally waits between updates. Thanks for the confirmation.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST



Hm weird. Iíve always left it on because I quite like it, but that doesnít sound like the right behavior. Maybe someone else can confirm.

Think there has been an update in last day or two, my left bar looks a little different (plus of course the watch together thing).

Chubby Henparty
Aug 13, 2007





Lipstick Apathy

OK I'm freaking out a little.

For the second time, my on-deck is showing George A. Romero's Knightriders as halfway through, and the file cached. There's no way in hell anyone in my family or one connected friend account selected this and I've changed the password recently. Plex dash is pretty hard to make sense of but I can't see anything odd in there either.

otoh young Ed Harris, hot drat

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!


Dinosaur Gum

Well I was the middle of a migration and thought I hosed something up but looks like Plex isn't allowing sign ins. Unless you're setup for local auth you won't be able to view your library.

https://status.plex.tv/

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Kingnothing
Aug 2, 2007

Domo Arigato, Archer Roboto


Chubby Henparty posted:

OK I'm freaking out a little.

For the second time, my on-deck is showing George A. Romero's Knightriders as halfway through, and the file cached. There's no way in hell anyone in my family or one connected friend account selected this and I've changed the password recently. Plex dash is pretty hard to make sense of but I can't see anything odd in there either.

otoh young Ed Harris, hot drat

May check your signed in devices page? Revoke anything you don't like.

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