Hey Plex users...

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs' started by XavierMace, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. XavierMace

    XavierMace Diamond Member

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    I know we've got at least a few others on here. Anyone else hate the new update for the Xbox One app? I've been using Plex a long time and this is the first time I've been truly unhappy with an update.
     
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  3. ImpulsE69

    ImpulsE69 Lifer

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    I absolutely hated the overhaul they put out a few years ago that completely changed it, and am still using plex classic. I take the 'if it ain't broke, dont fix it' approach. I especially really hate the account BS that they use now. If it ever breaks, I'll probably move to something else. They ruined a good thing.
     
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    It's different, but I don't think it's worse. It took me a few days to get used to, but it's fine now.
     
  5. XavierMace

    XavierMace Diamond Member

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    Am I missing something with getting TV shows to autoplay the next episode?
     
  6. Aikouka

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    Honestly, I'm having a hard time finding a good Windows-based Plex playback software. At first, I used Plex Home Theater, which is their original Windows software. It worked fine for TV and movies, but it had problems with anime. Maybe one out of every 5-10 episodes, the software would crash-to-desktop when trying to skip around the file. After that, I switched to OpenPHT, which is an open source variant of Plex Home Theater. It's a little bit better, but it sometimes has the same crash problem.

    Lately, I've been testing Plex Media Player, which is Plex's latest Windows software (not the Windows Store one). It doesn't crash or anything like that; however, I'm not the biggest fan of its UI and there are times where it doesn't Direct Play a file that both PHT and OpenPHT do.
     
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    They screwed up android playback badly on the mbps setting
     
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    App.plex.tv doesn't work all that well compared to the chromeapp
     
  9. Aikouka

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    I'm still using a mix of the PMP and OpenPHT. Neither of them work well, which is somewhat disappointing, but I can deal with a random crash every now and again. Although, on one of my machines, I've been running into bitstreaming problems. Every now and again, I cannot bitstream until I reboot the machine. It doesn't matter which player I'm using as I just end up with no sound on either of them (unless bitstreaming is disabled).