- Sep 30, 2005
I am running server 2012 r2 datacenter on my PE R710 in the sig. Plex is sitting in a vm as well as pfSense and about 15 dev vms. content is sitting on a bunch of external hdds.
Precisely. I could have Docker containers of everything under the sun running on some Uber- Server, but then all that gets interrupted by (insert annoying event like Windows Update here). I really like the setup that I built for it's ease of maintenance, and segmentation of key functionality. Not to mention that commercial NAS devices tend to be really good at being a storage appliance....if you want a screwdriver , get a screwdriver...
And remember kids, RAID is not a backup.
Mezzmo is like Plex. It runs on the server side, organizes and maintains the library and then serves the media up to your playback devices via DLNA, web browser or plugin. It transcodes incompatible media files (the codec stuff) automatically so that if you end up trying to playback a media file on a device that doesn't support the codec it was encoded with, Mezzmo transcodes it on the fly to something that will work.With Mezzmo, do you have to pay for codecs? I know with the Pi they sell them separately on their home site.