- Jan 12, 2005
I use freenas on my server, I have no idea how to set up XBMC on it. I can set up a Plex server on it in less than 5 minutes and have every device I own connect to it from anywhere in the world. I'm not sure how you cant see the value in that for some people.I think people have no idea how to set up xbmc to get features that are built into plexs headless server.
Its not just the server, its the client. Last time I tried XBMC on my phone the interface was a horrific, laggy mess that wasnt designed for something with a small screen.Like people keep saying xbmc is only for one device which leads me to believe they don't know how to set up networked storage or use upnp server option on xbmc.
I get that you like XBMC and being able to customise your interface but for me a media server is something to serve my media to all my devices wherever they are. And Plex does that very easily and efficiently. If I got really sick of Plexes UI I could just install the XBMC client (on the things that support it) I guess but the Plex one works fine for me.