Streaming my media over the web?

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs' started by Shyatic, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Shyatic

    Shyatic Platinum Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a pretty decent sized media library that I'd like to stream over the web to my iPad, windows phone, and work PC if possible.

    What is the best way to do this? I tried Plex, but it doesn't work as a service and since my HTPC gets rebooted regularly, this really isn't feasible. Unless somebody can help me get it working?

    Much obliged for any help!
     
  2. thestrangebrew1

    thestrangebrew1 Platinum Member

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    Can you just put a shortcut to Plex in the startup folder so when the htpc reboots, Plex is launched? I haven't tried this, but I don't know of other programs that will let you stream to the web to your devices. Why the developers haven't gotten Plex to work as a service yet is beyond me, but I know it's been req. for quite some time. Just out of curiosity, what are your htpc specs?
     
  3. MrChad

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    Orb does this.
     
  4. ImpulsE69

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    Not sure what version of Plex you are running, but it does all that you are wanting. It has a setting to start on bootup, and myplex streams your local content out onto the internet onto practically anything.

    You might need to dig a bit more...
     
  5. Shyatic

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    Plex will start at login, not at boot -- there's a difference :)
     
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    #6 ImpulsE69, Jan 21, 2013
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  8. Shyatic

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    Yea, I just don't want to have to dish out money for software that likely isn't needed if the damn software ran as a service.