30 Days of GNU\Linux: Day 10 – SUCCESS! Plex Media Server FTW
I am ecstatic today. I have successfully setup Plex Media Server on Linux after a bit of sweat and elbow grease. Turns out it took not only permission changes, but a carefully made symbolic link. The full details on how all this was setup, plus and update to the Top 5 Linux Media Servers post will be coming down the pipe tomorrow. Right now 2 TB of data is being transferred back over to my server drive. Plex is perfect* at trans-coding (if you allow it to, but tomorrow in my detailed summary, you will see what types of media it prefers and just what quirks to look out for.
I am head over heals happy with this. What this means is with a Roku box and a home computer running Plex Media Server (as a backend), the Roku is the 1 stop shop for all media center. Too bad XBMC never made a Roku app, would have loved that. The Roku is truly the one stop shop, once you get the right apps on it.