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dellsweig
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Plex saved my Roku

Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:47 am

Greetings

Recently I have grown weary of the lack of advancement (read that AirPlay) with the Roku. granted the chanel store is filled with mostly non-descript junk, and the UI has been slowly improving but I needed a way to get my Apple based media onto the Roku.

Enter Plex.

I brought up a Plex server on my Mac - it immediatly found my Itunes lirbary, my Iphoto library, all of my movies and assorted video. It also let you "plex it" and add "apps" or URL's to web based content - some commercial, some not. I quickly added Daly Show, local TV channels and a bunch of other web related content - mostly stuff not already available on the Roku..

I installed both the Roku App (Plex) and IOS Plex App. The Roku app found my Plex server and made ALL of the content available in a really clean Roku interface.In addition, all of this content is available on all of my IOS devices as well. It should be a simple matter to get the Plex media server to be a destination for AirPlay as well. There is information on that topic out there and I should have that running shortly.

Plex has saved my Roku from the great computer graveyard in the cellar :)
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:59 am

Glad you are having a renewed joy in the roku. Between private channels and sharing apps like Plex (and others) Roku should continue to become the house hold name it is destined to be.
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blaze92

Re: Plex saved my Roku

Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:41 pm

how do add URLs in plex?
 
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:16 pm

blaze92 wrote:
how do add URLs in plex?


https://my.plexapp.com/queue/help
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blaze92

Re: Plex saved my Roku

Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:36 pm

this is awesome
 
blaze92

Re: Plex saved my Roku

Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:52 pm

and how can i add a channel where when the url updates, i get the newest video or a list?
 
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:04 am

blaze92 wrote:
and how can i add a channel where when the url updates, i get the newest video or a list?



Not sure on that one - but for example - I went to the Food Network web page and hit "plex it" and it scoured the web page for all avaiable videos and complete shows. It seems to be always up to date as well.
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blaze92

Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:17 am

dellsweig wrote:
blaze92 wrote:
and how can i add a channel where when the url updates, i get the newest video or a list?



Not sure on that one - but for example - I went to the Food Network web page and hit "plex it" and it scoured the web page for all avaiable videos and complete shows. It seems to be always up to date as well.

went to http://www.foodnetwork.com/ and pressed plex it.

says no videos were found...

what gives?
 
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:56 am

blaze92 wrote:
dellsweig wrote:
blaze92 wrote:
and how can i add a channel where when the url updates, i get the newest video or a list?



Not sure on that one - but for example - I went to the Food Network web page and hit "plex it" and it scoured the web page for all avaiable videos and complete shows. It seems to be always up to date as well.

went to http://www.foodnetwork.com/ and pressed plex it.

says no videos were found...

what gives?


When I added Foodnetwork, I navigated to the Past Episodes of the show I wanted to Plex and clicked the PlesIt button. I too got that message but when I went into the MAC client (and Roku Client) the FoodTV icon was there with ALL the shows and videos
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blaze92

Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:58 am

can you post the link here that let you plex all those videos at once?
 
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:01 pm

I downloaded Plex last night and was very impressed with the "Plex It!" button. I downloaded several videos off of You Tube with no problem. Is there a way to know what sites or types of video won't work with Plex? I tried Plexing from abc.com and tvland.com, and was told that Roku couldn't play those videos. Are they Flash?
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:02 pm

what operating system are you using blaze?
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:50 pm

I'm another user slowly coming up to speed with all that Plex has to offer. The local media streaming alone was enough for the family to start using it vs. the old DVR non-searchable interface we used. The officially released channel for Roku is just plan slick.
 
blaze92

Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:27 pm

knuckle wrote:
what operating system are you using blaze?

Mac OSx

how is this relevant?
 
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Re: Plex saved my Roku

Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:15 pm

because plex has difficulty transcoding flash on xp and linux thought it may be your problem.
ROKU 3 4114AT076252
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ROKU 2 LT #2 16A19K025194
ROKU HD 18D2CP067635
Roku TV 2N002P050587 2WE012050587
ROKU HDMI STICK 5S35CF000124
Roku Express + YU000X236772
all running wireless on a Technicolor C2000T

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