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How To: Stream Music and Video With Plex Media Server

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Our How To series has so far focused on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. But our latest guide can be followed by Windows, Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2012 Essentials users (Mac guys too, mostly!).

If you’re a big fan of movies and music then streaming your media around your connected home is a must have. In our view, the king of the media server apps is Plex. With a server application available for Windows, Mac, Linux and NAS and client applications available for computers, mobile handsets, media streamers and connected TVs you’ll struggle to find a better app that fits your media needs and works with many of the devices you own already.

In this guide to Plex, Cameron Bishop walks you step by step through downloading and configuring Plex Media Server, adding your media libraries and streaming media to connected clients. Then, he covers more advanced topics such as metadata agents, setting up Plex Channels and configuring Windows to run Plex Media Server as a service.

Once you’re up and running with Plex, with the help of this guide, your connected home will take a giant leap forward.

Formats: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Pages: 38 (A4 Print equivalent)
Price: £1.99

Buy Now: Stream Music and Video With Plex Media Server

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
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    Let’s have this discussion using a server that makes $en$e, Ubuntu LTS, ‘LTS’ standing for Long Term Support.

    A server that many millions find superior to Windows and Ubuntu LTS server is free to install, free to use, free to upgrade.

    Unlike Windows Server.
    Plex works fantastic on Ubuntu. I’ve set up more Ubuntu servers than I can count and they work great for people using Windows, Mac, or Linux or Android devices/computers.

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