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  Reply # 853531 10-Jul-2013 19:25
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Nerdtastic:
davidcole: Why not look at a AMD A8 APU (cpu + GPU) on a AM3 Motherboard (or for slightly dearer an intel i3/i5.


+1 for the APU (although not restricted to what one you get)

I am personlly looking at building an HTPC with an APU. The server sits under the TV running Plex (maybe XBMC front?), adding a discret graphics card in crossfire with the APU. This allows me and my brother to play multiplayer with me o the desktop and him on the TV.

Other TV's can be joined with another mini PC running XBMC that grabs it all off the server.
I hope to get this ordered and built in a couple of weeks.




If plex is on the server, xbmc wont read it (as of frodo) but Plex Media centre is a GUI based off xbmc anyway which talks well to a plex server....or a raspberry pi running rasplex.





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  Reply # 853561 10-Jul-2013 20:24
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davidcole: 
If plex is on the server, xbmc wont read it (as of frodo) but Plex Media centre is a GUI based off xbmc anyway which talks well to a plex server....or a raspberry pi running rasplex.



Really? I thought that as Plex was a fork of XBMC so that XBMC could grab "stuff" off a Plex server. Has this been removed in an update?

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  Reply # 853564 10-Jul-2013 20:36
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plex completely changed their library code after forking xbmc and made it a server/client setup. xbmc doesnt have a server, its all client. closest you have is a mysql server.

there is a plex addon for xbmc which lets your read the plex media library, but not a perfect solution.

ive tried rasplex once and it was extremely slow so i didnt even bother with it.

plex on the pi is pretty good, nice speed, stable, but a port of the android tablet interface so not perfect for use with a controller (eg controller triggers dont change "tabs"). but its pretty fantastic, plays everything ive tried.

plex on roku might be worth looking at, havent tried it myself.

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  Reply # 853603 10-Jul-2013 21:42
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Plexbmc I think the xbmc plugin was called doesn't work as of xbmc 12. something broke it.

Plex on pi is only as reven says, a little slow.

Roku is ok, playback is good but interface is a little clunky. Too picture based for me (but do is Netflix)

The plex media centre is ok, runs like xbmc on a PC but very well integrated. Uses the same xbmc key mappings etc. worth a look at.




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Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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  Reply # 855561 14-Jul-2013 23:32
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reven: plex on the pi is pretty good, nice speed, stable, but a port of the android tablet interface so not perfect for use with a controller (eg controller triggers dont change "tabs"). but its pretty fantastic, plays everything ive tried.
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Did you mean Oyua?
I was looking at getting one, but want to know if you can press play on a TV series and it will just play random epsidoes from that series?

I use the functionality a lot on my Win 7 Plex client. (90% for the bedoom client)

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oh yes sorry i meant plex on the OUYA. plex on the pi is rubbish, way to slow ATM

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