Five Plex Tips - For Maximum Performance



Five Tips to Make Plex Run Better




Squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of Plex with these awesome tips

Plex is the AntiKodi, where Kodi can be finicky and a bit of a pain to setup and keep running smoothly. Plex on the other hand pretty easy. Once setup properly, Plex seems to run quite smoothly and requires minimal user intervention


Here are some tips that can help your Plex setup run smoother and trouble free for a long time to come.


Five Plex Tips For Best Performance


1. When shopping for a Plex Server, it's the CPU that makes the biggest difference not the graphics or video card. CPU power is most important because this is what lets Plex transcode files to multiple devices in 1080p HD. Intel i3, i5, or i7 processors are the best. They will not lower your output to 720p like some lessor and underpowered processors will. It does not matter if you run Plex on a computer or NAS as long as it has a reasonably fast CPU you will be all set.

2. Don't use your Plex server to multitask or it will affect its streaming performance. If you think you can go out and buy an i7 PC for the kids to play their video games, while you chill out to a nice movie on one of your Unsupported App Store Plex Channels. You may end up a little disappointed. That's because Plex is very resource hungry and it does not like to share or multitask with other apps. It will be best to keep the Plex server running on a dedicated computer or NAS.

3. Don't get too carried away with add-ons or extra channels. Channels are developed by 3rd parties so they are not under the direct control of the Plex developers. They may have bugs which can affect your entire install. Limit yourself to only channels you find yourself using all the time. The ones you don't use, let them go. No sense letting these extra channels take up precious resources or have buggy channels causing problems with your Plex installation.

4. Buy yourself a high speed SSD drive. By moving your Plex "Metadata" and "Index" files to the SSD drive it allows Plex to load and run much faster. This will also give Plex more room to expand as your file library gets larger. Good quality SSD drives like these for Plex are available in a number of sizes from 128GB to 1TB. Get the largest sized high speed SSD drive your budget will allow.

5. Be sure to check for Plex updates often on both your Server and your Client apps. Plex often releases updates and by updating you will be sure to have new features and any bug fixes in their software. If you are serious about Plex, Click here to become a Plex Pass Member. You can choose to pay only $4.99 a month, or get a lifetime subscription for only $119.


Some of the Key Benefits to Plex Pass Membership:


- DVR using an HDHomeRun Tuner

An HDHomeRun and Plex Pass lets you stream and record free over-the-air access to 86 (wow!) of the 100 most watched shows in the U.S, including all major US networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, and others, as well as local programming, news, and sports. Depending on where you live, you can also get TV from around the world, including CBC, BBC, ITV, Telemundo, and Univision.

Plex Pass gives you exclusive access to awesome new features and apps. Record TV for free over the air, sync your media for offline enjoyment, rest easy with parental controls, and enjoy enhanced music, photo and video features—all of this and much more when you upgrade.


- Offline Media Enjoyment

Mobile Sync lets you sync movies, music, and photos to your mobile device for offline enjoyment wherever your life may take you. Whether you are in the air, underground, or in the middle of the ocean, you will be able to access whatever you synced before you got there.

Plex Pass gives you exclusive access to awesome new features and apps. Record TV for free over the air, sync your media for offline enjoyment, rest easy with parental controls, and enjoy enhanced music, photo and video features—all of this and much more when you upgrade.


- Parental Controls

Keep the kiddos away from stuff they shouldn’t see with parental controls. Or, if you have several people under the same roof, give them each their own managed account. This means no more losing where you are in a TV episode when someone else decides to watch without you.

Plex Pass gives you exclusive access to awesome new features and apps. Record TV for free over the air, sync your media for offline enjoyment, rest easy with parental controls, and enjoy enhanced music, photo and video features—all of this and much more when you upgrade.


- Better Music Experience

Enjoy the best of the Plex music experience with premium features, like Plex Mix, mood mixes, lyrics, and more. Audio fingerprinting helps Plex recognize your music so it can find the best cover art available, along with artist bios, genres and moods, and album extras.


- Plex Pass Offers Much More!

Plex Pass offers members even more great features. All of them can be found here.


Plex Channel Sharing!


Channel Sharing - If you have family members or friends that can't afford a nice computer or NAS to run Plex, you can choose to share your Plex channels with them. This will give them access to the same great channels you enjoy right from their Roku or other media streamer running only the Plex channel.

Enable Plex Sharing:





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