Do I really need Plex Premium?

Todd Millecam tyggna at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 13:33:36 MST 2018


I like what they're doing in terms of software development, so I don't mind
financially supporting it.

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 10:48 AM, Brian J. Rogers <captbrogers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I agree with Jonathan, if you are using other cloud services and don't see
> much interest in ripping your own library, don't bother.
>
> My personal experience with Plex has been great. I bought a lifetime pass
> for myself after having a subscription for a year. I am a stickler about
> having access to the files of media I own, which is why I've opted for
> ripping everything myself and using Plex. Yeah, it's time consuming and I
> may have to rip the same movies a few times until I get the right combo of
> settings to have a good quality copy that isn't 5GB, but I'm a bit of a
> weirdo that doesn't mind doing such things.
>
> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 10:27 AM, Jonathan Grotegut <jgrotegut at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > My daughters bought me a lifetime pass. I went through the trouble of
> > ripping all of my movies, music, etc. For us, it is super nice to have
> all
> > of our media on the go as we don't subscribe to cloudy services besides
> > prime and netflix.  As much as I like them, their selections are often
> > lacking for our tastes.
> >
> > I also don't like some of the online services where you have to purchase
> > your digital copy as well, when you already purchased the physical disc.
> >
> > The single biggest reason I wanted plex premium was for the profiles.
> There
> > is some content that we own that I want to restrict my kids from
> watching.
> > Having their own profile allows for this.
> >
> > If you aren't ripping your own media, or using any of the other features
> of
> > plex premium, I wouldn't waste the money.
> >
> > On Jan 5, 2018 9:12 AM, "Robert Merrill" <robertmerrill at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear PLUGGERS.  This is the list I go to when I need advice from
> zealots.
> > > You're like my Jedi Council. I bow in obeisance to your sudo-level
> wisdom
> > >
> > > So, I upgraded to plex premium a while back and felt... nothing.  I
> > really,
> > > really, really want this thing to work well for me partly because I
> love
> > > the UI, and I want to be supportive of an open source project that also
> > > attempts to stick it to the Man just a bit. .. but because I dont seem
> to
> > > have the patience to rip all my DVRs/Blu-Rays and or that streaming
> just
> > > works to well for me while on my First World Internet Connection -- I
> am
> > > having a hard time justifying why I have this.  Its not like the
> > > subscription will break me, but I dont like the clutter of an unused
> > > subscription laying around.  I'd rather get some value out of it. Is it
> > > because I have sold my soul to BigCo.com and I should give up and revel
> > in
> > > my unworthy consumerist wretchedness?
> > >
> > > So help me out.
> > >
> > > Here are the caveats:
> > >
> > > I dont want a local media/nas server. I did that before and seem to be
> > less
> > > interested in such things in my old age haha.  Plex cloud, I hoped,
> would
> > > solve that. and its awesome to run a plex server in the cloud. I have
> > many
> > > terrabytes of online storage but nearly no local storage (unless I
> could
> > > hack my google fiber DVR box haha).
> > >
> > > The local TV/DVR option seems cool. Is it great enough to go buy a HD
> > > antenna? Is it going to give me what I am hoping for, or is YouTube TV
> > > (which is surprisingly dope, by the way) an easier option if not better
> > > since then my content is, again, in the cloud.
> > >
> > > I have already given away all my personally identifiable information in
> > the
> > > form of being a religious Verizon and Google user, so I am not that
> > worried
> > > about anyone watching my behaviors online. So what if I like, I mean,
> my
> > > daughter, likes My Little Pony, ok? I've just accepted it.
> > >
> > > Also, I dont torrent or pirate. All my movies I own (just like you, of
> > > course).  I used to buy physical discs, and could get into doing that
> > again
> > > except its so blasted easy to buy them digitally and so comparatively
> > hard
> > > to rip the physical discs so everyone ends up using UV or Vudu to watch
> > > even online movies.
> > >
> > > Finally, music and "personal media files" . Well, we subscribe to
> > Spotify,
> > > which rocks, so that's out (there goes my billion years worth of
> > carefully
> > > ripped and curated mp3 files) and personal movies and media files are
> > > really, REALLY boring. So never once has anyone in my household said
> out
> > > loud "hey, lets watch those videos we took that day we were on a hike
> and
> > > thought that tree was super interesting so we made a video of it."
> > >
> > > So... what are reasons for me to hang on to plex?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Robert Merrill
> > > 801-228-0529 (calls/txts OK)
> > > http://connectedwell.com
> > > http://linkedin.com/in/robertmerrill
> > >
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Todd Millecam


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