Do I really need Plex Premium?

Brian J. Rogers captbrogers at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 16:49:37 MST 2018


It is possible to have other Plex accounts or local users sync content.
When you select what content to share with a user there is a checkbox to
allow syncing.

On Jan 5, 2018 4:21 PM, "Eric Olsen" <falconv at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 2:54 PM, Jonathan Duncan <
> jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
> > wrote:
>
> > 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.
> > >
> > >
> > I have tried it because a family member is using it. It is a great idea.
> I
> > currently already rip all my movies to a local drive and view them
> through
> > iTunes. But that limits me to Apple viewing. I have been considering
> other
> > options.
> >
> > Is there an option for local streaming instead of cloud streaming? I mean
> > for family members who want to watch some of my movies. Can they cache
> them
> > locally or host a backup of my movies and stream from their local cache?
> >
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> You can "Sync" (download a copy onto your device) for local playback when
> you're unable to stream (or don't want to stream over the internet for
> various reasons). You can also "share" specified libraries with other Plex
> accounts, who can then stream from your Plex server. I believe you *can*
> allow them to then sync (cache) them locally, but by default you can't and
> I haven't looked into how to enable that (if it is indeed possible).
>
> -Eric F. Olsen
>
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