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pb1300
Aug 20, 2009, 09:52 AM
Anyone care to help an "idiot" out with setting up Plex? I to use my UMB, iMac, and PS3 to stream content, but I cannot get it set up for the life of me. Anyone have any type of help would be greatly appreciated!



Sky Blue
Aug 20, 2009, 09:55 AM
Did you look at the help videos in Plex?

GoCubsGo
Aug 20, 2009, 09:58 AM
That and Getting Started in Plex (http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Getting_Started) helped me a lot.

pb1300
Aug 20, 2009, 10:43 AM
Did you look at the help videos in Plex?

Where are the help videos? I cant seem to find them. Sorry for the stupidity lol.

MCRunning
Aug 20, 2009, 11:06 AM
Where are the help videos? I cant seem to find them. Sorry for the stupidity lol.

The help videos are in plex. On the left sidebar that has watch movies, videos, pictures, etc. keep scrolling to you see help.

pb1300
Aug 20, 2009, 02:01 PM
God, for the longest I was looking on the website. Finally found the help in the Plex app lol. I have another question...can I access my files on my iMac with my MB through Plex?

Chris Rogers
Aug 21, 2009, 08:34 AM
God, for the longest I was looking on the website. Finally found the help in the Plex app lol. I have another question...can I access my files on my iMac with my MB through Plex?

I'd be interested in this as well. I don't see why not though.

DAC47
Aug 21, 2009, 09:05 AM
lots of info on setting up Plex in this free screencast online page

http://www.screencastsonline.com/index_files/SCO0201-plex.php

Sky Blue
Aug 21, 2009, 09:12 AM
God, for the longest I was looking on the website. Finally found the help in the Plex app lol. I have another question...can I access my files on my iMac with my MB through Plex?

Yes, the help videos should have a section on setting up a share.

srexy
Aug 21, 2009, 10:22 AM
I'd be interested in this as well. I don't see why not though.

I've got a Mini running my main Screen and a MBP which is accessing the same files on the Mini using an AFP share that's in my user login profile. You have to have separate installs of Plex and there's no neat way of copying the library information across - just setup your sources and let Plex scan the media for you. It works well across my wireless network. I have also setup a separate media folder on the MBP for mobile viewing.

My :apple:TV that was once the media server for the main screen is now in the bedroom running XBMC.

I'm in the process of setting up my kids' playroom which has an iMac so that the iMac can feed their TV that's about 3ft away from it

Chris Rogers
Aug 21, 2009, 10:51 AM
I've got a Mini running my main Screen and a MBP which is accessing the same files on the Mini using an AFP share that's in my user login profile. You have to have separate installs of Plex and there's no neat way of copying the library information across - just setup your sources and let Plex scan the media for you. It works well across my wireless network. I have also setup a separate media folder on the MBP for mobile viewing.

My :apple:TV that was once the media server for the main screen is now in the bedroom running XBMC.

I'm in the process of setting up my kids' playroom which has an iMac so that the iMac can feed their TV that's about 3ft away from it

Thanks for giving me a new project :D

srexy
Aug 21, 2009, 11:01 AM
Thanks for giving me a new project :D


You're welcome - I start to get nerdy goose-bumps when I think of all the possibilities for Apple products and Plex as a whole home entertainment solution :)