Plex app for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by aprofetto8, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey,
    Just stumbled across the description for Plex for the iPad/iPhone. I heard about it before, but I didn't realize it would be able to stream the content used by Plex.

    Has anyone successfully streamed a show or movie to their iPad using the Plex app? Is the quality good? Laggy/choppy?

    Thanks, appreciate all the information!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Tried it briefly on WiFi and it works after a brief delay from selecting the movie. Streaming of 3G will require you to manual set up port forwarding on the server side. Still a work in progress on the Server app but a nice start. I expect a future release could include automatic port forwarding similar to AirVideo app.

    The metadata import that gets added to your collection is very nice.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Wow. This made my week. I love Plex on my macs. I run them on 3 tvs. I can't wait to be able to stream to the ipad. Ill get it and let you know how it goes after everything is updated.
     
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    Chris Rogers

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    Is there any reason to get this app if I already have Air Video and Rowmote?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Plex does more than video. Although Rowmote and AirVideo together may give you a similar mix of features, the Plex interface on the desktop machine, especially if hooked up to a TV, is pretty phenomenal.

    I also like Boxee and its app, but it doesn't do streaming.
     
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    Chris Rogers

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    *side note, I use Plex on the big screen

    But, I think the Plex app should be free at the moment (although I don't mind supporting them with a purchase since Plex alone is worth more than $0.00) because they're a tad too late to the streaming/remote app game, you know? And it doesn't make sense for someone to purchase the app (even though they may want it (me)) if they already have a solution that works.

    IMHO, Boxee was only good on the Apple TV BUT their closed captions were superior to Plex's
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Just grabbed Plex app and installed it on 32 gb/3g iPad. Able to stream media to iPad through 2 levels of a very wifi unfriendly house. Have not tried 3g yet, but will from work tomorrow. Rebuilding a 20 TB library is taking a looooooonnnnng time.

    Tom
     
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    mmomega

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    Holy hell Tom. I have a ways to go to catch you my friend.

    On the Plex app, have it installed on the same, iPad 32/3g, and was streaming a 1080 movie just fine to the bedroom which is my worst room for coverage. All in all, I like it and I've used Plex long enough without paying anything for a phenomenal product. For that price I can skip 1 Venti Caramel Macchiato and call it a win win.
     

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