Plex Cloud: Worst deployment ever?

Cave Man

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Anyone else using Plex Cloud? It is so clunky that I am surprised they released it. I started using Plex when was first introduced many years ago and was even a donor. It has morphed into this terrible thing that makes Windows 8 seem like a fantastic product. I seriously doubt that I renew my Plex Pass. Waste of money.
 

m0dest

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Apr 16, 2010
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Hey Cave Man, what problems are you hitting? We've been hearing mostly great things from Plex Cloud users, but some people are hitting issues here and there.
 

Matthew Essex

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Apr 11, 2014
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London
Apparently their is an issue with the music side at the moment with updating libraries but they are hoping to have it sorted in the next update.
 

page3

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Feb 10, 2003
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Anything with the word "cloud" is just not worth even bothering with, living as I do 20 miles outside London. Internet simply isn't up to it, nor will it be for the foreseeable future.
 

Cave Man

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Original poster
Apparently their is an issue with the music side at the moment with updating libraries but they are hoping to have it sorted in the next update.
Wow, I just tried playing a playlist of songs on my home server (Mac mini 2012) from my MacBook Air using Safari and it no longer works. It just pauses a few seconds on each song without even starting to play them, then it skips to the next track. This repeats until the very end of the playlist. I then tried it for an album and the same issue. I then launched Plex Home Theater on my MBA and get:

"Unable to play media. Make sure the file exists and that the necessary drive is mounted"

WTF? The drive is mounted and working just fine. I can even navigate to the folders from my MacBook Air.

I think I am going back to my claim of "worst deployment ever". This is fsking terrible. Why did they screw up such an awesome program? :mad:
 

Phil A.

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Apr 2, 2006
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Plex Cloud is still in Beta has just come out of beta and is a freebie benefit of being a PlexPass subscriber, so I'm not going to complain about a few glitches here and there, but if I'm honest, I don't really have a use for it:

1) All my media is stored on a NAS and I have a fast enough upstream internet connection (>20mb/s) to stream straight from it when I'm away from home
2) The only cloud provider I have a decent amount of space on is One Drive for Business: I get 5TB of space due to the Office 365 subscription I'm on, but it isn't supported by Plex Cloud (only OneDrive personal, Dropbox and Google Drive are supported)

I can see the attraction for people who have lots of cloud storage and don't want to dedicate a machine to be a Plex server but hopefully it'll be a bit of a side project for them and not something they concentrate on at the expense of their core product :)
 
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