So far so good... Over the last three evenings I: repurposed an old XP workstation to run Plex Server on Mythbuntu, installed Plex app on three new Android phones and a Motorola Xoom, started to build our libraries, and managed to solve a myriad of technical issues, thanks to Plex and Ubuntu communities. The result is an awesome streaming music service for home and away. Would have been 5 stars but for the afore mentioned issues.
Works great most of the time... The app still has a few niggles, if you view mpegts files it still needs to transcode the audio which is MP2. Not sure why as VLC manages without a problem. Finally fixed anamorphic issues with MPEG 2 footage. Generally very happy with app.
Works great most of the time I am running this through a QNAP server and for the better part it is a great app. I have used it across multiple platforms successfully, it had good features that are easy to use. The reason it didn't get 5 stars is that it can be buggy, especially with MKV files, where I have had to resort to converting them to MP4s, the audio often is garbled. Also when the programs update and are out of sync it often requires removal of the app from the mobile device and a reinstall.
Great app The only complaint that I have is that when your music is in FLAC or 320 (which must of mine is), it doesn't lower the but rate and chews through a bunch of data. It does pretty much everything else though!
Broken for music Primarily, the big showstopper for me is that Android supports FLAC format, which my library is in, but disabling Direct Stream and Direct Play in theory should prevent Plex from trying to stream in the original format my audio is in. 6mb per one minute of audio makes it clear this is not working. My needs are entirely for mobile access to music at this stage. Aside from this showstopper, reading ratings tags from music and having a little more playlist ability would make Plex a lot more useful for music
Paid for app, still have to pay for sync I don't mind paying for an app, I don't mind paying for extra features for that app as they become necessary. I very much mind not being able to download a few videos from my local server, while connected to the same router, without paying 4 or 5 bucks a month.
- Reorder repeat modes to match other platforms.
- Improved fling support for libraries that combine home photos and videos.
- [Android TV] Various improvements to interface and user experience.
- Looking for the friendly device name could cause a crash on launch.
- Playing a video from a mixed photos and videos library could crash the app.
- [Android TV] Updating large libraries could crash the app.