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Plex Server Migration

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After putting off dealing with some minor annoyances of my workstation install of Plex, I finally bit the bullet and moved to a server linux install. Bliss at last!

To Convert or Not to Convert

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To convert or not to Convert, that is the question. When processing Bluray discs for adding to my Plex media server, I have a workflow. First, use MakeMKV to rip the media to an .mkv file, then it can be uploaded to the Plex directory and made available. However, these files are large. Scratch that, they are friggin HUGE. Alien for example is 30GB. Disks are cheap, so why even bother converting...

Plex Media Server – Workflow

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In the learning path for the population of my media collection as it transitions from disc based media to a disk drive, I have discovered a few truths that I will share. There are some useful tools to “rip” your media. These are the essential first step in the process, to get your media from the source into a format that can be worked with. The next topic is what sort of transcoding...

More on Linux – the new media server

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As I am assembling my Plex media server, I have been semi-seriously using Linux for this purpose for about 3 weeks now, and here are some more observations. First, I have been running it on two systems, an old desktop system with an Intel Core i7-920 CPU, 6 gigs of ram, and several disks (1 SSD for booting, and two quick 1TB WD drives, and a BD/DVD/CD rom drive), and the second system, an Intel...

Linux Observations – 2017

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A follow-on to my last post. Having last fiddled with linux (on the desktop, not as a hosting solution) was a VM running under vmware workstation probably 7 years ago. Back then it was just a fancy, enough to get my feet wet. Last weekend, I resurrected an old PC (the one that I ran VMWare Workstation on, surprisingly), and the Windows 7 installation was borked. As good a time as any, I grabbed a...

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