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    Truth one of my Amps doesn't love AAC format, and really other than compression and a actual player or program to play any of these formats, what is the difference in quality??
    AAC offers the same quality as MP3 but requires a lower bitrate to achieve it. It also has compression improvements that make file sizes smaller even at the same bitrate, and a few other things that aren't very relevant to the end user.

    I'm surprised about the thing with your amplifier, did you make sure your player and system are pumping bit-perfect audio? (No resampling, equalizing or volume control)
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    I'm surprised about the thing with your amplifier, did you make sure your player and system are pumping bit-perfect audio? (No resampling, equalizing or volume control)
    That would be correct i don't like resampling on anything, so if the Amplifier doesn't have that option, it converts to a default sound...

    And the truth, i find sometimes because of the decoding the voice goes out of sync

    MY other 2 amps automatically pick up the AAC encode and play properly.....

    I use UMS (Universal Media Server), to internal stream in the house, i find it cleaner and more pure then using Plex when it comes to the decoding. The only problem is doesn't have fancy splash screens or internet features, so you have to decide if you want fancy screens or better sound and picture quality broadcasting...

    And also i prefer to have a program that is internal not relying on the internet?? And before Cabby makes a comment i know you don't need to be connected to the internet for Plex to work. but what would be the reason to use Plex over UMS if you can't take advantage of the fancy features..

    Again i have been fiddling with a few different streaming programs, but when you go through the list of true raw sound and video features, UMS blows them all away!!!...

    Then of course you need the equipment to really utilize them. Right now i am too cheap to upgrade...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    And before Cabby makes a comment i know you don't need to be connected to the internet for Plex to work. but what would be the reason to use Plex over UMS if you can't take advantage of the fancy features..
    The fancy features kick in as you add content to your library, not when you watch that content. Once you download the descriptions, cover art and whatever other metadata is available you don't need to be connected to the net for PLEX to run and stream to you local TVs. And if you are not, you still have the same sparkly interface as you would if you were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caballero View Post
    The fancy features kick in as you add content to your library, not when you watch that content. Once you download the descriptions, cover art and whatever other metadata is available you don't need to be connected to the net for PLEX to run and stream to you local TVs. And if you are not, you still have the same sparkly interface as you would if you were.
    Ah that is true and false Cabby....

    Yes the splash screens and Gifs will be there, but the info etc on say tv shows and or movies will not, it only downloads the links for that stuff, or your hard drive would be loaded with crap you may not want or just waste space, if you know what i mean.....

    Again i am not knocking Plex in any way, just my experience, and really Plex is designed to have people join have an account and use the internet base program that is really easy to use and set up. Just join Netflix or Amazon or Hulu and you see the same screens, and really the others that may be technically better when it comes to raw encoding are either tough to set up or not user friendly either....

    Really Cabby , i am saying you are mostly right and in all honesty, most people don't give two shits, there is really only the few that care about the quality of sound and video buddy, most people just want ease of use...Without sounding gay , i go both ways
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    Yes the splash screens and Gifs will be there, but the info etc on say tv shows and or movies will not, it only downloads the links for that stuff, or your hard drive would be loaded with crap you may not want or just waste space, if you know what i mean.....
    If that was true then why does it retain the data that I manually edit/type into PLEX? And do you really think I am concerned about adding a couple of KB for a picture and some text if I store 8 GB worth of data for the movie itself on a NAS with 67 TB storage these days...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caballero View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    Yes the splash screens and Gifs will be there, but the info etc on say tv shows and or movies will not, it only downloads the links for that stuff, or your hard drive would be loaded with crap you may not want or just waste space, if you know what i mean.....
    If that was true then why does it retain the data that I manually edit/type into PLEX? And do you really think I am concerned about adding a couple of KB for a picture and some text if I store 8 GB worth of data for the movie itself on a NAS with 67 TB storage these days...?
    Wait a minute.. Are you saying that the info and descriptions and links of other movies that the actors are in can be saved on your PC/Server without an internet connection?? And really do you sign out of Plex all the time and run it without the internet yourself?? and not your server but the TV's etc that are also connected to the internet??
    On my setup, i don't need an internet connection just a router to run a network right??

    Can you explain how you did that?? It didn't work for me?? And i am thinking with trademark and copyright laws?? That Plex pays for big time, hens the reason why you have to have an account and register all of the products you are using it on?? But If that can be done and not take up a ton of space, that is amazing if you can help me out on that...

    Would be much appreciated buddy.., especially if we are on the same page with the info saving and the links that can be added on your server that if the same actors are in multiple movies and it links without the internet connection, fuck ya i am in and would love to know how to do it!!!

    PS.. You know i am laughing inside you talking about 67 TB which is only really just a little more than half of the storage actually, and i can say without a doubt that it is almost full with you LOL!!!

    What would you call that?? Something like a downloading whore or better hoarder !!!!

    Again appreciate your help on saving all of that stuff, and again i would only want that on some say actors or movies/tv shows....

    Thanks
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    1. Download
    2. Watch
    3. Delete

    So, I'm the only one doing this
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    1. Download
    2. Watch
    3. Delete

    So, I'm the only one doing this
    Ah that will work for most shit out there, and really your point has validity considering if you have highspeed internet and unlimited downloads your are right.

    But when it come to myself, i like/enjoy movies and tv shows that i watch lets say a few million times

    But your point honestly is valid......

    PS. Still waiting for the humourous response from Cabby on my comment LOL!! and also for the tutor how to get plex set up,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    1. Download
    2. Watch
    3. Delete

    So, I'm the only one doing this
    Do you have kids that want to watch the same 10 Barbie movies and Paw Patrol episodes fifty thousand times over every week? Do you have any idea what would happen if I deleted those?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    Wait a minute.. Are you saying that the info and descriptions and links of other movies that the actors are in can be saved on your PC/Server without an internet connection?? And really do you sign out of Plex all the time and run it without the internet yourself?? and not your server but the TV's etc that are also connected to the internet??
    On my setup, i don't need an internet connection just a router to run a network right??

    Can you explain how you did that?? It didn't work for me?? And i am thinking with trademark and copyright laws?? That Plex pays for big time, hens the reason why you have to have an account and register all of the products you are using it on?? But If that can be done and not take up a ton of space, that is amazing if you can help me out on that...

    Would be much appreciated buddy.., especially if we are on the same page with the info saving and the links that can be added on your server that if the same actors are in multiple movies and it links without the internet connection, fuck ya i am in and would love to know how to do it!!!

    PS.. You know i am laughing inside you talking about 67 TB which is only really just a little more than half of the storage actually, and i can say without a doubt that it is almost full with you LOL!!!

    What would you call that?? Something like a downloading whore or better hoarder !!!!

    Again appreciate your help on saving all of that stuff, and again i would only want that on some say actors or movies/tv shows....

    Thanks
    You will need an internet connection when you add stuff to your library and pull in the metadata (plot summaries, actor/director information, general movie information, posters, etc). At that point you can disconnect your router from the internet and just run a wifi (or cabled) network inside your house; as long as both your Plex server and your Plex player are on the same network, yes, your player will be able to display all the movie data/pictures/whatever that you previously downloaded. There is a folder deep in the bowels of the Plex setup where it is all stored.

    The only reason why you need to be connected to the internet, aside from pulling metadata, is if you want to watch content on a player that is *not* on your local network (or if one of your friends wants to connect to your server). That connection is needed so that the Plex central computer knows how to hook up the server and player. I believe at that point the player will connect directly to your server, and I don't think that any traffic is routed through the Plex hub on the 'net. Again, if all you want to do is stream locally inside your house you can just pull the cable from the router.

    Trademark and copyrights don't matter -- Plex pulls it data from TVDB and TMDB which are public websites and have either licensed whatever data they collected, or it's in the public domain anyway (I mean, how do you trademark or copyright the date when a movie came out at the box office?). I am sure they pay for the privilege to use their APIs and to have access to that centralized data rather than aggregating it themselves, but how much could that possibly cost? Probably a whole lot less than what you think. The linking of different movies by actor is done by Plex ("Other movies with..."); there really is nothing you need to do about it.

    And yes, I just upgraded four 6TB drives in my NAS to 16TB, so that bought me an additional 30 TB in storage space. That should last for a while. Proud data hoarder since 1983.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caballero View Post
    Do you have kids that want to watch the same 10 Barbie movies and Paw Patrol episodes fifty thousand times over every week? Do you have any idea what would happen if I deleted those?
    I can tell you i remember those days






    You will need an internet connection when you add stuff to your library and pull in the metadata (plot summaries, actor/director information, general movie information, posters, etc). At that point you can disconnect your router from the internet and just run a wifi (or cabled) network inside your house; as long as both your Plex server and your Plex player are on the same network, yes, your player will be able to display all the movie data/pictures/whatever that you previously downloaded. There is a folder deep in the bowels of the Plex setup where it is all stored.
    OK I will try this...

    The only reason why you need to be connected to the internet, aside from pulling metadata, is if you want to watch content on a player that is *not* on your local network (or if one of your friends wants to connect to your server). That connection is needed so that the Plex central computer knows how to hook up the server and player. I believe at that point the player will connect directly to your server, and I don't think that any traffic is routed through the Plex hub on the 'net. Again, if all you want to do is stream locally inside your house you can just pull the cable from the rouetr.
    OK i know what you mean, disable the modem not the router

    Trademark and copyrights don't matter -- Plex pulls it data from TVDB and TMDB which are public websites and have either licensed whatever data they collected, or it's in the public domain anyway (I mean, how do you trademark or copyright the date when a movie came out at the box office?). I am sure they pay for the privilege to use their APIs and to have access to that centralized data rather than aggregating it themselves, but how much could that possibly cost? Probably a whole lot less than what you think. The linking of different movies by actor is done by Plex ("Other movies with..."); there really is nothing you need to do about it.
    OK

    And yes, I just upgraded four 6TB drives in my NAS to 16TB, so that bought me an additional 30 TB in storage space. That should last for a while. Proud data hoarder since 1983.
    A while creeps up fast hoarder, but at least you are trying to be honest LOL!!!
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