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Plex Media Server

Plex Media Server

The Plex Media Server is a solution to stream music (local and online), videos and photos from your desktop to your TV, Roku box, Android phone, iPhone, Playstation, XBox and many more clients. It has built in DLNA support.

It enriches your life by organizing all your personal media, presenting it beautifully and streaming it to all of your devices.

The server application runs on a headless Linux server and is configured via a Web interface. The application is multi-platform, working on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and Android.

 Plex 1.1.2

Free to download


GNU GPL and Closed Source

Plex, Inc.


System Requirements

Blog, Forums, How-to: Setting up a Plex Environment

Selected Reviews:
Linux Journal, Maximum PC

Features include:

  • DNLA compliant
  • Transcoder support
  • Companion remote
  • Multiuser mode
  • Flexible sharing policies via myPlex (entire library, single section)
  • Media index files - optionally index the entire video file, creating an index file which contains little frame grabs across the entire video
  • On-the-fly media analysis, ensures analysis is up to date
  • Now playing - the ability to see who is playing what from a server
  • HTTPS support
  • Support for AC3 5.1 on ATV via AirPlay or PlexConnect
  • Support for burning TX3G subtitles
  • Share media
  • Stream directly from the cloud
  • Access online content
  • Save online videos from your favorite sites to watch later, even on the big screen

Plex Media Server in action

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