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PLEX VS EMBY - NEED YOUR HELP!!

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:04 am
by ben_ten
hey guys,
i dont know aht service should i use,
i have an old computer in my house that i use as a server
i wonder if i should use PLEX or EMBY
i saw on youtube that on EMBY the transcoding happening on client device and not on the server
i have really old computer and i dont know if i should go plex because i want to connect alot of clients to my weak server
what i should go to ?

Re: PLEX VS EMBY - NEED YOUR HELP!!

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 am
by ben_ten
50 views
no comment wow

Re: PLEX VS EMBY - NEED YOUR HELP!!

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:58 am
by bluesquirrel
No comment because your question has absolutely nothing to do with this forum.

Ask your question at the Plex and the Emby forums.

Re: PLEX VS EMBY - NEED YOUR HELP!!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:02 am
by ben_ten
bluesquirrel wrote:No comment because your question has absolutely nothing to do with this forum.

Ask your question at the Plex and the Emby forums.
most users here probably use plex or emby

Re: PLEX VS EMBY - NEED YOUR HELP!!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:31 pm
by Mistywing
I have Plex but my server is an i5 2500 so it can handle the transcoding.
I believe it's not recommended to run Plex on a NAS unit because of their generally weak CPU performance, so if that's what you have I probably wouldn't do it. Article

It depends on how weak your computer is going to be. I ran Plex on the Q6600 before and it was okay, but it couldn't handle transcoding of very high bitrate files (which is what you'll have if you're ripping discs.)