Plex Media Server (follow-up)

October 10, 2012
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Roku encoding all our movies A couple weeks ago we installed a Roku with a Plex channel on it so we can access our home media archive from the bedroom TV (and our mobile devices). I have discovered over the past two weeks that none of our files can be direct-played on the Roku; they […]


Poor Man’s Wireless Access Point

October 10, 2012

A couple weeks ago I added a Roku to our bedroom TV setup. I noticed that the wireless signal was listed as merely ‘Fair’ on the Roku, and we routinely toggled between one and two bars on our Nook Color. The router was located in the basement, and the bedroom is on the second floor […]


Plex Media Server on Windows 2003 ESXi virtual machine

September 20, 2012
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I’m always looking for ways to (cheaply) extend the capabilities of my home network. I have an XBMC box connected to our primary TV/speaker system, which is driven by media stored on an OpenFiler vm on my ESXi server. That works wonderfully and is easy enough for my children to navigate. There have been times […]