razmajazz

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  1. I've had 4 of the Rosewill cages for at least 5 years. I bought them because of the 120 mm fans and because they were cheap. No issues and still working well. I am careful with them because of all plastic construction, but they've held up fine. More than adequate for the few times a year when I remove the drives for cleaning or replacement. My case has a fan speed switch that I connected all 4 fans through and leave on low setting. It's pretty silent. At full speed the fans aren't really loud, but are audible in a quiet room. In my system, low speed keeps the drives sufficiently cool even during parity checks. My most recent drive purchase (Toshiba) did not sit flush in the drive tray. There are guides on the tray for which there was no corresponding opening in the drive. I just cut off the guide nubbin (an advantage of plastic construction 🙂) that was in the way and all is well. These sit behind a case door in my setup. They're not particularly aesthetically pleasing so if they were always visible I might have gone for a nicer looking cage.
  2. Absolutely awesome! and very cool 🆒
  3. Still rocking the Lian Li Lancool K12
  4. I had similar errors after the upgrade to 1.15.0.659. Any playback requiring transcoding (even if just remuxing to a new container), either did not play at all (browser interface) or gave the trancoder crashed message (PMP). Any media which could direct play worked fine. Even remote users could stream if the media could be direct played, but if any transcoding or remuxing was required it didn't work. I have 2 instances of PMS running on Unraid (1 exclusively for home use) and interestingly the other instance worked fine after the upgrade for all media and all players. Before downgrading the unworking instance to the previous version of PMS, but I compared the PMS settings for both server instances. The only major difference I found was the instance that worked well had Enable HTTP Pipelining checked. After checking this in the broken instance and restarting PMS, everything is working again.
  5. As with video, Plex excels at audio sharing and remote streaming. That's the main reason I use it. If you only want an in home music system just use SMB and your favorite audio program (Foobar2000!). The tagging functionality has made great progress in the past year, but fortunately you can instruct Plex to preferably use your embedded tags. My entire collection is in FLAC. Lossless playback happens automatically if the client supports it. Gapless playback is, unfortunately, not well supported. A few clients seem to do well enough, but not all. The main weakness of using Plex as an audio server is that it was developed for video. Plex has limitations that a pure audio server doesn't have. If music is your passion, you may find those limitations too much to overcome and in that case you'll be better off using Subsonic, Ampache or similar. On the other hand, if you just want something that plays music whenever and wherever you are, Plex is a fine choice.
  6. Since Plex Home Theater has been discontinued, OpenPHT was started by the developers of RasPlex, for those that prefer the original PHT interface over the new Plex Media Player. The embedded version of OpenPHT uses a newer version of OE as a backend. The next version will supposedly merge code from RasPlex so development of OpenPHT and RasPlex will proceed concurrently. https://github.com/RasPlex/OpenPHT/releases
  7. I wish it was that easy. Unfortunately, Plex uses a fixed port of 32400 internally no matter how you set the ports in Docker. In my experience each PMS instance requires a different IP address. There is a Pipework Docker which should be able to give a different IP address to another Docker, but I couldn't make it work with Plex. I ended up creating a VM for a second Plex server. If anyone figures out how to create 2 simultaneous instances of Plex using Dockers, I would love to hear how they did it.
  8. Absolutely right if the VM will only be used for streaming. I assumed the VM would used create the stream (i.e. a Steam machine).
  9. Unless you have a particular reason to change them, the defaults loaded with a Docker template usually work well. Changing the volume mappings may be required depending on your particular server configuration and use for the Docker. Tonido doesn't require port forwarding. You make an account at tonidoid.com and use that address to access your docker.
  10. Short answer, no, there is no way to run 2 Plex Media Servers using Dockers. Plex Media Server uses port 32400 internally and it is not configurable. Two PMS Dockers will appear to run but even if you map 32400 to a different port in each Docker, it will only be an external port mapping and the internal port mapping will not allow you to access the servers independently. The only way around this limitation is for each PMS instance to have a different IP address so it will have exclusive access to port 32400. Unfortunately, all unRAID Dockers have the same IP address. Fortunately there is an easy workaround. I also run 2 Plex Media Server instances so I setup a Linux VM (I used Mint but most distros will work) for the 2nd PMS. The VM has it's own IP address and it's own exclusive access to port 32400. I'd prefer to run Dockers for both servers, but one PMS Docker and one PMS VM has worked well for me for quite some time. Another option for you to consider is Plex Home. In theory, you could run a single server and use Plex Home settings to fine tune access for any particular user. Since my 2 PMS solution is working fine, I haven't switched over, but administering a single server has advantages.
  11. This app is working great for me except for one issue. When I try to download a whole directory the download fails immediately. I believe Tonido tries to zip the folder and fails at that point. Any help appreciated.
  12. I had similar issues and switched to Tonido (http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=39065.0). Not as many features as ownCloud, but all the ones I need and easier to setup/use.
  13. I followed this procedure as well to move from Linux VM to Docker. Key point is to disable automatic Trash emptying in your current Plex installation before copying that installation's database. This ensures the database is preserved while you update the location references in the Library of the docker installation. Additionally, verify ownership for the library after copying. I needed to execute chown to match the ownership expected by Plex docker since it was different than the owner of my Linux VM installation of Plex.
  14. Or this November buy a $50 Steam Link and play on your TV... http://store.steampowered.com/app/353380