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Your Ultimate Multimedia Server - Plex on QNAP NAS

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What is Plex Media Server
Why Do You Need a NAS
How to Install and Configure Your Plex
Installation
Setup the library
Create a Plex account
Media preparation
How to Choose the Right NAS
Capacity
Transcoding

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Your Ultimate Multimedia Server - Plex on QNAP NAS

  1. 1. Your Ultimate Multimedia Server Plex on QNAP NAS 1/19/2016
  2. 2. Agenda • What is Plex Media Server • Why Do You Need a NAS • How to Install and Configure Your Plex • Installation • Setup the library • Create a Plex account • Media preparation • How to Choose the Right NAS • Capacity • Transcoding
  3. 3. What is Plex Media Server • Multimedia management and streaming server • Automatically grabs the metadata and organizes your media files • “One window into all your media” • Supports multiple platforms and devices • Windows, Mac OS • ROKU, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV…etc • iOS and Android phones
  4. 4. • Video files use lots of storage • Access from anywhere at anytime • 24/7 accessibility • Ability to transcode and stream • Protect your digital assets with RAID Why do you need a NAS?
  5. 5. Step 1: Installation
  6. 6. Step 2: Setup Your Library • In the same local network for the first time setup • Add a library for movies, TV Shows, or music • Select a folder on the NAS where your media is stored • Done -> wait for scanning
  7. 7. Step 3: Link to Your Plex Account • Create a Plex account on https://plex.tv/ • Plex account is used to link all your devices • Go to Settings > Server > General • Enter the credentials • Setup remote access (optional)
  8. 8. Setup Your Library – Media Preparation • It's important that your media files and library folders are named and organized in a way Plex can recognize. • Media Preparation: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/categories/200028098- Media-Preparation • Naming tool • Filebot - http://www.filebot.net • Plex does not support ISO, IMG, VIDEO_TS, and other Disk Image format • Convert it to a proper format • https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201358273
  9. 9. Which NAS Do I Need?
  10. 10. Appendix • Use a QNAP Turbo NAS as Plex Media Server to Stream Videos • https://www.qnap.com/i/useng/tutorial/con_show.php?op=showone&cid=72 • Share Your Plex Media Server with Friends • http://blog.qnap.com/share-plex-media-server-friends/ • Plex Compatibility list • https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373803-NAS-Compatibility-List
  11. 11. Thank You! • Email us at usasales@qnap.com

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