[mythtv-users] Plex

Justin Alcorn justin at jalcorn.net
Thu Oct 26 12:11:49 UTC 2017

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 5:50 PM, Michael Robinson <mike at robinsonhome.org>

> > I've been following this thread as I recently purchased a TCL Roku TV
> > and would prefer to be able to play recordings from the TV rather than
> > having to buy additional equipment.
> >
> > Is Plex the best route to go?
> I can't say if it's the *best* way to go, but it has worked out for my
> family.  You will need to run a post-process script to create links to
> the recordings in the correct directory structure and naming
> convention for Plex.  This will enable Plex to automatically grab all
> of the meta data.  You can then view the Myth recordings through any
> Plex interface.  You can find an example post-process script here:
> https://github.com/oledirtyinode/mythplex
> Some of the caveats are:
> - You cannot schedule recordings from Plex.  I mainly use MythTV's web
> interface.
> - If you try watching a recording in progress, Plex sees the file size
> at the time playback starts.  Therefore, you will need to restart it
> to watch the entire recording.  I don't watch recordings in progress.
> - If your recordings are in MPEG2 format, Plex may need to transcode
> the video on-the-fly, depending on the capabilities of the client.
> So, make sure your PC has sufficient horsepower.  I have MythTV
> transcode recordings to h264 as a post-process to avoid having Plex
> transcode on-the-fly.
> _______________________________________________
> I do the same - post process, then no pauses while it transcodes on the
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