Plex Media Server

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What is Plex Media Server?

Plex Media Server connects the user’s Plex clients with all of their local and online media. The combination of centralized library management, streaming of online content, and transcoding functionality provides flexibility and ease of use. Plex Media Server runs on the user’s Mac, PC, or compatible NAS devices, and serves their media to all of their Plex clients, including Plex-enabled mobile devices and 2011 LG Smart TVs.

Plex Media Server is the back-end media server component of Plex, which is closed-source as proprietary software. It was introduced in 2009. Plex Media Server is used to host the content and plugins that are then streamed to a Plex Home Theater, or a Plex Media Center, and Plex mobile app clients. This can be either on the same machine, the same local area network, or over the Internet. In addition to the platforms that are supported by the front end, the server is also available for Linux. Plex Media Server can also be configured to index content in any directory on the machine it is running on, as well as automatically acquiring iTunes, iPhoto, and Aperture content.

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Last updated: : April 9, 2014