Plex

Plex is great piece of software. It’s a “complete media solution”. I installed it on my laptop (free) without editing a single file, I tested it on my iPad (it’s a paid app) and it was just working instantly. Then I also tested it on my Nexus 7 (paid app on play store as well) and it’s also working perfectly.

Then I discovered it can also do streaming through it’s web based interface, so it can stream to anything it doesn’t yet support. We could stop here but no: It can be installed on Debian stable hosts as well (which I love because they are easy to maintain [no daily updates and still pretty updated]).

As described here, the installation instruction for plex on Debian/stable is:

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echo "deb http://shell.ninthgate.se/packages/debian squeeze main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
wget http://shell.ninthgate.se/packages/shell-ninthgate-se-keyring.key -O - -q | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install plexmediaserver

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