Google Drive/Other For Plex

Discussion in 'HTPC' started by Digit, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Digit

    Digit Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I tried searching for a consolidated Plex thread to post in that but couldn't find one.

    I'm just curious whether there is a way to stream movies from a Team Drive or online cloud service to to plex installs (or another app).

    Currently I can use RAIDrive to read cloud services as a network drive, but this downloads files to the media server, transcodes, then streams to clients. I'm wondering whether there's a way to stream directly to clients, eliminating bandwidth restrictions of my server. Just trying to hook the parents and inlaws up to help em through lockdown.
     
  2. Jaco

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    There are a lot of methods to do it, might be best to scour the Plex SubReddit to find out specifics

    From what I've heard though, Google does have API limits and depending on how big your library is you may get temporary blocks on your account if you overuse it (media scanning etc)

    I currently have a Google unlimited business account, but im just using it for cold storage of my media
     

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