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Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by CyberstormL45, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. CyberstormL45

    CyberstormL45 Member

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    Looking at biting the bullet and getting Netflix.

    So can some one suggest a Media player that supports =

    -Netflix and Maybe Stan
    -WiFi and Network port
    -Access to my computer via network to stream movies ect
     
  2. cbb1935

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    Intel NUC or Gigabyte Brix
    /end thread
     
  3. Frogloose

    Frogloose (Banned or Deleted)

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    Hi,

    Plex media server on your computer and then a Google chromecast 2, cheapest and easiest way.

    Cheers
    Frogloose
     
  4. VirtualNinja

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    Plex media server

    + ATV 3 & plexconnect. ATV 3 has Netflix and Stan. I run 2 ATV 3's

    Another option is the newer ATV it has plex support.

    Not a fan of the chromecast option, I have one and it hasn't been used since I switched to the ATV's.
     
  5. NerfDude

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    Is the stan windows 10 app navigatable with a remote ? or is mouse required
     
  6. cbb1935

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    Not sure... I only use Foxtel Go with ours (and a Logitech K400R keyboard/touchpad).
     
  7. connico

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    Xbone... end of story..
     
  8. Dilbery

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    This is all my xbone does these days, including live TV.

    I've got a nexus player in another room, it works great but there's no Stan app for it so you'd need to use its chromecast feature from your phone for that.
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Personally for me it's plex + chromecast....and I'm also keeping my WDTVLive around.
     
  10. srey

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    Amazon FireTV with Kodi does the job for me, but no Stan that I'm aware of.

    Netflix and streaming from the NAS is what it does most of the time.
     
  11. cam99

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    Plex on Ubuntu and a chromecast

    Also just use the chromecast and a Synology NAS

    or just the chrome cast
     
  12. Skexis

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    I do so hate it when people do this. It's both rude and arrogant, implying theirs is the only opinion worth looking at.
     
  13. super kermit

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    So PLEX is better than XBMC?
     
  14. TRG.dOinK

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    NFI, but I like Kodi (XBMC) better, its what I use
     
  15. Frogloose

    Frogloose (Banned or Deleted)

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    Hi,

    Yep shits all over kodi as a media player, especially for a whole home media solution.

    Cheers
     
  16. Frogloose

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    Hi,

    So you say kodi is better but you have never used current gen plex?

    What a pointless comment.

    Cheers
    Frogloose
     
  17. SLIMaxPower

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    Previously used nearly every media player / server combo around.

    Have retired most off them now. I'm now using ATV4's with Infuse. Plays everything direct from shares on my server 25tb Freenas. I have still have plex running but it isn't needed.
     
  18. TRG.dOinK

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    I tried Plex about a year ago.

    Its skin choices are limited, Kodi has more when I last looked and looks much better.

    I can't remember if Plex had options for ROMs, PC games, whereas Kodi does.

    Kodi is free, Plex is free but you need to pay to use all the features, and I will assume eventually it won't be free the more common it becomes because it is run by a company to make profit, Kodi is a run by volunteers.

    From memory, Plex doesn't play ISO movie files (if that is applicable to the persons situation).

    From memory, plex runs in a browser, I simply didn't like that either.

    I have ZERO interest watching TV shows or Movies on a phone, its 100% pointless. Tablet maybe but even then I really wouldn't, I'd just turn on the TV.
    I also have ZERO interest watching any TV shows or Movies outside of home, I do not see the attraction.
     
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  19. Frogloose

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    Hi,

    Why do you need different skins? I don't know about you but I'm not watching an empty screen, and plex home theatre scrolls through your medians posters etc on the home page.

    Plex is free unless you want to stream content to a mobile device, but considering the scope and abilities to but a plex pass isn't expensive. XBMC used to be run by volunteers but when they moved to kodi, not so much.

    Plex will play an ISO, requires decoding but will play it.

    Plex has apps for all major devices, gaming consoles, PC etc Kodi does not. Plex you can compensate if your device or wifi isn't that great, kodi you cannot.


    It's nice to be able to move between rooms and push media to the device via my phone or tablet and it continues on from where I was, can't do that with kodi. Since kodi is basically a super skinned media player classic, can't even get imdb/rotten tomato data on shows/movies.

    Cheers
    Frogloose
     
  20. cesario

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    One is only better than the other from a user perspective.
    iv been using Kodi for a few years now and have found there is more back end features for customization that plex doesnt have but plex has a greater usability for someone new to the HTPC scene.
    Just two great separate bits of software that have same same but different features
     

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