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N7Commander95
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(04-05-2014, 08:32 AM)
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In a forum post on the Plex forum, a developer said

I would like to make you all aware of some very exciting news...

Microsoft has approved the development of a Plex Client for Xbox One.

That is correct, we have been granted membership into ID@Xbox specifically for the development and eventual release of Plex for Xbox One.

This is in no way saying that it will be coming next week, or even next month, but starting tonight I will be applying my first test code to an Xbox One.

More details will be coming soon.

Thank you very much for your patience in this matter, and thank you very much for your support.

Link to post - https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/top...x-one-is-a-go/
xemumanic
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(04-05-2014, 08:33 AM)
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I hope then that Media Browser 3 can come as well.
reptilescorpio
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Huge.

Huge huge huge news for me.

Currently my PS3 is a dedicated Plex machine out in the lounge for the wife. I'm planning on grabbing a FireTV or Chromecast to meet that need but knowing the X1 will have Plex is a huge plus in my mind.
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(04-05-2014, 08:34 AM)
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O
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FINALLY!
plainr_
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(04-05-2014, 08:35 AM)
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This is great.

I hope we see XBMC in the future. Plex is too barebones for me.
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(04-05-2014, 08:36 AM)
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A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.
MasterLeePhD
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(04-05-2014, 08:37 AM)
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This is huge if true.
Salvor.Hardin
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(04-05-2014, 08:37 AM)
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AW YISSSS
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.

You mean dominant.

Why this is seemingly eclipsing "definately" as the most common grammatical and/or spelling error made online baffles me. Say "dominate" out loud and then say "dominant". Notice how they sound different from one another. Which one sounds right in your sentence?

Unless you're Borat, I guess.
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larrybird33
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(04-05-2014, 08:38 AM)
Awesome.... I hope it comes to PS4
TheLegendOfMart
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(04-05-2014, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.

With people moaning about DLNA do you think Sony is going to sit there and do nothing?

It might kick Sony into touch and get Plex for PS4 as well.
Prophet Steve
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(04-05-2014, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.

Well, with PS3 media server I think you can do that on the PS3 too.

But this is a preferable approach.
Uncle Rupee
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(04-05-2014, 08:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

Well, with PS3 media server I think you can do that on the PS3 too.

But this is a preferable approach.

My PS3 can't play MKVs
plainr_
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(04-05-2014, 08:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.

I don't think it will play them natively. It will be transcoded.
Dragonborn
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.

I've been streaming MKVs to my Ps3 and 360 for years, it's not a first.

Good news though I feel "megaton" has lost of it's meaning nowadays. Seems to Get thrown around for everything

Hopefully this pushes Sony to hurry up with the updates
Prophet Steve
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(04-05-2014, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uncle Rupee

My PS3 can't play MKVs

With PS3 Media Server?
Ricerocket
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(04-05-2014, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uncle Rupee

My PS3 can't play MKVs

It can play mkvs through DLNA programs like PMS. No consoles will ever play mkv natively for a reason though as mkv is just a container.
Dragonborn
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Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

With PS3 Media Server?

I think some people are misunderstanding what this means, hence the confusion
TheLegendOfMart
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(04-05-2014, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uncle Rupee

My PS3 can't play MKVs

Neither can Xbox One, Plex can Direct Play compatible containers but it can also Direct Stream which means it takes the component video and audio files out of the container and puts it in a compatible container on the fly which is what Plex on Xbox One will probably do.
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(04-05-2014, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by polyh3dron

You mean dominant.

Why this is seemingly eclipsing "definately" as the most common grammatical and/or spelling error made online baffles me. Say "dominate" out loud and then say "dominant". Notice how they sound different from one another. Which one sounds right in your sentence?

Unless you're Borat, I guess.

I'm lying in bed. I've just woke up. Give me a break. Sheeesh...
Contra11
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(04-05-2014, 08:46 AM)
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Does Plex support subtitles ?
Blastoise
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(04-05-2014, 08:47 AM)
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Dang. Microsoft is on point with this.
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(04-05-2014, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonborn

I've been streaming MKVs to my Ps3 and 360 for years, it's not a first.

Good news though I feel "megaton" has lost of it's meaning nowadays. Seems to Get thrown around for everything

Hopefully this pushes Sony to hurry up with the updates

No. You have a solution that your PC converts and streams MKV's on the fly for PS360. They do not play them natively.

Plex should be able to play the container directly. You should be able to connect a external usb drive filled with MKV's to the Xbox One and Plex will play them directly. If true then this is a big deal and a first for a console.
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(04-05-2014, 08:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

A huge Megaton.

Is this the first time a game console will play MKV files?

When this gets released the Xbox One will be the dominate media player.

You know PS4/XB1 already support the plex web app right?

and ps360 both have supported MKV streaming like this, though CFW/Jtag PS360s have had native MKV.
LockonStratos
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(04-05-2014, 08:49 AM)
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What is plex and how is this a megaton?
drgambit
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(04-05-2014, 08:50 AM)
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Does it require a Gold Sub to work?
polyh3dron
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(04-05-2014, 08:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by drgambit

Does it require a Gold Sub to work?

If you feel the need to to ask this question about anything, the answer is probably yes.
BocoDragon
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(04-05-2014, 08:53 AM)
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Nice. It's surprising that the last round of consoles wasn't capable of being a perfect media center.

Your move Sony.

Originally Posted by cyberheater

No. You have a solution that your PC converts and streams MKV's on the fly for PS360. They do not play them natively.

I'm staying at my parents house and they have a decent wireless router, but with both PC+PS3MediaServer and PS3 on wifi, it plays the file back like molasses. I'm sure if it could read the MKV file directly, it would play.
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Tomcat
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(04-05-2014, 08:53 AM)
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some interesting stuff about xbox here too

background tasks are coming as Spotify also

http://wmpoweruser.com/reddit-ama-ta...ndows-phone-9/
mrklaw
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(04-05-2014, 08:55 AM)
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I'm on board. Even if I need to buy gold for it (please change this)

If they ever get an official TiVo app and universal search (so I can search my plex library and TiVo recordings and Netflix etc) then I will be very happy
cyberheater
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Originally Posted by Skeff

You know PS4/XB1 already support the plex web app right?

and ps360 both have supported MKV streaming like this, though CFW/Jtag PS360s have had native MKV.

Well. Technically. PS360 aren't receiving MKV's at all and of course a modded console won't have the stupid limitations required by the platform holders.

Originally Posted by drgambit

Does it require a Gold Sub to work?

I really wish folks would stop asking this question. The only thing on Xbox that's not behind a paywall is playing single player games. Apart from that. Everything is going to be behind the paywall. How else can MS add 'value' to Gold.
Wake
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(04-05-2014, 08:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Contra11

Does Plex support subtitles ?

It does.
Salvor.Hardin
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(04-05-2014, 08:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tomcat

some interesting stuff about xbox here too

background tasks are coming as Spotify also

http://wmpoweruser.com/reddit-ama-ta...ndows-phone-9/

Damn. The floodgates are opening. This is great.
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Originally Posted by larrybird33

Awesome.... I hope it comes to PS4

The big difference is that there is already a plex metro app, so little effort needed to bring it to Xbox.

Hopefully Sony will pay attention and approach key app providers I order to try and keep PS4 competitive in this area. I don't see me being able to be as broad as MS can due to being on windows OS, but if they can somehow sponsor or even co-produce critical apps like plex, that could help a lot.
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(04-05-2014, 08:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

Well. Technically. PS360 aren't receiving MKV's at all and of course a modded console won't have the stupid limitations required by the platform holders.



I really wish folks would stop asking this question. The only thing on Xbox that's not behind a paywall is playing single player games. Apart from that. Everything is going to be behind the paywall. How else can MS add 'value' to Gold.

Doesn't this make you think that as Plex will be an official app then it will also have those same stupid limitations? This could be a great app, but it depends how much Microsoft dictate to Plex on licensing and other crap.
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

No. You have a solution that your PC converts and streams MKV's on the fly for PS360. They do not play them natively.

Plex should be able to play the container directly. You should be able to connect a external usb drive filled with MKV's to the Xbox One and Plex will play them directly. If true then this is a big deal and a first for a console.

The Plex client is not guaranteed to play MKV's directly. For instance, Plex for Chromecast is 100% transcoding.
BocoDragon
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(04-05-2014, 09:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

The big difference is that there is already a plex metro app, so little effort needed to bring it to Xbox.

I'd be okay without Plex, but with Sony offering native MKV support.

I hope Sony don't let piracy, and the urge to sell their content, from preventing MKV support. People pirate already... they just aren't going to use a Sony device to watch it if they are unable to. +1 Xbone sale, or whatever other HTPC solution.

For the record, I rip my legitimately purchased blu-rays to MKV. It's illegal to get around the copy protection but bite me... I am supporting the content I like with $$$. Would be nice to make PS4 a place where I can watch it... otherwise I'll watch it on Xbone.

Originally Posted by plainr_

The Plex client is not guaranteed to play MKV's directly. For instance, Plex for Chromecast is 100% transcoding.

But isn't Chromecast in general all about streaming from another device?
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Originally Posted by Skeff

Doesn't this make you think that as Plex will be an official app then it will also have those same stupid limitations? This could be a great app, but it depends how much Microsoft dictate to Plex on licensing and other crap.

My fingers are crossed. I don't believe the Plex devs would bother if they knew there was this limitation.
Skeff
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(04-05-2014, 09:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

I'd be okay without Plex, but with Sony offering native MKV support.

I hope Sony don't let piracy, and the urge to sell their content, from preventing MKV support. People pirate already... they just aren't going to use a Sony device to watch it if they are unable to. +1 Xbone sale, or whatever other HTPC solution.

For the record, I rip my legitimately purchased blu-rays to MKV. It's illegal to get around the copy protection but bite me... I am supporting the content I like with $$$. Would be nice to make PS4 a place where I can watch it... otherwise I'll watch it on Xbone.

I think Sony would prefer their own MKV player on PS4 to a third parties so that they can retain the Cinavia protection.
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(04-05-2014, 09:06 AM)
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But thy're almost 700 000 000 ISK these days...
TrueGrime
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(04-05-2014, 09:07 AM)
Very good news!
TheLegendOfMart
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

No. You have a solution that your PC converts and streams MKV's on the fly for PS360. They do not play them natively.

Plex should be able to play the container directly. You should be able to connect a external usb drive filled with MKV's to the Xbox One and Plex will play them directly. If true then this is a big deal and a first for a console.

Plex doesn't play back local files.......

It requires a server to be set up that stores the files. Then it can stream or transcode them.
BocoDragon
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(04-05-2014, 09:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Skeff

I think Sony would prefer their own MKV player on PS4 to a third parties so that they can retain the Cinavia protection.

I have no idea how that works.... do you think such a thing might prevent me from watching my blu-ray > mkv rips?
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

I'm lying in bed. I've just woke up. Give me a break. Sheeesh...

You mean woken.. :P
Dabanton
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(04-05-2014, 09:17 AM)
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Good news.

One of the great things about the Xbox One having a HDMI in, is I can already put my mini HD media box through the machine and it can easily play MKV's in surround sound and more importantly for me no transcoding or any of that. PS3 media server as much as I loved it could be very picky with certain files.

The media box through the Xbox Is a nice solution for me, no need to turn off my X1 and plug in my PS3 now. And it also means one less HDMI wire using up precious space on the TV and I can control it through the X1 with the watch TV command, much better for me.
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TheLegendOfMart
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People are confusing Plex with XBMC.

XBMC is the do all, play all, player that can play back local files and stream them too.

Plex is the offshoot of XBMC that doesn't have local playback and can only stream from the Plex Media Server which requires you to have it set up on a PC that stores the files.
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

No. You have a solution that your PC converts and streams MKV's on the fly for PS360. They do not play them natively.

Plex should be able to play the container directly. You should be able to connect a external usb drive filled with MKV's to the Xbox One and Plex will play them directly. If true then this is a big deal and a first for a console.

A big deal to who? Owners of a now niche product who want to use a niche format to play files largely obtained illegally? Shit ain't huge, not a game changer, cool? Yes. But not huge.
Synth
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Originally Posted by Skeff

You know PS4/XB1 already support the plex web app right?

and ps360 both have supported MKV streaming like this, though CFW/Jtag PS360s have had native MKV.

a) Fuck the web app. It's nasty to use with a joypad.
b) It actually doesn't playback transcoded videos on the Xbox One, so it's useless there.

I've been waiting for this shit for soooo long!
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Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

With PS3 Media Server?

Even Plex (Media Server) can stream any video + subtitles to the PS3

Originally Posted by TheLegendOfMart

People are confusing Plex with XBMC.

XBMC is the do all, play all, player that can play back local files and stream them too.

Plex is the offshoot of XBMC that doesn't have local playback and can only stream from the Plex Media Server which requires you to have it set up on a PC that stores the files.

If this is Plex only (not Plex Media Server) that is ported to Xbox, they shouldn't even bother, this will only give a Plex interface for something I guess the X1 can already do (I dont have one but the PS360 can do it).
It will be interesting if the X1 can act as a Plex Server (and of course client) connected to a HD/NAS
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