Plex server on Raspberry pi 3 B+

May 5, 2018
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I only have 1080 or 720p movies, no 4k, and there will be max 2 devices who are watching at the same time. Will the pi3b+ with heatsink work for that?
 

doolittle

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Best bet is to use the PI as a client, plex server is dependent on FFMPEG transcoding which seems to be best served by a high IPC cpu e.g. Intel Core w/ quick sync support - my plex server is setup on an i5-550, does ok but struggles on the 2nd stream. Sandy Bridge and later series have quick sync support, will have much better transcoding performance over mine and should support 2+ streams much better.
 

doolittle

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Best bet is to use the PI as a client, plex server is dependent on FFMPEG transcoding which seems to be best served by a high IPC cpu e.g. Intel Core w/ quick sync support - my plex server is setup on an i5-550, does ok but struggles on the 2nd stream. Sandy Bridge and later series have quick sync support, will have much better transcoding performance over mine and should support 2+ streams much better.
 
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