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Plex Nine media center released, adds iOS app - tvieson - 2010-09-01 17:14
This was posted on Betanews, figured everybody here maybe interested
Link is Here
- redtapemedia - 2010-09-03 12:50
Quote:We’re working with LG Electronics (the second largest TV manufacturer in the world)*to integrate the Plex platform into their 2011 lineup of Netcast™ connected TVs and Blu-ray devices. So early next year, when you buy an LG Netcast™ TV or Blu-ray player, you will have Plex functionality built-in. Specifically, it will connect to a cloud version of the Plex platform for online content, and, if you happen to have a Plex Media Server running anywhere in your house (after all, who doesn’t have a computer in their house?), you can access your local and online content, in a rich interface, with full metadata.
Quote: LG chose our platform in no small part because it is OPEN, and that is what makes it special.I take issue with this statement. With the latest update, Plex moves even more code into the closed source “Plex Media Center” component of the application. All of the changes to the Library and so on are all in the closed source portion of the application. It contravenes the spirit of the GPL and FOSS in my opinion.
- moonwhaler - 2010-09-03 16:02
That's problematic to say the least. On the other hand I just read they "rebuild the codebase from scratch"? Is that true?
- jayman978 - 2010-09-03 17:03
redtapemedia Wrote:Plex Website:The plugins themselves are open. No one is trying to say that the media server is open. Any content provider or user that wishes can make a plugin. We're very up front about the media server itself being closed. No one is saying otherwise.
- krish_2k4 - 2010-09-03 20:10
i wonder if any companies have approached xbmc to use the software.
- Jezz_X - 2010-09-03 21:46
jayman978 Wrote:The plugins themselves are open. No one is trying to say that the media server is open. Any content provider or user that wishes can make a plugin. We're very up front about the media server itself being closed. No one is saying otherwise.well since your showing your head here jayman and I would probably get banned or warned for asking this on the plex forum.
The LG news post says that now elan and a few others can work on plex full time as a job because you are getting money for it. It also says the reason LG decided to use you is your great content that you provide I wonder if you will be giving a slice of the pie (so too speak) to the previous plugin writers that have contributed to plex to make it a product that LG is interested in and thus bring in the cash for you
- RckStr - 2010-09-04 00:30
should have copyrighted mediastream and confluence huh?
edit : I just realized Plex on LG uses some not so goodlooking interface. Wonder what made them go with that crap they chose. Really dissapointing.
- CanadaPhil - 2010-09-04 01:08
Forgive me, but I am little confused about this PLEX platform that LG will now also be incorporating.
The interface appears to be XBMC running Mediastream Redux.
Is this simply a commercial organization cherry picking features from a FREE & OPEN SOURCE platform and now integrating it into their own product line without any credit having been given to the XBMC team??
So they will be marketing this as THEIR IDEA and garnering huge profits from it??
Many clueless consumers who are none the wiser and had never heard of XBMC might end up thinking that LG has pulled off a great coup over their competitors. And speaking of competitors, what is to stop any other AV manufacuturer from "tweaking" their own version and calling it their own.
This is the aspect of "Open Source" that I have never quite really understood. I am an integrator and in the AV field. I am not from the pooter/IT World.
How exactly did this "PLEX" media server all come about? ((The simple quick and dirty version if anyone would be so kind))
Here is a link to some PLEX PR which I find totally misleading...
- RckStr - 2010-09-04 01:18
was that mediastream? looks much better on osx imo. They should go confluence and have it behave like xbmc. When going commercial, youd think they start thinking about userfriendlyless and good looks.
- CanadaPhil - 2010-09-04 01:25
RckStr Wrote:was that mediastream? looks much better on osx imo. They should go confluence and have it behave like xbmc. When going commercial, youd think they start thinking about userfriendlyless and good looks.
Well no, not in that link I provided if that is what you are refering to. There appears to be a couple of different skins in that one.
I dont have the link handy right now, but I was checking out a page advising of the new LG features and the screenshots where definately MEDIASTREAM.