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personal PLEX streaming?

VZ Type:
Linux? ubuntu 20

Number of Cores:
RAM: 1 GB is fine, i can add a SWAP 1G
Disk Space: 10-20GB or less, mostly all mounted in Gdrive/onedrive
Disk Type: HDD

Bandwidth: 2TB
Port Speed: 100 MBPS

DDoS Protection: No i guess, i might just whitelist my home IPs.

Number of IPs:
My home IPs are dynamic, but simultaneous connections should be 2 IPs

Location: EU or INDIA prefereed (not USA, too far)

Budget: $3-$5

Billing period: monthly

Currently hosted my set up on Oracle free. But cannot stream DTS audios.
Need one for streaming on plex, from Gdrive mounted drive, rarely remuxes, mostly encodes.
3 users max, Im not sharing or reselling to 100 users for bragging rights.

I found buyvm, liteserver, any more options?

Comments

  • Digitalocean , Linode are in India and you can get it for $5 but you will get only one IP . nexusbytes.com @seriesn for Europe

  • Grab something of kimsufi and you’ll be good to go

  • I believe if your client device support DTS audio, all the matter is only edit plex server configuration.

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  • dosaidosai Member

    If you disable transcoding on Plex settings and use a client that supports most video/audio formats like Kodi. You could easily run it with 512MB RAM.

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  • ericlsericls Member, Provider

    I have a server in my basement for plex

  • forcesforces Member

    I dont think the reason u cannot stream dts audio is due to u are using oracle. If ur plex is trancoding, it is mostly because of client.

    Better be sure what you really need before making purchase.

  • yoursunnyyoursunny Member, IPv6 Advocate

    @hhkkbb said:
    VZ Type:
    Linux? ubuntu 20

    Ubuntu is not a virtualization type.
    Your choices are: KVM, Xen, HyperV, VMware, OpenVZ6, OpenVZ7, LXC.
    When in doubt, choose KVM.

    Number of IPs:
    My home IPs are dynamic, but simultaneous connections should be 2 IPs

    How many IPs would be connecting has nothing to do with how many IPs needed on the server.

    If it's private use, you can choose between 1 IP or NAT only.


    Join the Nigh Sect and get an account on their secret Plex server, so that you don't have to setup your own.
    Nigh Sect leader has been denying the existence of this secret Plex server, but a former Nigh Sect member mentioned it.

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  • xetsysxetsys Member

    Budget is way too small. Perhaps if you paid yearly, phpfriends/netcup special could suit your needs.

  • hhkkbbhhkkbb Member

    @chocolateshirt said:
    I believe if your client device support DTS audio, all the matter is only edit plex server configuration.

    My devise does support it, but I cannot get plex to direct play, it just transcodes, I have end up re-encoding DTS audio to eac3 to play smoothly :( :neutral: :disappointed:

  • hhkkbbhhkkbb Member

    @allthemtings said:
    Grab something of kimsufi and you’ll be good to go

    they start with $6 ?
    Im interested but honestly im not ready to drown in setting up a personal seedbox.

  • AstroAstro Member

    @hhkkbb said:

    @allthemtings said:
    Grab something of kimsufi and you’ll be good to go

    they start with $6 ?
    Im interested but honestly im not ready to drown in setting up a personal seedbox.

    I have a Servarica Flying Fish SSD VM that I am thinking of transferring. Its $48 year. The account also has $43 of credits. Since the offers are still available on the site. I intend on letting it go for much lower with credits included. Maybe $70 including the machine and credits. So basically you are getting the machine for two years for much below your $5 budget.

  • craigbcraigb Member

    @hhkkbb said: Im interested but honestly im not ready to drown in setting up a personal seedbox.

    If you are interested, why not start simple? Get the Kimsufi, choose from a recent OS, configure auto-patching and setup rtorrent - plenty of guides to get you started. There's not much to do unless you want to get fancy...

  • AstroAstro Member

    @craigb said:

    @hhkkbb said: Im interested but honestly im not ready to drown in setting up a personal seedbox.

    If you are interested, why not start simple? Get the Kimsufi, choose from a recent OS, configure auto-patching and setup rtorrent - plenty of guides to get you started. There's not much to do unless you want to get fancy...

    Swizzin is the easiest way to get this running in 10 mins.

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  • @hhkkbb said:

    @allthemtings said:
    Grab something of kimsufi and you’ll be good to go

    they start with $6 ?
    Im interested but honestly im not ready to drown in setting up a personal seedbox.

    Yeah the cheapest ks1 will be plenty to get you started

  • edited January 6

    @hhkkbb said:

    @chocolateshirt said:
    I believe if your client device support DTS audio, all the matter is only edit plex server configuration.

    My devise does support it, but I cannot get plex to direct play, it just transcodes, I have end up re-encoding DTS audio to eac3 to play smoothly :( :neutral: :disappointed:

    You need to modify plex configuration file. But this setting will affect global client devices that connected to your server.

    EDIT: Even you change plex server you will get the same result unless you change the config file.

  • hhkkbbhhkkbb Member

    @BarkingIron said:

    @craigb said:

    @hhkkbb said: Im interested but honestly im not ready to drown in setting up a personal seedbox.

    If you are interested, why not start simple? Get the Kimsufi, choose from a recent OS, configure auto-patching and setup rtorrent - plenty of guides to get you started. There's not much to do unless you want to get fancy...

    Swizzin is the easiest way to get this running in 10 mins.

    I have swizzin installed, without rtorrent, only sonarr radarr plex and rclone.

  • forcesforces Member

    chocolateshirt said:

    hhkkbb said:

    chocolateshirt said:
    I believe if your client device support DTS audio, all the matter is only edit plex server configuration.

    My devise does support it, but I cannot get plex to direct play, it just transcodes, I have end up re-encoding DTS audio to eac3 to play smoothly :( :neutral: :disappointed:

    You need to modify plex configuration file. But this setting will affect global client devices that connected to your server.

    EDIT: Even you change plex server you will get the same result unless you change the config file.

    Any guide i can read on the modification of server config? Interested in this.

  • ariq01ariq01 Member
    edited January 7

    If i'm in APAC (ID/SG), is it still good to have plex server in Europe/US? or is it bad? since it will have 130ms+ latency

  • AstroAstro Member

    @ariq01 said:
    If i'm in APAC (ID/SG), is it still good to have plex server in Europe/US? or is it bad? since it will have 130ms+ latency

    I am in APAC and my SYS server in Germany is great

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  • edited January 8

    @forces said:

    chocolateshirt said:

    hhkkbb said:

    chocolateshirt said:
    I believe if your client device support DTS audio, all the matter is only edit plex server configuration.

    My devise does support it, but I cannot get plex to direct play, it just transcodes, I have end up re-encoding DTS audio to eac3 to play smoothly :( :neutral: :disappointed:

    You need to modify plex configuration file. But this setting will affect global client devices that connected to your server.

    EDIT: Even you change plex server you will get the same result unless you change the config file.

    Any guide i can read on the modification of server config? Interested in this.

    You can read this article: https://mostlyirrelevant.info/force-plex-to-download-sync-videos-without-transcoding/

    Then adjust the DTS audio to DirectPlay section. Always backup your profile before made any change.

    @ariq01 said:
    If i'm in APAC (ID/SG), is it still good to have plex server in Europe/US? or is it bad? since it will have 130ms+ latency

    If your ISP have good peering to EU/US then it should be no issue, you can always maxed out your home network bandwidth. The difference between EU/US and APAC (SG) is the initial play and seeking time delay that will take longer time due to more latency and decreasing network bandwidth to EU/US. Other than that, all is well..

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  • forcesforces Member
    edited January 10

    @chocolateshirt said:

    Any guide i can read on the modification of server config? Interested in this.

    You can read this article: https://mostlyirrelevant.info/force-plex-to-download-sync-videos-without-transcoding/

    Then adjust the DTS audio to DirectPlay section. Always backup your profile before made any change.

    This is perfect, i have an additional subtitles configuration that can add to the profile
    SubtitleProfile container="ass" codec="ass" />
    SubtitleProfile container="srt" codec="srt" />
    SubtitleProfile container="pgs" codec="pgs" />

    Now everything works directplay for me.

  • Great

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