Budget 0-20k Need help with a plex server for 4K media(no games)


colors6

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Disciple
I have a synology ds218 NAS. It has problems playing wmv files and some high bitrate 4K media to my android 4K tv.

can someone suggest a PC build for a plex server that can transcode those files without issues. Hardware acceleration support for plex would be nice, I have a plex pass subscription.

already have display, keyboard, mouse, 2TB 2.5” SATA HDD.

if budget goes above 20k, then nvidia shield tv at 25k looks appealing.

I wonder if this one below is a bit underpowered. It has intel j5005 processor which seems to have quick sync for hardware transcoding.

Intel NUC7 Pentium Mini PC Kit (BOXNUC7PJYH1)
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07C9GF256/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_xNiSFb582XFFD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

colors6

Well-Known Member
Disciple
Get a Raspberry Pi and run Jellyfin. Or at least try Jellyfin. Plex is shit.
I’ve tried them all and I keep coming back to Plex.

I also have a lifetime plex pass subscription and this want to take advantage of the hardware acceleration feature that provides.
 

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