I see a lot of people asking about using VPS or dedicated for a Plex server. How feasible is it ?
What are the other options for running a streaming server ?
Some people like to use FFMPEG as core. It is mostly command line but very effective. There are many alternatives to Plex. At least 10 good ones.
Abhi How feasible is it ?
Real time transcoding will take toll on the server. Make sure you have powerful core in it.
Today I saw an article about FFMPEG. Looks like most GUI applications use it under the hood. Maybe even Plex do that. I am not sure whether there is any reliable library as competitor.
It is all about using the right commands / settings. There is a lot to learn when it comes to FFMPEG.
Abhi FFMPEG is a bit of an animal, but extremely powerful. All front end GUI products do is issue commands to the backend which essentially just fill in the blanks.
I use the CLI when dealing with various requirements. I am no pro in FFMPEG, so will have to take help from experts.
But is a clean tool and if you get the wind of it, very easy as well. Sometimes, it is all about copy-paste a few command one by one and you are through.