PLEX Media Server As Docker

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    Michael Bierman

    Not a big plex user myself, but I would shy away from it because of concerns about RAM (Plex say it needs about 2G), CPU (Plex say, "If your computer’s CPU is not powerful enough to keep up with transcoding your media, you will notice pausing or buffering as the app waits for the server to catch up." and, "By far, the biggest limitation that most users will encounter is that most consumer NAS devices don’t have very powerful CPUs. In some cases, the device will run on an ARM-based processor that’s not capable of transcoding content at all. Other times, it may run on an Intel processor that’s technically capable of transcoding, but the processor may be too slow to transcode fast enough for most uses."  https://support.plex.tv/articles/201373793-is-plex-media-server-on-a-nas-right-for-me/

    I can't say it won't work, but I wouldn't want to tax Firewalla from its main task and I wouldn't want to suffer any video buffering from Plex. 

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    Cody Champion

    Hey Michael, Thanks so much for taking the time to give a great response. I think you're correct in saying that it might be quite taxing on the FW Gold. And I certainly don't want to risk security over media ! NO NO NO. Thanks so much, I found this very helpful. 

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    Michael Bierman

    @Cody no worries. I'm not saying that the docker container would compromise security—it shouldn't. But my sense is it could be taxing on Gold, so it wouldn't be my first choice. Plus if the video experience is degraded, it wouldn't be worth it. 

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