Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

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Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by greensquirrel » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:43 pm

I believe (correct me if wrong) that using Plex, I can download entire Mp3s and M4s to my android so I can watch / listen offline, eg on a Plane etc
My understanding is my wife can only stream using shared access.

Is there a way to allow my wife to download this content onto her iphone?
I'm guessing I could get her a Plex account too, but that just sounds crazy.

Perhaps she can use my account - is this bad?

Is there another media server alternative to Plex that allows this?

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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by dulcifium » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:50 pm

Why is it a problem just to create a Plex account for this?
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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by greensquirrel » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:30 pm

You mean a second one?

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Post by dulcifium » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 pm

As many as you want users.
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Post by greensquirrel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:57 am

You mean two plex passes? for the same one server, the same music/video library?

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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by Trexx » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:18 am

Incorrect - when you setup your users for a library (wife's account) you go in and edit the settings for her account and you have the option to enable Sync (for offline viewing), access to certain libraries, content restrictions, etc.
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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by dulcifium » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:35 am

greensquirrel wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:57 am
You mean two plex passes? for the same one server, the same music/video library?
No. That's why I never mentioned Plex Passes.
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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by greensquirrel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:22 pm

Trexx wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:18 am
Incorrect - when you setup your users for a library (wife's account) you go in and edit the settings for her account and you have the option to enable Sync (for offline viewing), access to certain libraries, content restrictions, etc.
Ah I see; but I read here this was not the case, that only the owner of the media was permitted to download.
https://forums.plex.tv/t/can-i-allow-fr ... d/109961/4

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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by greensquirrel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:23 pm

dulcifium wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:35 am
greensquirrel wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:57 am
You mean two plex passes? for the same one server, the same music/video library?
No. That's why I never mentioned Plex Passes.
Dude, if you'er not going to be helpful, it's better not to respond at all.

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Re: Noob here: media server - allow downloads, sharing - Plex or something else

Post by dulcifium » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:21 pm

Read my first post again. Create one Plex account per user.

You don't need any Plex Passes and I use this method fine having never owned one. Sometimes it's easier to just follow the advice you're given word for word.
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