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Plex is no longer going to allow their paying customers to opt-out of having their viewing metadata collected and used by Plex (presumably for direct or indirect profit).

Remember when it was enough to pay a company for a piece of software without them pimping out your personal information for a little extra profit on the side?

@tomey @jjg. Emby kicks ass. It has so many more organizational features and doesn't shit the bed when serving to a Roku like Plex would.

@ryanbytes I also hear it has gapless audio playback, which for some reason Plex never got.

The Emby media server looks very robust. I may install it alongside Plex this weekend and play around with it. The only thing I'm concerned about are my Raspberry Pi clients, since it looks like Emby Theater still needs some work.

@jjg

You know jjg I know, if you are paying *anything* to such a company, you are paying too much. You can host your own whatever-you-want at home (with a bit of port forwarding usually) or by renting (for like €8/mo) and then do whatever you want.
Or try free use of sandstorm.io/ or many, many other options. Check out sdf.org/

If you aren't paying money? You are paying with your soul. You *are* the product.

Social stuff is a bit harder, but federating gnu/linux is fixing it! :-)

@jjg I kicked plex to the curb for emby a long time ago when plex went closed source.

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