Question for the techies


#1201

Yeah we still have some issues with the software that I’m trying to solve one by one. Sorting out the server was a big step but those problems are likely on TFK’s end for now.


#1202

what forum software are you running? is it free or do you get support on it?


#1203

Discourse. It’s free.

The bugs are highly likely caused by:

  • some crappy customised stuff that I’ll rollback
  • the fact that the database was imported from other software (and other software before that)

They’re fixable but I need to tidy up some stuff first.

To that end, expect a (slightly) different look and feel soon.


#1204

you can nearly timeline it when an old thread is bumped, you can see that some of the new functionality doesn’t work where the metadata changed.


#1205

That was certainly the case with the 502 errors and there was a software bug relating to that. But do you notice older threads contributing to poor performance generally?


#1206

I can’t say that I do. Sometimes a reply can be slower to post to the thread but I haven’t given any consideration to the type of threads it happens on. I’ll keep an eye on it and report if there is correlation.


#1207

I’ll take this.
Wash hands.
Turn it off and turn it on again.


#1208

That’s where I was going wrong. I had my thumb up my hole.


#1209

I’ll edit my post.


#1210

The Wexford look isn’t bad.


#1211

Fill me in on Plex somebody please.

I’m falling behind the times.


#1212

Never heard of it.


#1213

Are you looking to run off your own server or piggy back off someone else’s for a fee?


#1214

My own server. I tagged you in a post above that explains it a bit. Have a read.

I was looking at the shield, which supports plex with limitations. So then I started looking at a NAS with a HDMI or maybe just a plain NAS with the shield. It’s all getting a bit complicated and expensive.

Money of course could buy me out of this but you know me…


#1215

I use Plex a lot. Think it’s excellent. What’s your difficulty with it?


#1216

I’ve never used it. I know nothing about it. My question is mostly in relation to the hardware needed to use it properly.


#1217

To store the media or to playback?

I just use it to play media on my tv or tablet directly from various desktops/laptops.


#1218

Both. My media player went belly up. So now I have 4TB of movies backed up with no way to play them. So basically I’m looking at my options and stumbled upon Plex.


#1219

Go to boards pages and pages there ref Plex,emby,etc etc


#1220

Ah lovely, Emby, another thing I never heard of before.