Drobo Makes Good on Promise, Adds Plex Media Server Functionality to NAS

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Drobo PlexPlex started out as a competitor to XBMC, a home theater-oriented piece of software, but it’s evolved into a full blown media server that you can install on a remote device, then stream all of your audio and video content to any computer or device that supports it. Those devices include any computer running the Plex software, as well as any DLNA-equipped televisions, set top boxes, video game consoles like the PlayStation 3, etc. 

Drobo originally announced that Plex would be coming to the Drobo lineup back in March.

The Drobo isn’t quite capable of doing video transcoding on the fly, but its quad-core ARM CPU will let it transcode audio and perform some A/V demuxing. If you’re lucky enough to own one of the well-loved Drobos, the new Plex application is available now as a free software update; just go to your unit’s Dashboard to install it.

via: Engadget, Drobo



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