Per the pricing plan, all licenses are forever licenses, but the lowest two tiers only offer 1 year of updates.

After that you can choose to renew, or continue with your current version.

If you do not like subscriptions, there still a lifetime plan, but at a higher pricepoint.

All existing plans are grandfathered in.

Full announcement form Lime: https://unraid.net/blog/pricing-change

Note: I have mixed emotions about this, but I’m seeing a lot of rage bait, and if we’re going to rage we might as well have our facts straight.

If you haven’t subbed already and are interested, check out the unraid community at [email protected]. We are already discussing it over there too.

  • @thantik
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    53 months ago

    Just learn a simple reverse proxy and swap out for jellyfin. Other than Plex not handling the user subscription/account side (privacy!) it’s basically the same thing with some small edge cases like people with WebOS TVs and shit.

    • @wreckedcarzz
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      123 months ago

      Unpopular but I’ve tried hard to switch to JF cold-turkey, twice, and both times it looks and acts like a hobby project. It’s so far behind the curve it’s rather upsetting, as that seems to be the ‘best’ we have for foss options.

      Settings (all of them, global application or library) have way too many options with way too little explanation to what they do. With categories, either use them or don’t, but like 6 categories for everything and you scroll through 25 settings isn’t ‘categorization’ it’s just a mess; can we get a nested menu please. No simple dvr solution - I shouldn’t be required to pay a separate company a monthly fee for guide info. The UI screams ‘my designer is also a developer’ like it has a face only a mother can love. For https setup unless you know to just run a reverse proxy (I didn’t the first time), the instructions might as well be a rubix cube compared to plex’s execution. The metadata it pulls is alright I guess, but by that point I had already thrown in the towel. Oh yeah, hardware acceleration requiring manual setup is just no bueno; at this point it’s like I’m taking a half-done Lego set and finishing it because my kid got bored and took a nap, and because I don’t value my time enough I see it through to the end.

      I want it to get better, genuinely, but damn does it have a way to go.

      • JustEnoughDucks
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        73 months ago

        Hard agree. I love jellyfin and use it exclusively, but getting hardware acceleration working is a mess, the movie and show selection UI is really written by a developer and is very basic and 2010ish.

        Android apps like Findroid really improve this, but the webUI and androidTV/chromecast UI really need an overhaul.

        • MaggiWuerze
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          23 months ago

          Thank you. When I mention how hard it is to get HW running, especially compared to Plex, people start acting like I’m mentally handicapped.

        • @thantik
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          13 months ago

          Hardware acceleration was as simple as choosing NVENC and saving for me. What are you guys doing wrong?

          • JustEnoughDucks
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            23 months ago

            Intel Arc GPU. Had to enable a few modules, reboot, debug, follow the jellyfin docs for writing to some configs, reboot, didn’t work. Follow the error messages which are pretty much useless, get pointed to stuff that isn’t relevant. Finally someone on a forum had a good reply where they told me I have to download the entire linux proprietary firmware directory, extract the i915 folder from it, and plop it in my firmware folder and reboot. Then everything loaded and hwacceleration worked.

      • @TBi
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        23 months ago

        Try Emby. Hardware acceleration works out of the box. It is paid though but I’m very happy with it for past few years.

        • @wreckedcarzz
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          13 months ago

          I tried it many years ago, but it’s been on my list to revisit for a while now yeah.

      • @thantik
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        I don’t watch TV, just shows and movies, so I didn’t ever need the DVR functionality. So I get that. NVENC encoding was as simple as choosing it and hitting save; so I’m not sure why you were having troubles there unless you were trying to set up docker or some shit, but that’s on you for using containerization, not on jellyfin.

        And the UI is short, sweet, and to the point - exactly what I want to select a show and have it get out of my way. It looks almost exactly like AndroidTV did when it was introduced. Just a nice, clean way to select and start what you want.

        • @wreckedcarzz
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          33 months ago

          I don’t use the dvr functions myself, but family does, heavily, so it’s an automatic show-stopper at the end of the day until that sees some love.

          Docker, yeah. I have had minimal and solvable issues with other containers, and I believe docker is my only option (synology nas); but again I’d point at plex, as there’s a container available that has 0 setup for hwa (beyond the container pull), and it “just works” so…

          Eh, I mean it “works” but it’s this uninspiring blue-on-black with white text that feels like it came straight from 2004. It’s so… Toyota Corolla of UI “designs”. I guess if the settings were decently laid out and easy to understand I wouldn’t have to spend so much time staring at it and maybe it wouldn’t bother me but again the setup/config is painful and options are obtuse at times, requiring time and research and tinkering… so here we are :/

    • @[email protected]
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      23 months ago

      Jellyfin still doesn’t have a good solution for music. None of the players that support it are anywhere near as good as Plexamp.

      • @thantik
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        23 months ago

        Yeah, that’s certainly the truth.