• @SmoothLiquidation
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      581 month ago

      My first thought was “this is why you use Jellyfin”.

      • Norgur
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        If Jellyfin would play nice with my APU, not clog the system every time it does a metadata update and the plugin for intro outro detection worked half as good as Plex does, I’d contemplate switching.

        If I could say goodbye to Plexamp and it’s awesome Sonic Analysis stuff that is.

        • lemmyng
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          11 month ago

          You could try Emby. It’s freemium, but the free part doesn’t (or didn’t, last time I used it) require an online account.

    • @[email protected]
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      I tried Plex and as someone new to it it seems like such garbage. Jellyfin has been utterly flawless for me.

      • @[email protected]
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        the centralized login method is easier for people outside of your network to use your content. thats kinda the main draw if you are willing to sacrifice that level of privacy

        • naticus
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          11 month ago

          That’s a big reason I went to Emby instead. Liked it so much I paid for it and gained access to LDAP support for logins so everyone can login to the same account they use for other things I host.

      • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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        11 month ago

        Plex was amazing a few years ago. It continued to get shittier and shittier. But it did create the groundwork of what’s possible.

    • haui
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      I‘ve had a plex moment today… with plex.

      My wife bought the app so we can listen to our music via mobile app.

      I knew i was gonna visit an area with infamously bad cell reception so I wanted to download my music to my bought mobile app on my mobile device and it said „you need plex pass for this“.

      I‘ll have to get rid of plex now because this kind of BS is not for me. I completely get the problem with devs being forced to do this unpaid but its no fun. I invest heavily in open source, both money and time. Having this kind of paywall really sucks.

    • @Opisek
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      61 month ago

      Can you explain? I don’t see Plex. Does it require you to create an account outside of your self-hosted service? Does your instance delegate its login to some third party then?

      • @SmoothLiquidation
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        81 month ago

        This is true. You create a plex account, which allows you to log in from anywhere and will give you access to your media. The real problem is that if your outside internet goes down, you can’t log into your own server.

        • Norgur
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          But you can. The Admin Account is available locally.

            • Norgur
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              let’s be honest: Even if this account was logged into some device that gets lost or something… what could happen? None of the apps can actually do any admin stuff. Even if it could: What harm could anyone do really from within the Plex container?

            • @Evotech
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              But you can, if your net goes down

    • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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      When a site says it’s free to use a tool so you have like 20 form fields you have to fill out and the results are locked behind a “Please create a free account” screen.

  • @Rolando
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    I’ve been holding off buying a Synology NAS for the same reason: it seems to involve creating an account with them. Is this in the same category or is it not as bad?

    • @SmoothLiquidation
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      241 month ago

      I have a Synology NAS, and the account you create with them is separate from the ones you create on the device. They couldn’t log into my device. Their account allows for easy integration with their stuff like the dynamic dns or other outside services. I like it because if my internet goes down, I get an email saying they lost connection, which is great for diagnostics.

      If I set up my router to block all traffic to them, it would not prevent me from using the device.

      • @[email protected]
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        Their account allows for easy integration with their stuff like the dynamic dns or other outside services.

        But you can already do that without them using Docker if you own a domain and setup a DyDNS in between?

    • @[email protected]
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      This is the reason I have a asustor NAS. Yes, it’s not as feature-rich and there are some services they offer that require an account, but nothing is really forced on you.

    • Pumpkin Escobar
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      31 month ago

      Synology nas are nice. I will say there’s definitely a nice UI there and they generally work well. But there is a good bit of lock-in and there are some really reasonable roll-your-own hardware and software options these days.

      If you want something that just works, doesn’t need to be super configurable and is easiest to set up and manage, get a synology. If you don’t mind putting in some work or if you need to really tweak some stuff, roll your own

      • @Cenzorrll
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        I really like my synology DS216j. Pretty much all I use it for is as a file server and storage, mostly because it can’t really do much beyond that these days, but it sure does handle that like a champ. I’m not trying to run a business with multiple users on it, just me and the family, which means mostly just me and my projects. It was super easy to set up in my early days of home networking knowing that I wanted a central location for storing my files from different devices and holding my expanding media collection. I think I saw that it had been running for over a year (would have been several years, but we get power outages occasionally and it’s not on a UPS) without a restart when I increased my storage, and it’s been running without issue since 2017. I’m planning on upgrading to a device that has 4+ drives sometime soon to make expanding and redundancy easier to handle, but it’s a hard sell when this one is still chugging along.

        I think it helps that I’ve always had a raspberry pi or other computer do the tasky things, so I never got entrenched in trying to make it do anything other than be a dlna/upnp server for media and shared file jockey for everything else.

    • @[email protected]
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      With synology, its easy to use but you need an account with them to do a bunch of stuff easily.

      However, you can also self host a bunch of stuff, without a synology account, but its easier with.

      Personally, I’ve got a synology and would recommend it. My next has will likely be a beefier synology as I’ve got a pretty basic one and it struggles to have all the arrs and jellyfin running at once. My next after that would probably be a repurposed PC or laptop or self build. The synology experience will allow me to identify what I actually want to achieve.

      If you currently don’t use any cloud services, then maybe its not for you. If you do, I’d get the synology with the synology account and reduce my cloud dependency. You don’t have to start with perfect. There can be a path that’s just gradual incremental improvement.

  • bruhduh
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    New call of duty moment

  • @TheDoozer
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    I constantly get headaches in the back of my head (and creep forward along the top) and take medication for high blood pressure. Didn’t realize those two were connected.

    • @NucleusAdumbens
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      They aren’t, this diagram is completely inaccurate

      • @marcos
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        It’s not reliable enough to claim they aren’t either.

        They can be. Or maybe not. A doctor can maybe tell, but some times not even that.

        • @NucleusAdumbens
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          71 month ago

          I’m a neurology resident. The localization on this diagram is meaningless. Yes, hypertension can cause headache especially if severe, but the distribution shown on the corresponding diagram would be most consistent with muscle strain if anything. Migraine can start and radiate anywhere but is usually hemispheric - if they wanted to pick something specific to the area around/behind the eye they could have considered cluster or sinus headache. What they indicate as “stress” would be closest to a tension headache, which is the classic band-like squeezing/throbbing headache most of us have experienced at one time or another. If you have headache associated with hypertension and any symptoms like focal weakness, difficulty creating or understanding speech, sensory changes, dizziness, confusion, go to the hospital. The scariest type which can be a sequela of htn would be that associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage which is classically described as the “worst headache of one’s life.” Not to suggest that’s an objective characterization; cluster headaches in particular are notorious for having driven some to suicide due to pain severity.

          Btw I know this is just a meme, but commenting since some were apparently taking the unedited parts of the diagram at face value