UK Home Automator turned podcaster, Don McAllister, is famous for his high quality video tutorials for the Mac. This week he comes back to his roots covering a true smart home application and an Automated Home favourite – Plex.
“This week I couldn’t wait to show you PLEX, a stunning media centre application for Intel based Macs running OSX Leopard. This follows on from the recent Mac mini Media Centre episode, where I started the process of using the newly upgraded Mac mini as a full blown media centre. PLEX is based on the original code for the XBMC (XBox Media Centre) but has forked into a separate development specifically for Intel based Macs running OSX Leopard.
Now that the Mac mini supports full High Definition playback, PLEX allows you to manage your Movies and TV shows with a beautiful high resolution interface. With some sophisticated “scraping” technology, PLEX seamlessly integrates with a host of Internet based services to add rich textual and graphical metadata to your media automatically with full support for DVD artwork, ratings and even Fan artwork. With a multitude of selectable views, browsing your media collection has never been such a joy. With the introduction of the PL
- Sharing Media Files on a Network
- Installing & Configuring Plex
- Calibration Your TV for Overscan
- Audio Setup
- Adding & Watching Movies
- Adding & Watching TV Shows
- Music & Pictures
- iTunes & iPhoto Integration
- Selecting & Installing Applications”