Hey, I wanted to do a little pool to see which one is your favourite I already know it will surely be Plex, but since a few time, there is JellyFin that came on the market.
By my side, I switched to Jelly recently. Me, my girlfriend and my brother are the main users of this installation my girlfriend didn’t completely switch from Plex but yeah.
We recently added a Flood, ruTorrent system that you can use with telegram too instead of qBittorent. To be honest, it works really well, and I love the Flood’s interface and that the fact that we can separate users quiet easily.
Because since I watch a lot of anime often the metadata is really broken so it’s really useless to use them by my side.
Here are the main reasons we switched to Jelly.
Firstly damn it’s so much faster. I love Jelly just for this reason.
Plex always bugs by my side sometimes a song is not synced sometimes if you skip too much the infinite loading screen kicks in. There is still a thing that NEEDS to bug every time we want to watch a film, so it takes me like 5 minutes to put a movie on the TV.
We were looking a lot for the GPU transcoding sadly… I wanted to buy one, but I got scammed recently so yeah this idea is kind of in standby.
One thing we also love about Jelly is since we do CPU transcoding and for some reason even if you want simply the server to send you Blueray 4k on plex or jelly, it doesn’t work.
Jelly has a really interesting feature where you can copy the link of your movie and playing it from the source like a stream in blueray (on VLC and surely on the local network too :P) .
Now jelly is not perfect for the following reasons by my side. Firstly the library automatic update doesn’t work well by my side. I often refresh my self. Secondly, the metadata can break everything literally because Jelly folders need to be ordered in a really specific way like folder for movies, shows, …
In my private folders for my anime things, I simply disabled it, but they always pop up as a movie, never as a show like Plex did even without taking the metadata from sites like the TvDB (if i remember right the name of that thing).
And finally, for now, I can’t Chromecast on my TV…
I know there is a lot of disadvantages, but I still prefer jelly by my side.
So by your side, what do you think c:?