|Jolla as a remote for Samsung Blueray player|
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1. OverviewPlex media server works perfectly on Jolla Smartphone. Here's a review to streaming media from computer to Jolla's screen, use Jolla as a remote control, and use another phone as a remote control for Jolla's Plex player. Everything introduced in this article have been fully tested to work. Installing guide is not included. In this review we:
- stream videos from Plex media server to Jolla smartphone over WiFi
- check if Jolla works as a media server, sending content to other players in the same network
- use Jolla as a remote control for a Samsung Blueray player
- use Jolla as a Plex Player and another phone as aa remote control for Jolla
2. Plex supported devicesPlex software includes a backend media server (Propiertary sSoftware) and a frontend media player (OpenSource, based on XBMC player). Plex software (before version 1.0) can be installed for free on
- Windows (XP with Service Pack 3 or later)
- Mac (OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later)
- Linux (Ubuntu 10.04->, Fedora 14->, CentOS 6->)
- FreeBSD 9.1
- NAS (Synology, Netgear, QNAP, unRAID, Drobo, Asustor). With some limitations.
- Mobile devices: Android (inc. Jolla), iOs, Windows Phone 8
- TV's & Blueray players (Roku, Google TV, Samsung)
- Chromecast supporting devices (this is not free. Requires Plex Pass)
3. Plex on JollaVersion 0.9.8 works on Jolla, via Android Support, both as a player (no Plex Pass or account required) and as a media server (to use, account and paid Plex Pass required). Without Plex Pass Jolla is capable to play any streaming media supported by the device (e.g. H.264 video format). Media server can transcode most video streams, audio streams and subtitles to supported formats in desired quality. Plex Media Server including the media must locate on the same network with Jolla (e.g. same WLAN)
4. Plex player on Jolla - Photo Review
|Plex on Jolla. View to the content of the Media Server|
|Plex on Jolla. Watching a BBC document in 720p quality|
Streaming video quality was absolutely great. I was able to strem 1080p videos over my WLAN network without any lagging. I did it just in testing purpose, streaming with this quality is useless as Jolla's screen resolution (540x960 px) has only a quarter of full HD quality (1080x1920 px)
|Plex on Jolla - adjusting stremaing quality while watching the stream|
Subtitles time sync isn't adjustable on Jolla's player, and as subtitle files are also transcoded when needed, it's pretty possible that some subtitles are in sync and some are not. My testing night ended to watching a movie in my bed with a nice pair of light Sennheiser headphones. In that one, subtitles were in sync too.
After watcing an 1h 30min movie, my Jolla had 25% less battery charge (screen brigtness at half). No lagging, no problems - everything seems to work as it should with Plex. I give this my full recommendation.