Plex Media Server Wd My Cloud Ex2 Ultra

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My Cloud EX2 Ultra comes pre-configured with WD Red hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems to provide improved performance within 24x7 environments. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra is also available in a diskless version, so you can create a custom NAS with compatible hard drives.

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Hello, WD Community and WD group.

I just purchased a WD Cloud EX2 Ultra 8TB to store and run my moves on. I had been running PLEX Server on my desktop computer and my movies were on an external USB Drive. I thought by buying the WD Cloud EX2 Ultra drive and connecting it directly to my router that this would improve performance even though I really did not have a performance issue in my current setup. So I loaded all my videos on the drive and then installed the PLEX App choosing the MyCloud EX2 Ultra when installing it. Macos newest update. I set it up and after a day it finally completed reading all the movies.

Now I run the App PLEX on my Amazon Firestick as I did before. And every movie that I select I get a message “The server is not powerful enough to convert video” I have tried every setting posable and still get the message. Since Western Digital shows PLEX running in one of the photos on their advertisements I assumed it would work and was the purpose of buying the drive. Also since PLEX is listed as an App in the MyCloud App Store I again assume this should work. Please, can someone tell me what’s up? Will this work or not or is there an update needed?

Thank you very much for your time and comments.

The Plex Version is 1723878
The Firmware of the Drive shows up to date. Version 2.30.196


I come to you in desperation

For the last couple of weeks I have been trying to set up plex on my my cloud ex2 ulta. I believe this is possible. I would like it installed on the NAS rather than my laptop so I can access it when the laptop is off view the ps3 app, google chromecast and mobile phones. I plan to use ps3 and chrome cast as players as my tvs are Panasonic which I don’t believe support the plex app.

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I have searched a lot and not found an answer. The process that I have followed so far is. Open the WD dashboard and go to app section. Install the plex app which exists there, then select configure. Configure opens the web browser and takes me to the plex log in where I log into my plex account, where I get a screen telling me to ‘To get started streaming your media everywhere, download and install Plex Media Server on the computer or device where you keep your media.’

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I have installed the windows based plex application which asks for a restart then takes me back to the same screen asking me to install plex again. Have gone round in circles on this.

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I am not sure a windows based installation is what I need but the other option to download for nas only generates a bin file which I am not sure what to do with. Also I was under the impression that plex was already installed on the nas via the dashboard where I selected the configure option.

I am confused and could do with some guidance as I refuse to give up as I am pretty sure what I am aiming for is possible, any advice would be great as I seem to be going around in circles.

Thanks Paul

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