Announcing the launch of Prerolls.video, a place for the community to share pre-rolls!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce the launch of Plextras.com prerolls.video, a place to share pre-rolls with the Plex community. The website is launching with over 30 of my original pre-rolls and I have more on the way. All videos are free to download and I encourage others to share their pre-rolls as well. Any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll be glad to help.

prerolls.video

Hyper Mirror Review Zero Lag Wireless Display HDMI & USB C It Actually Works!

In this video, we take a look at test out the all-new HYPER MIRROR Zero Lag Wireless Display adapter!
This adapter works with any device that supports HDMI Or Display over USB Type C like Android devices, laptops, game consoles like Xbox One PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. It allows you to cast the devices to display to a big-screen TV or monitor using 60Ghz mm-Wave technology with Zero Latency!

I was very skeptical about this device at first until I tested it and found out that it actually works! In this video, we test it out with the Galaxy S10 with DEX, The red magic 5G, Lenovo Laptop, and the Raspberry Pi4.

Plex Movie Poster Display

Plex Movie Poster Display is a side project I started a few years ago. I always thought it would be cool to have a display outside my media room that would show the poster of the movie or TV show that was currently playing. I searched the internet and found similar projects, which were all windows programs.  There was just one problem… I wanted to run this project on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Linux. So, unsatisfied with the solutions I found online, I decided to build my own.

This script scrapes http://IP_ADDRESS_OF_PLEX_SERVER>:32400/status/sessions and displays the poster, current progress, and description of the currently playing movie or TV show on a screen. If the client is not playing any media the script shows random movie posters from the Plex Server.

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RaspberryPi fruitbox – MP3 Jukebox

Raspberry Pi fruitbox

fruitbox is a customisable MP3 player for the Raspberry Pi, allowing the user to create the look and feel of classic jukeboxes.

An SD image file is available here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bc1r0ypwrvaqln4/rpi-fruitbox-v1.16a.img.zip?dl=0

Just download the image, and burn it onto a SD card (using balenaEtcher for example on a Windows PC). Then put all your MP3 files onto a USB memory stick, plug into the Pi (any model except Pi4) and then power up! If you want to use touchscreens, remap your buttons or create your own skins, then you’ll need to read the userguide.txt to find out how. The default keys are also detailed in the userguide.

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Is the Nvidia Shield Still The Best Android TV? Should you Buy One In 2020?

Is the Nvidia Shield Android TV still the best Android TV?
Let’s find out In this video we test out some 4K video playback Native and streaming, take a look at Geforce now, some native android games like real racing 3 and half-life 2 then wrap it up with some emulation using PPSSPP for PSP and Redream for Dreamcast.

I’ve tested a lot of cheaper and expensive android tv boxes along with a ton of single-board computers running Android Tv and overall the Shield is defiantly my go-to choice.

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