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LUP 433: The Lessons of Jellyfin

  • Air Date: 2021-11-23
  • Duration: 60 mins 19 secs

About this episode

We revisit some old assumptions about the open-source Plex-alternative, Jellyfin. We each try it out, and along the way, gain a few insights about open source.

Your hosts

  • Register for Ohio LinuxFest 2021
  • Kodi “Matrix” 19.3 Release — Okay, we know that we've only just released 19.2, and some of you are probably even still waiting for that, but that's a big part of the reason we need to push out a new build. We still had some challenges with the Xbox release, and some other issues came to light that we didn't want to ignore - so, rather than get into platform-specific point releases, we thought we'd just nudge up to 19.3 and go for it.
  • Jellyfin — Jellyfin is the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream to any device from your own server, with no strings attached. Your media, your server, your way.
  • Plex — Plex brings together all the media that matters to you. Your personal collection will look beautiful alongside stellar streaming content.
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM4 4 with 4GB RAM/ 32GB eMMC — It features a variety of I/O peripherals such as MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, micro-HDMI to connect displays/ cameras, a standard 9-pin USB 3.0 header for more USB expansion, a micro-SD card slot, and an FPC connector while maintaining a compact form factor! This board is ideal for HTPC makers, Linux developers, software router enthusiasts, and the majority of regular Raspberry Pi users.
  • Client Spotlight: Infuse for tvOS and iOS - Jellyfin: The Free Software Media System — With Infuse, it's easy to connect to with automatic server discovery. Once connected, you can enjoy direct playback (no transcoding required) for almost all formats.
  • Jellyfin Plugin for Kodi — The Jellyfin for Kodi add-on combines the best of Kodi - ultra smooth navigation, beautiful UIs and playback of any file under the sun, and Jellyfin - the most powerful open source multi-client media metadata indexer and server. You can now retire your MySQL setup in favor of a more flexible setup.
  • catt — Cast All The Things allows you to send videos from many, many online sources to your Chromecast.
  • Self-Hosted Podcast — Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services.
  • Perfect Media Server — Perfect Media Server began life as a series of blog posts over at Those posts continue to be very popular but a blog post (or three) can only get you so far... I therefore introduce - a wiki format information repository detailing all you need to know to build a free, open and modular media server that will last for many, many years.
  • Jellyfin Android App
  • Jellyfin for Android TV
  • Jellyfin Roku App
  • Jellyfish Bitrate Test Files
  • jellyfin-mpv-shim — MPV Cast Client for Jellyfin.
  • Pick: Junction — Set Junction as the default application for a resource and let it do the rest. Junction will pop up and offer multiple options to handle it.
  • Junction on Flathub


apple tv, application launcher, bumper, catt, chromecast, cm4, dlna, docker, element, emby, ffmpeg, gaming on linux, hardware decoding, infuse, jellycon, jellyfin, junction, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, nvenc, opensuse tumbleweed, perfect media server, plex, quicksync, raspberry pi compute module 4, roku, steam, steamos 3.0, synapse, syncplay, transcode, tumbleweed-cli, twups, valve, xbmc

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