Originally Posted by tboe77
I have a question for folks here.
What I'd really like is to be able to access and play my own digital music library, in-game. The thing is, my music is all in iTunes (for Windows). Is there a way that I can access my iTunes library, including Playlists, on the PS4, and play the music in-game?
Is Plex the answer?
Now that the PS4 has DLNA support, via the MediaPlayer app, does that mean that I could access PlexMediaServer, running on my desktop, without the using the client-side PS4 app, and if so, would that mean that I would not have to have a paid Plex subscription?
If anyone has any experience with this, I'd very much like to hear any advice you have.
Originally Posted by rolltide1017
Not sure about the Plex stuff but, I tried a few free media servers last night, Serviio and PS3 Media Server. They both worked and saw my music, although the PS3 Media Server kept crashing on my PC. My problems is that album tracks are displayed in alphabetical order and not by track number, with no way to re-sort. That ruins it for me and makes it useless. Looks like Sony put as little work into this as possible hopping to shut people up.
Yes, you've cut to the heart of my question. Any media server should allow access to my iTunes library, if I point it to the folder where all of the music is stored, but it's pretty useless if it cannot also provide access to the library in an organized manner.
This link ( https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/art...89536-Channels
) seems to indicate that Plex can create a "channel" from an iTunes library. However, I'm betting that one would need to be running the client app on the PS4 in order to access that channel, which also requires the PlexPass subscription.
Hence the reason I'm posting the question here. All of my other streaming needs are already met by my Apple TV and AirPlay-enabled receiver. I'm not sure if a PlexPass subscription is worth it for me, as my only real use is for in-game
So, I'm hoping somebody here has already figured this out!
I'll play around with this, as soon as I have some time (with two young'uns at home, who knows when that will be???) and if I have any success, I'll be sure to report back here. But, like I said, if anyone has this figured out already, I'd appreciate any advice. (Many thanks in advance!)
Thanks for your input, rolltide.