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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 12:31 am
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I have been trying out Plex as a media center, and I have been really happy with it! Basically before I started using Plex, I had to either sync to my laptop, or try to upload a show over wireless, which took over 10 minutes per show, and prevented me from watching any other shows while I was uploading.

Now as long as I'm on the wireless (which extends up to the dining area on a good day), I can watch my shows on my iPad from anywhere in the house. No hassle, that's pretty cool.

But then I found out that it was sharing my iPhoto library over the local network, and according to this forum post this is working as-designed. There's no way to turn it off, because the assumption is that if you're accessing your library from a local network you can be trusted. I don't mind this with movies, but personal photos are different.

Multi-computer households exist, damnit :-(

Luckily there's a workaround for this but ughhh. It feels icky to have everyone at home have unlimited access to my entire photo collection. I've gone from being squeefully happy to grudgingly glad that it works okay for movies/TV shows.