PlexNMTHelper is a Java program that enables remote control of your Networked Media Tank (200 series or newer) as though it were a true Plex client.
It can be used with Plex Mobile (iOS, Android, Window Phone 8, or Window 8) and Plex/Web.
It discovers the Plex Server on your network and announces itself as a Plex client. This allows you to fling media to your Networked Media Tank and control playback.
- A Plex Media Server installed and running
- A Networked Media Tank, series 200 or later
- A Java Runtime Environment, version 6 or later, installed on the device where you want to run PlexNMTHelper. I run it on the same PC where Plex Media Server is running.
- Download PlexNMTHelper.zip to a directory of your choice, for example C:NMTTools
- Unzip it, creating a child directory C:NMTToolsPlexNMTHelper
- Copy the files PlexNMTHelper.properties and config.xml from C:NMTToolsPlexNMTHelpersamples to C:NMTToolsPlexNMTHelper
- Edit PlexNMTHelper.properties and
- Set nmtAddress to the IP address of your NMT
- Set nmtName to the name you want to use for your NMT
- Edit config.xml according to the instructions provided at [18. Nov. 2013] Plex 1.0.9 available now. If you have a working config.xml file you have 2 choices:
- Simply copy it into the PlexNMTHelper folder, or
- Change the value of replacementConfig in PlexNMTHelper.properties to be the absolute local path of your config.xml.
Note: If you don’t use a config.xml with the official Cloud Media Plex App, you can just use the config.xml file provided in the samples directory.
- Open a command-line window, switch to the installation directory (e.g. C:NMTToolsPlexNMTHelper) and run the following command
java -jar PlexNMTHelper.jar
If you get errors about a port being in use, change the value for port PlexNMTHelper.properties
I’ve developed and tested using a PCH-C200 and PCH-A210 with the Android Plex for PlexPass mobile app.