Archive for December, 2008
We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the overwhelming response to our request for mirrors. Isaac worked his ass off on some scripts, and now the whole thing is automated. Adding or removing a mirror is trivial, and you should never get a bad link even if mirrors go down. What this should translate to from your perspective is FAST Plex downloads!
At this point we have 23 active mirrors, and that should be enough. We’ll definitely keep all the contact information for everyone who emailed, in the event that we look to add more mirrors in the future.
We would like to thank the following people, on the active mirror list, for their generosity:
- Juggeli (Finland)
- Roopesh Sheth, Family, and Pets (USA)
- Anonymous (USA)
- Anthony ter Neuzen, Theatre Projects, (The Netherlands)
- Michel Rabozee, aka Mickey (Belgium)
- Elias Vaattovaara, University of Oulu (Finland)
- James Garrard, 3wires.net Hosting (UK)
- Torfinn Nome (Norway)
- Nicolas Hyvernat (France)
- Nick Peelman, Peelman.us (USA)
- Steve (USA)
- Nicolas Hyvernat (France)
- Andreas Schlicht, media byte Hosting (Germany)
- The Computer Society at Lund University and Lund Institute of Technology, <http://www.df.lth.se/> (Sweden)
- Liquid Gravity, Inc <http://liquidgravity.com> (USA)
- Lars-G. – dev.n0ll.com
- Aris Biscevic
- Martin Månsson (Sweden)
- Ron Dutt (USA)
- Karl Söderström
- Michal Waissmann, Sok Media (USA)
- Rune H.
- Vivek Iyer
- neuro, zensoft.net
Thank you all very much, and also many thanks to all other other people who responded with offers for hosting.
Edit: Looks Like Elan forgot a to mention a couple of our mirrors! I’m using my ninja skills to hop in here and add them for him (–Isaac)
Again me with the edits! I just added a late comer to the list neuro, zensoft.net2 comments
Exactly one year ago, I made the following post to the XBMC forums:
One year later, we have a great media center that feels at home on the Mac, a talented group of developers and designers, t-shirts, a website, a canine mascot, and most importantly, a thriving community of great people. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped along the way, I’m incredibly excited to see what the next year of Plex brings!50 comments
We’ve had so many thousands of downloads of Plex in the last couple months that the cost of hosting via Amazon’s otherwise excellent S3 service is starting to really add up. Cayce has been kind enough to support us with the S3 hosting since the beginning, and we really appreciate it, but we’d like to move to a more affordable, and more geographically distributed solution. We’d like to know if there are people out there with a fast network connection and bandwidth to spare who would be willing to help us out in hosting Plex.
In order to make this easy, we’ve written a few scripts that monitor mirrors, and round-robin between “active” mirrors when providing download links to the Sparkle update checker. So if you have fiber to the curb, but you can only provide us with bandwidth on the weekends, that’s still valuable. Even so, we’re looking to start with a good handful of fast always-on servers.
Other features we’ll likely add are country correlation to provide the closest server, and transfer speed monitoring. Our goal: To get Plex to you, via auto-update, wherever you are, as fast as we possibly can.
So if you can spare us some bandwidth, please us know by dropping us a line at mirrors at plexapp dot com. Please let us know how much bandwidth you would be able to allocate to Plex downloads.
Many thanks!33 comments