Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a ZFS root filesystem

Re-publishing this from my old blog since it is bound to be useful for Plex servers. One of the major new pieces of functionality in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) is built in support for ZFS filesystems.  I was disappointed to learn that ZFS support is not actually built into the installer itself, leaving you to piece things [...]

Plex Media Formats

What are media formats? By media format, I mean a few different things which tie together in order to contain your movie and the rest of its support media. Container Format The container is essentially the file format.  Containers can hold multiple video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks in a single file.  For example your container [...]