How to copy Plex videos from someone else's Plex server

Many people these days use Plex Media Servers. However, a lot of people don't know that you can actually download videos from other user's Plex servers that have shared with you. 

Here is a simple instructional video showing you how to do this. 

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Download original files from the Plex web interface

If you are using Plex, but you are not the owner of a server, the option to download a file is missing from the Plex web interface. This bookmarklet lets you download original files regardless if you are the server owner or not. It's like Direct Play, but with a save button.

This initial version of the bookmarklet has been tested in and works with recent versions of Firefox, Safari and Chrome. It does not work in Internet Explorer at the moment. Edge and Opera browsers have not been tested yet.

How to install

  1. Drag this button to your bookmarks bar: 💾 PlxDwnld (button is on the actual instructions in the link above)

How to use

  1. Open the Plex web interface and browse to the details page of a media item. The bookmarklet currently works for Movies and TV Shows.
  2. Click the bookmark button to get the download.




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I haven't had cable TV in years. I have found many of the streaming options to surpass modern cable offerings. OTA (Over the Air) transmissions in my area are lacking. I find that having my own large library of content to be a 90% replacement.

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