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Plex alternatives to manage both PDF and media (movie, music…)

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Plex is a great client–server media player platform, that manage your videos, music, photos, etc… but Plex does not manage your ebooks (PDF, ePub, cbr, cbz, etc…). So, are there good Plex alternatives to manage your PDF ?

Plex alternatives to manage PDF

This means you have to manage your PDF library outside Plex. And that’s a shame. This is one of the major limitations of this platform, and one that Plex is not about to correct any time soon.

Calibre, in addition to Plex

Calibre is your first option.

Calibre is a cross-platform free and open-source suite of e-book software. Calibre supports organizing existing e-books into virtual libraries, displaying, editing, creating and converting e-books, as well as syncing e-books with a variety of e-readers.

But it required to two content managers. And the interface looks a bit old fashioned…

Jellybin in replacement of Plex

Your second option if Jellyfin.

Jellyfin is a suite of multimedia applications designed to organise, manage, and share digital media files to networked devices. Like Plex, il runs on multiple platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux or in a Docker container (for your NAS). It is 100% free and open source.

Jellyfin demo site
Jellyfin demo site

The strength of Jellyfin is that you don’t need it in addition of Plex, it can just replace Plex. And it can handle both video, music… and ebooks.

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