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Movies and TV shows come and go on Netflix on a regular basis, which means you might be half way through your favourite flick when it gets yanked from the service. The solution? Buy all your own content and set up your own private cloud-based streaming service you can get at from any computer or device.


Who needs Netflix? With home theatre apps like Plex and Kodi, you can roll your own sweet-looking library with all the TV shows and movies you like, with none of the junk. But which software should you use? Here's how the two biggest solutions stack up against each other.


If you use the Plex media server for your movie and TV library and have ever used the Plex forums, you'll need to change your password this morning. The company announced its forum servers were hacked, leaving email addresses, forum messages and hashed passwords vulnerable.


Plex is a great way to organise your media and stream it between devices wherever you are, and as it happens, co-founder Scott Olechowski applies a similar mindset in his workflow. With a distributed team that collaborates online, Scott and his team take on the development of the app wherever they are. We caught up with Scott to learn a little about his mobile workflow and how is team collaborates across timezones and platforms.


Dear Lifehacker, I have a Windows 8/Plex Media Centre PC that is always on but requires a password every time it is restarted. I don't want to disable the password entirely in case it is stolen but having the password is inconvenient at home because I have to use the keyboard instead of my remote.