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Project: Personal Media server using unlimited cloud storage like a NAS

The main aim of this project was to make a FREE personal Media server using my unlimited Google drive and other cloud storage.
I used Plex and Jellyfin for watching
and RaiDirive for setting up cloud drives as Network storage.

My Google Drive


I need help to figure some things out like:
1. A way to download torrent or direct links directly to my cloud. I tried using CyberTOR for directly transferring Torrent to google drive but it cant handle torrents with low seeds or large size.
I also used www.pahe.ph because they have google drive links for their movies but most of their content is in 720p and i am looking to make my server 1080p and above.
2. Setting up remote viewing, without having to leave my PC on all the time to watch shows on my phone.
3. Transcoding takes up all my CPU. A fix for this

Maybe i could buy a Raspberry pi and use it for this, but that would require the use of money, which goes against the aim of the project.
or i should i host this on Heroku or something similar which wont charge me.
I would really appreciate it anyone can help with these things.

Re: Project: Personal Media server using unlimited cloud storage like a NAS

Reply #1
Sounds like you need to buy a seedbox. It would solve all these issues. Unfortunately they aren't free. I would suggest a storage box from https://www.seedhost.eu/seedboxes.php if you can afford € 12 / MONTH.

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Reply #2
Sounds like you need to buy a seedbox. It would solve all these issues. Unfortunately they aren't free. I would suggest a storage box from https://www.seedhost.eu/seedboxes.php if you can afford € 12 / MONTH.

That would defeat the purpose, this project is supposed to be free-ish

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Reply #3
Can you use a free tier vps like https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/ and use rclone to transfer to google drive?

Be careful about relying on google drive for large pirate stashes.

https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/170025/google-will-discontinue-unlimited-storage-for-all-education-customers

Google will discontinue unlimited storage for all education customers

Google provides schools and universities with a baseline of 100 TB of pooled storage shared across all user.

https://support.google.com/a/answer/10403871

https://edu.google.com/products/workspace-for-education/editions/

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Reply #4
Can you use a free tier vps like https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/ and use rclone to transfer to google drive?

Be careful about relying on google drive for large pirate stashes.

https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/170025/google-will-discontinue-unlimited-storage-for-all-education-customers

Google will discontinue unlimited storage for all education customers

Google provides schools and universities with a baseline of 100 TB of pooled storage shared across all user.

https://support.google.com/a/answer/10403871

https://edu.google.com/products/workspace-for-education/editions/

i have 3 unlimited drives  but i didnt knew about 100TB thingy.
shame thats its going to discontinue
i will need to invest in a NAS or other cloud services like Pcloud

Re: Project: Personal Media server using unlimited cloud storage like a NAS

Reply #5
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there are other alternatives like you said, https://www.pcloud.com and https://www.box.com but unfortunately none are even close to an unlimited google drive. this move by google will hurt the pirate world as most streaming sites use google drive to store the movies and then proxy it to their website for users to stream. No company outside of the big tech giants could offer unlimited storage for free due to high costs.

yes you definitely need to build yourself a home NAS or get a seedbox, unfortunately there isn't a great alternative yet for free unlimited cloud storage.

 

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Reply #6
nothing last forever.
maybe some new company will grace us with free unlimited storage.

BTW Pcloud is giving 2TB for 350$ for lifetime. seems like a good deal if we need remote storage else NAS would be better