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Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:51 am
by xihadd
Hi, I compiled this guide which covers almost everything you need from OS install, to HDD spin down, static ip and Plex installation.

https://medium.com/@danielabdilla/home- ... .b1hquuev4

If you find any problem, would like to add another section to cover another missing step or add something to troubleshoot, please let me know and I'll gladly add! Thanks!

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:17 pm
by guitarchrislp
Can the Raspberry Pi be a plex media server as well as network attached storage at the same time?

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:57 am
by mcgyver83
guitarchrislp wrote:Can the Raspberry Pi be a plex media server as well as network attached storage at the same time?
Yes, I'm using OMV (Open Media Vault) with PlexMediaserver plugin

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:43 am
by BGPerry
Did you actually find it fast enough? I'm having some latency issues running my rPi 3b with PlexMediaServer on it, and it's barely cataloging the shows I have. It can barely play them...

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:49 am
by mcgyver83
I'm using running omv with plexmediaserver plugin on a rpi2.
It works fine in the local network (3d movies) and also as song playlist from remote.
It's not really usable from remote to stream movie outside the local network.

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:36 am
by Tdi-Me
Well, I am not really familiar with plex, i run emby myself. I have found that having movies in mp4 format helps greatly and i compiled ffmpeg ( its what emby uses a lot for playback ) to support hardware acceleration and it runs just fine even over my vpn by remote.

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:01 am
by mcgyver83
Tdi-Me wrote:Well, I am not really familiar with plex, i run emby myself. I have found that having movies in mp4 format helps greatly and i compiled ffmpeg ( its what emby uses a lot for playback ) to support hardware acceleration and it runs just fine even over my vpn by remote.
Please could you suggest me a guide to compile ffmpeg my own on a raspberry pi2?

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:03 pm
by johndavies
For mcgyver83
On June 18th johndavies and Surfer Tim suggested ways of adding ffmpeg to a Raspberry PI 2. Surfer Tim's seems to be the most recent and this is what he wrote:

I downloaded and compiled ffmpeg from the source. Download ffmpeg-3.3.2.tar.bz2
https://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html
Unpack it.
tar -xvf ffmpeg-3.3.2.tar.bz2
then change to that directory and:
./configure
make
sudo make install

If this is too complicated, johndavies's suggestion may be slightly easier to carry out.

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:23 pm
by mcgyver83
I can try :D
There are compile config that can help ffmpeg to perform better on a raspberry?I can skyp 4k support as example.

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:00 pm
by supertopix
Hi from Italy.

Using Raspbian and a useful online tutorial, yesterday I was able to set a Plex Server with my RPi 2.

I can reach it using my browser (myip:32400/web) and I can see the Plex Web UI.

The issue is that I store all my media on a Nas. How can I "mount" (or "map") those folders? The only option I get from Plex is my RPi itself and its subfolders...

Is there any command line useful to tell the server to connect to my nas, always and forever?

Sorry for my english and thank you very much for your attention.

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:17 am
by mcgyver83
supertopix wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:00 pm
Hi from Italy.

Using Raspbian and a useful online tutorial, yesterday I was able to set a Plex Server with my RPi 2.

I can reach it using my browser (myip:32400/web) and I can see the Plex Web UI.

The issue is that I store all my media on a Nas. How can I "mount" (or "map") those folders? The only option I get from Plex is my RPi itself and its subfolders...

Is there any command line useful to tell the server to connect to my nas, always and forever?

Sorry for my english and thank you very much for your attention.
You have to configure an NFS share or SMB share from you nas and check on google "how to mount permanently samba share on raspberry"

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:47 pm
by xihadd
The tutorial has been updated to the latest version of raspbian using debian strecth

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 pm
by autobot22
Hi, I paid for the Plex Media Server guide, but although (I think) I followed it to the letter, I find that I am not able to access the Plex Server interface using my browser, ie http:/192.1.168.126:32400/web/ - I just get the error that the site cannot be reached. This is from my remote pc but have the same issue if try it from the browser on the Pi itself. Obvioulsy I am using the correct IP address, because I can ping and ssh into my Raspberry. But I cannot access the plex interface.

Help!

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:34 pm
by DougieLawson
sudo netstat -tlnpu | grep plex # I'm assuming the task is called 'plex'

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:37 pm
by autobot22
DougieLawson wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:34 pm
sudo netstat -tlnpu | grep plex # I'm assuming the task is called 'plex'
Is this advice for me?

Re: Plex Media Server - Full Guide

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 4:44 pm
by Roken
I have my plex server working just fine. I do, however, have a question about it.

The server is on Pi #1. I access via Pc 1,2,3, mobile phone, tablet, etc. My media drive is also an NFS drive.

Now the question. I can set Plex playing something on any remote machine, and then restart the server. I would expect playing to stop, but no, it just keeps on going, so where is it buffering.

Weirdly, if I simply restart the server, playing continues and picks up progress without a hitch. So again, who and how are they buffering this?