Plex Media Server

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Description

Plex Media Server

Plex allows you to aggregate all your personal media and access it anywhere you go

See https://plex.tv for more information

Installation

Important.png Note:
I have had this installed in a server for a number of years without issue but had to manually install it originally as there was a bug in the spec file. The installer script below should help the installation but I have not tested it on a fresh install

Enable ports for Plex

config set plexmediaserver service TCPPort 32400 UDPPort 32400 access public status enabled
signal-event console-save

If the Server is behind a firewall you need to forward ports TCP+UDP 32400 - 32410 to your server

Create a plex account at https://plex.tv

Updater

There is a handy installer/updater here:

https://github.com/mrworf/plexupdate

yum install git
mkdir /opt
git clone https://github.com/mrworf/plexupdate.git

Add /etc/plexupdate.conf and add your server IP address

AUTOINSTALL='yes'
DOWNLOADDIR='/tmp/plex'
PUBLIC='no'
AUTOSTART='yes'
AUTOUPDATE='yes'
PLEXSERVER='Your.Server.IP.Address'
PLEXPORT='32400'
NOTIFY='yes'

Add /etc/plexupdate.cron.conf

CONF='/etc/plexupdate.conf'
SCRIPT='/opt/plexupdate/plexupdate.sh'
LOGGING='true'

Copy the cronwrapper to cron.daily or corn.weekly to automate updates

cp /opt/plexupdate/extras/cronwrapper /etc/cron.daily/cronwrapper

Now run the installer:

/opt/plexudate/plexupdate.sh

If this is your first install I believe it will ask for your username and password (I haven't tested this as I already had it installed)

One you have installed go to:

https://Your.Server.IP.Address:32400

Login and setup your server

Subsequent updates use a key from your Plex server install

Remote Access

If you have problems connecting to Plex from outside your network check Settings, Server, Show Advanced, Remote Access, and look for the Private setting. You may need to set this manually to port 32400

Remote data store

If you have a remote server with additional Media e.g. a NAS You can mount a shared folder via fstab and add the media to your library.

Create /etc/samba/user and add the remote server user credentials

username=remoteUserName
pass=remoteUserPass

Set the file read only:

chmod 0400 /etc/samba/user 

Add a line similar to this in /etc/fstab:

//remoteserver/ibay/files /media/remoteserver/somedir cifs credentials=/etc/samba/user,noexec,uid=5000,gid=500,_netdev 0 0

Reboot your server and check you can see files in /media.

In Plex you can now add a new library and browse for the remote files.