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Plex not detecting media on Amazon S3 mounted with S3QL

So I have had a Plex server for a while now, and it has been running on a Dell Poweredge 2850 and Dell Powervault 220s. Ever since this server has been running, our power bill has been way more than ...
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installing PLEX MEDIA SEVER UNOFFICIAL APPSTORE?

Looking to install the unofficial appstore from plex to add some oher channels. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 lts. I;ve been trying so many things. I got the zip to download into the plexmediaserver ...
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Getting a command to run on all files in subdirectories

Apologies for the n00b question. I've installed Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04, and it seemed to be ignoring some folders and files. A very helpful person over at the Plex forums suggested I needed ...
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14.04 - Plex doesn't recognize TV Show files

I'm using 14.04 and have installed Plex. Plex recognizes all my Movie files, but is only "seeing" a few of my TV Show files. I have followed the Plex file naming convention. I have refreshed and ...
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Where does Plex media server store its cache/settings?

I just want to know where to find the cache/settings locations for Plex Media Server? I just want to save it in case I need to reformat my drive. I'm not sure if it matters but I am using Ubuntu ...
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Mount external Hard Drive with /etc/fstab on ubuntu 14.04 problems

I have been stuck for about two days trying to get this to work properly. I have done all of the following with still no luck. I'm trying to auto permanently mount to a 2 TB Seagate Central that is ...
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I cannot get Plex server to see any directories

I have tried adding a directory outside my home directory. /media/plex and soft linked my /Videos directory to it. I have also added plex to udev group and also to my user group uid=124(plex) ...
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For unknown reasons to me, PLEX stopped and will not run again.Connection at localhost:32400?

Long time lurker, first time poster. Yesterday at around 2pm PLEX just stopped streaming. Closed out of program and restarted PC. Plex will no longer run. Searched several forums and nothing listed ...
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Can I cap the monthly network transfer of a process?

I'm looking for a way to monitor and/or cap the monthly network transfer of an Ubuntu Server 12.04 process. I'm running a Plex Media Server, and while my current ISP is very lax on my bandwidth usage, ...
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Plex Media Server cannot access Pogoplug mount on Ubuntu

I'm trying to build a Ubuntu Server (12.04) machine which will stream my videos hosted on my Pogoplug cloud account thru Plex Media Server (PMS). I mounted my Pogoplug cloud account successfully to ...
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want to know which programs I can safely uninstall if I just use my 12.04 box as headless plex server

I seem to have a ton of stuff unnecessarily loading up with my ubuntu 12.04 box that I just use as a plex media server. I don't use the graphical element of it at all. I merely just log in ssh when ...
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How can I prevent hibernating if CPU usage is above say 40%? (Plex, Couchpotato, Transmission)

I am using a netbook as Plex Media Server. I use wake on lan to start Ubuntu when I feel like watching a movie. Windows prevents my pc from going into hibernation when Plex is streaming a video to a ...
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Plex media server and mount issues in Ubuntu 13.04

hopefully it's not too much of a newbie question...... so, i have decided to drop plex media server onto an Ubuntu install in order to provide my house with a stable platform that will maximize ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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Plex Media Pretty sure its a rookie mistake but you never know.

OK I see a ton of stuff for the PLEXMEDIA server. most of it hinges around permissions. I get get the server folder to show on the DLNA display but i can not get the MEDIA through. I have check the ...
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Configuring a strictly local dns server for local network media streaming

I am fairly new to Linux, but I have an Ubuntu media server set up in my house. We can't afford to have an internet connection, so I move the server back and forth occasionally when I need to run ...
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Trouble publishing plex media server. Should I disable DNS relay?

Just like the title says. I have tried and tried again to get this media server published to myplex and it never works. I have set a static IP address (I think). And I was looking in the router ...
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How to change permissions of a hdd partition to suit PLEX

I'm a total newbie when it comes to linux (brought up on windows but fancied a change). I have converted a spare machine to a media server using windows 7, but it got very very slow to the point where ...
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Plex Manager can't read files on external HD (automonted)

I'm having a lot of difficulties in getting plex working. I have mapped 3 sections. 2 on my automonted external disk, 1 is on my home folder (images) which is working fine. Problem is when I try to ...
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How do I add a network drive to Plex?

So I've been looking around and can't find an exact solution to my problem. I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I like Ubuntu and want to use it instead of windows. Everything was working on ...
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How to mount a Synology Diskstation NAS

I am a long time Windows person, with a little experience in Ubuntu. I am trying to set up Plex Media Server on a new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. My video library is on a Synology Diskstation NAS named ...
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Accessing Plex and Transmission remotely

I have setup plex and transmission to be accessed through the webui. My question is how can I let friends access these features from an entirely separate location?
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How to make folders ' seen' by PLEX

When I want to add a folder to PLEX I cannot find it. I have 2 harddrives in my computer. Ubuntu 13 installed on the 120GB SSD and another 1TB normal harddrive which contains 1 Folder called 'Films'. ...
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Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 12.10 - fighting with HFS+ (I guess)

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed along with Plex Media Server 0.9.7.x (I don't remember, the latest version anyway). I had Plex set up on a Mac, and I had all of my media content stored in an external ...
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Which is more advisable for Plex Media Server? The Server or Desktop edition?

I have an old HP notebook that I am going to make into a NAS. It is a HP Pavilion dv6000 from 2007. Specs are 1.7GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 2.5GB DDR2 RAM nVidia GeForce Go 6150 ...
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Plex media server doesn't run after fresh install

After adding the ppa and apt-getting plexmediaserver, it briefly said something like "running media server". Then disappeared. root@host:/etc# ps aux |grep -i plex root 8757 0.0 0.3 4192 ...
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Plex Media Manager won't find /media/Movies or /media/TV internal HDD

When I do a search for media in each of these drives (which are loaded with movies and TV shows), Plex doesn't find anything. When I searched my music folder, it only found two artists (and I have at ...
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Installed plex media server, and it wont start

I just installed plex media server via the software center, and when I try to start it I get initctl: Unknown job: plexmediaserver How can I fix/debug this issue?
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Plex won't enter my home directory or other partitions

I just installed the Plex media server from the Ubuntu Software Center, and opened the web interface. I wanted to start by adding a collection. When it gave me a file browser, I wanted to go to ...