I want to setup a media-server to store movies and videos in Ubuntu and play and watch them on a mobile device or a tablet. What i have to do to make that happen ?

  • You have a GUI or Ubuntu server edition? Also what Ubuntu version?
    – Mark Kirby
    Jun 8, 2016 at 19:01
  • Gui and sorry for the trouble i found an awesome free software plex it works seamlessly. Thanks fot the feedback Jun 9, 2016 at 8:11
  • I was going to suggest plex :) Thats why I asked about the gui, please consider writing an answer about it.
    – Mark Kirby
    Jun 9, 2016 at 8:13

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Kodi (xmbc) is a far better solution in my opinion. It takes some set up but the possibilities are endless including adding your own personal pvr. Also has integration with trakt, YouTube and hundreds of other addons! In other works it rocks! Check it out here!

Comparison between Plex and Kodi


I found an solution i downloaded plex from plex.tv it is awesome and free it is just what i wanted and very easy to setup :)

14.04 and below

sudo apt-get install plex

15.10 and 16.04

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