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Really slow upload/cast compared to smartphones and other laptops in the same network

I really wanted to cast videos to my Google Chromecast, but I'm facing a really slow connection that doesn't occur with other devices in the same network. For example I'm trying to send stuff from ...
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how to expose the Plex server webpage internally on a network?

I'm looking to expose plex only to devices on the network. The plex webserver itself is running: but is inaccessible from both a laptop on the same network as well as a fire TV stick. I've set port ...
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Ubuntu Plex and Amazon Firestick

I'm new to this plex software media center stuff. I have a desktop w Ubuntu which gets internet via an ethernet port in a wifi router (from the cable tv company). Plex is installed on the desktop. I ...
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plex: how to add a local .mkv file to a library?

Looking to play this mkv file: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ tree /home/thufir/plex/ /home/thufir/plex/ └── The.Last.Dance.S01E01.HDTV.x264-BRISK[TGx] ├── [TGx]Downloaded from torrentgalaxy.to ....
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starting and running plex media server?

How do I start plex and navigate to its configuration page? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver ● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/...
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Getting HW transcoding to work on headless machine

Okay i give up.. Im done.. I cant for the life of me get HW transcoding to work on my plex server.. Im out of ideas.. Im pretty new to this Linux thing.. But i have read everything i could find and i ...
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Permission denied in Makemkv

I'm trying to get plex working on Ubuntu and when I use Makemkv to get the files off my disk, I get the error 'Posix error - Permission denied'. I am trying to put these files on a bigger external ...
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can't start plex media server on ubuntu server 16.04 (result:core-dump)

hi am truing to install plex on an old machine that i have but every time i try to start the plexmediaserver service it crashes with this error people that were having similar issues got it to work ...
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Trying to get Plex to read my drive

I am a new to using Ubuntu with Plex. I'm trying to add the movies folder on my HDD which is not my primary drive, just an external one I have added. But when I click on it, nothing appears.
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New to Ubuntu Linux…mounting storage, Plex and viewing subfolders

I am trying to install Plex media server on Ubuntu Plex 18.04. Hardware: HP StorageWorks 1800 G2 HP Storageworks 21TB storage I have several issues going. How do I get the the external device ...
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Mount two different network folders as local folders, only one will mount

I have edited the fstab file to have //192.168.12.14/Silver Screen /media/Movies cifs redentials=/home/chase/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 //192....
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Path to automaticly mounted NAS drive Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

So, a while back I set up a server computer with plex and made a setup where the NAS mounted automatically when available on the network and it worked well. Now I have moved and plex no longer find ...
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Plex media servers appears offline

I have set up a plex media server, after struggling with permissions, my files finally show up in the plex web app. The server is listed on my phone and ipad, but it appears offline. I'm new to Linux,...
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How to connect to Home Server VPN when it is connected to a PIA VPN?

Current Setup I have recently set up a home server using a secondhand Dell PowerEdge 620. I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 and I'm planning to use it for a Plex Media server, Game servers, and ...
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Remove Metadata from Moviefiles with bash script

I have a movie library and wanted to remove all metadata saved in any movie file. Is there a bash batch script, that removes them automatically, so that I don't have to check for every existing file? ...
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Giving Plex Media Server Access to External EXFAT Drive on 19.10.1 RaspberryPi 4 4gb

Edit2 (SUCCESS): First off, thank you to all who responded! I got my Plex server working perfectly. I didn't get email notifications with updates to the question for some reason so I just checked and ...
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Windows 10 share no access

Attempting to move media from Windows 10 to Ubuntu folder on the same network. I created a share user name/password and can log into the server, but have no access to the folder from Windows. Image ...
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Software Raid 1 - Permission after creating

New to Ubuntu, just migrated over from FreeNas and working to get everything set back up. Currently have 2 x 4TB WD Reds set up as Raid 1 and am able to access them. My issue is the permission on the ...
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Plex keeps needing permission to update library on ubuntu server 18.04

So im still a ubuntu noob so im not very expirienced. I'm currently using plex and everytime i download something and transfer it to the right folder plex can't see the file but when i use chown or ...
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Plex can’t access secondary drive in Ubuntu 18.04

I am in the middle of setting my Dad up with a new computer (Asrock Deskmini) Ubuntu 18.04 and recreating the Plex media server on this one before Christmas. I added 2 internal drives to give him ...
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How do I get my Plex media server/Plex to find my external hard drive?

I will start off my saying I know there are many questions on this subject (just not my specific situation) and I thank you all for your help. Lets start from the beginning. I am brand new to ubuntu (...
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Plex is not seeing server built on docker

I have installed PLEX in a container. The server shows up as running but PLEX keeps searching for a server. I am extremely new to Linux Any help is appreciated. Posting docker-compose.yml version: "3....
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Folder with red and green arrows - what does this mean and why can't I see this in Files?

Does anyone know what these arrows mean and why I cannot see this folder in "Files" as a selectable folder? My media is loaded in my ZFS array here but I cannot see this folder to populate my Plex ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 and restored ZFS array but can’t see data

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 with a fresh install which is sitting on my SSD drive. I also have an existing array which I’m trying to get to. Installed ZFS and restored array (mordor) and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't sleep when WOL, wake-on: PUMB? Which option do I use?

My desktop is solely a PLEX server with no other apps running, and I want it to go to sleep after 15 mins of idle, and I want desktop to wake when someone connects to plex. 2 seconds after it goes to ...
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Can't Access Server (Plex) on Home Network

As the title says, I am trying to access my Plex server on my home network without success. I am port forwarding 22 and 32400 for Plex. I am able to SSH into the computer but that is as far as I am ...
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snap starts plexmediaserver service as root

I installed plex media server with snap. Now I realized that the service is running as root. Is this the normal behavior? Is there something like a config file for snap where I can change the user ...
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Plex used to work, but I can't find what I did before reinstalling my OS

I'm working on an old HP tower that seems to not like any of the updates being pushed by Ubuntu. So I am still running 16.04. A recent update broke my entire system and I had to reinstall my OS. Since ...
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Ubuntu server 18.04 periodically crashing

My server keeps periodically crashing and I am unable to figure out why. It never used to do it and has only happened since it has been moved into a data center. R clone and plex media server are on ...
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How do I set up a Single Application Kiosk in Ubuntu 18.04 (custom xsession .desktop)?

Does anyone know how to run Ubuntu 18.04 in Single-Application, or Kiosk mode, with direct boot to Application, without logging in or anything? I want to start Plex-Media-Player (like Kodi) directly ...
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DHCP Issues after simultaneous Plex/Pihole install Ubuntu 18.04

Usually my Google-Fu allows me to solve most issues with Linux after enough time, but this one has me stumped. I recently tried to install Pihole on my Plex box, which is running ubuntu 18.04.2. ...
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How do I flash RasPlex to an SD card from Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to install RasPlex for my Raspberry Pi 3. When I downloaded the file to flash, it came in a .bin file and the instructions are very weak. So I now have a .bin file and not a clue on how to ...
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Plex cannot view folders in /media/user/

I was followed this tutorial: https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-plex-media-server-ubuntu-18-04. And after setting the permissions to the media location \media\user\ plex is still unable to view ...
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Plex Server trying to fill my log with UPNP problems

Jan 14, 2019 19:37:44.921 [0x7fc5bbbff700] ERROR - SSDP: Error parsing device schema for http://10.20.1.10:8080/upnp This is what Plex Media Server puts in the log. I have an Unifi-network. PMS is on ...
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Need ownership of newly created file to automatically switch to me.

I'm creating a Plex server and adding the files to the server with a share drive. I add these files from a macbook onto the server computer. When I add them, the owner of the files becomes "nobody" ...
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E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 1 in source list [duplicate]

Hello most helpful humans. I have read endless other threads on this subject, and typed a myriad of commands in terminal, but have caused myself more trouble than benefit it seems. The problem is ...
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How to enable integrated GPU (with QSV) on Coffee Lake CPU in Ubuntu 18.x

I am so far unable to get Plex/ffmpeg to recognize the integrated GPU in my Core i7-8700 CPU. From my research it appears this is a common issue related to Coffee Lake CPUs, not just this specific ...
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Using Plex and Snap apps. Mounting issues

I have a drive mounting issue, and I think it has to do with the way Nautilus takes ownership of my mounted drives. I have an NTFS partition mounted in /media through /etc/fstab. In this ...
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Debugging RPC Authentication Error from showmount

I have an NFS server which exposes a couple of shares to the local network. It's been up and running for nearly the last year, and I've been using it just about every other day. Today, however, I ...
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Unable to install software from Atomic Toolkit - 18.04

Currently running a fresh install of 18.04 desktop. I used Atomic Toolkit to set up some software on 16.04 and it worked flawlessly however I'm running into some issue. When I try to install ...
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ufw application profile to allow for specific source ports

I have UFW and PlexMediaServer setup on my server. I have a UFW profile for PMS as so: [PlexMediaServer] title=Plex Media Server description=This opens up PlexMediaServer for http (32400), upnp, and ...
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Selective routing: how to route the traffic of specific ports through OpenVPN in Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS

My home LAN is organized as follows: DHCP is assigned by a (very) basic modem provided by my ISP (Modem). A server runs Plex Media Server (uid=plex, hereinafter: PMS) and Transmission (uid=debian-...
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Where do I mount a drive so that both Plex and FileBot can access it?

I have 2 drives in my machine that I want to use with Ubuntu. Ubuntu lives on a 256GB SSD and I would like to use a 4TB HHD for media storage and backups. I use Filebot to rename media and Plex as a ...
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130 GB Syslog files

I have the same issue as many in this forum with the syslog file becoming massive in my case it gets to 130 GB in a day, when I looked into the file with the tail command I fund continuous remote ...
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How do I access a shared volume from terminal?

I am attempting to use a shared hard disk(Ubuntu 17.04/Windows 10) with a Plex media server, running as a service on the Ubuntu distribution. However, it accesses the linux file system, and I cannot ...
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Plex Media Server won't start

Been trying to setup a plex server for the last 2 days. I initially had it up and running, but I rebooted, and now I can't get it start back up. Background: Running 16.04 32bit Had installed and set ...
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plex media server keeps asking me to install plex media server

I've installed plex media server, but it keeps asking me to install plex media server on its web interface: Apparently, it doesn't find some other component of itself, because it says "Looking for ...
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Migrating Server from 2tb drive to 3tb and MBR to GPT

I've spent 4 days on this and am ready to give up. I have a Plex Server on Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a 2 TB drive that's almost full. Goals: Clone all data to 3TB drive where I will then be using ...
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Plex and Newshosting/Couch Potato and SZBND

can someone assist me. I'm new to Linux and setting up nmy plex media Server. I have the following issues. I source movies from NH and some are playable in Plex and some are not. The playable ones ...
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Will a 3rd party repo update a manually installed package?

I've been using Plex for a while and when I first started there was no official repository to pull from and the 3rd party (not Ubuntu or Plex) PPAs were badly maintained. So I simply used wget and ...