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Questions tagged [plex]

Questions about Plex media server

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headless Ubuntu 18.04 server: unable to connect to webmin and plex from LAN remote PC + issue with samba

I am a complete newbie with ubuntu. I successfully installed Webmin and plex. yet I cannot connect to their webpage from my local PC. I checked everything: SSL = 0 in the Webmin config file; UFW is ...
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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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providing access to all applications and services my vm shared folder

I was setting up a media server in ubuntu server running inside a vm. I installed docker in it and set up everything from sonarr, radarr, torrent client,plex, etc and after installing everything i ...
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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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Not able to access nextcloud, plex, emby via internet

I am new to networking. This is my settings. I have installed Ubuntu 18.0.4 LTS, i5 prcssor, Installed Nextcloud through snap ; accessing port 444 Installed Plex ; accessing port 32400 Installed ...
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How to browse localhost of a remote Ubuntu server

I am trying to install a Plex server on Ubuntu server 18.04, I need to access localhost to finish the setup, I can’t access it over the domain name or ip. What do I do?
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Diagnosing a service not starting on reboot (plexmediaserver)

I'm trying to figure out why a couple of my services aren't starting up at reboot. Once the system is up and running, I can run the service without issue. /var/log/error.log Nov 16 04:01:33 Ubuntu ...
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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 remotely access my Plex Server?

I am new to using Ubuntu 16.04 after only using Windows for years. Ok it seems it may be a DNS type issue. I can override my DNS but, I don’t know what I need to put into the boxes to do so? I did try ...
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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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Plex media server on Raspberry pi zero w not working

I'm trying to install Plex media server on my raspberrypi zero w and i keep getting this error: plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server for Linux Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/...
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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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Plex libraries gone

Recently when I opened the Plex web app, the server wasn't detected. I then logged into the server's web app directly using the ip:32400. It said that the server was unclaimed so I claimed it and now ...
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Plex server is causing network to stop working?

I'm fairly new to linux but I've been trying to improve my knowledge by working with it. I have a Plex server and a LAMP server on an old computer I have running Ubuntu Server 18.04. I was having ...
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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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Problem copying Plex data files from a windows pc to Plex on ubuntu server

I have a plex media server on windows which i want to migrate the data to Ubuntu Server. I have copied the Plex data files from windows onto a hard drive on the ubuntu server. Now I would like to ...
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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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plex media server says looking for server

i have ubuntu 14.04 installed on VPS and i succeeded to install plex media server but when in the web interface it's says 'looking for servers' and askes me to install it again , also where should i ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 usb drive only available after opening in Nautilus

I'm running a vanilla install of Ubuntu 16.04. There's a USB drive that I want to access through Plex but it's not available to Plex (the media server is unable to access files) until I have manually ...
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Not able to install plex media server on 16.04

I have problems with installing the plex media server on Ubuntu 16.04 (i386). This is what I get when I run the plexmediaserver.service: ● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server for Linux ...
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How to resolve conflicting distributions in apt-get

When doing an apt-get update/upgrade I see that warning W: Conflicting distribution: https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public InRelease (expected public but got ) I was upgrading to Ubuntu Zesty 17....
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Plex icon for Google Chrome in Launcher

Ubuntu 16.04x64 Chrome Version 57.0.2987.133 (64-bit) Plex Version 3.2.1 Google Chrome works as expected until I open the Plex Launcher app. Once I have opened the Plex Launcher (which opens the ...
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Can't extract plex channels on lubuntu

I installed lubuntu on a dust-old machine of mine to use it as a plex server. I'm trying to add privatae channels to my server but the OS doesnt let me extract the needed entry:(../var/lib/...
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Ubuntu 16.04((HyperV)-very large file in /tmp,keeps growing at about 1GB/h-large CPU and network load while system is idle

I'm ICT coördinator at a high school and I'm running a Plex server on an Ubuntu 16.04 machine in VMware. This one runs flawlessly. However, we're moving our servers to a data center, so I'm setting ...
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Permission issues about Plex Media Server

I have a problem with the Plex Media Player. Plex can not see media files placed inside the external HDD folders. Theoretically it would be a permission problem. I can not change the permissions. I ...
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Directory not there after creation

I'm getting my feet wet in linux and command line starting with Ubuntu Server 16.04 on my media server. I'm having an issue where I create a directory and then it's not there I think. This is what ...
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Error when trying to start plex

When running: sudo service plexmediaserver start I receive this error: ~$ sudo service plexmediaserver start Job for plexmediaserver.service failed because the control process exited with error ...
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Noob Setting up plex on 16.04 LTS

I'm coming from a plex setup on windows 7. I had 4 external USB hard drives with all my media on them. I just got an HP ML10v2 and immediately installed 16.04 LTS. I then took my external drives ...
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Trouble Installing Plex Media Server

Tried to Install Using Terminal directions from webpage. I have installed many programs in the past before. I have used Plex on previous installs of Ubuntu on this machine. I recently upgraded to 16....
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Unable to start PlexMediaserver service

My plexmediaserver.service looks as per following. [Unit] Description=Plex Media Server for Linux After=network.target [Service] Environment="...
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Ubuntu 16.10 can't get anything to work not Steam, nor Plex, and not updates [closed]

Steam wont start, plex doesn't install and the updates make an 389 admin error. I'm not a Ubuntu savvy, yet, have had it less then a year so I don't understand it all. But have been reading Internet ...
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Plex won't list my home folder, yet I tried everything

I tried this but it didn't work. I have plex running. I have a folder /home/lucas/Downloads which is owned by lucas and its group is lucas. I added plex to that group and here's the ls -la inside /...
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Plex Media Server Working on Ubuntu

Does anyone know how to get Plex Media Server to work with Ubuntu?
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Can't uninstall/install Plex Server from Ubuntu Server 16.04

I had Plex Server running and for some reason decided to uninstall to reinstall but now I keep getting errors when trying to reinstall it. This is what I get when I try: Created symlink from /etc/...
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Anybody have a link to Plex debian package pre v1

I found many issues with the new plex, and I see there is a major revision change and I'd like to revert. From what I read, they deleted the repo and all I can find is old windows version of Plex. ...
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Plex client can't find server, goes to relay mode

I have just installed Plex Media on my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04. No other devices on my network can see it. Both my Rokus and my windows 10 PC go to Relay Mode. In this mode, playback is so slow as ...
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Plex media server trustworthy? [closed]

I just installed plex media server from the .deb package. As soon as it finished, I was able see my server's host name pop up on their web site at which point I could browse the entire file system! ...
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Plex media server, media location

I have installed plex media server plexmediaserver_1.1.3.2700-6f64a8d_amd64.deb on Ubuntu Desktop 16.04LTS 64bit. The web app works when I place media in /var/lib/plexmediaserver as per the default ...
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Are all my ports closed?

I was having trouble getting remote connections to Plex Server to work. Now I have noticed that, using tools such as canyouseeme.org, none of my services can be accessed remotely. I ran "netstat -plnt"...
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how Install plex medi server on 16.04

I got a recurrent error Setting up plexmediaserver (1.0.0.2261-a17e99e) ... OK Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/plexmediaserver.service to /lib/systemd/system/...