ARM Pi Media Server Installer Images Download Page

raspberry-pi-clipart-media-installerI have been practicing bash scripting and forked Igor’s micro server installer. Tons of media server related software has been added to make setting up your Linux home media server very convenient. It works on Ubuntu 14.04 and later so Debian Wheezy and Jessie are supported too.

The HTPC Guides Media Server Installer works on 32-bit and 64-bit systems as well as ARM CPU architectures. I request that you do not release images including the installer without my permission. Officially released Media Server Installer images for ARM architectures are available here: Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi and Orange Pi PC and Orange Pi Plus.

Pi Unit
Processor
RAM
RAM Bus
Network
WiFi
USB
SATA
Cost
Raspberry Pi 3
1.2 GHz ARMv8
Quad Core
1 GB DDR2
450 MHz
100 Mbit
Yes
4
No
$35
Raspberry Pi 2
900 MHz ARMv7
Quad Core
1 GB DDR2
450 MHz
100 Mbit
No
4
No
$35.00
Raspberry Pi
700 MHz ARMv6
Single Core
512 MB SDRAM
400 MHz
100 Mbit
No
4
No
$25
Banana Pi
1 GHz ARMv7
Dual Core
1 GB DDR3
432 MHz
Gigabit
No
2
Yes
$36.99
Banana Pi Pro
1 GHz ARMv7
Dual Core
1 GB DDR3
432 MHz
Gigabit
Yes
2
Yes
$45.00

What is the HTPC Guides Installer?

I like to automate things and make life convenient and efficient. I dislike manual, repetitive work so I forked Igor’s installer and added a bunch of media server packages that can be autoinstalled on your Pi device.

htpc-guides-installer-new-2016

Software
Purpose
Credentials
Login/Password
Port
Plex Media Server
Streaming your media collection
none
32400
NZBGet
Usenet Downloader
nzbget:tegbzn6789
6789
Sabnzbd
Usenet Downloader
none
8080
Transmission
BitTorrent Client
transmission:transmission
9091
SickRage
Periodic Show Assistant
none
8081
CouchPotato
Feature Length Video Assistant
none
5050
Mylar
Comic finder
none
8090
Headphones
Audo file finder
none
8181
Sonarr
Periodic Show Assistant
none
8989
Jackett
Add custom torrents
none
9117
HTPC Manager
Managing Services
none
8085
vsftpd
FTP Server
pi/htpcguides
21
SAMBA
Sharing files over network
pi/htpcguides
none
NFS
Sharing files
pi/htpcguides
none
Webmin
Administer server
pi/htpcguides
10000
nginx
Reverse Proxy
none
80

The Pi Images

This section contains download links for all of the prepared Debian images I’ve made for the Pi devices.

Every image is headless meaning it is meant to be used without a monitor. You control everything via SSH. You can of course install a desktop environment if you require one using apt-get.

You download the image zip, unpack the img and write it to your SD card.

After writing the image, you can use the installer, quick start guide is at the bottom of this post.

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The keyboard layout is US for the images, it is recommended you use an SSH tool like Putty to access the Pi devices to avoid any keyboard layout issues like typing in the wrong password.

Raspberry Pi Images

Remember to expand your SD card after flashing with raspi-config!

Media Server Installer Version

Original post here, this image works on the Raspberry Pi Model B+, Pi 2 and Pi 3.

Pre-installed Software Versions

These versions do not contain the installer itself, original post for details here

The Plex Media Server Image is here as well with forced transcoding already enabled

Banana Pi Media Server Images

This section will be updated with Armbian specific images.

Additional details about LeMaker Banana Pi specific instructions are here

Currently available images are Armbian with HTPCGuides Installer and Armbian Plex Media Server with Transcoding enabled

Orange Pi Media Server Images

Unit
CPU
Cores
RAM
Bus
USB
SATA
Network
Wifi
BT
Price
Orange Pi PC
1.6 GHz
4
1 GB
600 MHz
3
No
100 Mbit
No
No
$15.00
Orange Pi Mini 2
1.6 GHz
4
1 GB
600 MHz
4
No
100 Mbit
No
No
$25.00
Orange Pi
1 GHz
2
1 GB
480 MHz
4
Yes
1 Gbit
Yes
No
$35.00
Orange Pi 2
1.6 GHz
4
1 GB
600 MHz
4
No
100 Mbit
Yes
No
$30.00
Orange Pi Plus
1.6 GHz
4
1 GB
600 MHz
4
Yes
1 Gbit
Yes
Yes
$39.99

This section contains images for the Orange Pi Plus and Orange Pi PC.

The excellent Armbian now supports the Orange Pi devices and images will be uploaded for the Orange Pi Plus.

The original Orange Pi Plus post

The original Orange Pi PC post

General Instructions for HTPC Guides Media Server Installer

Switch to root if you are not already running as root.

sudo -i

Enter the HTPC Guides installer

cd /root/HTPCGuides

Make sure the HTPC Guides installer is up to date

sudo git pull

Execute the installer

sudo bash install.sh

Some required components will be installed, then you will be shown the installer menu.

Choose only one item to install by pushing the Space bar key.

Then click Tab to get to the Install button and press Enter.

You must be careful to enter users that exist when you are prompted and proper port numbers (i.e. not text but numbers)

HTPC Guides installer Main screen 2

For each program you will be prompted for the user to run the program as, this must be a user that exists or the installer will exit. You should make sure the user has permissions for the directory you will be storing your media files.

Make sure you exit sudo mode when you are done, this is necessary to run Ubooquity for the first time

exit

Plex will run on any ARMv7 device but will not run on the Raspberry Pi B+ and earlier models. After installing Plex, you will probably need to fix the server is not powerful enough error.

I consider the installer in beta though it is has been thoroughly tested.