Plex Media Server on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 has been a roller coaster. Originally a chroot was required and discoveredy by Francis on his bitbucket guide. Then thanks to uglymagoo on the Plex forum it was very easy to install Plex using the Synology armv7 package. Now with the Plex ReadyNAS package transcoding is enabled by default and is the package uglymagoo’s repository uses … I'm curious
I 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.
Linux systems make solid home media servers. Like all servers, services can stop or crash for one reason or another. If you use Monit to monitor your Linux Home Media Server you can have these services restarted automatically when there is a small kink in your system. You can get email alerts too if a service is going down. This may not be super critical but … I'm curious
Monitoring Linux systems securely is important for home media server management. Use Monit to monitor your media server services and send email alerts if things have gone wrong. I personally use secure Monit on my web servers and media servers with https so nobody can sniff my password. Monit has a very powerful configuration syntax that allows a flexible way to monitor the health of … I'm curious
NTFS-3G allows you to read NTFS formatted hard drives on Linux systems. This is a huge convenience for users who wish to use their hard drives on both Windows and Linux systems. There are ext4 wrappers for Windows that allow you to read hard drives formatted with ext4. There is a performance hit with the older ntfs-3g (see these benchmarks). While newer ntfs-3g versions … I'm curious
Linux systems make excellent media servers. Since Plex Media Server has been unofficially available on the Raspberry Pi 2, Banana Pi and other ARMv7 devices, some users have wanted to monitor the service and restart it automatically.
Looking for a minimal Ubuntu or Debian distro for your $15 Orange Pi PC NAS? This post contains Debian Jessie and Ubuntu Vivid images – eventually there will be a build your own Orange Pi PC image guide too. This image is made possible by loboris on the Orange Pi forum and his thread he posted containing many desirable images. The Orange Pi PC is … I'm curious