Plex Media Server on Open Media Vault

I've recently started using Plex Media Server to handle most media streaming duties around the house. I run in on Open Media Vault 0.5.x. At the time of writing Open Media Vault is based on Debian (Squeeze) 6.0.

Plex Media Server

Anyway, it turns out that installing Plex Media Server on Open Media Vault is super simple thanks to the hard work of Christian Svedin who has packaged everything and made it available via an apt repository.

sudo apt-get install curl
echo "deb http://shell.ninthgate.se/packages/debian squeeze main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
curl http://shell.ninthgate.se/packages/shell-ninthgate-se-keyring.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plexmediaserver

The instructions above also work for Debian Wheezy, just change squeeze to wheezy in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list.

When the install is complete point your browser at Plex/Web, for example:

  • http://plex.example.org:32400/web

Replace plex.example.org with your Plex Media Server hostname/ip address.

If you have PlexPass then head over to the Preview Releases for Debian and download and install the latest .deb.

Plex Clients

I use the Plex Client for Android on phone and tablet, a Roku 2 XS in the lounge and Roku 2 LT in the bedroom.

I've sucessfully tested Plex Home Theatre on Ubuntu 12.04 and Raspbmc with the PleXBMC plug-in on Raspberry Pi.

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