A Media Server is a computer that stores and distributes different forms of media, often video. Use this tag for any questions about how to set up and use the Pi as a media-server.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Plex External HDD Input / Output Error

So I've been fighting with this for a couple days now and I haven't been able to find anything online that has fixed the situation. I have a Pi3 running Raspbian jessie with Plex media server ...
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Streaming iTunes Library from Raspberry Pi to AppleTV

I'm looking to replace an old computer with my Raspberry Pi. The computer is running Windows 7 and iTunes so that I can share my media library and at the same time stream movies, videos, and music to ...
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High amperage power supply/powered hub [closed]

I want to build a media center and I have got all I need except a power supply/hub to run it. My components are: RPi 2 B (FAQ says 1.8A) External HDD (up to 1A as it is attached via 2 USB ports) ...
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Problem with DLNA video streaming

I have a raspberry model B (the first one) and it acts as a DLNA server through my local network. A few days ago I tried to watch a film streamed by the rasp, it was full hd and sometimes it used to ...
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Minidlna doesn't refresh files

I have Minidlna installed, configured and it's working almost perfectly. Whenever I download a video file from a website using IceWeasel and video is saved to my minidlna share folder that file isn't ...
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Using the Raspberry Pi as a web server and plex media server

I have setup a nginx webserver operating on a static IP address in my home. While connected to my network at home I can connect to my website by going to the Pi's IP Address in the browser. However, I ...
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Will this setup be sufficient for a HTPC

I currently have a raspberry Pi 2B with a 64GB Lexar USB 3.0 jumpdrive, it's already pretty fast, but I'm wondering if I can bypass some of the bottlenecks in the system by using te x600 expansion ...
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How to determine the problem in HDD reconnection?

I have setup my raspberry as my media streamer server using minidlna. I have also auto-mounted the HDD using its UUID. It works but I have notice from time to time, the drive gets disconnected and ...
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What is the most up to date way to mirror media on my android phone to RP connected to TV?

I have been googling this for an hour or so and I'm finding a lot of old information such as Android Transporter (I can't even seem to find if this is released yet) What is the most up to date way to ...
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Share only one drive on my network

I currently have my Pi available on my home network so I can access the file system via Finder on my Mac (I used some instructions to set this up, might have been these: ...
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Broadcast from eyetv to a Raspberry Pi

I have an eyetv setup and I made it work with VLC. Now I need to stream the VLC content to a Respberry Pi. I have tried many options: I used livstreamer but I couldn't get VLC to broadcast HLS(VOD) ...
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Running wireless access server where the server is node.js

I have created web server on raspberry pi using Node.js. I can access that server on my local network using ethernet cabel, but I would like to make nodejs server of wireless access point. I have ...
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XBMC w/WD MyCloud (NAS) [closed]

Has anyone ever done this? or is it possible. Right now I have my WD MyCloud (It's a network attached storage) hooked up to my ASUS Wireless router, im able to stream video via DLNA to an XBOX ONE. ...
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Where to put heat sinks on Raspberry Pi?

I currently have the Raspberry Pi Model B. I got some three heatsinks, one large two small (the large is about the size of the Broadcom chip, small is the ethernet/usb(?) chip). I use my raspberry pi ...
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How to get remote controlled raspberry pi to play music/video out of its OWN speakers

In the past I have in the past created a NAS which I can use to play music through my PC or phone. I would, now like to make a media centre with a raspberry pi (B rev 2) which will be able to play ...
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Samba shows an extra shared folder

After a fresh install of Samba I added these lines to the /etc/samba/smb.conf file: [Media] comment = Media Folder path = /media valid users = @users force group = users create mask = 0660 directory ...
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Installing a music server on raspbian, no stand alone

I would like to install a music server that can play music stored on a HDD, and that offers a Web GUI accessible from a smartphone. That sounds like Volumio, Raspify & co, but I would like this ...
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Raspberry pi 2 - Multi purpose > Media center + other task

I would like to know if it is possible to use the raspberry pi 2 plugged on my tv so that it is always running a fullscreen app like xbmc or plex media theater, and in the same time be able to connect ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 ITX motherboard conversion

I am planning on building a new media center unit using a Raspberry Pi 2 however I have some specific requirements: Unit requires an RPi base-board like the fairywren Need to connect 3+ SATA devices ...
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Raspberry Pi as music proxy

The goal of the project is to use the raspberry pi as a proxy for local devices (particular smartphones) to let them play their music on a stereo. A requirement is a high responsiveness. Playing media ...
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Rpi+, OpenElec, 64gb micro SD and PiDAC+

I have an Raspberry Pi+ that I bought to use as a music server. Initially I tried using a 64gb micro SD card (San Disk Ultra 64 GB Class 10) as a storage medium but that didn't work, so I used an 8gb ...
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Unable to share attached hard drive with samba

I've been looking at a number of different tutorials for sharing my attached external hard drive over my network, and can't seem to get any to work. Currently I have /home/pi accessible from my ...
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universal media server on RasPi

Regarding one of my previous questions about minidlna (found here miniDLNA & srt files) I want to know If (an how) I can install UMS (Universal Media Server) on a raspi. I also wonder if it can ...
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Web Client for Raspbian MiniDLNA

I installed and set up MiniDLNA on my Pi/Raspbian and it is working absolutely fine. However, I thought of a web client for it so that I can run it on the Pi and play the media from anywhere with a ...
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Hosting NAS, a sql database, and streaming to chromecast all over a home network

First of all sorry if this isn't the right type of question for here, but I didn't know where else to ask. I have raspberry pi that I've worked with before (although not that extensively) but I'll ...
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Access external HD formatted as Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) from Windows PC

Hi Knowledgeable Interneters! This question has probably been answered somewhere before but i'm an RPi noob and apparently can't figure out the right search terms to find what i'm looking for. I've ...
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Use GPIO to turn on external hard drive ONLY when needed

I have a Pi that is set-up with miniDlna for playing media to my tv and a samba server for a NAS set-up. My pi is connected to an external hard-drive that is actually just a hard drive enclosure; it ...
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For media streaming, is WiFi on Raspberry Pi compulsory?

I will connect ethernet cable from my modem+router to Raspberry Pi. And I will connect external HDDs etc to RPi via a powered USB hub. Now if I want to stream media from the connected HDD, does the ...
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XBMC Performance

I want to transform my PI into a media center with XBMC. Should I use an SD class 10 card or a USB stick to get the best performance out of it?
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MiniDLNA performance issue

I've set up my Pi with minidlna. My PS3 sees it and I can play media files of most sort. There are a few minor performance issues though. Playing video is sometimes a bit choppy (which I can live ...
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Speed up samba media performance

I have my RPi media server setup using an external HDD mounted using ntfs-3g (ntfs formatted needs to mount on windows) and Samba to share the drive in the network. Currently, I have 1 client (MacBook ...
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Can you make a high-power NAS from a Raspberry Pi?

I am completely new to Raspberry Pi, and don't know a lot about it. My knowledge on hardware, software and programming (except for basic Python) is also very limited. However, I read you can make a ...
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Why can't OMXplayer display streamed movies well?

I am running a comparison on a 720p HD video of running it directly: omxplayer Shame.mkv and off of a vlc server configured like so: new channel1 broadcast enabled setup channel1 input ...
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Mounting afp shares as non-interactive user

I am trying to run a music streaming server (squeezebox) on my rPi running raspbian from a network volume mounted with the afp protocol. The disk lives on an Apple Time Capsule. (I have seen thread ...
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RaspBMC not Samba sharing

I have 2 Pis. One a headless webserver running Raspbian and the other running RaspBMC. The Raspbian Pi happily shares out with Samba, but despite being able to see the RaspBMC Pi, I cannot get to the ...
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How to Stream Media from Raspberry Pi to iphone/ipad/android?

I've just recently bought a Raspberry Pi with a preinstalled Raspbian 16gb SD Card. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble installing stuff on it, as sometimes the mouse+keyboard combo doesn't work with ...
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Power USB Hub from “Mains to USB” adapter

I'm thinking of building myself a small media center using a RasPi, but 2 USB ports doesn't seem enough to me. So I will need a USB Hub. I still don't know exactly what devices will be plugged on it ...
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Raspbmc UI flickering, virtually unusable

I just got Raspbmc up and running on my TV...except that it is flickering like crazy. It's flickering so bad, the skin almost looks like complete noise. I can make out the text in the menus, and ...
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Create a connected speaker with a Pi without a hard drive?

I would like to build some "connected speakers" with a Raspberry Pi and an amplifier attached to standard hi-fi speakers (the ones I have have 4 ohms of impedance, about 50W, but I don't need the full ...
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Prioritizing I/O for media playback

I have noticed that I cannot possibly play back a 1080p video from XBMC while something else is going on, e.g. a Samba transfer. Is there a simple way to set up my Raspberry Pi server (or just XBMC) ...
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Should I buy a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I'm looking for a tiny computer that allows me to create my own media center, but also allows me to code something with it. Should I buy a RPi or are there alternatives?
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How to make shairport play nicely with mpd?

Building a media server on the Pi using MPD it would be nice id shairport could be used to override the currently running mpd stream just like it does not AppleTV. To do that, I'm trying to use the ...
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How can I share videos to my AppleTV using the Raspi? [closed]

Currently I am using my AppleTV together with my iTunes library on my Mac. That's fine, but it would be even better if I could use my Raspi to serve the media. I could just mount a share from the ...
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XBMC Rasberry Pi media center with harddrive?

My parents have been looking for a small/portable media center. They have a wireless router and an old problematic Dell personal computer. I have a ton of movies that my parents would like to be able ...
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Is it possibly to have my pi play videos stored on my external hard drive?

im very new to all this, and i want to know if its possibly to have my raspberry pi play movies and such that i have stored on a WD My passport 500GB External Hard Drive. ive mounted the hard drive i ...
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Video server for PS3

I am totally new to Raspberry Pi, and media servers - I do have experience with Debian command line though. Is it possible to make a Raspberry Pi have a local folder that can be shared as some sort ...
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Looking for a low-power, low-footprint WiFi solution

I am working on turning my Pi into a "Car-puter," and will be using one of the Pi-specific XBMC images (Xbian, Raspbian, perhaps OpenELEC). I would like to use the XBMC Android Remote app to be able ...
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Trying to connect to shairplay from itunes

I have successfully connected to shairplay on windows from ITunes on a MacBook Air. I have compiled and installed shairport on the PI and ran it as a service. But even after restarting the MacBook, I ...
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Playing around with servers

I want to get some hands on knowledge with linux servers (sine the last internship I applied for, required some experience with linux servers, but I had none), and I'm wondering if the RPi would give ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi be used as a media center?

I am looking for a simple solution to play videos and music stored on my NAS. I've found the Raspberry Pi and projects like OpenElec and RaspBMC which will run XMBC on the board. My problem is that ...