I New to Raspberry PI (and I have a Raspberry Pi 2) and have Raspbian running on it.
- Is it possible to install Plex Media Server?
- If not is there a better way of using it to stream media?
You can use Uglymagoo website to download his port! It just works!
Here is the original place where it appeared.
I actually discovered through here:
I didn't change locales or anything.
history, what I did type was the below:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https wget -O - https://dev2day.de/pms/dev2day-pms.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
Are you running wheezy or jessie? Use
cat /etc/*-release and download the appropriate!
echo "deb https://dev2day.de/pms/ wheezy main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pms.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install plexmediaserver
Add plex to you group! (mine is
MYGROUP=$USER sudo usermod -a -G $MYGROUP plex sudo service plexmediaserver restart
On a note I've read that Uglymagoo is not updating the Wheezy repository anymore, but at the moment everything is working.
You can get the Plex client for Raspberry at RasPlex which is optimised for rendering playback but it will also play video via any HTML5 enabled browser via the WebGUI.
Server for Raspberry Pi 3
Now with the Raspberry 3 we have an option of running a Plex server. There are no official arm packages but you can download pre-built Plex server packages. Please follow one of these two guides.
Server Raspberry Pi 2,1
Unfortunately, on older Pi's even if you got it running on the Pi the best you could do is DirectPlay or DirectStream. And you have would have some bandwidth issues depending on how you were storing the files.
Transcoding of any kind will be terrible because the is no GPU pass-through support.. .and it would only support x264 (which is majority of the case so its not that bad, but there is no support)
I'm not familiar with the Plex Media Center, so the question is: what special things does the (partly closed) Plex Media Server do...?
but with RasPlex there is a special Plex Home Theater port for the Raspberry Pi.
Nevertheless I would advise you to install OSMC, XBian or any other version of Raspbian/Debian and then you can use the usual (standardized and open source) tools, protocols and services to interact with nearly every media center (most of them are anyway based on Kodi like Plex)!