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Questions tagged [media-server]

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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Sharing network drive with raspberry pi

I'm considering the purchase of this external hard-drive to mount on my raspberry pi : src : https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements-Desktop-External-Drive/dp/B00JT8AJZ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=...
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How to turn Pi into media centre

This is a new topic for me. I would like to connect my Pi 3 to the TV, and be able to watch shows through it. From what I've read OSMC must be installed. Is it correct that OSMC is an operating system ...
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Minidlna media not showing on all clients

I wonder if anyone could help with this minidlna issue i an observing. I'm usng a pi3 model b as a samba and minidlna server, and on the whole it is configured and working correctly. the problem I ...
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Motioneye OS ok in local network but not on Internet

I have been experimenting with Motioneye OS, Raspberry (1st version) and the 3$ camera you can connect to the IO pins. My goal is to create a basic surveillance system for my house that is connected ...
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Is it possible to use PLEX Media Server on the Pi?

I have a rather extensive media library on my windows 10 PC spread across 3x 6TB Ironwolf drives. Is it possible to use PLEX Media Server on the Pi and have it specifically serve the media from the ...
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Not able to start the Plex Media Server on my Raspberry 3 anymore

I currently have the problem, that my Plex Media Server, which is set up on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, cannot be started. When I hit sudo service plexmediaservice status, I get the following error: pi@...
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RPI Amazon Kinesis Video Streams

I was trying to follow the step in the tutorial below : https://aws.amazon.com/kinesis/video-streams/raspberry-pi-tutorial/ I am stuck at step 5 of "Install Software Prerequisites": Basically, I am ...
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Upnp for Rpi zero w with pi cam

I am trying to implement the upnp on my RPI ip cam. The goal is to make it portable so I can use it anywhere (with just the wifi SSID and pwd) without having to port forward everytime I have to deal ...
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collaborative music creation + online interpreter for sonic-pi

I would like to create an online interpreter that can be used to run sonic-pi. The goal of this being to allow people to collaboratively control the sandbox environment to create music with sonic-pi ...
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How intensive is hostapd to run?

Some background to the question: A few weeks ago I set up a media server on my Pi 2 using minidlna, it was connected to my home network and could stream 720p 60fps video very well. I did, however, ...
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Media server with a 3.5 inch hard drive

Would it be possible to use an adapter such as this to connect a 3.5 inch internal (SATA) hard drive to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? I'd like the Pi to act as a media server for my local network, but I ...
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Raspberry Pi case ventilation necessary?

I have a Pi 3 B+ that I am using as a portable media server, and it can get quite warm. I need a case for it, and I have been looking at a few, however very few of them have any sort of ventilation. ...
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I need help trying to set up a media centre on my pi, I think I have an issue with my usb adapter

I have been trying to set up my Pi 2 as a portable media centre so it can stream to VLC on my iPhone on the go. I have been following this tutorial: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=...
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Slim distro for media server with least battery consumption [closed]

I want to create a portable media server using Raspberry Pi Zero W running on LiPo battery. Steps will include installing minidlna, dhcp server, hostapd. I have fair knowledge of these things and can ...
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Can the raspberry pi work as a chromecast?

I've saw great configurations with the raspberry used as a media center but no matter what I tried I cant get it to work as a chromecast. Is there a specific distro for this purpose?
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How do I set maximum number of simultaneous downloads on Transmission server

I have a transmission server set up as an addon for LibreELEC, which is installed on my Raspberry Pi 3. I downloaded it from this repo by a member on the LibreELEC forums. I can access this server on ...
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Streaming RTSP feed over DLNA

I have a 'smart' TV that has a very limited set of functions, one of them being it can stream videos from any DLNA server on the LAN. I have an RTSP stream on the network that I would like to view on ...
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Need help giving Plex media server permission to access external NTFS drive from raspberry pi 3

I am running the Plex media server on my raspberry pi 3 (Raspbian Jessie). My media is mounted on the RPI3 from an external NTFS drive. I'm accessing my Plex media server from my laptop remotely. ...
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Use Pi as DLNA server and serve media from NAS

I have an old NAS (Xtreamer eTrayz) which does not have DLNA server. It is not supported anymore (the manufacturer does not exist, there is no community, all download links are broken), and I can't ...
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Raspberry pi dome light with relay

I have an after market media/LCD screen which hooks up to my dome light. I want to hook up my raspberry pi through HDMI. I'm going to 3D print a case to sit along side my LCD media player. My goal is ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B will not read SD Card

I have a new Raspberry Pi 3 and wanted to download OMV onto it, however, I can not get the Pi to read my SD card. I have two different SD cards that I have tried but the ACT light never turns on. ...
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How can I solve the Plex error, 'The server “SubhensHmSvr” is unavailable'?

I have installed Plex on my Pi 3 using https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-plex-server/ The installation works fine and able to get onto Plex. But when I am trying to access Plex and connect to ...
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Trying to run plex media server on Raspberry Pi

Hi I'm trying to run Plex on my Raspberry Pi 1st gen rev B, but it does not seem to be starting. I have followed this guide and looked at others that look the same and can't see what the issue is. It ...
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Webmin: Possible Disconnect due to Perl

So, basically, after experimenting with making my Raspberry Pi a Minecraft server. I've thought about it and I also discovered I have a 1TB external USB hard-drive, and so I now I want to turn my RB-...
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Using a Raspberry as on-boot auto media player from USB over HDMI to TV, changing files from network

There's a TV where I work, and we show products videos to the clients, so I was wondering if we could connect a Raspberry to the TV, and change the files on the USB Drive from the network, over WIFI, ...
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Getting error when trying to install Plex on my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi I am trying to get Plex Media Server to work on my Raspberry Pi 3 and receiving the following error when i type in this command: sudo nano /etc/default/plexmediaserver response: GNU nano 2.7.4 ...
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Plex server Pi Freezes frequently

I am running my Pi as a plex server with 2 Hdd mounted. There are good days and bad days, my Pi will just freeze up and I cannot reset it. I have tried putting in a new memory card, checking the ...
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Curl Error when installing Plex Media Server on RPI 3

I followed a guide for installing Plex Media Server on Raspbian on YouTube. In the guide it was successful but when I tried to execute in on my own RPI 3 it didn't work. See the terminal output below: ...
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Play movies found on USB stick on boot

I'd like to connect a RPi2 to an old TV (via composite) and use it as media player. With a plugged USB stick containing movies (avi files, DivX or other formats, etc.), I would like the RPi to auto-...
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Raspberry Pi + router + USB port sharing for file transfer in network?

Is it possible, to turn A Raspberry Pi into a router and share USB port into network and access on network of Pi?
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Will a Raspberry Pi 3 work with a 5tb Fat32 Hdd

I have a hdd that I have been using as a media device on several different platforms. It is formatted to fat32 and my windows computer only recognizes 3out of 5 tb and will not let me add more. My mac ...
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Pi as a Storage Server [closed]

I would like to do the following: Some media content like video, audio, image, pdf e.t.c... should be stored on a Raspberry Pi 3. More than one smartphone is connected to the Pi through a Wi-Fi ...
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How to set up audio multicast on Raspberry Pi

I have Raspberry Pi 3. I would like to setup an audio multicast server on the Raspberry Pi (i.e. I would like the rendezvous point to be on the Raspberry Pi). How can I achieve that?
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UPnP control point with ruby

I get this error - RuntimeError: eventmachine not initialized: evma_connect_to_server RPi3 with gmediarender-resurrect Using this library and following the basic instructions irb(main):001:0> ...
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How to setup a Raspberry Pi to make media files of hard drive available everywhere?

What I want I would like to use a Raspberry Pi 3 attached to my home router to make available a hard drive with a bunch of media files (pictures and videos) to all my devices. (kind of a homemade ...
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Cannot mount USB HD ext4 on RPi 3

I am pretty new to Raspberry Pi and I am trying to permanently mount an external HD. I am running Raspian on a Pi 3. I have installed Plex and intend to use this drive, which already contains my ...
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How do I get Pi3 + Plex Media server to recognize my attached USB storage device?

I cannot get Plex to recognize or read my directory when pointing it to my attached storage device. Plex doesn't see the folder or contents of the drive. I have attempted to change permissions of the ...
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Is a raspberry Pi suitable for running as a music bot on discord?

Excuse my etiquette in advance if I make a mistake from the rules this is my first time on StackExchange. My Raspberry Pi is a little outdated a Pi 2B but it does tasks it is asked. My main question ...
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apt-get install fails to install OpenMediaVault - php5-pam dependency not available

While installing Open Media Vault following instructions on https://forum.htpcguides.com/Thread-Installing-OpenMediaVault-on-Pi3 or http://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php/Thread/5302-Howto-install-...
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Raspberry pi does not show up in bubbleupnp

After following this post - http://blog.scphillips.com/posts/2013/07/playing-music-on-a-raspberry-pi-using-upnp-and-dlna-revisited/ Raspberry pi would not show up in the bubbleupnp rendered list. ...
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Is this good for a Chinese-language media center?

I’ve used a Windows PC as part of my entertainment center since before “HTPC” was a thing and finding a suitable keyboard-and-pointer required explaining what I was trying to do. Now I have a TV wall ...
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Error installing dependencies of openmediavault

I am trying to install openmediavault on my raspbian jessie, but I keep getting the below error , even though I have tried with --fix-missing. $ sudo apt-get install openmediavault -y --force-yes ...
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Two instances raspberry

I'm wondering, does raspberry has the possibility to run two instances? With two instances i mean, two separated os's, so i can output to two tvs and have one raspberry controlling my whole media ...
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Is there any way to stream music from an RPi2 to an iPhone/iPod/iPad/Other Device from off the network? Like a Plex server, but just for music

I have an 8GB iPhone 5C, and iOS takes up so much storage I only have 5 of that 8 available to me at any given time. I use apps that take up a lot of storage on said device, but I'd like to listen to ...
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UPNP white noise using gmediarenderer

I've set up a home media server using gmediarenderer on a Raspberry Pi that I connect to using Kinsky. This was mostly set up using this guide. Most of the time, things work fine - I can queue up ...
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OSMC- Problem only with music playback

I made a nice mediacenter with my raspberry B+. It connects wireless to a shared folder in my main pc with SMB protocol, and everything works like a charm. The movies play without any interruption ...
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Is it possible to have a domain point to a plex media server?

I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge of the raspberry pi and stuff in advance. But anyways I was wondering if there is any way for me to get a domain and when that domain is visited you are ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 as Plex Media Server (local without transcoding)

I bought my first Raspberry recently and I became addicted to it, I installed several things but mainly focused on making it become local Plex Media Server, by local I mean that it should not need to ...
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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) ...