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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Minidlna disconnecting on Raspberry Pi 4 but not on 3

I migrated my Raspberry Pi setup from 3 to 4 and now my TV is losing the minidlna connection after about 10 minutes every time. This results in a movie replay beeing stopped. I can then instantly find ...
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RPi 3 as media center powerful enough for video services?

I have now been running my RPi3 for years as a media center. I have always been very happy with it. I used it mainly to organize and play my considerable music library using Kodi. Lately I started to ...
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Media server without internet?

On my phone I have the Foobar2000 app which allows me to play music through media servers. On my raspberry pi I connected a USB stick and set up MiniDLNA. This works fine but I figured it requires an ...
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Installing Plex on a Raspberry Pi 3B+

According to https://support.plex.tv/articles/235974187-enable-repository-updating-for-supported-linux-server-distributions/ and a few other sitesI should do a sudo apt install apt-transport-https ...
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RPi4B & miniDLNA-why is one drive accessible and the other not? (usb drives on a powered hub)

I have set up a Raspberry Pi 4B/2gb as a media server using miniDLNA. An Amazon Basics powered hub with two drives attached, has been installed. One drive is 500gb and has two partitions, one a ...
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What would be the best Linux distro for setting up a NAS/Media server on my RPI 4 Model B?

I have a question that is kinda related to What's the best media server solution for RPi4 for remote watching?, but my concerns/requirements are a bit different. Basically, I have a RPI 4 Model B (...
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Seagate Ext HDD Power Down

I’ve just used a Pi 3 B+ and a Seagate 2TB external USB hard drive (SRD00F2) to make a home media server using OpenMediaVault. The drive light is on all the time, even when I’m not accessing the drive....
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What's the best media server solution for RPi4 for remote watching? [closed]

Kind of hard to ask, but the idea is that: I have a RPi4(8 GB) with RaspberryPiOS, and i have a few things mounted on it that are working perfectly and i need to keep working correctly. Now, i would ...
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How can I use the Raspberry Pi as a Plex media server and access the files on my Firestick?

everyone The Raspberry Pi is an amazing machine, and there is a project I am aiming to do, but I need a bit of help. I am aware that you can set up the RPi as a media server using Plex. However, I ...
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Migrating From 3B+ to 4B. Easy Solution than reinstalling everything

I am using a lent 3B+ and now I will buy my own 4B. I have PMS, Pi-Hole, and Samba Server. I don't want to reinstall and re-configure everything again, is there an easy alternative?
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Use Raspberry Pi to monitor traffic on local network through a specific port

Is there a way to have a Raspberry Pi Model 3B+ monitor traffic on the local network through a specific port? I am running Plex on another machine on the network and have my router port forwarding to ...
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Howto install UPnP/DLNA multiroom media environment

A typical UPnP environment consists of a media server, several media renderer and control points. With the control point I can select media, e.g. music files, from the media server to play it on the ...
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Howto install UPnP/DLNA media server

I'd like to use my Raspberry Pi as media server on my local network so I can select media, mainly music from it on my control point to play it on one of my media renderer in different rooms. Is there ...
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Video and pictures on gmediarender

I managed to get audio with bubbleupnp from my android device to my RPi 3 that runs gmediarender, but when I try video it only outputs audio and no video. I can't understand is it even possible to ...
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DLNA server, ad-hoc wi-fi, and connection with an Android DAC player

After trying different things, I'm stuck on my project. I'm a linux noob, so this doesn't help for sure. There is my project : I want my rpi 3b+ to be a DLNA server for my DAC player with an ...
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MiniDLNA stops scanning after a few files

I used to have this running happily under Raspbian stretch but under Raspbian buster it gives up with no error after a few files. I've checked that the minidlna user has access to all the files. I've ...
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Media Server on the Pi with Lan connection to TV

Is there a way to set up a media server on the Pi for streaming Video Files, and have a TV connect to it over Lan? The TV could, in theory, access a media server that is running on the router, I am, ...
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Stream videos from Raspberry Pi saved on its SD card

I am trying to figure out a way where I can stream the videos saved on Pi's SD card. I do not need live streaming. I only need to stream the videos which will be saved on its SD card. Is this possible?...
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How to set up logitech media server on raspberry pi (squeezebox server)?

I wanted to set up logitech media server on my raspberry pi as a server for my music collection as well as for my favorite web radio stations with the option to synchronize several Squeezeboxes in my ...
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Pi bluetooth audio: can't get LMS squeezelite audio to BT

I have a Pi 3B+ running Raspbian Stretch. I want to send audio via the built-in BT to a Logitech Audio Adapter which feeds my stereo. I can do this from the command line via either aplay or mpg123 so ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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