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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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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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 with)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rapsberry Pi 0 w dlna & nas server

Is the rpi 0 w good to make a dlna server or to store some files on my local network? I'm not looking something fancy, just to download movies from my pc to the server and play those on tv.
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PLEX Media Server, SSD Drive not accessible

I am attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi PLEX Media Server. I have gotten to the point where my RPI is visible via PLEX but when I navigate to the music folder though PLEX I can't navigate past the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://4dc5.com/2012/06/12/...