Raspberry Pi Plex Media and ownCloud Server
Image Zip file containing Raspberry Pi 3 Model B compatible image with latest Raspbian operating system, Plex Media Server, ownCloud Server with Plexpy statistical application, interactive master menu and webtools pre-installed. Easily setup up your Wi-Fi headless or via menu, Ethernet network, attached USB drives, NAS, network shares and a upgrade feature so that you can upgrade your Plex Media Server version painlessly without losing your libraries. With the Wi-Fi headless configuration you can connect your Raspberry Pi on boot up to your Wi-Fi network. Painlessly manage your Plex uploads and other cloud storage via a web browser with ownCloud. Once purchased and downloaded the extracted image is then written to a MicroSD card and inserted into your Raspberry Pi turning your Raspberry Pi into an instant Plex Media and ownCloud storage server with enhanced features and great configuration support features.
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Great and inexpensive if you don't want to spend time loading and configuring a transcoding tool enabled Plex Media Server and ownCloud storage server on a Raspberry Pi then struggling with network and storage configurations yourself. This purchase includes a Raspbian Jessie operating system based pre-built image. Easy Windows and MAC friendly download and setup instructions. Additional features, toolsets and specifications are detailed further below. Free support.
Simply click Add to Cart to add the latest or newest Plex Media Server and openCloud storage server version that is available. The product includes a easy to follow step-by-step setup guide suitable for novice and expert alike, which guides you from setup to streaming your first movie, the full booklet (security sections blurred out) is further below as a html flip book for your convenience.
Product Video: Raspberry Pi Plex Media Server and ownCloud Server.
The zip files contain complete Raspbian Jessie based operating systems with Plex Media Server and openCloud server. The download and setup guide (below) explains how to download using ftp, write the extracted image to a MicroSD memory card, configure an optional headless network installation, insert into and boot your Pi,connecting to the Plex media server, ownCloud server via browser, IOS and Android devices, setting up your first movie and streaming it.
OwnCloud is free and open source software
that operates as a very simple way to set up your own syncing,
Dropbox-like cloud storage system on your own server or web site. It's robust enough that it has replaced Dropbox in all except a few choice cases.
WebTools is a collection of utilities to help with the management of your Plex Server. This plugin is not limited to the usual channel interface. Instead, it utilizes a built-in webserver to display a responsive web interface which also works on mobile devices, allowing you to manage your Plex Server from any device.
Interactive menu content:
A simple master, intuitive and interactive menu program is provided for a easy configuration of network, storage, drives, shares, web tools for Plex and the main menu bundled with Raspberry Pi Plex Media Server includes utility for Plex media server version upgrades ( without breaking existing libraries or settings ). The user does not need knowledge of networking or Linux in order to configure all required settings as the master menu does this by asking a few simple questions and then writes the configuration changes to achieve the desired result. If you are interested in how this was done you merely need to read through the script to understand the changes that are being made.
- Network Configuration - Configure network options.
- Media Configuration - Add USB drives and NAS, CIFS shares etc.
- Plex Configuration - Upgrade or change PMS version.
- Exit - Exit this menu without rebooting.
- Exit & Reboot - Exit and reboot your Raspberry Pi.
- About - About this configuration tool.
- Install Wireless AP - Setup Raspberry Pi onboard Wi-Fi as wireless hotspot.
- Install Wireless client - Connect Raspberry Pi to existing network (WPA-PSK).
- Set static LAN IP - Setup a static Ethernet IPv4 address.
- Install DNS/DHCP Server - Setup Raspberry Pi as DNS and DHCP server (Ethernet).
- IP Forward & Masquerade (Ethernet) - When onboard ethernet adapter is connected to internet.
- IP Forward & Masquerade (Wi-Fi) - When onboard wireless adapter is connected to internet.
- Restore Network Config - Restores the original default raspbian os network configurations.
- Exit - Return to main menu without rebooting.
The network menu configuration options easily configure the Plex Media Server as a access point server (Wireless AP ) or join your raspberry pi to a existing Wi-Fi network (Wireless Client). Ease of setup for Wireless AP or Wireless Client is achieved by simply selecting a option from the interactive network menu. Wireless AP allows client devices and applications to connect directly to the Raspberry Pi to consume streaming content. Wireless Client allows the Raspberry Pi to connect to an existing wireless network where any clients on the existing wireless network can access the the Raspberry Pi to consume streaming content. Wi-Fi configurations can work together or simultaneously with the LAN Ethernet adapter regardless of the LAN adapter configuration, by default the LAN interface is set to acquire a IPv4 address unless the Install DNS/DHCP Server option is used. IP Forwarding and Masquerading can be used to configure your Raspberry Pi PMS as a internet enabled Wi-Fi access point where one of the network connections is internet facing. DNS and DHCP are automatically deployed in Wireless AP option, however if you need your Raspberry Pi to also be a standalone Ethernet connected server the Install DNS/DHCP Server can be selected.
Media configuration sub menu options are listed below.
- USB Drives (NTFS) - Mount ntfs usb drives and make it persistent.
- Shared Drives - Mount NAS, CIFS or Windows shares
- Exit - Return to main menu without rebooting.
The media menu configuration options easily configure the Plex Media Server USB (two drives) or Share connected media. Simply plug in your USB drives and or complete the previous network connection configuration section so that you can reach network shares of NAS devices then select the option required and answer basic configuration questions. After simple menu driven configuration a quick reboot provides the mounted drives for access.
Additional features and toolsets:
- Monitor who is watching your Plex Library and when
- To understand what types of devices are being used
- Track down which players are causing transcoding to occur
- To know what is most popular in your library
- To know what media is synced to where and to whom
• Pre-installed 2017-04-10 Raspbian Jessie Lite operating system
• Pre-installed Plex Media Server
• Product Type- Zip File
• Plexpy Version 1.4.17
• Plex Version 126.96.36.19934-995f1dead
• Memory-SD - 8Gb or greater, recommend writing to class 10 or higher microSDHC UHS-I card (not supplied).
• Product Type- PDF Document
• WIN32DiskImager - Disk imaging application. (12Mb)
• FileZilla - FTP Client application. (6,4Mb)
•(Transcoder) Fix an issue with transcodes failing with long Windows user names. (#6709)
New: Configurable month range for the Plays by month graph. (Thanks @Pbaboe)
New: Option to chanage the week to start on Monday for the the Plays by day of week graph. (Thanks @Pbaboe)
Fix: Invalid iOS icon file paths. (Thanks @demonbane)
Fix: Plex Web 3.0 URLs on info pages and notifications.
Fix: Update bitcoin donation link to Coinbase.
Fix: Update init scripts. (Thanks @ampsonic)
* Wolfram Mathematica updated to version 11.0.1
* Adobe Flash Player updated to version 188.8.131.52
* Use PARTUUID to support USB boot