ide@s server: “Plex Media Center (PMC) a server media in ubuntu 12.04lts server edition part 2″

The installation of PMC is done, now we see how to configure it and use PMC on an ubuntu 12.04lts desktop edition. Remember, to open it we’ve to use the URL http://IP-ADDRESS:32400/manage/index.html on your browser :

after the installation we see how to set it and how to use a client to view the media files. Add the path where we had to copy media files

after that, it’s time to install a client, but the PMC’s staff has not create a client for Linux yet. To resolve the issue we can use the Plex Media Center for windows with Wine. Enter the following lines of code. This will add the repository, update and install wine:

$: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$: sudo apt-get update
$: sudo apt-get install wine1.5

After this is complete, run the following command.

$: winetricks vcrun2010

then make the following sentences:

  • Right click on the “exe” file, go to “Properties”.
  • Click on the “Permissions” tab and check the box that says “Allow executing file as program”, then click close.
  • Right click on the file again, this time click “Open with Wine Windows Program Language”.
  • The installer should start up, follow the prompts.
  • Important when you get to the “Choose Components” uncheck the Visual c++ 2010 option
  • Once installed will be in Applications > Wine > Programs > Plex Media Center

the above picture is not mine but it appears like that on my ubuntu 12.04lts desktop edition

I hope PMC’s staff one day will realize a client for Linux.

“cya to the next 1…. Njoy !”

ide@s server: “Plex Media Center (PMC) a server media in ubuntu 12.04lts server edition part 1″

Wikipedia defines PMC as:

Plex Media Center is the front-end media player component of Plex. Forked from XBMC in 2008, Plex Media Center allows users to browse and play local media, as well us utilize plugins and content which are hosted by a Plex Media Server.

Plex supports a wide range of multimedia formats and includes features such as playlists, audio visualizations, slideshows, weather forecasts reporting, and an expanding array of third-party plugins. As a media center, Plex can play most audio and video file formats, as well as display images from many sources, including CD/DVD-ROM drive, USB flash drives, the Internet, and local area network shares. DVD playback is not yet fully integrated and requires the use of helper applications like Apple’s DVD Player.[8]

Plex is able to decode high-definition video up to 1080p.[4][9] With the appropriate hardware, Plex supports hardware decoding of H.264 video.[10]

Plex Media Center can be controlled remotely using an Apple or Harmony remote control, or via mobile apps.[8]

Plex Media Center is distributed under the GNU General Public License, with source code on GitHub. The founder of Plex, Elan Feingold, was part of the official XBMC development team for a short while, but tensions over direction and philosophy led him to leave the project and create the Plex fork.

Let’s see how to install PMC on ubuntu 12.04lts server edition and how to create a media server with a remote client, that will show to user all the media contents present on the server. The package can be downloaded using that link:

or

$: wget cdn.plexapp.com/PlexMediaServer/0.9.6.8.230/plexmediaserver_0.9.6.8.230-dc7d99e_i386.deb

for i386 or that for amd64

$: wget cdn.plexapp.com/PlexMediaServer/0.9.6.8.230/plexmediaserver_0.9.6.8.230-dc7d99e_amd64.deb

to install it:

$: sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.9.6.8.230-dc7d99e_i386.deb

if there is a problem use the command:

$: sudo apt-get -f install

To access Plex through a browser on the computer running PMS

http://localhost:32400/manage/index.html

or any other computer (connected via LAN)

http://IP-ADDRESS:32400/manage/index.html

next time we’ll see how to use it

“cya to the next 1…. Njoy !”