Samsquanch
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:12 pm

Disregard that last comment I posted.

I got the server to start working. But now it can't find my files on my hard drive. Plex can see my hard drive, but it can't see any of the files in it. Including the file names (movies, tv shows ect). When I manually put in the file I want to scan, it just says "there are no items in this library".

But if I go into file manager, I can see everything as well as play the content right on the video player on pi.

What could be the problem.

MaxTheSpy
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:48 pm

Samsquanch wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Disregard that last comment I posted.

I got the server to start working. But now it can't find my files on my hard drive. Plex can see my hard drive, but it can't see any of the files in it. Including the file names (movies, tv shows ect). When I manually put in the file I want to scan, it just says "there are no items in this library".

But if I go into file manager, I can see everything as well as play the content right on the video player on pi.

What could be the problem.
I apologize for the confusion, and that I wasn't able to reply faster, Please look at troubleshooting 1. It will walk you through how to make the plex recognize your files.
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dansholy
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:19 pm

I got a movie to play on the sd card but when I search library on the external nothing shows.

The external drive has read only permissions and i have zero knowledge of linux.

I believe the device is extended

wentle
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Fri May 17, 2019 7:54 pm

I am following your install thread and keep having issues when it comes to installing plexmediaserver. I'm running Raspbian on a desktop and just set it up. When I go to execute the command, this is my response any help is appreciated. FYI I'm still wet behind the ears to computers!

[email protected]:~ $ sudo apt-get install -t stretch plexmediaserver-installer -y

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package plexmediaserver-installer

ErrorMsg404
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Tue May 21, 2019 8:42 am

I'm also having an issue, might be related to wentles but not sure.

Whenever I try to install Plex via the sudo apt-get install -t jessie plexmediaserver command I get this.

[email protected]:~ $ sudo apt-get install -t jessie plexmediaserver
Loading package list... Done
E: Value »jessie« is void for APT::Default-Release such a release is not avalible in the source

Might've mistranslated something but I hope that gets the jist of it.

dantheman84
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Tue May 21, 2019 5:39 pm

I am having the same error message and don't see how to troubleshoot this in the guide. Have you tried
sudo apt-get update -y && apt-get install -t jessie plexmediaserver

ErrorMsg404
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 am

I have not but the I think I just had copy pasted it wrong or something? I believe it was this part i messed up.

wget -O - https://dev2day.de/pms/dev2day-pms.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://dev2day.de/pms/ jessie main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pms.list

Although I got past that I've now hit another wall that is when I come to the part where you have to restart the pi it won't boot up completely. I get to a point where the screen will be black with a flashing dash in the upper left cornor and it doesn't get further than that.

CrypticOne
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Re: HOWTO - Using Raspberry Pi 3+ as Plex Media Server

Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:41 am

Last time I pulled an update there was a message that dev2day was no longer going to be updating the installer and to switch to the official plex installer.

If you are trying to install now you should ignore the dev2day items and look at the notes below.

Finally, official ARMv7 and ARMv8 Plex packages are available:
https://www.plex.tv/media-server-downloads/ 51

The repo on dev2day.de 8 has nearly reached its end of life. Please
upgrade to the official packages as soon as possible. This repository
will disappear sometime in the future.

The migration is simple and your Plex library will be preserved.

First, remove the dev2day.de 8 package:
sudo apt-get remove plexmediaserver-installer

Then, remove the dev2day.de 8 repo, e.g. with:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pms.list

Now, download and install the package from plex.tv 4, e.g.:
sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.15.1.791-8bec0f76c_armhf.deb

Also, an official Plex repository should be available soon:
https://support.plex.tv/articles/235974 ... ributions/ 135

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