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Plex organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices.

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How to mount a external exfat harddrive so it will show up in my plex server?

I want to run my own plex server on my Ubuntu machine inside a docker container. The media (movies) are on my external exfat hard drive that is usb connected to the server. First I pulled the ...
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Docker media machine setup (plex, sonarr, radarr,…)

I'm having issues with the tutorial I'm following. I'm currently busy trying to do the configuration of the separate containers, when I noticed that although all containers are up and running, some ...
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How to make Plex show song titles?

I purchased quite many songs on iTunes and after I got a NAS and played with Plex, I added some songs to the Music library. But Plex doesn't show the song's title, even though the meta data should ...
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ffmpeg - adding/re-encoding audio stream on 4K x265 10bit video file

I've asked this before and got an answer here: ffmpeg - adding/re-encoding audio stream on video file but now I'm trying to use the same process for a new type of file and I'm having some issues. It'...
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Plex Configuration on Windows PC that always on VPN

Goal: 1 - Encrypt traffic between the PC to internet via VPN 24/7 - is a must 2 - Allow local devices connected to my for Plex server locally 3 - Allow other devices connected to my Plex from ...
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Plex and Nextcloud are not working on FreeNAS

I am trying to set up Plex and Nextcloud on my NAS running FreeNAS. Specs: Ryzen 3 2200G 2 TB HDD 120 GB SSD running as cache OS running on a USB drive I have my Plex content in the folder I want ...
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Plex update not installing

I'm running a macOS Plex server. I want to update Plex via the "Install Update" button within General settings: Plex immediately quits, and the spinner says that the update is installing: The ...
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Port forwarding / UPnP issues with media server software

I am facing a bizarre issue where port forwarding on my home router works perfectly well for most applications, but specifically doesn't work for media server software I've tried it with (Plex and ...
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Docker container port timeout

I have plex running inside a docker container. I have mapped port 32400 from inside the container to port 32450 on the host. I cannot connect to it. root@Media:~# curl localhost:32450 ^C but... if I ...
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Access Local Server(Plex) behind Double NAT Locally

My ISP Modem also has a DHCP wifi which happens to sit near my kitchen, but I never use it, I am using my AirPort Extreme for all my devices and I have set it up to DHCP mode because I prefer IP (10....
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ESXI pass through Quick Sync Video for Plex

I'm trying to set up my new home server to run a Plex VM under ESXi, and I'd like to enable hardware acceleration with Quick Sync video, which my CPU (a Xeon E-2124G) is capable of. From what I read ...
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Hibernate, and wake up upon connection to a port

So I have a desktop that I'll be replacing with a new build shortly. I'd like to continue running a Plex server on my old one headlessly, but don't want the computer to be on all the time. Is there a ...
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Read/Write Permissions for Plex on Ubuntu

The Problem:: I have a fresh install of Plex (latest version). Install was fine aside from the lack of obvious naming and permission requirements. I now have tried adding the Library as type Movies ...
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docker mysqlite cannot create database on mounted volume

I am trying to install https://github.com/linuxserver/docker-plex on docker-toolbox on windows 7. I am trying to set the config dir, which houses the sqlite library database to a larger external ...
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Port works properly in local network but shows as closed in port scanners for remote access

I am setting up plex server in my laptop which is always connected to network in my home. I was able to install and activate all the features in plex. I am able to access the plex sever in local ...
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Setting up Traefik reverse proxy in docker on Unraid server

I am not sure if this is the right place to post, if there is a better exchange site or forum in general please let me know! I have a unraid box at 192.168.1.254 I want to setup some services in ...
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Tautulli service won't start after upgrade, pytx timexone error

I have tautulli running on my ubuntu 18.04 plex server. I went to upgrade it using the in browser button. Now the service fails to start: root@plex:~# systemctl restart tautulli Job for tautulli....
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Browse through tags for photos in Plex

Plex has a feature that automatically tags photos. It's easy to find photos in a certain tag by typing (the first characters of) the tag in the search field. To do that, you obviously need to know the ...
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Unable to reach Plex using SSH reverse tunneling

I've got Plex installed on a Windows computer at home. My internet connection goes over CG-NAT, so in order to access home I use an SSH reverse tunnel against a dedicated Linux server that I have on ...
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What changes are made with “passwd” command in Centos 7

Information: Vm Server running Centos 7, Plex Media Server is the only application running on this server, SSH still connects with the password I assign. Request: What exactly changes on a Centos 7 ...
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Im making a plex server on a raspberry pi, but i am unable to mount a network drive

I write the following command: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=XXX,password=XXX //192.168.0.29/mp3/ /home/pi/DRIVE/share and it returns with the following error: mount error(22): Invalid argument ...
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Plex over double NAT

I am attempting to get around my ISPs carrier grade NAT and still be able to access my plex server from outside. I found two guides: http://www.donaldsimpson.co.uk/2016/10/24/tunneling-out-of-...
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Configuring Plex for streaming live radio

I would like to stream the classical station WCPE through Plex. I have tried this plugin with no success and then I tried the suggestions in this reddit thread, also with no success. Last, I tried ...
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How to fix remote access error in PLEX Media Server?

Basically I have a LAN connection through my WIFI router and unfortunately my computer does not have WIFI privileges and so it is connected to the internet through cable line (coming from the router). ...
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PLEX: How to move library from one HDD to another *instantly*

Using PLEX media server. I want to move my library from my 3TB HDD to my new 8TB HDD. My experience showed me PLEX will try to find every single movie (or serie episode), one after the other, on the ...
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Plex media server is not detecting symbolic link

I configured plex server in my Arch Linux. While setting the media folder the folder which contains a symbolic link content is not listing in media server. I added the current user to the plex group. ...
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Handbrake Settings to Optimise 4K H265 MKV for Plex on Apple TV

I use Plex to stream content to my 4K Apple TV. I have some 4K videos that are H265 (HEVC), 10 bit MKV files. When I stream these to the ATV, it requires transcoding which the laptop can't handle. I'm ...
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WD My Cloud EX2 not staying connected

I have a WD EX2 My Cloud NAS that I bought in 2015. I've never been able to get it to stay mounted on any of my machines. On my Windows 10 Pro system, I can mount it as a network drive just fine but ...
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Launch local Plex browser client and play some content (i.e. permalink)

On my client machine, I can query my Plex server for media matching a given string using python-plexapi and I get results. for section in plex.library.sections(): items = section.search('Die ...
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Bonding connections to increase upload speed

I have a plex media server stuck on a 3 mb UP vDSL line. I thought about bonding this WAN with a different ISP LTE router 10+ mbps UP, though not steady. (It can drop to below 5 sometimes) I found ...
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PLEX unRAID, how to setup?

I'm trying to setup PLEX on my unRAID server I just built, I have not used PLEX or unRAID before, I am following these instructions have also watch various videos, but at the end of step 3 when I ...
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Convert Blu-Ray to MP4

I have been playing for about 2 weeks now on handbrake trying to convert my Panasonic handycam videos which are in m2ts format to mp4. Here is the orignal file details: General ID ...
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Rack setup for home

I am thinking of changing my current setup at home (which is: I have a Virgin router connected to Asus RT-AC88U. Then all my devices connect to Asus router). I want to add a network rack with a ...
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How do I add new content to a plex library?

I am running plex on Linux Mint 18.02. I have created a new plex TV library. @ /media/Plex/TV It has scanned all the show in that folder, and display them all correctly. Then I have gone and added ...
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Accessing PleX server from the same machine but different network (VPN)

My computer is constantly connected through both my home network and my VPN from IVPN, but all programs are set to ignore the VPN by default using OpenVPN and this method. I am then only connecting ...
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How can I cast/fling media to a Plex for Kodi target?

On the Plex website https://www.plex.tv/apps/computer/kodi/# With the Plex for Kodi add-on, you get the Kodi experience for your big screen, powered by Plex Media Server, and enabling you to ...
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Why is Plex Server transcoding file that can be direct played?

I've installed Plex Media Server in my Raspberry Pi 3. It works perfect but it doesn't have enough CPU power to transcode (when it tries the video freezes every two or three seconds). One of my Plex ...
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Can I optimize a 4K file so it will direct play on my 4K tv?

I have a handful of 4K files I'd like to play locally over my network, (everything hardwired with cat6), to my 4K TV. Can Plex pre-transcode the files so I can view them stutter-free? My server ...
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How to launch Plex Media Server without logging in - or defer windows password on boot?

I've been trying to do this for a while and thought I'd ask the boffins here ;) I believe that to start the Plex service before logging in is technically possible - but over the past year or so, ...
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Windows CMD - wait for file to finish copying then run a command

I am trying to run a command after a file change is detected.. my problem is the program I use instantly acts when a file is created but not fully finished copying. Right now I have used timeout /t ...
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Plex Media Server: bind: Cannot assign requested address

I've been trying to install Plex Media Server following this guide. When I source /etc/default/plexmediaserver then: start-stop-daemon --start -c $PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_USER --exec /usr/sbin/start_pms (...
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Playback HEVC videos with Plex Media Manager on LG 42LN5708 television [duplicate]

I'm using Plex Media Manager under Ubuntu 14.04 and want to playback HEVC videos on my LG 42LN5708 television via Plex. HEVC videos play just fine in Mozilla Firefox when I open the Plex Media ...
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Can Plex Media Server Launch a Custom Video Player?

Instead of launching a video through the web portal or through one of the Plex apps, can Plex be setup to launch a video player of my choosing, like MPC-HC or VLC?
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Plex Media Server won't find media files

PMS on Arch won't find my media files. I can't think about anything else to say, but that I'm running PMS 0.9.16.4.1911-1 on Arch 4.4.5-1-ARCH. One of my libraries is set to /srv/plex/movies. The ...
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Can two separate NAS/File shares be combined into one?

So, I use a 4 bay Synology NAS to store terabytes worth of media files which a 2008 R2 server running Plex, and multiple other services accesses. I am running out of space on the first NAS, and want ...
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Multiple connections to Plex dlna port 32469

Sorry if this is not in the correct forum. I have Plex server installed on a Raspberry PI running Raspbian with Open Media Vault. Everything works well. The only issue I have is that I get lots of ...
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DLNA/Multicast over vpn (Plex)

I'm not a networking pro and I've been trying to get this to work for the last couple of days. Infrastructure: Home: vdsl 100/40, fritzbox 7490 ip range: 192.168.100.0/24 linux server which runs ...
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http://127.0.0.1 returning 401 Unauthorized

I have a CentOS 7 box and have a service running on port 32400 (Plex Media Server) which is trying to pull some information via HTTP to http://127.0.0.1:32400/library/changestamp but a 401 response is ...
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Music Videos on Plex on Synology

I have Plex running on a Synology and I am trying to add Music Videos that I have downloaded. I have followed the instructions from Plex but nothing seems to be happening. I am adding videos as a ...
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access to hard drive on plex media server

I am attempting to set up a Plex media server on my Ubuntu 15.04 system from a few external hard drives. However, the Plex system is unable to find my hard drives. The following is shown where there ...