DietPi Emby Media Server Plex Replacement

Published by Harish Kumar on

In this segment we are going to show you how to “Install Emby Media Server on RaspberryPi inside DietPi”

>/ What is DietPi ?

DietPi is extremely lightweight operating system, start at 400MB in size (3x lighter than ‘Raspbian Lite’). With features of low process/memory footprint and DietPi-RAMlog installed by default, DietPi allows you to get the maximum performance from your device.


>/ What is Emby Media Server ?

Emby is a media server designed to organize, play, and stream audio and video to a variety of devices. Emby’s source code is mostly open with some closed-source components as of August 2017, releases of the software published via the Emby website are however proprietary and cannot be replicated from source due to the build scripts also being proprietary. Emby uses a client-server model.

Emby Media Server

>/ Software need to Download

DietPi   etcher  Sdcard    putty   wireless-network-watcher.png   WinSCP
 Equipment Equipment Required :
Equipment Raspberry Pi all models
Equipment Micro SD Card 8 GB
Equipment Power Supply
Equipment Ethernet Cord for LAN Connection

Equipment External Hard Drive or USB Drive

    Equipment Optional :
Equipment Raspberry Pi Case
Equipment Keyboard

Equipment Mouse

/> Package Required to Install

  • 1. File Server : You can Install any one of the File Server from the List.
 ProFTP - Simple, efficient, lightweight FTP file server
 Samba - Feature rich file server
 vsFTPD - Feature rich FTP file server
 NFS - Network file system server
  • 2. Emby Media Server

/> Installation

  • First of all we need of open Wireless Network Watcher to access the IP Address of our Pi.
  • Then we need to open Putty, and type the IP Address to connect the DietPi CLI.
  • Once, we logged in to DietPi, then type dietpi-software.
  • Now, navigate to Software Optimized and press Enter.
  • After that select Emby & Samba by using the Spacebar and press OK.
  • Then navigate to Install and press OK. Then it will take around 5-10 min to complete setup.
  • Once the setup complete the system will reboot to finalize the settings.

/> Access Web Interface

url = http://localhost:8096 "where 'localhost' is your DietPi IP Address."
  • Open the URL and follow the onscreen guide to setup the Emby Media Server.

/> Accessing NAS Server

  • You need to open the run box and type your RaspberryPi IP address
  • Address = \\Your Raspberry Pi IP Address or \\dietpi\dietpi 
    In my case \\
Default Username : dietpi
Default Password : dietpi

/> Change Samba password

smbpasswd -a dietpi 

Now, You are ready to use Emby Media Server on DietPi
Enjoy using it and share your thoughts.
Smile (“_”)

Harish Kumar

As a founder of the PcMac YouTube channel and website, Our goal is to provide Free Technical help to people and spread knowledge to everyone.


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