DietPi Plex Media Server Installation

In this segment, we are going to show you how to “Install DietPi Plex Media Server on Raspberry Pi

What is DietPi?

DietPi is an 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.

Source// DietPi


Software Required :

Equipment Required Optional
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 4 Case
SD_Card SD Card
Raspberry Pi Keyboard
Ethernet Ethernet Cable Mouse
Charger Power Adapter    
HDD External HDD    
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DietPi Installation Guide

What is Plex Media Server?

Plex is a client-server media player system and software suite comprising two main components. The Plex Media Server desktop application runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux-compatibles including some types of NAS devices.


The server desktop application organizes video, audio, and photos from a user’s collections and online services, enabling the players to access and stream the contents. There are also official clients available for mobile devices, smart TVs, and streaming boxes, a web app, and Plex Home Theater (no longer maintained), as well as many third-party alternatives.

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. Plex Media Server


  • First of all, we need to open Wireless Network Watcher to access the IP Address of our Raspberry Pi.
  • Then we need to open SSH console Putty and type the IP Address to connect the DietPi CLI.
  • After we logged in to DietPi, then you need to type a command to access the dietpi-software.
  • Now, navigate to Software Optimized and select Plex & Samba by using the Spacebar and press OK.
  • Then navigate to Install and press OK. After that installation will take around 5-10 min to complete the setup.
  • Once the setup completes the system will reboot to finalize the settings.
  • After that, you need to follow the on-screen instructions to finalize the Plex Media Server setup.

Access Web Interface

url = http://localhost:32400/web "where 'localhost' is your DietPi IP Address."
  • Once you open this URL then you need to follow the onscreen guide to setup the DietPi Plex Media Server.

Accessing NAS Server

  • You need to open the run box and type your Raspberry pi IP address.    
 In my case \\
      - Default Username : dietpi
      - Default Password : dietpi

Change Samba password

smbpasswd -a dietpi

In conclusion

  • Now, You are ready to use Plex Media Server on DietPi as your personal media center.
  • Enjoy using Plex and share your thoughts.

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2 years ago

Hi Harish,

great article, I have a configuration backup from a previous Manjaro > Docker > Plex installation that I intend to symlink to my new DietPi > Plex installation, I just cant figure out where the configuration for Plex is stored on DietPi.

Any help would be much appreciated.

2 years ago

Hey Harish,

Figured where the plex config is in DietPi, it’s in /var/lib/plexmediaserver

Drew Kerlee
Drew Kerlee
2 years ago

I’d like to suggest a link somewhere to a plex client: make dietpi device something we can cast to from a phone, or computer, while the Plex Media Server is on a different big server in the closet.