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 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.


>/ 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

>/ 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 from 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also official clients available for mobile devices, smart TVs, and streaming boxes, a web app, and Plex Home Theater (no longer maintained), as well as many third-party alternatives.Plex

/> 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

>/ Installation

  • First of all we need of 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 setup.
  • Once the setup complete the system will reboot to finalize the settings.
  • After that you need to follow the on-screen instructions to finalize 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

Now, You are ready to use DietPi Plex Media Server as your own Personal Storage space on Cloud.
Enjoy using it and share your thoughts.
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