DietPi : Installation of Emby Media Server on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

In this segment we are going to "Install Emby Media Server on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 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.

Equipment Required

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B +

Micro SD Card "Minimum 4 GB"

Power Supply

Ethernet Cord for LAN Connection

Optional :

Raspberry Pi Case



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.

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


  • 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 Emby & 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 Emby Media Server setup.
  • Access Web Interface

          - url = http://localhost:8096 "where 'localhost' is your DietPi IP Address."
  • Once you open this URL then you need to follow the onscreen guide to setup the Emby Media Server.
  • Accessing NAS Server

  • You need to open the run box and type your Raspberry pi 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 as your own Personal Storage space on Cloud.
    Enjoy using it and share your thoughts.
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