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

In this segment we are going to "Install Plex 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 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also official clients available for mobile devices, smart TVs, and streaming boxes, a web app, and Plex Home Theater (no longer maintained), as well as many third-party alternatives.

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 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 Plex 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 Plex Media Server as your own Personal Storage space on Cloud. Enjoy using it and share your thoughts.
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