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Installing Plex Media Server on Centos 6

Plex Media Server is a user-friendly way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place–and make it accessible from any device, whether you’re at home or on-the-go. If you’re looking for a no-headache way to watch your movies anywhere, this is it.

What Is Plex Media Server?

Here’s a common situation that all too many people find themselves in. You have media files–music, movies, TV shows, and even photos–but you don’t have an easy way to easily access them on your plentiful and varied devices.

Do you copy your Blu-ray rips over to your laptop? What about your phone–do you convert the files so they’re smaller and compatible? Do you fling shows to your TV via your desktop and Chromecast? Do you upload all your photos to your iCloud account to send them to your TV via Apple TV? What about your music? What if you’re away from home on a business trip and you want to stream your TV shows to your iPad?

Even for serious geeks with a lot of experience managing their media, it’s a huge pain to get all your devices talking and accessing the same collection. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Plex is a centralized media server system that eliminates virtually every problem you run into while managing a large personal media collection.

The Plex model is simple: you park all your media on a single computer with the Plex server software installed, and then you install Plex on on all your other devices. You can install it on Windows, Linux, or Mac computers as well as Android and iOS, video game consoles like Xbox and PlayStation, your Apple TV, and there are even smart TVs that come with Plex built right in. Then, from any of those devices, you can remotely access your entire media library and watch it with no hassle.

 

1. Grab latest plex server

go to https://plex.tv/downloads and choose the one best match for you system

I got

wget http://downloads.plexapp.com/plex-media-server/0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd/plexmediaserver-0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd.x86_64.rpm

Install the package

rpm -i plexmediaserver-0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd.x86_64.rpm

Start the plex server

/etc/init.d/plexmediaserver start

Then from MY UBUNTU LAPTOP i run

ssh -f [email protected] -L 2000:localhost:32400 -N

Where 192.168.44.2 is my ip to my centos/plex server

Then from MY UBUNTU LAPTOP i start chrome and browse to

http://localhost:2000/web/index.html#!/dashboard

And after plex is configures its up and running and you can start using plex.

Originally posted 2017-01-31 07:54:13.

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I have been working with Linux based systems since 2002. I hope the article published on this site will be useful to those new to server administration.