HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

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icekrim
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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by icekrim » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:02 am

Hi all,

First thanks to barmalej2 and Mijzelf for your great works

i've a Zyxel NSA325v2 with 2 HDD 2To , i've installed everything but PLEX can't transcode my videos now i know this after reading the 31 pages of posts
But my issue is that now my NSA325v2 works well at the start but after 5 minutes i can get access to it via Putty or http or Filezilla
i've seen that the CPU is always at 100%, even if i've stopped all the applications
the 2 leds of the HDD are still blinking and i've always to stop the NAS while pressing on ON button and stop after hearing 2 bips.
Can someone give me some support ?Because now i really don't know if it's because i've installed plex that my NAS is crashing at each starts
I've also tried to desinstall PLEX but it still the same
Oh sorry last point...i'm like a newbie on NSA and Linux!

barmalej2
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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by barmalej2 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:59 pm

If you can reach NAS admin WebUI right after start, you can disable ffp in the ZyXel's package list and reboot NAS from Webinterface. Then you will know it is ffp related or not.

icekrim
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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by icekrim » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:25 pm

barmalej2 wrote:If you can reach NAS admin WebUI right after start, you can disable ffp in the ZyXel's package list and reboot NAS from Webinterface. Then you will know it is ffp related or not.
Hi Thanks barmalej2 for your quick answer i've already done this, but still nothing
one thing i've done via FTP is to put all files and folders in 777 mode, maybe it's that's why now my nas is crashing?
what i want to do now is to get back with a new configuration without losing my data, is it possible?
i've also try to update again the firmware 4.81 but it's still the same

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by Mijzelf » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:37 pm

icekrim wrote:one thing i've done via FTP is to put all files and folders in 777 mode,
If you did this only for the shares, I think it's harmless. But if you also did it in system directories, I can imagine it causes lots of trouble.

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by barmalej2 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:14 pm

Well, seems like you can access WebUI for a short time. There should be the top list of running processes. Which one takes the most of CPU power? Have you enabled Twonky?
As a last resort and if you doesn't care about current configuration, you can do factory reset. Data on HDD will remain intact.

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by icekrim » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:40 am

Mijzelf wrote:
icekrim wrote:one thing i've done via FTP is to put all files and folders in 777 mode,
If you did this only for the shares, I think it's harmless. But if you also did it in system directories, I can imagine it causes lots of trouble.
Thanks Mijzelf
don't ask me why, but sometimes newbies like me try something that have been never done...but yes i've done this for all the files! :(

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by icekrim » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:43 am

barmalej2 wrote:Well, seems like you can access WebUI for a short time. There should be the top list of running processes. Which one takes the most of CPU power? Have you enabled Twonky?
As a last resort and if you doesn't care about current configuration, you can do factory reset. Data on HDD will remain intact.
Here is a picture of what is running
Image

And with putty:
CPU: 1.5% usr 13.7% sys 69.9% nic 0.0% idle 0.0% io 0.0% irq 14.7% sirq
Load average: 3.24 3.04 1.90 4/108 7935
PID PPID USER STAT VSZ %MEM CPU %CPU COMMAND
3268 1 root S N 31672 6.2 0 81.3 python /usr/local/dmsf/binary/cdsd
4040 2 root RW< 0 0.0 0 10.7 [md0_resync]
1591 2 root RW< 0 0.0 0 4.1 [md0_raid1]
7919 3051 root S 4448 0.8 0 1.3 /usr/local/zy-pkgs/bin/sshd -f /us
2135 1927 nobody S < 113m 22.7 0 0.0 (wsgi:groupName -f /etc/service_co
2837 1 root S N 88068 17.2 0 0.0 python /usr/local/fileye/fileye.py
1417 1 root S < 32500 6.3 0 0.0 /sbin/zyshd
2833 1 root S N 23828 4.6 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/fadd
1864 1 root S N 21200 4.1 0 0.0 /usr/bin/schedule_controller
2169 1 root S N 12412 2.4 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
2716 2169 root S N 12412 2.4 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
2175 1 root S < 11844 2.3 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/nsuagent
2136 1927 nobody S < 11328 2.2 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
3512 1927 nobody S < 11328 2.2 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
2138 1927 nobody S < 11328 2.2 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
6445 1927 nobody S < 11328 2.2 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
3315 1927 nobody S < 11328 2.2 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
3513 1927 nobody S < 11328 2.2 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
1927 1 root S < 10328 2.0 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/httpd -f /etc/service_co
1383 1 root S 7144 1.4 0 0.0 /usr/sbin/uamd

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by barmalej2 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:29 pm

Your NAS CPU and HDD's are constantly busy. CPU resources are used by cdsdaemon which is related with Twonky and HDD's are currently raid1 recovering. Disable Twonky at least temporary. Use Mijzelf's Tweaks package to disable cdsdaemon.pyc:http://zyxel.nas-central.org/wiki/3rd_p ... ed_daemons and to speed up raid recovering. Let it finish the job.

icekrim
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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by icekrim » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:14 am

Thanks sorry but as i'm a newbie i've not understand how to do for disabling cdsdaemon.pyc what you asked upper is like chinese for me. :(
But i've wait for the resync of my HDDs and also do the change of this post:
https://forum.nas-central.org/viewtopic ... 0&start=15

now CPU % is fine , will try to run PLEX now and see what happen

edit, during Plex scan CPU is at almost 100%, i hope it will be lower once finished.
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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by YaSerg » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:46 pm

I have NAS Iomega (Lenovo) IX2-200 with installed and working FFP, flex media server.

But I have a problem with flexconnect. See this topic.

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by barmalej2 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:16 am

Pasted instructions how to install plexconnect here.

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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by ochiana05 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:01 pm

camanas wrote:
offbeatdave wrote:Just a quick update on my update issues on my NSA310 in case anyone else had problems with some of the recent 'available to all' versions.

0.9.12.19 (Nov 6th 2015) worked every install
0.9.14.6 (Dec 23rd 2015) failed to start
0.9.15.2 (Jan 22nd 2016) failed to start
0.9.15.3 (Feb 3rd 2016) WORKS!

Edit 1: 0.9.15.3 menu navigation seems more responsive (via RARflix on NowTV_v1 and RokuLT_v1) than 0.9.12.19
Edit 2: 0.9.15.3 playback selection seems less responsive (via RARflix on NowTV_v1 and RokuLT_v1) than 0.9.12.19

Thanks as always to everyone who makes this functionality possible on the NSA310!

Where can i get the full path to download 0.9.12.19 or 0.9.15.3 that works for NSA310? any place where I can see all arm v5 versions?
thanks
https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-se ... c3-arm.bin

https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-se ... 80-arm.bin

https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-se ... 46-arm.bin

https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-se ... 6d-arm.bin

kramiz1
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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by kramiz1 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:35 am

I installed latest Plex (0.9.16.6) on my NSA325 and it has finished indexing my media but I can't play back anything on my other devices (in Plex apps OR web interface). It just loads and never stops loading the media but never starts playing. Tried a few older version of Plex but didn't work either. Any suggestions? Is Plex working fine on the NSA325 or is it to slow to be useful?


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Re: HOWTO: Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm

Post by kramiz1 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:52 pm

I knew it's to weak to transcode... So I guess my question is more if it can't playback x264 mkv file straight to mobile Plex app without transcoding for example? What formats/codecs are supported native then?

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