These instructions needs revising and editing due to fact, that latest Synology packages are not compatible with Zyxel's NSA3** series firmware glibc library.
If you want to install PMS, use PMS Netgear ARM 5X package (with bin filename extension) and update instructions on the second post. Just instead Update choose Install=>Latest in visual menu.
I am glad to present you, the result of joint work-Plex Media Server-PMS
running on FFP 0.7-arm
. It is one more solution for your local and online media using NAS'es, which are based on arm architecture. Here is instructions, how to install and setup Plex Media Server on FFP 0.7-arm.Prerequisites: FFP 0.7-arm, updated slacker sites (repositories) with Uli's uwsiteloader.sh script.
You need to login via ssh to NAS with root privileges and follow further steps. For Zyxel's NAS users, login with restricted admin account is recommended firstly, then elevate privileges up to root user by executing command:
su It is strongly advised to read all this post carefully, before proceeding.
1. Install PMS FFP 0.7-arm package from Mijzelf repository:
slacker -UaA mz:plexmediaserver
The package itself contains only plex FFP management script file-plexmediaserver.sh
, which will be installed to /ffp/start/
directory.There is no files of Plex Media Server in package, to avoid licensing and distributing restrictions.
Available script commands are:
root@NSA310:~# sh /ffp/start/plexmediaserver.sh help
Usage: /ffp/start/plexmediaserver.sh [ start | stop | status | restart | version ]
2. Second step is about to install Plex Media Server itself to FFP.Since plexmediaserver.sh script version-20140206, running it without an option, will display the graphical menu, which will give you possibility to install, upgrade, uninstall, start and stop Plex Media Server.
Menu options are not static. They changes accordingly to the status and condition of PMS: installed or not installed, running or not running, autostarting enabled or not.
Select install command in menu (picture above) and press OK. Now you have to choose, which version of PMS to install (picture below). You can choose between Synology (with *.spk file name extensions) or ReadyNAS arm packages (with *.bin file name extensions). Recommended is Synology package, because it will install faster, due to faster decompression algorithm. Select upper Synology package, which is the latest one at the date of script build and press OK to start installation.
After confirmation, script will start to download 56,2 MB Synology arm package-PlexMediaServer-0.9.8.18.290-11b7fdd-arm.spk
, extracts files to temporary directory, copies them to /ffp/lib/plexmediaserver/
and then removes temporary directory. This step can take about 2-4 minutes (this is of course partly dependent on the internet bandwidth
), so wait until you will see-done
button appears. Press EXIT button and it will bring you back to main screen of menu.
3. Third step is about to run PMS for first time. It's most important step, because during this step PMS creates main directory for plex settings and data - PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR=/mnt/HD_a2/programs/plex/lib
on your NAS hard disk. About 60MB of data will be placed here after first start and will grow, depending on your media library size. To start Plex Media Server, simply select Start command in visual menu:
Alternative way, if exited from menu, to start PMS from shell command line interface:
sh /ffp/start/plexmediaserver.sh start
During first start, PMS detects the system and selfconfigures for it, loads plugins, updates them, updates plex/web, restarts and etc. First start takes about 8-10 min, but actually it is important to leave it alone at least for 30 min (to let the Plex fully selfconfigure and because of plex automatic updates), before entering first time Plex/Web configuration page
. Plex development team is pushing automatic updates very frequently.
4. After first start is done, you can proceed to Plex/Web configuration page: http://Your_NAS_IP:32400/web
. Here you can specify paths to your media content and manage Plex settings. More information about configuring PMS is available on:http://www.plexapp.com/help/http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Guideshttp://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Plex_FAQshttp://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/PlexNine_PMS_Subtitleshttp://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/57778-missing-subtitles/http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Plex_Media_Server_PreferencesImportant!. After adding directory to PMS video, photo or music libraries, Plex begins to scan for media content and search for metadata on internet databases. It is very CPU intensive job and uses a lot of memory resources. Further NAS usage can be problematic, until the scanning is complete (Plex/Web configuration page should be available during this operation)
. Scanning of mine media library (149 GB-122 small and medium video files) took about 1,5 hour. So, maybe it is wise, to leave this job for over the night, if you have a big collection of media.
On Plex/Web settings page you can disable services, that you don't need. For example, if there is no iOS DLNA clients, you can disable Bonjour service, iPhoto sharing, iTunes sharing and Aperture sharing.
5. Enable autostart of Plex Media Server on NAS boot:
chmod 755 /ffp/start/plexmediaserver.sh
or alternatively select Enable_autostart command in visual menu, when running script without option.
6. Extend the functionality of DLNA client:
For Samsung Smart TV's-install Samsung plexapp on TV itself from Samsung apps store-it's free (http://plexforsamsung.pbworks.com/w/page/40757181/Home
). For LG Smart TV's use MediaLink service.
That's all. You can start using Plex Media Server.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________How to update your current installed version to latest onehttp://forum.nas-central.org/viewtopic.php?f=249&t=7603&p=37803#p34073
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Uninstall procedure Note: This will remove PMS data and settings files also.
1. If you want to remove Plex Media Server, stop it first, then run a script without an option and choose Uninstall option in visual menu:
sh /ffp/start/plexmediaserver.sh stop && sleep 5
2. Remove PMS FFP 0.7 package:
slacker -rA plexmediaserver
3. Remove script file:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Have a fun! Thanks to Mijzelf for help and good work on script creation, NSA221 forum users for testing