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Desktop Computer

Running Plex Media Server on a desktop computer is a very popular option. This allows you to choose your operating system and you have flexibility in your computer components.


Operating System

You can run Plex Media Server on a desktop computer running a number of operating systems.

Tip!: You’ll generally want to ensure that you’ve installed all “critical” type updates or service packs for your current operating system.

Windows

When running on Windows, the following operating system versions are supported:

  • Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8.1 (with Update) / Windows Server 2012 R2 (with Update)
  • Windows 10

Linux

We have official Plex Media Server releases available for the following Linux Distributions:

  • CentOS 7 or newer
  • Debian 8 or newer
  • Fedora 27 or newer
  • SUSE 15 or newer
  • Ubuntu 16.04 or newer

FreeBSD

Plex Media Server releases are available for FreeBSD 11.2 or newer.

Note: If running in a FreeBSD “jail”, you’ll want to make sure that VNET is enabled. (For instance, FreeNAS has instructions.)

CPU

CPU requirements can vary dramatically, depending on how exactly you want to use Plex, which particular Plex apps you’ll be using, properties of your media, how many people will be using Plex at the same time, and more.

As a minimum, we recommend:

Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) or faster

Note: While Plex Media Server can install and run on a computer with a slower processor, you might not have a very good experience, depending on your usage.

Generally, any modern computer should meet that minimum. However, if you will have multiple people accessing content simultaneously and you’ll sometimes require transcoding of content during playback, then you may well need something faster than the minimum.

If your computer’s CPU is not powerful enough to keep up with transcoding your media, you will notice pausing or buffering as the app waits for the server to catch up. We have additional information to help you figure out what kind of processor you might need for your own particular usage.

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In general, Plex Media Server doesn’t require large amounts of RAM. 2GB of RAM is typically more than sufficient and some installs (particularly Linux-based installs) can often happily run with even less. Of course, more RAM won’t hurt you and will certainly be helpful if you’re also doing other things on the computer.

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VPN on the Plex Media Server Computer

The platforms on which some Plex apps run don’t allow us to actively scan the network to try and find available Plex Media Servers. Other platforms don’t allow direct communication to any private IP (e.g. any IP on your local network). Among others, the PlayStation, Smart TVs, and Xbox apps are affected by these restrictions.

That means we have to get connection information in another way, which is provided when both the Plex Media Server and the app sign into your Plex account. This is accomplished because your Plex Media Server will send its private and public IP address to plex.tv, which can then be retrieved and used by the Plex app to find servers.

When using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), the IP information can be incorrect because of the VPN and thus the Plex app doesn’t have the correct/necessary information to be able to find your Plex Media Server and connect.

What You Can Do

Essentially, you want to make sure that your VPN isn’t interfering when your Plex Media Server sends the connection information to plex.tv.

  1. Disable the VPN
  2. Launch Plex Media Server
  3. Ensure that the Server successfully signs in under Settings > Server > General
  4. Enable the VPN

When You Should Do It

You should take the above steps whenever new connection information would be sent to plex.tv, which includes:

  • Launching or restarting the Server
  • Signing in to the Server
  • Whenever your computer experiences a network change (e.g. a laptop switching from wired to wireless connection)

Last modified on: April 12, 2019

Plex Media Server (PMS)

Setup

Start/enable the systemd unit.

To configure Plex Media Server remotely, you can first create an SSH tunnel (setup can only be done from )

and then browse to .

or if you are running apache, with a reverse proxy, by adding this configuration in httpd-vhosts.conf

Plex Live TV and DVR

Plex live TV requires a plexpass.

The plex user needs to be part of the video group in order to access local tuners. This can be done by running

To enable IPTV support via m3u playlist install AUR.

Security

It is recommended to store your media files outside of your home directory, as making it accessible to PMS would mean lowering its security. Having a separate or partition is a good setup for use with PMS.

You can further increase security via systemd, by editing as follows:

/etc/systemd/system/plexmediaserver.service.d/restrict.conf
ReadOnlyPaths=/
ReadWritePaths=/var/lib/plex /tmp

Note: Those mechanisms are currently limited. For instance, do not apply to any submount, you have to list them as well.

Resource Management

Originally, PMS used ulimit to limit its allocated resources, however this is not compatible with running as a regular user. Instead, you can now set a maximum amount of memory via, again, systemd. For example, you can add:

MemoryMax=4G

to the file mentioned above.

Network

Note: PMS supports both IPv4 and IPv6. This section only assumes the use of IPv4.

PMS and its DLNA server require several ports to be open:

  • Plex Media Server: TCP 32400
  • Plex DLNA Server: TCP 32469, UDP 1900
  • Network Discovery: UDP 32410, 32412, 32413, 32414
  • Bonjour/Avahi Network Discovery (legacy): UDP 5353

A short example with iptables:

# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m multiport --dports 32400,32469 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m multiport --dports 1900,32410,32412,32413,32414 -j ACCEPT

In order to connect to Plex through on a standard http port, this command can be used (for port 8080):

#iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 8080 -j REDIRECT --to-port 32400

Library Updates

Plex Media Server has a setting «Update my library automatically» which can detect new media files as they’re downloaded to your library. But as your library grows, these updates might stop working reliably. To fix, you need to increase the number of files non-root users are allowed to subscribe to via inotify. Create the file

/etc/sysctl.d/40-max-user-watches.conf
fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288

and run to apply without rebooting. Now plex should see any new files.

Troubleshooting

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Logs are located in:

/var/lib/plex/Plex Media Server/Logs

In case there are no logs or they are not helpful, you might want to launch PMS manually to get some terminal output:

sudo -u plex /usr/bin/bash
source /etc/conf.d/plexmediaserver
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/plexmediaserver
/usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex\ Media\ Server

General Troubleshooting

Here are some general troubleshooting steps you can take:

  • Ensure you have the current version of Plex Media Server installed
  • Ensure that Plex Media Server is actually actively running
  • Verify that your Server is listed on your page
  • Disable any VPN on your computer or router
  • Disable any proxies being used on your computer or router
  • Make sure you aren’t requiring secure connections on the server while using an app that doesn’t support them (see below)

Once you’ve checked those:

  1. Sign out of your Plex account in both the app and Plex Media Server
  2. in the Server
  3. Then sign into your account in the Plex app

Depending on whether your app is local or remote to the Server, there are also other things to check. If you continue to have an issue, then posting details in our support forums will be the best resource for you. See the Related Page information for additional information you can gather.

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App and Server Are on the Same Network

When both your Plex app and Plex Media Server are on the same local network:

Make sure both the Server and app are on the same subnet of the network

Tip!: Make sure the subnet mask (netmask) is set correctly, so that the devices are actually treated as being on the same subnet.

App Is Remote from the Server


If your app is not on the same network as your Plex Media Server:

Ensure that Remote Access has been successfully enabled for the Server

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Can’t Access Server Settings

In some cases, you may find that the Server entry doesn’t appear for you under Settings in the web app and thus you can’t try to sign in to the Server. This often occurs when you’re not yet signed in on the Server and you’re using the hosted Plex Web App.

  1. Load the “” on your Server computer using or , for instance
  2.  to the Plex Web App
  3. Access the Server settings and sign in to the Server

Once you’ve done that, your Plex Media Server should appear when using the hosted Plex Web App, too.

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Using a Third-Party App That Cannot Sign In

Starting with version 1.1.0 of Plex Media Server, security improvements were made to help protect users. Basically, if you are signed in to Plex Media Server, then apps accessing the server must also be signed in.

In rare cases, you may have an old, deprecated app that does not support signing in such as LG’s “Media Link” or “Smart Share” apps. To allow such apps to access your Plex Media Server, you will need to make a specific exception for them.

  1. Find out the local IP address of the device on which the app is running. You will typically be able to find this in the device’s system settings.
  2. In your Plex Web App, go to Settings > Server > Network.
  3. Enter the IP address from step one into the List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth setting and save.

Plex Media Server — Установка

Установить Plex можно или же из файла который находится по данной ссылке, или же посетив сайт разработчиков:

После установки Plex Media Server’a на ПК, в левой нижней части экрана появится иконка Plex сервера:

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А так же в интернет браузере произойдет автоматический запуск страницы Plex. В случае если запуск страницы не произошел, сделайте двойной щелчок правой клавишей мышки на иконке Plex сервера в нижней левой чати экрана (рис. 1)

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Для продолжения настройки Plex нажмите кнопку «Согласен»,

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После нажатия кнопки готово, откроется основная страница медиатеки Plex.

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На данном этапе основная установка Plex Media Server окончена

Для оптимальной работы Plex оставьте все настройки по умолчанию.

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Available Preferences

AlbumSort
string
A value for the default album sort. “year”, “title”, etc. (PMS 1.4.1+ has UI setting per library/per artist).
allowMediaDeletion
1/0
Set whether the owner of the server will be allowed to delete media files from disk.
allowedNetworks
string with ip/netmask,ip/netmask
A list of networks that are allowed to access PMS without authentication. Must be listed with full subnet.
ArticleStrings
string
A comma-separated list of words considered to be grammatical articles, which are removed in sort titles.
autoEmptyTrash
1/0
Sets whether the “trash” is emptied automatically at the end of a library scan.
BackgroundTranscodeLowPriority
1/0
Makes background transcodes have a lower priority than active streaming when set to 1.
DlnaDeviceDiscoveryInterval
integer
Determine how often (in seconds) DLNA discovery is performed.
DlnaEnabled
1/0
Set whether DLNA server is enabled.
DlnaPlatinumLoggingLevel
string
Sets level for the separate, “Neptune DLNA” logging.
EnableIPv6
1/0
Turn on IPv6 support for the server.
FriendlyName
string
Defines the friendly name for the Plex Media Server, commonly shown in player apps.
FSEventLibraryUpdatesEnabled
1/0
Determine whether library scans are automatically initiated when library folder changes are detected.
FSEventLibraryPartialScanEnabled
1/0
When changes to library folders are detected, only scan the folder that changed (requires FSEventLibraryUpdatesEnabled also be enabled).
GdmEnabled
1/0
Enables GDM discovery for the server, from other players on the network when set to 1.
GenerateBIFFrameInterval
integer
For video preview thumbnails, sets how often we create the thumbnail (default is 2).
iTunesLibraryXmlPath
path
The path to the iTunes library XML file.
iTunesSharingEnabled
1/0
Determine whether the server tries to connect with a local iTunes installation.
LocalAppDataPath
path
Set the location of of the Plex Media Server data directory (Windows only).
logDebug
1/0
Sets whether “debug” logging is enabled.
LogNumFiles
integer
Number of past log files to retain (default is 5).
LogVerbose
1/0
Sets whether “verbose” logging is enabled (not recommended for normal usage).
ManualPortMappingMode
1/0
Determine whether the server is set to use port mapping for Remote Access.
ManualPortMappingPort
integer
The manual port to use for Remote Access (requires ManualPortMappingMode to also be enabled).
RadioDaysSinceLastPlayed
integer
When playing a Radio or Smart Shuffle, Plex prefers to include tracks that have not been played recently. This sets that “recent” period (default is 2).
secureConnections
2/1/0
How the server handles secure connections.
: disabled, : Preferred (default), : Required
sendCrashReports
1/0
Determine whether PMS sends crash reports when launching the server after a crash.
ScheduledLibraryUpdatesEnabled
1/0
Sets whether the server will initiate library scans on a set interval.
ScheduledLibraryUpdateInterval
integer
Number of seconds between library scans (requires ScheduledLibraryUpdatesEnabled to be enabled).
TranscoderDefaultDuration
integer
The default duration (in minutes) the transcoder will work “ahead” of current playback.
TranscoderH264OptionsOverride
string
The x264 preset to use when transcoding.
TranscoderLogLevel
string
The log level for the Plex transcoder itself.
(default),
TranscoderPhotoFileSizeLimitMiB
integer
Maximum photo size to be tagged or transcoded (in mebibytes).
TranscoderTempDirectory
path
Location where the temporary transcode segments are written.

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Добавление медиатек в Plex

Например нам нужно добавить новую фототеку в Plex. Для этого перейдите на веб страницу Plex и нажмите «+», как указано на изображении ниже:

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В Plex для добавления того или иного контента предусмотрены типы. Основываясь на них происходит добавление новых материалов в медиатеку.

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Нажмите кнопку «Добавить папку» и выберите папку с Вашим изображением.

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После того как папка с изображениями была выбрана нажмите

«Добавить библиотеку»

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После добавления фототеки дождитесь окончания обработки контента Plex

Медиа сервером.

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Аналогичным образом происходит добавление и других типов контента.

Для того что бы добавить новую папку с контентом в уже имеющуюся библиотеку, нажмите «Редактировать библиотеку»

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И добавьте новую папку с контентом.

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После того как папка с контеном была добавлена, можно просто добавлять новый контент в уже добавленную папку, и он автоматически будет добавляется в библиотеку Plex после нажатия кнопки

«Обновить библиотку».

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NAS Device

Running a Plex Media Server on a NAS device is a popular option as it allows for an all-in-one device that not only runs the server, but also stores lots of content. However, most NAS devices have some limitations when it comes to running a Plex Media Server, so it may not be the best choice for everyone.

Related Page: NAS Devices

Supported NAS Devices

Plex Media Server is compatible with a broad range of devices from a large number of NAS manufacturers. However, not every model from every manufacturer is compatible. We have a spreadsheet listing compatible models and basic information about them.

Tip!: If you’re in the market to buy a NAS to run Plex Media Server, make sure it’s compatible before you purchase it.

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Should You Run Plex Media Server on a NAS?

As mentioned earlier, running Plex Media Server on a NAS device can be a great choice for some users, but it may not be appropriate for everyone.

By far, the biggest limitation that most users will encounter is that most consumer NAS devices don’t have very powerful CPUs. In some cases, the device will run on an ARM-based processor that’s not capable of transcoding content at all. Other times, it may run on an Intel processor that’s technically capable of transcoding, but the processor may be too slow to transcode fast enough for most uses.

We have a detailed article to help you decide whether or not it’s the right choice.

Tip!: Before choosing to run Plex Media Server on your NAS, make sure that it’s appropriate for your own particular usage situation.

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How it works

Plex is the key to personal media bliss. Once you download our free and easy-to-use software where you store your files (usually a computer or external hard drive), it takes care of the rest. Plex magically scans and organizes your files, automatically sorting your media beautifully and intuitively in your Plex library. Once you’ve downloaded our app on your favorite devices, you’ll be up and streaming everything in minutes.

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Locating the Advanced, Hidden Settings

Windows

On Windows, the preferences are available in the registry. To access settings related to Plex Media Server:

  1. Open the “regedit” application
  2. Navigate to
  3. Create a new entry named as per the options below and add the correct value, or else edit an existing value

When creating the registry entry, be sure to choose the correct type:

  • String, path, or other text:
  • Integer or boolean:

Related Page: How to use Registry Editor

macOS / OS X

On Mac computers (macOS or OS X), the preferences are available under your computer user account library preferences.

Using the Finder’s “Go” menu, select Go To Folder… then enter the following in the dialog box that pops up:

You can then open that file (which is really XML) in a text editor to add new settings or edit existing ones.

Warning!: If you use a text editor to make changes, you will then need to reboot the computer to have the changes take effect (since the OS caches the preferences).

Alternatively, you can open the “Terminal” application and run commands to add/alter values.:

Examples:

NVIDIA SHIELD

The Plex Media Server folder which contains the preferences.xml file for the NVIDIA SHIELD is not in a user accessible location by default. See our “” article for information on how to move it to an accessible location.

Preferences File

On Linux, the options are available in a XML file called , which is located in your Plex Media Server data directory.

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Add a new XML attribute with the name of the option and the value. e.g.:

Note that the Preferences tag can contain a lot of options already.

Syslog Option

In addition to the Preferences file, as of Plex Media Server 0.9.6.6, it’s also possible to enable syslogging. This is done via a configuration variable:

To set the variable, it has to be added to the configuration file of Plex Media Server. Here is where to place it on various Linux distributions:

  • CentOS/Fedora: Add under
  • ReadyNAS: Add under
  • Synology: Add under
  • Ubuntu 15 (and older): Add under
  • Ubuntu 16 (and newer): Add to

After adding the variable, restart Plex Media Server. Logs from Plex Media Server will then be output to syslog instead of normal server logging.

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Secure Connections

By default, the Plex Media Server will prefer to use secure connections for apps that support them. Not all apps support connecting securely, though. You should make sure you aren’t unintentionally blocking unsupported apps.

  1. Check if your app
  2. If the app is not supported, make sure that you have the Secure connections server setting set to (not Required)

Tip!: Most Plex apps that support secure connections will be set by default to not connect to servers that are not available securely. So, you should make sure that you do not set the server’s Secure connections setting to , in that case, or else the app will not be allowed to connect.

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DNS Rebinding

Some routers or modems won’t allow DNS Rebinding by default, which can affect or even prevent an app from being able to connect with a Plex Media Server on the local network. For most users, this won’t be an issue, but some users of more advanced routers (or those provided by some ISPs) may run into issues.

Similarly, some DNS providers (such as your ISP) may prevent DNS Rebinding.

See the in our How to Use Secure Server Connections article.

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