How To Install Plex Media Server On Ubuntu (14.04+ Trusty Tahr)



Plex is software that allows you to manage your media and provides the ability to stream your media while away.

OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or newer
*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.CPU:No transcoding: Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz (NAS devices based on ARM or PowerPC processors should also be capable of at least one stream with no transcoding)
Single 720p transcode: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
Single 1080p transcode: Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
*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.


Let start and make sure were up to date before we do our install

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


Now lets download Plex Media Server or PMS for short. This is the current version as of this post (Version
Mar 21, 2016) to get the latest version go to Plex Downloads



Installing it is just as easy

sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.


if completed successfully then your all set browse to http://server.local.ip.address:32400/web and you can access the server, to complete the inisal setup you do HAVE to be on the local network if this is a remote install then you can ssh tunnel in.

(optional) SSH tunnel with putty

Connect to your server via SSH then right click the title bar and click change settings, Click the (+) next to SSH and click tunnel.

putty ssh tunnel

now add 32400 in the source port and then add localhost:32400 in the destination (shown above).

open your browser and go to http://localhost:32400/web



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