PLEX Plugin cant see plugins folder?

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    • PLEX Plugin cant see plugins folder?

      Im using OpenMediaVault to run my home media server for both my family and friends. When I was running on my older system, I was using a Channel within PLEX called RequestsChannel. It was a handy tool which let users request movies, TV shows and Music all from within the PLEX app. It was convenient and worked well for what I needed it for.

      However, when I setup OMV on my server I seem to be unable to see these plugins from within PLEX anymore. I made sure I was putting the plugins within the plug-ins directory from PLEX but when going into PLEX Channels, nothing seems to show up. I've made sure that all my permissions are set correctly, and PLEX can access that folder but it doesn't work at all. I've tried to use a lot of other Plug-ins and none have worked and I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and knows how to fix it?

      I've posted this on the /r/PLEX subreddit & the PLEX Forums and nobody has been able to answer as to why this isn't working :( For the moment, I'm having to use Ombi which is a web-based requests system which works but is so much more hassle compared to the simplicity of the PLEX plugin.
      HP Proliant Microserver Gen 8 aka SamoBox (PLEX Server)
    • I have read this so many times I'm going to ask some possibly stupid questions, but this is the way I go about resolving a problem.

      First I don't use a Mac nor do I use Plex, those 2 statements themselves would throw up 'this guy doesn't know what he's talking about'.....however, I have also read your 2 post links, both of which infer the same.....'renaming the plugin the mac thinks it's file'.

      That's the the part that got me thinking so I followed your link to the RequestChannel on github and I downloaded the file, I can extract that file either on my linux or windows machine, that would give a folder RequestChannel.bundle-master.

      Now I'm going to guess 2 things, a) you have to rename that folder to RequestChannel.bundle b) you say renaming that folder your Mac then sees it as system folder.

      It's b) that makes sense but no sense; if this was me I would down the zip extract it's content, then using FTP copy that folder (RequestChannel.bundle-master) to the plex plugin folder, then rename it on omv, either within the FTP software or from cli using ssh. What I read, what you are doing is renaming it on your Mac, then copying it to the Plex plugin folder.

      As I said I could be typing a load goobledygook, but it's the way I'm looking at it.....and I always reboot after making any changes...just in case :)
    • geaves wrote:

      I have read this so many times I'm going to ask some possibly stupid questions, but this is the way I go about resolving a problem.

      First I don't use a Mac nor do I use Plex, those 2 statements themselves would throw up 'this guy doesn't know what he's talking about'.....however, I have also read your 2 post links, both of which infer the same.....'renaming the plugin the mac thinks it's file'.

      That's the the part that got me thinking so I followed your link to the RequestChannel on github and I downloaded the file, I can extract that file either on my linux or windows machine, that would give a folder RequestChannel.bundle-master.

      Now I'm going to guess 2 things, a) you have to rename that folder to RequestChannel.bundle b) you say renaming that folder your Mac then sees it as system folder.

      It's b) that makes sense but no sense; if this was me I would down the zip extract it's content, then using FTP copy that folder (RequestChannel.bundle-master) to the plex plugin folder, then rename it on omv, either within the FTP software or from cli using ssh. What I read, what you are doing is renaming it on your Mac, then copying it to the Plex plugin folder.

      As I said I could be typing a load goobledygook, but it's the way I'm looking at it.....and I always reboot after making any changes...just in case :)
      Right, I have tried this and my server is rebooting the now. Fingers crossed this is going to work.

      EDIT: It didnt work :(
      HP Proliant Microserver Gen 8 aka SamoBox (PLEX Server)
    • harveywlong wrote:

      Right, I have tried this and my server is rebooting the now. Fingers crossed this is going to work.

      EDIT: It didnt work
      Ok I have installed Plex on my omv to get an understanding of the directory structure ....I have no intention of running it, but where did you copy the Requests Channel plugin....full directory path please.

      EDIT: Brainstorm mode on; why not install an 'official' Plex plugin and see if that works, at least that will give a starting point.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by geaves ().

    • harveywlong wrote:

      I am using the offical PLEX Plugin which is supplied by OMV within the Plug-ins option.

      My directory path is as follows:
      /srv/dev-disk-by-label-PLEXMedia/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins
      Ok, I think that's where the problem is....

      that should be /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

      Looking at the installation I have done on my OMV the plugin installs to the media that OMV is installed on, in my case it's a flash drive, so the plex plugin installs under the root directory structure of OMV, this also confirms that, even though that's an install on Ubuntu.
    • geaves wrote:

      harveywlong wrote:

      I am using the offical PLEX Plugin which is supplied by OMV within the Plug-ins option.

      My directory path is as follows:
      /srv/dev-disk-by-label-PLEXMedia/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins
      Ok, I think that's where the problem is....
      that should be /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

      Looking at the installation I have done on my OMV the plugin installs to the media that OMV is installed on, in my case it's a flash drive, so the plex plugin installs under the root directory structure of OMV, this also confirms that, even though that's an install on Ubuntu.
      YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!!!

      I dont know why its different this time round, but it works. Thank you so much!
      HP Proliant Microserver Gen 8 aka SamoBox (PLEX Server)
    • If you are going to put Plex's Database in /var on the rootfs you better make sure you have enough space there for it to grow along with your media collection. If your rootfs fills up your OMV stops working.

      Perhaps my situation is not entirely typical.

      My OMV is installed to a 16GB SSD of which only 6GB is actually being used.

      My media collection is currently on four 3TB disks and growing all the time. The Plex database directory is on one of those media drives and currently occupies over 200GB of space. Obviously that isn't going to fit on my OMV's 16GB SSD.

      Depending on the size of your OMV system drive (which you know) and the potential future size of your media collection (which you can't know now) placing the Plex Database folder on your rootfs might be a trap.
      OMV 3.x - ASRock Rack C2550D4I - 16GB ECC - Silverstone DS380
    • gderf wrote:

      f you are going to put Plex's Database in /var on the rootfs you better make sure you have enough space there for it to grow along with your media collection. If your rootfs fills up your OMV stops working.
      I wonder if that was where the confusion was so /srv/dev-disk-by-label-PLEXMedia/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins was in actual fact the redirection.....I use Emby and my cache and temp transcode folder are on one of my raids as I use a flash drive, so Plex must work on a similar principle so one would change or redirect specific folders from within the media server GUI.