Plugin for Emby or Plex?

  • Forgive me if I've started a thread incorrectly - I have just joined the forum and this is the first forum I have ever joined... Also I am very new to Linux!

    Anyway enough blabbering - are there any plans to make a plugin for Emby or Plex?

    I have tried to install emby using Portainer a couple of times and have tried to use Portainer several times....

    But always end up deleting everything (on Portainer) as I have not clue what I'm doing, even using a Technodad video or similar. I find using Dockers far to complicated!?

    Is there an "easy way" to install emby (preferably to Plex) - I wish to use it with my LG Smart tv.


    Little note on OMV - it was initially a project using an old work pc until I could afford a off the shelf NAS - but I like it so much I have bought two old (AM1M) motherboards and AMD Athlon APU's and made two NAS units (one for back ups).:thumbup::thumbup:


    Cheers:)

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • There was, in the past, a plugin for Plex but it has been deprecated. Docker is the way forward, so you would be wise to learn it, and my personal recommendation is to not use Portainer to create new containers. Create them by hand with docker run, docker create, or docker compose commands in the shell. Once you have a container up and running you can use Portainer for routine maintenance and other docker tasks.


    If you really don't want to use docker, you can install the appropriate Plex deb package by hand in the shell. Having said that, the default install is generally not desirable because it places the database on the system drive which is a poor choice of location. You can change this but it involves more work in the shell. You can install Emby the same way, but beyond that I can't comment as I do not use it.

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    Edited once, last by gderf ().

  • Agree w/ everything gderf said.


    "creating" containers, is far far easier with docker-compose... It's actually more difficult with Portainre. Portainer is more about container management, IMO.

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • ok, thank you gderf and KM0201.

    Thank you both for your time answering my question, I'll have a look at docker create, run and compose.

    I'll be learning something new... Again! :)

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • Thanks for the guide.:thumbup:

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • ok, thank you gderf and KM0201.

    Thank you both for your time answering my question, I'll have a look at docker create, run and compose.

    I'll be learning something new... Again! :)

    Either one will work just as well... I like docker-compose just because I can save the compose files somewhere, and if I reinstall or need to deploy the container again, all I have to do is make my volume adjustments and docker-compose up -d and it does it's thing.


    I know from other posts there's a several folks that prefer docker-run... and it's fine. It all gets you to the same place, just a different road.

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • Either one will work just as well... I like docker-compose just because I can save the compose files somewhere, and if I reinstall or need to deploy the container again, all I have to do is make my volume adjustments and docker-compose up -d and it does it's thing.


    I know from other posts there's a several folks that prefer docker-run... and it's fine. It all gets you to the same place, just a different road.

    I prefer to paste the file on the stack section of portainer, that it's simmilar to docker-compose, but in a WebGUI

  • I prefer to paste the file on the stack section of portainer, that it's simmilar to docker-compose, but in a WebGUI

    I agree... I use stacks almost exclusively, but it is essentially the same as docker-compose.

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • Me too. Advantage: Portainer indicates if there are some errors like wrong indention.

    That is one huge advantage of using stacks (although i still can't understand why something like indentation seems to screw with docker-compose so much).

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • please use this guide , is really easy to adapt to your paths:


    [How-To] Install Plex Media Server (PMS) container using OMV and docker-compose

    Hi would anyone be able to help a complete beginner....

    I am trying to install PLEX using macom's "HOW TO"; I have got as far as using PUTTY to copy and paste the docker compose file but am unsure where to go.

    How do I find my PUID and PGID please? for starters!

    Then his point number 15 I am not sure which disc I am entering in here..

    Hopefully someon won't mind giving me a little help please..... we were all beginners once ! =O

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • Hi macom,

    yes I've followed the link and have entered everything on putty you put on there.

    I have also got as far as pasting the Code into putty after nano started

    so I'm guessing the PUID and PGID are as you have stated?

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • ah, hang on I've just seen the link you meant macom.... just trying to understand what to do.

    Thank you for the tip

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • Hi macom,

    yes I've followed the link and have entered everything on putty you put on there.

    I have also got as far as pasting the Code into putty after nano started

    so I'm guessing the PUID and PGID are as you have stated?

    It's possible... what was the output of the command ? (You can start another SSH session and check, or just save the file, run the command, then open it again.


    Also.. you may find it easier to start your docker-compose files in a text file on your computer (I'm assuming you are SSH'ing the server with a laptop or PC)... follow the instructions, and make all your edits in the text file etc.. then when you are all done, paste the text file into a stack, name it, and deploy it. Or just use a stack instead of docker-compose.

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • aaron_a


    Ok, so instead of using a text file... do this.


    Open Portainer


    On the left, click on Stacks


    Click Add


    At the top name the stack to identify the stack (plex, would probably be good in this case)


    Copy/paste the docker-compose file into the window and make all your necessary edits.. use your SSH window and the tutorial to get paths, PUID/PGID, etc..


    When your'e all done, scroll down and click "Deploy Stack"

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


  • Thanks for your patience,

    but I think I am going to have to abandon my efforts as I really am out of my depth, you'll probably think I'm thick but I i cannot see from the tutorial how to get the paths , puid /pgid.

    I'm risking throwing the laptop on the floor lol, or maybe I'm just tired!

    sorry to waste everyones time whos helped so far

    Aaron

    OMV on AMD Athlon 5150, Gigabyte am1m-sh motherboard 12gb ram. OMV OS on 80gb 2.5"hdd and using 4TB WD NAS Pro drive

  • Thanks for your patience,

    but I think I am going to have to abandon my efforts as I really am out of my depth, you'll probably think I'm thick but I i cannot see from the tutorial how to get the paths , puid /pgid.

    I'm risking throwing the laptop on the floor lol, or maybe I'm just tired!

    sorry to waste everyones time whos helped so far

    Hold on a sec... don't give up this easy.... you're gonna laugh when you see how easy this is.

    Air Conditioners are a lot like PC's... They work great until you open Windows.


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