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Installing RasPlex on Raspbian

waazdakkawaazdakka Posts: 14Members ✭✭

Hi community !
I just tested RasPlex on a RPi 2B, which works fine ! However, I was looking for a way to install the Plex Home Theater without blowing up my whole Raspbian installation.
I was wondering if Debian version would be ok, but considering the amazing work done on RasPlex, is it possible to install it on the same system ?

Thanks for your answers !

Answers

  • nilsvnilsv Posts: 110Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2016

    Use a different SD card and swap as/when needed.

    Or have a look at OpenPHT.

    Rasplex is by design a complete OS, and as such a replacement of Raspbian.

    My configuration:

    Server: PMS 1.5.5 (PlexPass) running on Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) KVM with 3 vCPU on Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400T CPU @ 2.20GHz and 2GB mem
    Main player: RasPlex 1.8 on a Raspberry Pi 2
    Additional: Google Pixel C (Android 7)), ChromeCast, OnePlus 3 (Android 7)

  • videotecaCNSUvideotecaCNSU Posts: 314Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    You could dual boot it with BerryBoot or MultiBootPi

    http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot
    http://www.multibootpi.com/

    That way you can keep RasPlex, Raspbian and RetroPie on the same SD. It´s something I´m going to try but I don´t have any experience with it right now

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 979Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It would be difficult to accomplish. Rasplex (the raspberry pi version of OpenPHT) is an embedded image using squashfs, which makes much of it readonly. You'd be looking at compiling your own version of OpenPHT to try and run it ontop a normal Rasbian installation.

    You're better off attempting dual booting or swapping cards. There are some dual boot threads here that can help, but last I heard there were issues with n00bs and OpenPHT.

    Enjoy Rasplex/OpenPHT? Consider dropping some bones into our development war chest! $25, $10, $5, or even $1 helps. All donations go toward development expenses so our volunteers spend less out of pocket. rasplex.com

  • waazdakkawaazdakka Posts: 14Members ✭✭

    Hi guys !
    Thanks for your fast answers ! I just tried to install Open PHT on the last Raspbian. In fact, the first issue is that OpenPHT needs cmake 3.1.0 aaaaaand... Rapsbian is only on 3.0.2, even on stretch repository...

    So I'm stuck here I guess !!

    Also, dual boot will not help me : if you want to run PHT, you will need the server running on it at the same time (But having the Plex Server AND the PHT on the same RPi 3 is probably a non-sens I guess ?)

    Thanks again :D

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 979Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    If you can get them both working on the Pi at the same time, more power to you. But I would I think you'd be pushing the limits of the hw resources running both.

    Enjoy Rasplex/OpenPHT? Consider dropping some bones into our development war chest! $25, $10, $5, or even $1 helps. All donations go toward development expenses so our volunteers spend less out of pocket. rasplex.com

  • videotecaCNSUvideotecaCNSU Posts: 314Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @waazdakka whats exactly what you are trying to do with the Rpi?

  • eprafullaeprafulla Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @benjaminwolf said:
    If you can get them both working on the Pi at the same time, more power to you. But I would I think you'd be pushing the limits of the hw resources running both.

    Well got there for my headless audio only RPi3 with PMS + Kodi with PlexKodiKonnect plugin. It's a standalone complete system with HiFiBerry DAC Pro. Controlled by Plex Companion app 'the rig' can be taken to places with onboard WiFi hotspot. Media can come from anywhere as long as you can mount it :)

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