Ok this took a lot of work.
Step1: Download the PlexMediaServer for QNAP intel NAS just released by Elan the Plex developer. THIS IS BETA, treat it as such.
Give this a try, built with Debian 4 ~
Step2: Follow Maverick's instructions on how to install the PMS linux onto the QNAP. (this only works for intel cpu sorry)
Installation PMS server for QNAP:
First of all.
THANK YOU ELAN and your crew for the excellent help on getting this PMS working for the QNAP!!!
*** Start your favourite SSH or Telnet tool (like terminal,putty, fugu etc) ***
1) Download the main installation file on your QNAP: http://www.plexapp.c...debian4.tar.bz2
2) Use the command bzunzip and tar for unpacking the file
3) Command: ipkg install avahi (you need to have optware as a QPKG installed)
3) Edit the start.sh with the full path towards your installation:
4) Symlink the file ./Library in your QNAP /root folder towards a place where it can write its directories/data.
Command: ln -s /share/your/PMS/location/username ./Library
command: ll gives you something like this in return:
Library -> /share/your/PMS/location/username
5) Error(s) to overcome:
./Plex Media Server: error while loading shared libraries: libssp.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Thanks to user iXô on the PLEX forum to resolve this:
Download this file somewhere, http://ipkg.nslu2-li....2.1-5_i686.ipk
decompress it :
Command: tar xvzf gcc_4.2.1-5_i686.ipk
It will report 3 files,
decompress data.tar.gz :
Command: tar xvzf data.tar.gz
In the unpacked folder opt/lib/ you have to copy libssp.so.0.0.0 to root folder of pms for linux as libssp.so.0
6) Go to your PMS folder on your QNAP and execute the start.sh (try adding '&' in last line of the start.sh) --> Thanks CeeKee!
ulimit -s 3000
./Plex\ Media\ Server &
Try http://your-QNAP-IPa...ss:32400/manage and DANCE (and if you do Dance upload it on YouTube lol)
Step3: Go to your router and make sure to port forward 32400 for your QNAP.
Step4: Access the Plex Media Manager using this url
http://YOUR URL OR LAN IP:32400/manage/
Step5: go to security PMS manager and change ur username and password to secure it. Then you can now start adding videos.
When adding videos you need to add it using a manual entry, as you cannot apparently browse from the pull down to add your shares. Hopefully that gets fixed.
Also another thing, add parent directories, not child directories as it may not properly catalog your videos as i found out.
Anyway this is an example manual entry i added for my videos
Once done hit the update/refresh and it will begin updating the PMS library with your video files.
Step6: Plex requires a client in order to play the media files. The PMS only hosts, and the PMS manager only can configure it, but not open files to watch. So the solution is to install a PMS client on either a IPAD, Iphone, Android tablet, LG HDTV, or even a MAC Laptop/desktop.
unfortunately windows does not have an official client at this time *sad smiley face
Good news is, there are unofficial plex clients for windows available :mrgreen:
while patiently waiting for an official Windows Client you could take a look at the below two options comming from the very active Plex community:
Plex Client for Win32 Alpha and PlexBMC Plugin
The one i preferred using was PlexBMC, because the other option requires videolanplayer which i hate :?
Step7: download the PleXBMC Stable Release - Version 1.7.7 onto your desktop.
Step8: download XBMC Windows version from http://xbmc.org
Once XBMC is installed, start the program up, then go to
Systems > Add-ons > Install from Zip File
So browse for that PleXBMC zip file to install it.
Once done, go to
Systems > Add-ons > Enabled Add-ons > Video Add-ons > PleXbmc > Click configure
In General you want to set your Plex Media server hostname as "YOUR QNAP LAN IP" without the quotes. You don't have to put the port, as it will auto add the default Plex port for you when you attempt to connect.
In authentication, put your username and password.
once that is all done, go to Videos > Video Add-ons > PleXBMC (All your content from Plex media server on the QNAP will then be found here)
Now you can browse your files and play them :mrgreen: