I am looking for a guide to set up an Orange Pi 2E H3 as a PLEX Media Server

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#1

Hi All,

I hope that I can find a guide and some assistance. I have an Orange Pi 2E H3 on its' way and I am looking to set it up as a PLEX Media Server. Can someone offer me some assistance. I chose it because of its' Quad Core processor and the 16GB of on board flash memory. along with some other features and reasons. I am new to the PI world and could use a guide to program it to become a PLEX Server. I have a 2TB hard drive on the way to become the storage for the device already. I may go with a dock so it can run off of separate power. Thank you all for your help and guidance.


#2

@"nevadaerwins@gmail.com" said:
I hope that I can find a guide and some assistance. I have an Orange Pi 2E H3 on its' way and I am looking to set it up as a PLEX Media Server. Can someone offer me some assistance.

The Orange Pi's are really not devices I would recommend :/ The manufacturer support is very spotty and the Linux distributions are often not very stable. That being said:

Here [1] is the manufacturer page with available Linux images and manuals. Just download the most recent "Raspbian" release for your device and the manual. I believe your device is the "Orange Pi Plus2e", correct? The manual describes how to prepare your TF card to install Raspbian (or any other OS image) on your Orange Pi. However, you do need Raspbian or Ubuntu.

When that is done, just read my sticky post in this section [2]. It's all in there.

[1] http://www.orangepi.org/downloadresources/
[2] https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/309553/plex-media-server-for-armhf-and-arm64-using-debian-or-ubuntu


#3

Hi there, I have an Orange Pi PC and it works fine for PLEX Media Server, just isn't usefull for transcoding. Firs of all you should use armbian.
Once you have updated your system and moved it to the eMMC, here is where you can install PLEX from: https://www.dev2day.de/typo3/projects/plex-media-server/
Tell my if you need any help!
ps: Not English talker, sorry for any mistake!