What about Plex Server addon in the software center?

And depending of the Business activity, it could be a business stuff too.
I think about communication, travel agency, photograpy agency…


I might play devils advocate here, but why a business server might need a
media player?

A Travel Agency:
To show video of hotel, or hotel, or beaches and so on…

A Photography Agency:
To show photos, videos about making of or about photography skill and so on…

I can imagine lot of situation about using a media player: to do a vitual show-room!


in this case I’d use a dedicated server running a dedicated distro… I don’t want my domain controller and file server running such a thing

So Why use an all in one distro?

You accept a domain control, file server and mail server on the gateway but not accept a media player… :smirk:

And what about modularity? What about flexibility ?
As all modules in Nethserver, it will be a optional module

You can have a Nethserver instance to do the gateway service and file server.
And you will have a second Nethserver to do the media player Service :joy:

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everybody here is free to install and configure and share their code… I see only people asking for features :smile:

I never said I use NS as a firewall and domain controller

moreover, I think we should focus on the business side of development, meaning that the “homeserver” features are, IMVVVHO, not important or relevant

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Plex would be a great optional addon. In my case I use Nethserver as a file server and a backup server (two separate instances). The file server holds pictures and movies. It also has a mysql server and database. I have a RPi2 running OpenELEC (Kodi) to watch TV and to play movies off the file server. Kodi also connects to the mysql database on the file server to keep all the content centralized.

My Win 7 MCE computers connect to the file server as well, for both pictures and movies.


But keep in mind the target small business, it’s mean a relatively small activity, a relatively small IT team and ressources ( financials ressources)…

The admin, or advanced users can try Nethserver for homeuse before trying in the business for various reason ( hobby, less risky…).

I sincerly think that it could be a strategy for Nethserver growing.

at home you can try whatever you want

at work, with HW nowadays available and things like esxi (there’s a customized version running with no problems on latesh HP microserver) or proxmox, you can have many VM running different services…

even if NS can run as a homeserver, I’d like to see it in a enterprise perspective… otherwise there are dozens of available distro out there

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And you’re using always the NethServer shared folders for that, right? Is Kodi scanning directly them?
Looks like a great solution

Actually, I setup NFS for Kodi and wrote that How-To, Win 7 MCE uses the shared folders.

Please remember Nethserver is like a hamburger, you add what you like to it.
So Plex Server would be the ketchup on my burger! Samba would be my onions and so on…

For example ClearOS uses a free community version for home users, then you have the Professional and Enterprise Paid Versions and you can add hundreds of add on apps some free some paid. They have PLEX Server as a add on and it works great! Let’s do the same here…
Just my 2 cents…

please, re read my last post :wink:

If you add PLEX you would not need a Kodi server, Most smart TV’s now a days have the plex app as a add on to the smart tv menu. I use 3 Vizio tv’s in my home and it works great!

Then we need just Plex Server on NethServer and we could manage it using an android/iPhone app, it worth a try :smile:
Does anyone want to take on this challenge?

i’m thinking about it some days ago… honestly i’m not too much interested in plex package, but i’m searching for something to package :grin:
maybe plex could be a good a good training (i hope not too much difficult ) to create others packages (waiting for the irc dev session…)
if no other is interested, i could try, but don’t expect a fast result… i’m not a dev, as all here i’ve not so much free time, and the test/qa for now has priority :wink:
if someone else is interested no problem, i will search other :slight_smile:

Are you sure do you need a package for it?
The installation is really really simple:

yum localinstall https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/
config set plexmediaserver service TCPPort 32400 access private status enabled
signal-event firewall-adjust
service plexmediaserver start

And now just my two cents: I don’t like an rpm which is 280MB!!


ahahah that’s cool! Great shot @giacomo :smile:

a good reason to make a package :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
ok ok i willl search something else :smile:

I got plex running, but I can’t acess folders I had created on samba, can you explain how this would be done. Also from the web panel in plex I can’t see the folders also.

/var/lib/nethserver/home/ I can’t see the folders I have in samba group movies tvshows etc…

Plex needs permission to access the folders where data is going to be stored like a movies folder
a tvshows folder etc…



See when a package is written all this is done automatically and we don’t have to do it via command line and hope we don’t break the system…