- Install PlexMediaServer on Ubuntu 12.10 server
- Play multimedia files from other computer and Android phones
- Ubuntu 12.10 Server (you can use previous Ubuntu Server 12.04 or earlier as well)
- PlexMediaCenter binary file
- Internet connection
sudo dpkg –i plexmediaserver_0.9.6.9.240.deb
Install PlexMedia Center on Windows OSTo play music or video on the PMS, we need to install a special software called PlexMedia Center (PMC). Its an integrate multimedia player for PlexMediaServer. PMC comes with a pretty interface. Download PlexMedia Center executable file and install it as usual. Then run it. For more information about PlexMedia Center, please visit this official website.
That’s it you can now play all your multimedia files on the server using Plex Media Center from Windows.
Install Plex Media application for Android phoneYou can also play your multimedia collections from Android phone. Make sure the PMS is connected to the LAN and wireless network. So we can access it and play from any mobile phone. For complete list of Plex Media App for mobile phone, you can directly visit this page. Currently it supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7.
OK now we have completely set up a multimedia server using Plex Media Server, install Plex Media Center on Windows. Also we can play it from Android or iPhone as well. All these stuffs are free. Thanks for reading this post Turn Ubuntu Server into multimedia server using PlexMedia Server