Media Center Using Plex and OSX

File Server is as follows

  • AMD Dual Core 64 Bit Processor
  • 2 X 500 GB Hard Disk Drives
  • Gigabyte GA-MA78GS3H Motherboard

Control Unit is as follows

  • MacBook

Software is as follows

Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu 8.04 on file server
  • OSX on Control Unit

Software

  • Samba on file server
  • Plex on Control Unit

Directions

File server

  • Install 8.04 Ubuntu
  • sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
  • sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • Add the following lines under the authentication section

security = yourLinuxUser
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

  • Add a samba user

sudo smbpasswd -a <sambaUser>(MakeThisSameAsYourLinuxUser)

  • Edit samba users file

sudo gedit /etc/samba/smbusers

  • Add the following line

<YourLinuxUser> = “<sambaUser>”

eg. homeuser = homeuser

Control Unit

  • Install plex from http://elan.plexapp.com/
  • Go to Videos Menu and click add source. Select browse then “Add network Location” follow the steps
  • If you want to remove a source highlight the source and press “c” This allows extra choices.
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