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Media Server

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  Have you ever wanted to set up your own video streaming service on your home or work network? This simple guide will help you set up a media server using Ubuntu 14.04 and Plex. The setup for Plex on Ubuntu is incredibly easy and is a great way to back up your existing video, music and picture library in a way that will allow you to share the content with anyone on or off your network. Step 1 - Download the installer Make sure you are in your home directory. cd ~/ We will be using wget to download the installation package from Plex. Since wget downloads files to the current working directory it is good practice to ensure that the package is downloaded in the home directory. wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/0.9.14.6.1620-e0b7243/plexmediaserver_0.9.14.6.1620-e0b7243_amd64.deb Step 2 - Install Plex sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.9.14.6.1620-e0b7243_amd64.deb Installing this package will create a user called “plex” on your server. You can verify that the user was created