Plex Media Player for OpenFrame

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Plex Media Player for OpenFrame

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Hey everyone,

Rapid post, just completed an easy-installer for Plex Media Player. After some fettling and a lot of dependencies, I managed to get a 32-bit .deb package created.

Though OpenGL is working (so the interface is not utterly painful) there is no hardware video decoding of H.264 because... well, thanks, Imagination Technologies. It does work just fine for audio though, so if you have your music and podcasts on Plex you might find this handy.

You will need the latest Ubuntu Bionic image on a USB stick. No internal memory for this one, all the dependencies take it over 1 GB. Fire up your Joggler, SSH in with username 'of' and password 'joggler' - the IP address is now shown on the login screen! - and then:

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sudo of-expand
It'll reboot - log back in and wait for the system message to say "Drive resizing complete.". Then:

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sudo of-install plex
Wait a while, there's a fair bit to download and install. When it's done:

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sudo reboot
Let me know how you get along with it.

Interestingly, at 1.3 GB this would be small enough to fit in the internal memory of an OpenFrame 2... which also has a mini-PCIe slot...

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Re: Plex Media Player for OpenFrame

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roobarb! wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 4:02 am
Interestingly, at 1.3 GB this would be small enough to fit in the internal memory of an OpenFrame 2... which also has a mini-PCIe slot...
Sadly, using the BCM70015 Crystal HD card has not gone well. The kernel driver is old and only supports the quirky BCM70012 chip, which I don't have. I've managed to install the BCM70015 driver and the card is recognised, but getting recent software to use it is another matter.

I'll leave the Crystal HD card in the OF2 just in case I have an epiphany though. Breath holding is not recommended.

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