Plex Snap

  1. The settings for HW encoding on the Plex web app are correct. After much testing, I have yet to see any transcoding take place using the GPU. Only the CPU is used. Does anyone know if the snap version of Plex Media Server allows hardware transcoding, or might some type of snap security be preventing it from using the GPU.
  2. Plex media server is able to work on older hardware, but the transcoding will be automatically disabled if the hardware is insufficient and playback will definitely suffer and stutter. For a smooth streaming experience, you need at least an Intel i3 processor (or its equivalent) or better. You also need at least 2GB of RAM and a lot of storage.
  3. This tutorial takes you through all the steps of using and setting up Snapp IPTV and Plex Media player as a user with a M3U playlist.See the differences betw.

Plex Media Server is a back-end application for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X-based computers that is great for streaming media files across your home network. In addition to its own front-end software, Plex Media Player, the back-end server application is compatible with many other front-ends like Kodi.

Plex is a media server that helps you organize your videos, musics, and photos and allows you to stream them to your devices at any time and from anywhere.

Ubuntu Snap Plex

Plex supports Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Windows, and various NAS systems.

This guide will show you how to set up the Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20.

Install Plex Media Server

The installation of the Plex Media Server is a very simple, and straight forward one. Plex Inc offers deb packages from the official repository for the Linux operating system.

Add Plex Repository

Import the Plex repository’s GPG key using the curl command.

Add the Plex repository to your system.

Install Plex Media Server

Now, update the apt repository index and then install the latest version of the Plex Media Server.

Plex Media Server package places repository configuration in /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory for rece]iving updates. Since we already have placed the plexmediaserver.list in the repository directory, the installer may ask you the below question to replace the file or keep the existing file. Type Y to replace and then press Enter.

Start Plex Media Server

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By now, Plex Media Server should be up and running, you check the status of it using the below command. If the service is in a stopped state, use the sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver command to start it.

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Configure Plex Media Server

Initial Configuration

Open your browser and access the Plex Media Server set up page by going to the below URL.

You will see the below screen. To use the Plex Media Server, you will need to create a Plex account or sign in with your existing account or sign in Google/Facebook/Apple account.

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Once you sign up for the new account/sign in, you will be redirected to the below page, where it shows How Plex Works. Click the GOT IT.

You may wish to subscribe to Plex Pass that gives you numerous features such as Offline videos, Watch and record TV broadcasts, Camera Upload, Parental controls, etc. Click the close button if you do not want to subscribe to Plex Pass.

On the next screen set the Plex Server name and click Next. Leave the box checked for Allow me to access my media outside my home.

Add Media Library

First, we will create a folder for placing movies and tv shows. Here, for this demo, I will create a folder /movies and add it to the Plex media server as a library.


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Select the Library type suitable for your media folder and then name your library. Click NEXT.

On the next screen, click the BROWSE FOR MEDIA FOLDER.

Choose the media folder manually or type the folder path and then click ADD.

Finally, click the ADD LIBRARY.

You should see the added library we added just now. Click NEXT.

Click DONE to complete the Plex Media Setup.

Using Plex Media Server


Upon completing the Plex Media Server set up, you would see the media page shown below.

Click MORE on the above page to access the Media server.

To list your movie collection, you would need to upload your movies to /movies. Then, click three dots (⋮) next to your media library and then click Scan Library Files.

Wait for a minute or two, movies you have uploaded should be listed in the Movies library.

Update Plex Media Server

Enable the Plex repository on your system by running the below command.

When a new version of the Plex Media Server is released, you can update it with the following command.


Plex Snapcast

That’s All. You have successfully installed a Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20. Plex player apps are available for Android, iOS, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and many more devices to play music, photos, videos from Plex Media Server.