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Plex Media Player

Download: Plex Media Player
(Debian Package, x86, 32-bit)

This package has been tested on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04.4 LTS using the standard shared libraries present in the default repositories.

The easiest method of installation is simply:

sudo dpkg -i plexmediaplayer_2.57.0-1_i386.deb
sudo apt --fix-broken install

The software installs to /opt/plexmediaplayer.

What’s All This About?

When iTunes was discontinued, I switched to Plex for my home media server needs and have been more than happy with it. Then, a few days ago, a comment on the Joggler Forums got me wondering why I’d never looked into running a client on the OpenFrame.

Two problems were obvious; no hardware accelerated video decoding in the OpenFrame 1 or 2 due to it using the GMA500 ‘Poulsbo’ chipset, plus the lack of a 32-bit Plex Media Player build, which I wanted to try as the web interface was being sluggish.

I’m not certain that I’ll manage to get the OpenFrame devices playing video as I would like (experiments with the Crystal HD BCM70015 card have not gone well so far), but with any luck this .deb will help out some other fringe case.

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