This post will explore everything you need to know about how to build your own Beast Plex server. Beast Plex is a powerful media server software that lets you easily manage your media files. It’s perfect for users who want to stream their content online without worrying about bandwidth or storage limitations. With Beast Plex, you can easily organize and access your media files anywhere on any device. We’ll also share tips and tricks to make setting up and using Beast Plex easier.
What is a Beast Plex Server?
A Beast Plex Server is a powerful home media playback solution that can process and play back high-definition audio and video content. It can stream content from different sources, including local file systems, network shares, and remote music and video servers. In addition, a Beast Plex Server can stream content to multiple devices in your home, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and more.
What Hardware Do I Need?
In this guide, we will be Build Your Own Beast Plex Server. This powerful Plex Media Server can handle anything you throw at it. We will be using the following hardware:
- An Intel Core i5 750 or greater processor
- 8GB of RAM
- 1TB of hard drive space
- A Windows 10 PC or Laptop with an HDMI port and a dedicated Plex account ( beastplex.com/account )
- A network cable for connecting your computer to the internet and your router
If you don’t have any of these items, you can still follow along and build your own Beast Plex Server, but it may take longer and not be as stable or functional.
First, download the plex app from your mobile device’s App Store or Google Play store and create an account. Once you have registered and logged in, open the app and click “Server” in the top left-hand corner. On the next step, click on “Add a Server.” In the pop-up window, enter your Beast Plex server’s name ( beastplex.com/server ), select “Plex Media Server” from the Type dropdown menu, make sure “Use DNS Hostnames” is selected under “Server Settings,” choose a location for your server (we’ll use C:\beastplex ), give it a name (or leave it blank), select whether you want to use SSL.
How to Install the Beast Plex Server software?
If you’ve been following our blog, you know we’re big fans of Beast Plex. Today, we’ll show you how to install the Beast Plex server software on your computer.
- Before getting started, you’ll need the following:
- A PC with an operating system and a browser capable of accessing the internet
- The Beast Plex server software (available for download here)
- A network connection to your home network
- An active Beast account (you can create one here)
- A valid credit card (to pay for the software)
- Time! This installation process will take about 30 minutes, but once it’s finished, you’ll be ready to start streaming your movies and TV shows immediately.
Setting up Your Media Library and Preparing Your Streaming Content
Setting up a Plex Media Server is a great way to organize and stream your media collection. This info will cover everything you need to know to set up your Plex server. Before getting started, it is important to have a solid understanding of how Plex works. We recommend reading our beginner’s guide to Plex if you are still getting familiar with the software. Once you have a basic understanding of how Plex works, setting up your server will be easy.
Optional Materials: If you want to use DLNA-certified media streams from devices like smart TVs or game consoles, you will also need the following:
A DLNA receiver (like the Raspberry Pi 3B+) -A USB drive big enough for the file size of all the assets being streamed (usually about 1TB for 4K content) -Media files from those devices.
Required Materials: To set up your own Plex Media Server, you will need the following:
A computer that can run plex Media Server (Windows or Mac) -A reliable internet connection -An account with a streaming service provider like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu -A subscription to that streaming service -Some storage space on your computer for the media files.
Troubleshooting and Additional Tips for Building a Beast Plex Server
If you’re having trouble setting up your Beast Plex Server, or if you want to be on the safe side, follow these tips:
- Verify that your network is stable and capable of handling a Beast Plex Server.
- Make sure all your devices are connected to the same network as your Beast Plex Server.
- Verify that your Beasts have updated and installed the latest firmware/software.
- Verify that you have the correct permissions on your server’s filesystem and media directories.
- Ensure that you have adequate CPU cores and RAM to run your Beast Plex Server.
- Confirm that your video content is properly transcoded for streaming on a Beast Plex Server.
- Check for any issues with your streaming speed or quality, such as low frame rates or choppy playback, and correct them where necessary.