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Plex

Cannot Setup Server On First Run

Upon starting up Plex for the first time, it's very likely you'll need to follow these steps:

Edit ~/.docker/compose/.env and set PLEX_NETWORK_MODE=host. After claiming your server set PLEX_NETWORK_MODE= (back to blank).

How To Run Plex Pass Versions

Edit ~/.docker/compose/.env and set:

PLEX_VERSION=plexpass

Then run ds -c

Rebuilding From Scratch

Thankfully, some of this information is well documented (but not easily found) over on Plex's website here!

  1. Moving an installation to another system: https://support.plex.tv/articles/201370363-move-an-install-to-another-system/
  2. Where is the Plex Media Server data directory? https://support.plex.tv/articles/202915258-where-is-the-plex-media-server-data-directory-located/

Hardware Transcoding

If you would like to have Plex use a GPU that is attached to your DockSTARTer host, you can do this using an override like so:

  plex:
    devices:
      - /dev/dri:/dev/dri

Refer to this forum post for details: Using Hardware Acceleration in Docker