How to install Emby Server on Arch Linux 2017

install emby server on arch linux

On this tutorial, I will show you how to install Emby Server on Arch Linux 2017. Basically, I want to turn my Arch Linux into a multi purposes server. And I believe that Arch Linux is great for Server as well. Emby Server is a free application that can turn our computer into multimedia streaming server. After that, we can stream from any supported devices and computer. You can listen to your music, watch your favorite movies and many more.

install emby server on arch linux

Emby Server comes with a nice and easy to use web dashboard where we can change some of its settings, add new library, install plugins and also change the server details.

Steps to install Emby Server on Arch Linux 2017

Step 1. Install Emby Server

Emby Server package is available on Pacman repository which means we can easily install it using single command below.

sudo pacman -S emby-server

Once finished, start the server

sudo systemctl start emby-server

We can then check the server status

[dhani@archServer samba]$ sudo systemctl status emby-server.service
● emby-server.service - Emby brings together your videos, music, photos, and live television.
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/emby-server.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-08-03 07:01:24 EEST; 1h 40min ago
 Main PID: 31136 (mono)
    Tasks: 32 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/emby-server.service
           └─31136 /usr/bin/mono /usr/lib/emby-server/MediaBrowser.Server.Mono.exe -programdata /var/lib/emby -ff

Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:   libavresample   3.  5.  0 /  3.  5.  0
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:   libswscale      4.  6.100 /  4.  6.100
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:   libswresample   2.  7.100 /  2.  7.100
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:   libpostproc    54.  5.100 / 54.  5.100
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]: Input #0, avi, from 'file:/mnt/Movies/2016 - Warcraft/Warcraft.201
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:   Metadata:
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:     encoder         : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release)
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:   Duration: 02:00:03.63, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1693 kb/s
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:     Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (XVID / 0x
Aug 03 08:02:04 archServer emby-server[31136]:     Stream #0:1: Audio: ac3 ([0] [0][0] / 0x2000), 48000 Hz, stere
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Step 2. Configure Emby Server

Once installed, open a web browser and type the Arch Linux IP address with the following format

http://IP_ADDRESS:8096

You will be asked to enter some details during configuration. Once completed, you can start adding movies or music to your library.

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