Install Media Browser on Arch Linux

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Media Browser 3 is a web based interface that allows to view and manage movies, TV series and music among other things. Unfortunately Media Browser is unreasonably limited without paid features and that begs the question why one would use Media Browser when Plex Server is a much more well developed project. Free features still have some merit and Plex Server does not work with XBMC / Kodi which makes Media browser the only option in this case. The installation is painless so there is no reason not to give it a try.

 

Set up credentials

Create a system account and group of the same name that Media Browser will run under.

sudo useradd -r -s /bin/false mediabrowser

 

Install & Configure Media Browser

Install Packer on Arch Linux or install Yaourt on Arch Linux if needed or use another package wrapper.

 

Install Media Browser.

packer -S mediabrowser-server

 

Start Media Browser service.

sudo systemctl start mediabrowser-server

 

Enable Media Browser service.

sudo systemctl enable mediabrowser-server

 

Access and configure Media Browser on http://192.168.0.100:8096 modifying the IP address if different. Leave the default port as 8096 unless changed.

 

Quick Reference

sudo useradd -r -s /bin/false mediabrowser

Install Packer on Arch Linux or install Yaourt on Arch Linux if needed or use another package wrapper.

packer -S mediabrowser-server
sudo systemctl start mediabrowser-server
sudo systemctl enable mediabrowser-server

http://192.168.0.100:8096

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