Accessing plex plugin folder

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jazingenberg
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Accessing plex plugin folder

Postby jazingenberg » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:48 pm

I'm fairly new to using a NAS server. I'm using a qnap ts-251 to store and handle my plex media server. Now I want to to add a plugin to the plex plugin folder, but I simply can't find it. It's as if it's hidden somewhere unaccessable. I know it's located here: root/Library/Plex Media Server/ but how to get to this path?! I know this has been askes before and is explained here (https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/175405/qnap-faq) in Q11 to Q15, but I don't understand what it all means.It says: (Connect to QNAP (SSH, look below), and type:
getcfg -f /etc/config/qpkg.conf PlexMediaServer Install_path.) but how do I do this? Whats is SSH, Putty, WinSCP and SFTP?!
It all seems very complicated just to access my plex plugin folder!

So to sum it up, can someone explain how to add a plugin to plex on QNAP, the short version?

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Re: Accessing plex plugin folder

Postby bradman1171 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:58 am

This is if your looking to add unsupported app store to plex
For unsupported app store download: https://github.com/ukdtom/WebTools.bundle
1. Unzip the file on your computer
2. after you open the zip change the name "WebTools.bundle-master" to "WebTools.bundle" and this is the folder you will drag over to filezilla when you find the location (you can drag it from file file exploror to filezilla)


I spent a couple hours trying to locate the plugins folder for plex channels and I got it thanks to help on this page and wanted to make it easier for everyone else so here is what I did! I have a ts451+ qnap (should be similar directory to other qnaps)

I used this on my server for terminal - lilyterm - https://www.qnapclub.eu/index.php?act=d ... pkg_id=315
(you may not need a terminal if you kinda go based on what I have)

I saw pwilson's comment about the command line

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 echo "Plex is installed in: $(getcfg -f /etc/config/qpkg.conf PlexMediaServer Install_path)"


So i did that and found this: /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServe (You may get something similar to this)

1. Download and Install Filezilla - https://filezilla-project.org/
2. When connected to your server, open filezilla then Click File > Site Manager
Picture - https://app.box.com/s/6cl9amkygsnsgqsp9m10v8py22wcvw4z

Add IP address in (Host:)
Change (Protocol) To SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
Then User and password to your qnap
After you are connected to the server You can try to copy this to (Remote Site)

/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer/Library/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

If that doesnt work then find the file in directory
Picture - https://app.box.com/s/06omi4c0vkqkitjrgfu58ixab3hkoen5

You should find it around there! Wala! Enjoy!


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