Octopi and a Media Server (Plex) on the same raspberry?


#1

Hi,

I used raspbery pi 3 B+ with octoprint and my 3d printer for 4 months. Now I need a media server and I don't know if I can use the same raspberry or I need to use 2 differents of them.
I want use Plex that works on raspbian and I know that octoprint is based on raspbian so maybe it would work.
What do you think?

EDIT: I read that octopi and octoprint aren't the same thing, didn't know.
So the real question is:
Can I have a Plex server on raspberry that already has octopi as image and octoprint as a server?


#2

octoprint is based on python and has nothing to do with raspbian...


#3

I don't know the background of octoprint but there OctoPrint.org - Download & Setup OctoPrint I read "Guy Sheffer maintains OctoPi, a Raspbian based SD card image for the Raspberry Pi that already includes OctoPrint plus everything you need to run it..." so I thought that it was similar. What does it means?

EDIT: I read that octopi and octoprint aren't the same thing, didn't know.

So the real question is:
Can I have a Plex server on raspberry that already has octopi as image and octoprint as a server?


#4

If your SD card is large enough, technically you could install Plex on your RasPi too.
But it's strongly recommended not to run both servers (OctoPrint and Plex) the same time.


#5

My goal is to keep both of them on, so is it better have 2 differents raspberry?


#6

Definitely. So you can watch you movies during a print :+1: