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Pookla
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Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Tue May 03, 2011 3:47 pm

I bought one to fool around with, with the idea that I'd get it working with my Roku. But, I'm a total beginner.

Currently I'm running My Media off of my Mac OS 10.6 laptop but I'd like to be able to unteather it. I have a 8TB RAID that is holding all my video, pics and audio. THAT is attached to the pogoplug and that's what I want to stream. I'm not particularly in love with the GUI/interface provided by pogoplug, though preserving some of the features would be nice. For instance, wouldn't it be cool to be able to grab my roku go to a friends and watch my library there, etc. Or from multiple rokus.

As far as I can tell Roku doesn't support UPoP/DNLA so Mymedia and Roksbox have had to work around that by making servers on your computer. I'd like to do that on my Pogoplug without bricking it and maybe even keeping the my.pogoplug.com/interface in addition. Also, because I'm running a Mac some of the "Solutions" to this problem aren't supported on my OS.

Ideas?
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IanJB
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Tue May 03, 2011 4:56 pm

I have MyMedia server running on a Pink Pogoplug. I installed what used to be called OpenPogo (Optware) and installed Python 2.6 etc. from:
http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Optware/PlugComputers
http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Main/PlugComputers

It runs just fine for mp3's.

The Pogoplug software is still intact and auto-updates so you have a standard Pogoplug with optware packages available for installation. It uses the standard (old) 2.6.18 kernel and optware still has python 2.6.
 
Pookla
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Wed May 04, 2011 3:36 pm

IAN - thanks for the info. Any idea if this will work on the new Black P21?

CBlake - streaming from my home computer is precisely what I want to AVOID. My laptop really isn't equipped to deal with the 8TBs of video I have. I would like it to stream via my pogoplug so I don't have to have my laptop on.

Ideally I could get something like PLEX to work on my pogoplug because the pogoplug's native interface sucks, and I can't even get mymedia to run on my Macbook Pro because of incompatibilities with it and my version of python.

Any other ideas?
 
IanJB
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Wed May 04, 2011 7:21 pm

Pookla - I don't have a P21 so I can't say anything for certain but ...
http://www.pogoplugged.com/forum/thread ... -POGO-P21/
says the P21 hardware is the same as the Pro and ...
http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Main/PlugComputers
has the instructions for the pro, so it should work.
Here are the hardware/OS details ...
http://plugapps.com/index.php5/Hardware:_Pogoplug_Pro
It has a much newer kernel but smaller NAND and RAM than the older models.
The optware packages available are here ...
http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optwa ... ss/stable/

In addition to python 2.6.6-1 for MyMedia server they also have minidlna

If only Roku had DLNA!

P.S. if you really don't care about the Pogoplug software then Plugapps is the way to go. I have minidlna working on a Pogoplug V1 brick with plugapps.
http://plugapps.com/index.php5/Application:MiniDLNA
Edit: just noticed this ...
http://plugapps.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1075
Looks like you should wait before installing plugapps.
 
hotw00
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Wed May 04, 2011 8:52 pm

Seagate Dockstar (Pogoplug sibling) running PlugApps. Installed lighttpd for the web server.

Roksbox grabs photos/video/music off of the Dockstar.

Also installed Samba on it to allow for easy file transfer from various Windows PCs around the house.

IanJB's note above may give pause for implementing it on the P21 - but it looks like they're working on it.

Have been extremely pleased with the Roksbox to PlugApps combo. Took a fair amount of effort (brushing off Linux command line and vi skills) to get it setup but it's a low-powered dream now. Having every home movie available whenever we want to watch it on the TV is pretty sweet.
 
dbeedle
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Thu May 05, 2011 6:55 am

Using a pink V2 here...Mine was a replacement/upgrade for an nslu2 that was having issues.

I have loaded up some Optware using a flash drive: a Firefly server to stream to my Roku Soundbridge, mediatomb to feed videos to a Samsung TV, a Cherokee web server to feed Videos, photos and music to the Chanaru channel, and Samba (which seems to perform better that the default plug software. Oh..and I put nethack on it!

I do use the default plug software to automatically back up a couple machines to the device. That's a nice feature and I also wanted to maintain the my.pogoplug.com functionality.
 
IanJB
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Thu May 05, 2011 9:44 am

I have had lighttp installed for some time on an old WD My Book World Edition (Blue Light) that has my audio collection. I just installed the Roxsbox channel at hotw00's suggestion. It just works! All I had to do was point Roxsbox at the existing media folders on the WDMBWE. I haven't tried the videos yet but the audio and photos work. I now have to tidy up the WDMBWE and create some xml files for Roxsbox ...

Pookla - lighttp is available on optware for the Pogoplug.
 
mongofrye
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Tue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm

hotw00 wrote:
Seagate Dockstar (Pogoplug sibling) running PlugApps. Installed lighttpd for the web server.

Roksbox grabs photos/video/music off of the Dockstar.

Also installed Samba on it to allow for easy file transfer from various Windows PCs around the house.

IanJB's note above may give pause for implementing it on the P21 - but it looks like they're working on it.

Have been extremely pleased with the Roksbox to PlugApps combo. Took a fair amount of effort (brushing off Linux command line and vi skills) to get it setup but it's a low-powered dream now. Having every home movie available whenever we want to watch it on the TV is pretty sweet.


I am using the same setup but not quite sure how to get the lighttpd web server set up properly. i have samba installed and can access the plugbox drives from my windows computers but can't seem to access the drives with the media from the roku, roksbox application.

Any help you can give me in setting up the lighttpd server or proper setup on roku, roksbox side? bye the way, i'm not a linux guy so i'm fairly surprised i've made i this far. thanks for the help!
 
IanJB
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Re: Who is using Pogoplug? What is your set-up?

Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:54 am

@mongofrye - Not sure if you're using optware or plugapps.

This is an old "how to" for optware:
http://www.pogoplugged.com/article/1203 ... -OpenPogo/

This is a "how to" for plugapps:
http://plugapps.com/index.php5/Application:lighttpd
It doesn't give configuration - but points here:
http://redmine.lighttpd.net/wiki/lightt ... figuration

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