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plexconnect (3) Versions 2.1.3

Installs PlexConnect.

cookbook 'plexconnect', '= 2.1.3'
cookbook 'plexconnect', '= 2.1.3', :supermarket
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plexconnect Cookbook

Installs plexconnect and its required dependencies.



Python is required. It is set up as a dependency of this cookbook so it will be handled automatically.


The code is being synced from github. Git is required for checking out the code.



<table> <tr> <th>Key</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['user']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>User which plexconnect will be ran as</td> <td>plexconnect</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['group']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Group which owns the plexconnect installation</td> <td>plexconnect</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['install_dir']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Directory where plexconnect will be installed</td> <td>/srv/apps/plexconnect</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['log_dir']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Log directory</td> <td>/var/log/plexconnect</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['git_url']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Git repository which will be checked out</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['git_ref']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Git branch or tag which will be checked out</td> <td>v0.5</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['certificate']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>SSL certificate</td> <td>''</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['key']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Private key for the SSL certificate</td> <td>''</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['settings']</tt></td> <td>Hash</td> <td>Configuration options. Feel free to create a pull request for more custom options.</td> <td> <ul> <li><tt>certfile</tt></li> <li><tt>ip_pms</tt></li> <li><tt>logpath</tt></li> <li><tt>hosttointercept</tt></li> <li><tt>port_dnsserver</tt></li> <li><tt>port_pms</tt></li> <li><tt>port_ssl</tt></li> <li><tt>port_webserver</tt></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['atv_settings']</tt></td> <td>Hash</td> <td>Configuration options for PlexConnect on the Apple TV. Feel free to create a pull request for more custom options.</td> <td> <ul> <li><tt>apple_tv_id</tt></li> <li><tt>myplex_user</tt></li> <li><tt>myplex_auth</tt></li> <li><tt>subtitlesize</tt></li> <li><tt>subtitlerenderer</tt></li> <li><tt>transcodequality</tt></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </table>


<table> <tr> <th>Key</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['plexconnect']['fanart']['packages']</tt></td> <td>Array</td> <td>all required packages to build Pillow</td> <td><tt>/usr/local/bin/plexconnect</tt></td> </tr> </table>



It installs plexconnect by checking it out from source.


It sets up an init script and configures rc.d to make plexconnect automatically launch on boot.


It installs Pillow using the python pip provider. This is required for fanart to show up in PlexConnect.


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

Dependent cookbooks

python >= 0.0.0
git >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

plexconnect cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the plexconnect cookbook.


  • Allows DNS server to be disabled
  • Makes plexmediaserver requirement optional in init file


  • Moves user and group to default attributes


  • Fixes not_if condition for rc.d block in init recipe


  • Updates ATVSettings and installation version to v0.5
  • Adds fanart recipe which installs Pillow


  • Separates system and Apple TV settings
  • Adds some more options to atv_settings


  • Initial release of the plexconnect cookbook

Collaborator Number Metric

2.1.3 failed this metric

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Foodcritic Metric

2.1.3 failed this metric

FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: /tmp/4b954c809eb7bed63396f070/plexconnect/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: /tmp/4b954c809eb7bed63396f070/plexconnect/metadata.rb:1
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