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Install on Windows

The setup file (GenialistMediaServer-x86-64-....Setup.exe) is the same for evaluation or for purchase.

Execute it and follow the instructions on screen.

If the server is currently running (because a previous version is already installed or you are re-installing the same version again), the installation will stop it (after you confirm to do so). The installation may ask you multiple times as stopping the server may take longer time in some cases.

At the end of the installation, the server will start automatically.

Connect to the server with your Web-Browser to create the first user account on the server (see below).

Install on Linux

  1. Upload the Linux ZIP file into the machine.
  2. Connect to the machine with a Linux account which can execute "sudo" commands (to install other Linux packages).
  3. Open a terminal.
  4. Go to the folder where you will install the server, for example your account home folder, or /opt.
  5. Stop Genialist Media Server if it is already running (if you are upgrading).
  6. Execute the command:
    unzip GenialistMediaServer-linux-0.9.6.zip
  7. Execute the command:
    GenialistMediaServer/bin/install.sh
    This will install other required packages (ffmpeg, Oracle Java, Mediainfo, MKV Toolnix, etc...). This executes the following commands:
    • Install ffmpeg:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
      sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
    • Install MediaInfo:
      sudo apt-get install mediainfo
    • Install Atomic Parsley
      sudo apt-get install atomicparsley
    • Install MKVToolnix:
      wget -q -O - https://mkvtoolnix.download/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -
      sudo apt update
      sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix
    • Install Java
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
    At the end, the following folders are created in your account home directory:
    • .pFramework: to store the configuration of the server, stores temporary files, transcoded videos, etc...
    • Music: to store the media libraries (at least the default one, you can choose other folders later on).
  8. Execute the command to start the server:
    GenialistMediaServer/bin/gms.sh
  9. To stop the server, execute the command:
    GenialistMediaServer/bin/gms.sh stop
    To check if the server is running, execute the command:
    GenialistMediaServer/bin/gms.sh check

Connect to the Server

On Windows, you can connect to the server with your default Web-Browser by right-clicking on the icon in the Windows taskbar, and selecting the "Open Genialist Media Server..." menu option.

On Linux or from another device, type the following URL on a compatible Web-Browser (Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox):

http://<address>:14080
Please read the Connect to the Server documentation page for more information.

In case you restart your machine...

On Windows, in case you restart the machine where you installed the server, you will have to login to your machine for the server to restart automatically.

The server does not start as a "Windows Service", hence you need to login first.

Purchase

If you purchased the server, your purchase order confirmation email contains a license ticket file.

To install the ticket file:

  • Just download the file into your home folder:
    • On Windows: c:/users/<your-windows-account> or Desktop/<your-windows-account>.
    • On Linux: /home/<your-linux-account>.
  • If your evaluation period is not finished:

    1. Connect to the server with a user who have Administrator Role.

    2. Go the "Server Settings" and click on the "About" icon.

    3. Click on the button "Refresh License".

    4. If successful, the banner "Your evaluation license will end..." will disappear.

  • OR, restart the server as following:

    1. Right-click on the icon in the Windows taskbar, and select the "Shutdown" menu option.

    2. In the Windows Program menu, select the "Genialist Media Server" menu option from the main menu or "Genialist Media Server" sub-menu.

Upgrade

If you download a new version, execute the new setup file to install it.

On Windows:

  • If the server is currently running (because a previous version is already installed), the installation will stop it (after you confirm to do so).
  • The installation may ask you multiple times as stopping the server may take longer time in some cases.

  • At the end of the installation, the server will start automatically.