Installing custom Plex plugins on a Drobo 5N

I recently wanted to install a 3rd party plugin on Plex on my Drobo 5N. I couldn’t find any documentation on how to do this complete process so I thought I’d document it here.

Currently there’s no official plugin for watching twitch.tv via Plex. There is 3rd party plugin someone created available on github, https://github.com/pejoo/Twitch.tv-Plex-Plugin. The instructions say to put this in the Plex Media Server’s plugins folder, but how do we access that when it’s on the Drobo? Here’s the steps I followed to install a custom plugin, specifically the twitch.tv plugin.

First we need to access the drobo apps share which is hidden by default. To find it you need to connect directly to the Drobo file share with the IP address. You can do this on windows with \\ or on Mac with smb://. For more info see this article: http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/464

Now download the twitch.tv plugin from github: https://github.com/pejoo/Twitch.tv-Plex-Plugin

Extract the zip file and copy the Twitch.tv.bundle folder to DroboApps\plex\Library\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins

You should now see the Twitch.tv channel in Plex.

You may have to install a fix if the Twitch.tv plugin isn’t working, see https://github.com/pencil/Fix-Twitch.tv-Plex-Plugin

Note that you cannot view Twitch.tv streams in the Plex web player due to cross domain issues. You will get the error “Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied”. See https://github.com/pejoo/Twitch.tv-Plex-Plugin/issues/9 for more details.

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