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Emby Raspberry Pi – How to Install Emby Server on Raspberry PI 3?



Emby Raspberry Pi

Emby is a media enter application developed to organize your personal media files. The main aim of the Emby is to give a pleasant interface and let the users navigate their digital media files with ease. The Emby server will pull the artwork and metadata for your media and server-client setup means you can organize your media files on one device and stream that media anywhere. The Emby Server app is available for all platform you could imagine, including some NAS devices. If you’re new to the Raspbian, watch the space below to know how to install Emby Server on Raspberry Pi.

Emby Raspberry Pi
Emby Raspberry Pi Server Setup

Related: What is Emby?

How to Install Emby Server on Raspberry PI 3?

Before installing Emby Server, make sure to update the Raspbian by running the code: sudo apt-get upgrade. After updating the Raspbian, follow these steps to setup the Emby Server.

#1: First of all install the imagemagick library. For that, run the following command:

apt-get install imagemagick

#2: Install the Mono library by running the following commands:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp:// –recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF

echo “deb wheezy main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

echo “deb wheezy-apache24-compat main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

echo “deb wheezy-libjpeg62-compat main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

sudo apt-get update

#3: Now install the Emby Server.

wget -qO – | sudo apt-key add –

sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb /’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/emby-server.list”

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install emby-server

#4: After installing the Emby server, install the Debian package to avoid ffmpeg error.

sudo apt-get install git libasound2-dev libfreetype6-dev libomxil-bellagio-dev libmp3lame-dev

git clone –depth 1 git://

cd ffmpeg

./configure –arch=armhf –target-os=linux –enable-gpl –enable-mmal –enable-omx –enable-omx-rpi –enable-nonfree –enable-libfreetype –extra-libs=-lasound –enable-libmp3lame –disable-debug –enable-shared

make -j4

sudo make install

sudo ldconfig

#5: Now setup and run the Emby server.

sudo vi /usr/bin/emby-server

#6: Change the following commands

FFMPEG_BIN=$(command -v ffmpeg)
FFPROBE_BIN=$(command -v ffprobe)



#7: Restart the Emby Server.

sudo service emby-server start

#8: Open your web browser and launch the Emby Setup Wizard by visiting http://localhost:8096 or http://ip address of your pi:8096.

#9: That’s it. Now you can setup Emby server on Raspberry Pi operating system.

Emby on other devices

Emby is also accessible on other devices. Here are the installing guides for

Final Thoughts

Now you have a dedicated Raspberry Pi Emby Media Server. If you’re tired of using Plex Media Server, you can use the Emby Server as a alternative. We hope the article will guide you to install the Emby Server on Raspberry Pi 3 with ease. Thank you for visiting For further queries and feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.

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