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Plex IOCage, get error on Trailers

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To make a long story short, I have and old warden jail for Plex that I am wanting to convert/remove to a new IOCage jail for Plex. I installed a new IOCage jail, got everything working fine, however when I try to play trailers for movies I get the error: Conversion failed. The transcoder exited due to an error.

I am assuming this has something to do with YouTube? Since the movies work fine, just error on the trailers.

I get this from a PC, Roku, Firestick and Samsung TV PLex App. I also get this from the old PLex jail and in the new IOCage, any idea of where to start looking. I am thinking of just blowing away the IOCage and starting over (not many good walkthrough I found on this, all guides seem to give me errors).

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Did you install the jail manually? and if so, did you install the ffmpeg pkg?
 
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This smells like a permission issue. The way you can confirm is to put a movie in your library that doesn't require transcoding and see if it plays. If it does, you have a permission issue.

Search the forums for plex permission issues, there are numerous threads.
 
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Okay I blew everything away and did this:
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echo '{"pkgs":["plexmediaserver-plexpass","ca_root_nss"]}' > /tmp/pkg.json
iocage create -n "plex" -p /tmp/pkg.json -r 11.2-RELEASE ip4_addr="vnet0|192.168.1.18/24" defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" vnet="on" allow_raw_sockets="1" boot="on"
rm /tmp/pkg.json
iocage fstab -a plex /mnt/zp1/apps/plex /config nullfs rw 0 0
iocage fstab -a plex /mnt/zp1/media/videos /mnt/video nullfs rw 0 0
iocage exec plex chown -R plex:plex /config
iocage exec plex sysrc "plexmediaserver_plexpass_enable=YES"
iocage exec plex sysrc plexmediaserver_plexpass_support_path="/config"
iocage exec plex service plexmediaserver_plexpass start


Not really sure what this does, but put it in anyways:
Code:
iocage fstab -a plex /mnt/zp1/apps/plex /config nullfs rw 0 0


Still having the same issues, not really sure where to start with permissions. I do have a Group and User account called plex but the directions: https://www.ixsystems.com/community...darr-lidarr-jackett-transmission-organizr.58/

directions didnt specify to setup a group or user so I wasnt sure. Again movies work fine its just the "Play Trailer" that goes out to YouTube that errors out.

What and where else should I be checking for permissions ?
 
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Not really sure what this does, but put it in anyways:
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iocage fstab -a plex /mnt/zp1/apps/plex /config nullfs rw 0 0
Redirecting your plex config (includes the plex library) outside the jail is a great move to allow you to re-install or move your jail and not lose any of your plex library/settings.

Essentially, this will make the jail "disposable", so you just need to substitute that line to point to wherever you move your config (/mnt/zp1/apps/plex for now) and your new jail will pick it up and just run with it.
 
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