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Use hardware transcoding, on an Intel NUC, running Plex in an unprivileged LXC container

This post is still in draft.

I used to run Home Assistant supervised on a Intel NUC. It ran Debian, and apart from Home Assistant I also run a few Docker containers (Resilio Sync, Plex, ..). However, as I kept getting more warnings that my supervisor was in an unsupported state, I knew it was time to do it differently.

At first I feared I would have to buy another Intel NUC, or a Home Assistant Yellow. Luckily, a wise friend told me about I should run Proxmox Virtual Environment.

So I did, and once Home Assistant was running smoothly in a Virtual Machine, I wanted to run Plex in an LXC Container.

Create a LXC Container and install Plex

First let’s create a Container!

Memory8192 MB
Bootdisk size32 GB

Jump in the Console and let’s install Plex!

apt update
apt upgrade
echo deb public main | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list
curl | sudo apt-key add -
apt install plexmediaserver

Sources for installing Plex:

Setup Plex


Enable hardware transcoding

Mount /dvi/dri/renderD128


lxc.cgroup2.devices.allow: c 226:0 rwm
lxc.cgroup2.devices.allow: c 226:128 rwm
lxc.cgroup2.devices.allow: c 29:0 rwm
lxc.mount.entry: /dev/dri dev/dri none bind,optional,create=dir
lxc.mount.entry: /dev/dri/renderD128 dev/renderD128 none bind,optional,create=file

Fix permissions for /dvi/dri/renderD128



lxc.idmap: u 0 100000 65536
lxc.idmap: g 0 100000 998
lxc.idmap: g 998 103 1
lxc.idmap: g 999 100999 64537


Sources for configuring hardware transcoding:


Enabling Android 10+ apps to Wifi connect

Before Android 10, the api to make your smartphone connect with a Wifi network was open for any app to use. Because of this, it was easy for apps to connect with IoT devices through a temporary Wifi network created by the device. There were however some quirks to take into account, and a library like WifiUtils tries to solve this challenge.


With Android 10, this approach was no longer possible, and Google added a new api to temporary connect so you can commission the IoT device. I’ve added this to WifiUtils.


This library bridges iOS and Android Wifi connection wizardry. The quality of the Android code wasn’t that great and this is where I stepped up. I’ve improved the code base and added WifiUtils in the mix, adding Android 10+ support!


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