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Last active April 5, 2024 11:04
Running a Plex media server on Azure

For years I was dedicated to my craft of buying records of vinyl, ripping the songs to WAV and Djing alongside my digital collection of music compiled over years from various sources. More recently, I've found myself almost entirely converted to the use of Spotify! However, some of my more obscure soundcloud downloads and vinyl rips are missing from Spotify and so an Azure based Plex server, and the Plex app on my laptop and phone are the perfect solution.

I followed the steps from this video with a few tweaks along the way.

Virtual Machine

  1. Download Plex Media Server from In this tutorial, I will use a Linux VM and so downloaded the Linux version of Plex.
  2. Create a resource group. Mine is called 'Plex'.
  3. Inside 'Plex' RG, create a storage account. Mine is called 'alexplex'.
  4. Once created, inside your storage account e.g. 'alexplex', click File shares (under File Service) and add a File share. Mine is called 'plex' and I se
alexseward /
Last active February 5, 2024 02:16 — forked from blixt/
Playing SteamVR games on the Oculus Quest

Inspired by and Thanks to @blixt and @steventhegeek :)

Setting up your Virtual Machine

We'll be creating a new Virtual Machine on Microsoft's cloud platform, Azure. The VM will have a beefy GPU just like a home computer so it can be used for playing games.

  1. Go to [the Azure portal][azure] and sign up or log in.
  2. If you are on a Free account, first go to Subscriptions and upgrade it to a Pay-as-you-go plan. Don't worry, you will get to keep any free credits you have. Azure's interface is a bit slow so this will take a minute.

⚠️ Make sure to not include any support plan because they will charge you monthly!