This is a guide how to get Plex Remote Transcoder setup on two Debian machines a master and a transcode slave. The first machine will be the master node with IP address 192.168.0.2 and the transcode slave node with IP address 192.168.0.3. This guide assumes that you have already installed the Plex Media Server (PMS) .deb package on the master (directions can be found here if needed). The slave should be a minimal install of Debian 8 . A good way to follow along if you don’t have access to multiple machines is to simply create a few virtual machines using something like VirtualBox/Proxmox/KVM/VMWare/LXC or what ever.
For this guide, we’ve installed Debian 8 on two virtual machines using Proxmox. On the master we’ve installed the latest copy of Plex Media Server (PMS), which at the time of writing is version 188.8.131.5259-6277334.