Building a TV Server on a Raspberry Pi

Before you begin:

You will need to donate $20 to to get a version of the software that will run on your Synology if it uses an ARM processor and won’t run the standard x86 version that you can download from the site. The DS216+II in this tutorial has an Intel x86 / x64 processor so the standard x86 version will work just fine.

You will also need a subscription to Schedules Direct.

Download Rasbian Lite from the Rasbian website. The iscsi initiator service is missing from this image so you will need to recompile the kernel in order to add it. Once installed, you will need to do the following:

sudo raspi-config #Expand File system and enable SSH
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Next, we will need to install some packages for an on-device kernel recompile: Continue reading