Yesterday I installed Emby on a BananaPi with Armbian ("Debian server - mainline kernel"). I decided to do a direct install and not use a Docker image. I had to read through several forum threads to find all necessary information, so I thought it might be helpful to write down some "installation instructions" in case someone else wants to to the same.
- You have to use the Ubuntu 14.04 repos, not the Debian 8 repos!
- I had to install "emby-server" and "embymagick". With only "apt-get install emby-server" I got an error that "embymagick" is missing.
- embymagick requires "libjpeg8", but that's not available. But I found a forum post with a solution.
Do the following as root, or prefix the commands with "sudo".
First you have to get and install "libjpeg8":
wget ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libj/libjpeg8/libjpeg8_8d-1+deb7u1_armhf.deb dpkg -i libjpeg8_8d-1+deb7u1_armhf.deb
Now add the Emby Ubuntu 14.04 repo:
echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/emby/xUbuntu_14.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/emby-server.list
apt-get update apt-get install emby-server embymagick
Install ffmpeg, if you don't have it already:
apt-get install ffmpeg
That's it. Now you can do the initial setup.
I don't know if everything will work, because I only use this server for music.