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[REL] WebTools 2.x

dagalufhdagalufh Posts: 111Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited February 20 in Plex Channel Plugins

About:

WebTools 2.x is a collection of utilities to help with the management of your Plex Server.
This plugin is not limited to the usual channel interface. Instead, it utilizes a built-in webserver to display a responsive web interface which also works on mobile devices, allowing you to manage your Plex Server from any device.

This tool was created by Dagalufh (Frontend), omc1000 (Frontend) and Dane22 (Backend) with the beta testing from:

  • OttoKerner
  • sa2000
  • trumpy81
  • Xandi92
  • chuckpa

Currently the tools available are:

  • Logviewer
  • Subtitle Management
  • Unsupported AppStore
  • FindMedia

Logviewer

This tool allows for easy viewing of logs related to Plex and it's plugins via an easy to use web interface. It also gives you the ability to download all of the logs in a .zip file to easily send to a developer of a specific plugin.
(This includes logs of 3rd party plugins, contrary to the Log download button in Plex Web.)

Subtitle Management

The purpose of this tool is to give the user a way to manage subtitles that are not embedded.

Current features:
* View the content of a subtitle file for easier identification.
* Highlights the subtitle that is selected as active in Plex for a specific Movie or Episode
* Removal of one or more subtitles. Usage is on your own risk as this will delete files on your hard drive.

Unsupported AppStore (UAS)

This tool was originally created by mikedm139 and was one of the most popular plugins in the Plex universe. Now, this is included in WebTools 2.0, giving it an easy to use web interface that allows for quick installation/removal/update of plugins.

For more information, please visit the UnsupportedAppStore thread

FindMedia

This tool will quickly search a library, and then compare the items in the Plex database to the actually accessible media files on disk. It will then list all missing items from either the Plex Media Server database, or from your file system. This tool combines the outcome from the 3rd party plugins "Find-Missing" and "Find-Unmatched".
Find-Unmatched is due to that discontinued, and removed from UAS.

User Guide:

It's with great pride, that we can announce, that one of the most dedicated Ninja's up here ( @trumpy81 ) has made a user guide, to the benefit of us all. It's fully integrated into WebTools and can be accessed via the help menu.

Installation:

Installation of WebTools is sadly a manual process, so here's what to do:

  • Download WebTools from GitHub, and select the file named WebTools.bundle.zip.
  • Extract it, and make sure, that the extracted directory is named: WebTools.bundle, it must end with .bundle
  • Make sure that inside the extracted directory, is a directory named "Contents", and if not, you might be a directory too low or high. If so, reorganize the folders with their contents.
  • Locate the plug-in folder of your Plex Media Server. For a support article about where that is, look here: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/202915258-Where-is-the-Plex-Media-Server-data-directory-located-
  • Copy the organised folder from above to the plugin directory

The directory structure should look like this:

Plugins
   |_ WebTools.bundle
      |_ Contents

Now wait a couple of minutes, and then check in the channels directory to see if you have a channel named WebTools. If not, restart the Plex Media Server.

Note:

You can also use the EasyInstaller if your Plex Media Server is running on:

  • AsuStore
  • QNAP
  • Synology
  • Windows

If running Docker, this might be helpful
3rd party article about how to install
Official Wiki

If running Raspberry Pi, check out this comment:
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/comment/1368888/#Comment_1368888

Usage:

To use this plugin, just type http://<Your-PMS-IP>:33400 into your browser's address bar.
It's a good idea to bookmark it.
The initial screen will be different, depending on your PMS setup:

  • If you are signed in to Plex.tv on your PMS, you use the same credentials here as it authenticates towards Plex.tv
  • If you are not signed in to Plex.tv, and it’s your first launch, you are required to set a password to use when accessing WebTools. This can later be changed from within the tool if you need to. On all the consecutive visits to WebTools you will use that password.

After login you are presented with a list of available tools:

LogViewer

When accessing this tool it loads up the Plex Media Server log. You can then via the drop-down select the log you wish to see.
There are no extra preferences available for this tool.

Subtitle Management

When accessing this tool it fetches a list of available libraries and populates a menu at the top.
By selecting one of the libraries, the tool starts to fetch a set amount of data and presents it to you.
If it’s a TV library, you can continue moving down the tree until you hit an episode
You can then select one or more subtitles for removal, view a subtitle, or upload a new one
This tool offers some extra preferences other than the default for WebTools, refer to the built-in help file for more details

Unsupported AppStore

See separate thread about usage for this over here

Internal API

If you are a developer, and developing towards WT, then notice, that when version 3.0.0 is released, it'll be with a brand new API V3 as well. Current API will be discontinued in version 3.2.0
To see API documentation, look in Contents/Code/Docs


2017-01-19: Version 2.4.1
2017-02-14: Version 2.4
2016-10-23: Version 2.3
2016-04-25: Version 2.2
2016-01-14: Version 2.0
2015-10-25: Version 1.1
2015-10-11: Version 1.0
2014-11-01: Version 0.0.0.14

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