Bug: latest Plex Player not play videos when Internet connection is not available
This is a bug in OS X 10.11.3, Mac Mini, Plex server 2.10.8 in:
Plex Media Player from Nov 30, 2016 - Plex Media Player 1.2.0
There is no reason why lack of internet should break the performance of a Media Player.
The new Plex Player from 11/30/2016 will not play videos and show "Video not available" message when internet connection is not available. It works fine when the internet connection is available. This happens with both Movies and with TV shows. Does not work without internet, works fine when internet connection (wireless) is re-established.
That was introduced as an issue in the last few versions of Plex Media Player (Mac). No issues ever in the Plex Server when internet is disconnected, but the issue is present in the Media Player. About a month ago only some videos would mysteriously not play, but as of the last Plex Player, no videos play.
That is such a handicap and not a user helping feature. I build my library when internet is available, but when I use the player, there is no internet in my portable setup.