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[RELEASE] RasPlex 1.8.0

KwibooKwiboo Posts: 193Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited March 20 in Rasplex

Today we announce the release of RasPlex 1.8.0.

This release focuses on fixing transcoding compatibility with PMS 1.3.x or newer and adding Voice Control (Alexa) support.

Big thanks to @benjaminwolf, @daniel.cull, @dlanor, @MagnumDoomguy, @DeadEyeFlint and @bkury for working hard to ensure it's polished and ready to roll!

New
- Voice Control (Alexa) support
- Support server terminated playback
- Use music metadata from Streaming Brain
- Only load first 200 items in a photo slideshow
- Addon repository is refresed on start
- Non-working Airplay setting is removed from preferences
- Updates the HIDRemote class to the latest version (thanks @xzcvczx )
- Update german language file (thanks @Eloo )
- Option to display server name instead of user name in home listing (thanks @Fmstrat )
- Updated to ffmpeg 2.8.11
- Embedded: Upgraded to LibreELEC 8.0 base OS
- Embedded: Dropped bundled hyperion (see https://hyperion-project.org/wiki/Installation-on-all-systems)

Fixes
- Fixes transcoding issues when using PMS 1.3.x or newer
- Re-downloads theme music if it failed first time
- Fixes a crash in search
- Fixes a crash due to missing openssl locking
- Fixes a memory leak when using ssa subtitles
- Fix pin pad alignment in default skin

Downloads
RasPlex for Raspberry Pi devices see RasPlex 1.8.0 GitHub page
OpenPHT for Windows, OS X, Embedded and Linux see OpenPHT 1.8.0 release post

Auto Update
RasPlex 1.8.0 is scheduled to be available on the pre-release update channel within the next 24-48 hours.

Bugs?
Please report bugs on GitHub, https://github.com/RasPlex/RasPlex/issues

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Comments

  • ElYoM29200ElYoM29200 Posts: 44Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks for this update but "Dropped bundled hyperion", why ? Seriously ? My lighberry HD is just useless now... I'm very disappointed about this and I don't understand why.

    Plex Server 1 : Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Xeon E3-1276 V3 / 16GB RAM ECC DDR3-1600MHz / 4 x 3TB (RAID5 hardware for archived videos) / 4 x 1TB (RAID10 software for temporary videos) / 1 x 1TB (USB3, backup)
    Plex Server 2 : HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 / Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Xeon E3-1265L v2 / 16GB RAM ECC DDR3-1333MHz / 4 x 2TB (RAID0, no important datas)
    Live TV & DVR : HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2DT)
    Local Clients : 2 x OpenPHT (RaspBerry Pi 3) / 1 x OpenPHT (RaspBerry Pi 3 with RemotePi Board) / 1 x PlayStation 3
    Primary Interface : 1 x Samsung UE55H6410 + LightBerry HD (Living Room) / Logitech Harmony Hub & Companion Remote
    Secondary Interfaces : 1 x Tucson TL2204W274 (Kitchen) / 1 x Samsung P2770HD (Bedroom)
    Mobile Clients : 2 x Nexus 5X / 1 x Nexus 7 (2013) / 1 x Chromecast 2
    Network : Optic Fiber 1Gbps (down)/250Mbps (up)

  • KwibooKwiboo Posts: 193Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @ElYoM29200 said:
    Thanks for this update but "Dropped bundled hyperion", why ? Seriously ? My lighberry HD is just useless now... I'm very disappointed about this and I don't understand why.

    hyperion was dropped because the "official" install_hyperion.sh from https://github.com/hyperion-project/hyperion will install a much newer version of hyperion and now have much better RasPlex/LibreELEC support

    Let me know if you have problems installing the "official" hyperion version, I will then look into restoring it in a 1.8.1 release

  • ElYoM29200ElYoM29200 Posts: 44Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thank you for your answer, I will try to install myself. ;)

    Plex Server 1 : Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Xeon E3-1276 V3 / 16GB RAM ECC DDR3-1600MHz / 4 x 3TB (RAID5 hardware for archived videos) / 4 x 1TB (RAID10 software for temporary videos) / 1 x 1TB (USB3, backup)
    Plex Server 2 : HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 / Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Xeon E3-1265L v2 / 16GB RAM ECC DDR3-1333MHz / 4 x 2TB (RAID0, no important datas)
    Live TV & DVR : HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2DT)
    Local Clients : 2 x OpenPHT (RaspBerry Pi 3) / 1 x OpenPHT (RaspBerry Pi 3 with RemotePi Board) / 1 x PlayStation 3
    Primary Interface : 1 x Samsung UE55H6410 + LightBerry HD (Living Room) / Logitech Harmony Hub & Companion Remote
    Secondary Interfaces : 1 x Tucson TL2204W274 (Kitchen) / 1 x Samsung P2770HD (Bedroom)
    Mobile Clients : 2 x Nexus 5X / 1 x Nexus 7 (2013) / 1 x Chromecast 2
    Network : Optic Fiber 1Gbps (down)/250Mbps (up)

  • KwibooKwiboo Posts: 193Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @ElYoM29200 said:
    Thank you for your answer, I will try to install myself. ;)

    https://hyperion-project.org/wiki/Installation-on-all-systems have a very nice guide on how it can be installed (untested)

  • ElYoM29200ElYoM29200 Posts: 44Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 20

    5 minutes later, job done. My Lightberry work again. Thank you, it was easy to do with the latest Hypercon application. Now, I think it would be a better option to continue to include Hyperion support into Rasplex/OpenPHT but it's just my personal opinion and maybe other people will think the opposite.

    Plex Server 1 : Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Xeon E3-1276 V3 / 16GB RAM ECC DDR3-1600MHz / 4 x 3TB (RAID5 hardware for archived videos) / 4 x 1TB (RAID10 software for temporary videos) / 1 x 1TB (USB3, backup)
    Plex Server 2 : HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 / Windows Server 2016 Datacenter / Xeon E3-1265L v2 / 16GB RAM ECC DDR3-1333MHz / 4 x 2TB (RAID0, no important datas)
    Live TV & DVR : HDHomeRun CONNECT (HDHR4-2DT)
    Local Clients : 2 x OpenPHT (RaspBerry Pi 3) / 1 x OpenPHT (RaspBerry Pi 3 with RemotePi Board) / 1 x PlayStation 3
    Primary Interface : 1 x Samsung UE55H6410 + LightBerry HD (Living Room) / Logitech Harmony Hub & Companion Remote
    Secondary Interfaces : 1 x Tucson TL2204W274 (Kitchen) / 1 x Samsung P2770HD (Bedroom)
    Mobile Clients : 2 x Nexus 5X / 1 x Nexus 7 (2013) / 1 x Chromecast 2
    Network : Optic Fiber 1Gbps (down)/250Mbps (up)

  • katohideaki01katohideaki01 Posts: 16Members ✭✭

    Having JUST found the lovely-ness of OpenPlex and Rasplex in the last two weeks - Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your amazing work. Really appreciate all you do!

  • jultican024jultican024 Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Are there any special client settings that need to be changed in order to get Alexa to discover the RasPlex client (1.8)? I am still unable to get Alexa to connect.

  • jultican024jultican024 Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Never mind, a reboot of the rasplex and things worked as expected.

  • TopperHarleyTopperHarley Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks for the update!

  • katohideaki01katohideaki01 Posts: 16Members ✭✭

    Is there anywhere I could check out a list of supported wifi sticks or chipsets for RP3 and ODROID-C2 with this new release?

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 979Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @katohideaki01 said:
    Is there anywhere I could check out a list of supported wifi sticks or chipsets for RP3 and ODROID-C2 with this new release?

    I don't know if anyone has compiled a recent list of supported USB equipment specifically for use with OpenPHT.

    Enjoy Rasplex/OpenPHT? Consider dropping some bones into our development war chest! $25, $10, $5, or even $1 helps. All donations go toward development expenses so our volunteers spend less out of pocket. rasplex.com

  • RasnasRasnas Posts: 12Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Hi and thanks for your work on rasplex.

    I noticed that changing the subtitle position during "calibration" doesn't have any effect.

    Also there seems to be no /sys/module/bcm2709 on my raspberry pi 3, anymore. I'm not experienced with linux, so i don't know what it affects. I only used this command to switch between OS, on noobs.
    su -c 'echo 6 > /sys/module/bcm2709/parameters/reboot_part'

  • thommy86thommy86 Posts: 57Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Is there also an image available to boot from USB, like described in the link below? Or any instructions on how to get it to work with RasPlex?

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md

  • poiuytre111poiuytre111 Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    Just tried 1.8.0 on my RPI zero wifi and it certainly boots which the prior release didn't but (and this may just be me !), I get to the point where I would like to enter settings and neither my mouse (tried 2) nor keyboard are being recognised so I can't click on "next". Clearly these are connected via a USB hub (tried a few). I am pretty much a newby but have had the RPI0W working with rasbian so wonder what I have done wrong...

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 979Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @Rasnas said:
    Hi and thanks for your work on rasplex.

    I noticed that changing the subtitle position during "calibration" doesn't have any effect.

    Also there seems to be no /sys/module/bcm2709 on my raspberry pi 3, anymore. I'm not experienced with linux, so i don't know what it affects. I only used this command to switch between OS, on noobs.
    su -c 'echo 6 > /sys/module/bcm2709/parameters/reboot_part'

    Did you overwrite you Noobs partition with OpenPHT?

    Enjoy Rasplex/OpenPHT? Consider dropping some bones into our development war chest! $25, $10, $5, or even $1 helps. All donations go toward development expenses so our volunteers spend less out of pocket. rasplex.com

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 979Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @thommy86 said:
    Is there also an image available to boot from USB, like described in the link below? Or any instructions on how to get it to work with RasPlex?

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md

    untested, but try adding:

    program_usb_boot_mode=1

    to the end of

    /boot/config.txt

    Looks like everything else is on the USB drive itself, and unrelated to the SD card.

    Enjoy Rasplex/OpenPHT? Consider dropping some bones into our development war chest! $25, $10, $5, or even $1 helps. All donations go toward development expenses so our volunteers spend less out of pocket. rasplex.com

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Posts: 979Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @poiuytre111 said:
    Just tried 1.8.0 on my RPI zero wifi and it certainly boots which the prior release didn't but (and this may just be me !), I get to the point where I would like to enter settings and neither my mouse (tried 2) nor keyboard are being recognised so I can't click on "next". Clearly these are connected via a USB hub (tried a few). I am pretty much a newby but have had the RPI0W working with rasbian so wonder what I have done wrong...

    I haven't tested it with a hub attached, but my rPi0W worked fine with my airmouse plugged in with a USB adapter. You are using powered hubs, yes? Also the rPi0W uses a 2.5amp powersupply. You may have issues if it's under powered.

    Enjoy Rasplex/OpenPHT? Consider dropping some bones into our development war chest! $25, $10, $5, or even $1 helps. All donations go toward development expenses so our volunteers spend less out of pocket. rasplex.com

  • poiuytre111poiuytre111 Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    Yes to powered hubs and yes to beefy power supply.
    I have ordered am air mouse as I can see I am going to need one anyway,
    thanks for all your good work and indeed support.

  • RasnasRasnas Posts: 12Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @benjaminwolf said:

    Did you overwrite you Noobs partition with OpenPHT?

    I'm not sure about that, but today i tried a fresh install of rasplex without noobs, and the subtitle positioning bug was no more.

    bcm2709 was still missing from /sys/module/ though.

  • thommy86thommy86 Posts: 57Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @benjaminwolf said:

    @thommy86 said:
    Is there also an image available to boot from USB, like described in the link below? Or any instructions on how to get it to work with RasPlex?

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md

    untested, but try adding:

    program_usb_boot_mode=1

    to the end of

    /boot/config.txt

    Looks like everything else is on the USB drive itself, and unrelated to the SD card.

    My Pi is already up to date! I will give it a try. I should have test first before asking. But was really waiting for this option as Raspbian works great from USB. Little bit to enthusiastic I think!

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