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[RELEASE] RasPlex 1.8.0

KwibooKwiboo Posts: 187Members, 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

Comments

  • ElYoM29200ElYoM29200 Posts: 28Members, 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.

  • KwibooKwiboo Posts: 187Members, 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: 28Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

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

  • KwibooKwiboo Posts: 187Members, 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: 28Members, 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.

  • katohideaki01katohideaki01 Posts: 6Members ✭✭

    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: 6Members ✭✭

    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: 947Members, 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.

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