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HOWTO DOWNLOAD PREVIOUS PLEX VERSION

tiki-plextiki-plex Posts: 41Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited October 2017 in macOS/OS X (Mac)

Since Updates are repeatedly breaking PLEX playback capabilities, I need to be able to DOWNGRADE PLEX. :/

So: Where can I find previous Plex Media Server downloads for Mac OS X? and don't tell me to go to macupdate or some other site for that. I need the original file from this here website.

Please post the links here, thank you.

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  • trudgetrudge Posts: 2,279Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @tiki-plex said:

    I need the original file from this here website.

    that doesn't exist.

  • tiki-plextiki-plex Posts: 41Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    could you please elaborate, trudge?

  • tiki-plextiki-plex Posts: 41Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    thanks for clearing this, trudge

    older versions are nuked.

    i seriously doubt that. probably they're just made publicly unavailable.

    as long as updates worsen the user-experience, i don't understand why downgrades should be made impossible by not offering previous versions. ... guess I need to change this issue into a request then.

  • marcelhehlemarcelhehle Posts: 443Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Lessons learned: download and store yourself so that you can always downgrade once the developers "increased" the user experience

  • trudgetrudge Posts: 2,279Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @tiki-plex said:
    thanks for clearing this, trudge

    older versions are nuked.

    i seriously doubt that. probably they're just made publicly unavailable.

    as long as updates worsen the user-experience, i don't understand why downgrades should be made impossible by not offering previous versions. ... guess I need to change this issue into a request then.

    Post your server logs trying to play the .mkv files - I'm always on the latest version and never have an issue with them so it sounds very fixable if you provide some relevant info.

  • ChrisAWallaceChrisAWallace Posts: 298Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
  • SE56SE56 Posts: 2,263Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This page is not available to all plex user or forum members.

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  • tiki-plextiki-plex Posts: 41Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks ChrisAWallace. Really did Not find that before.

  • SE56SE56 Posts: 2,263Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Good post Chris, I had heard about and tried this prior but your explanation cleared up why it did not work. Must be the exact version number as listed.

    Just tried and works a charm

    TV:(1). LG 65UB950T UHD Smart TV WebOS 1.4, (2). Hisense 50K3300UW.Receiver Onkyo TX-NR646 Network Receiver, ARC configured. Server: iMac Late 2015, 32Gb Ram, 3.2GHz Intel i5 Skylake processors.Storage: 3 WD External USB3 HDD. Devices: 2 iPad Air 2 connected with AC Wifi Dual Band. Network: Gigabite Ethernet hardwired , 5 outlets with Cat 6 and 2 Ethernet switches, Full Duplex, AVB mode enabled Remotes: Onkyo ios app, Plex ios, LG Magic remote.Speakers: Bowers and Wilkins Floor Standing Fronts and Mordaunt-Short Genie, Centre, 200W Powered Sub & 4 Satellite Surrounds. Configured for 7.1 Channels.

  • clnrclnr Posts: 185Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2017

    Plex stores older versions of PMS on your mac when you upgrade. Check the folder Library/Applications Support/Plex Media Server/Updates There you have all the previous versions of the PMS.

    -- The window will bring the answer --
  • qsub1234qsub1234 Posts: 4Members

    @clnr said:
    Plex stores older versions of PMS on your mac when you upgrade. Check the folder Library/Applications Support/Plex Media Server/Updates There you have all the previous versions of the PMS.

    Folder doesnt exist for me (OSX high sierra)

  • SE56SE56 Posts: 2,263Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @qsub1234 said:

    @clnr said:
    Plex stores older versions of PMS on your mac when you upgrade. Check the folder Library/Applications Support/Plex Media Server/Updates There you have all the previous versions of the PMS.

    Folder doesnt exist for me (OSX high sierra)

    It does but it is in "Go" menu and only appears when holding down "option key. Hidden Library.

    Go menu/library/application support/Plex Media server/updates

    Then, I believe it's better to just go to archive page anyway for installers.

    TV:(1). LG 65UB950T UHD Smart TV WebOS 1.4, (2). Hisense 50K3300UW.Receiver Onkyo TX-NR646 Network Receiver, ARC configured. Server: iMac Late 2015, 32Gb Ram, 3.2GHz Intel i5 Skylake processors.Storage: 3 WD External USB3 HDD. Devices: 2 iPad Air 2 connected with AC Wifi Dual Band. Network: Gigabite Ethernet hardwired , 5 outlets with Cat 6 and 2 Ethernet switches, Full Duplex, AVB mode enabled Remotes: Onkyo ios app, Plex ios, LG Magic remote.Speakers: Bowers and Wilkins Floor Standing Fronts and Mordaunt-Short Genie, Centre, 200W Powered Sub & 4 Satellite Surrounds. Configured for 7.1 Channels.

  • ChrisAWallaceChrisAWallace Posts: 298Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @clnr said:
    Plex stores older versions of PMS on your mac when you upgrade. Check the folder Library/Applications Support/Plex Media Server/Updates There you have all the previous versions of the PMS.

    From my reading in other forums, I believe that the Updates folder is not going to be reliable. I believe it is supposed to be purged after an update.

  • chrisdaverothchrisdaveroth Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @clnr said:
    Plex stores older versions of PMS on your mac when you upgrade. Check the folder Library/Applications Support/Plex Media Server/Updates There you have all the previous versions of the PMS.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Works on Ubuntu, too!

  • dnagrahamdnagraham Posts: 28Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Aren't the installers located under Library/Applications Support/Plex Media Server/Updates "delta" updates? So they just upgrade from a previous version?? If you're trying to downgrade it seems you would need a "full" installer instead.

  • clnrclnr Posts: 185Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Worked for me just to start from the "Updates" folder when I tried (disclaimer: this was sometime fall 2017, no clue if Plex has changed anything since then).

    -- The window will bring the answer --
  • zuperman74zuperman74 Posts: 10Members ✭✭

    I need the nas ARM7 version .
    Any chance to find it?

  • MirageCMirageC Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    For the Record here is one more version (that works for raspberry pi and kodi):

    1.9.7.4441-e5eb5d5a1

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