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Plex Home Theater

tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev TeamPosts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
edited March 2013 in Release Announcements
Collection of release notes

As suggested it's better to have a pinned and locked topic with the Release Notes, so here we go.

 

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Uploading as we speak is 0.9.9.1.82 (I have changed the versioning a bit, sorry about that)

    Upstream Changes
    • Correct handling of multimedia key presses
    • Fixes to JobManager
    • Fixes to TexturePacker


    Plex/HT Changes
    • Enabled Peripherals Preferences dialog (Thanks to andresendo for tracking this down!)
    • Fix some airplay crashes
    • Numerous Linux stability fixes
    • Codesigning fix on MacOSX (should fix firewall voes)
    • Include libass for Windows (should fix subtitles)

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Uploading 0.9.9.2.88-1a938211 as I am posting this.

    ChangeLog:

    Upstream fixes
    • CEC fixes
    • Log window name of windows that slows down the FPS of the interface. (If you see really sluggish performance, check the log)
    • A/V sync on certain AVI files


    Plex Fixes
    • Rewritten cache handling
    • VAAPI compile fix on Linux
    • Fixes to the priority of what server we should chose.
    • Fixes to channel browsing
    • Playing videos from the Movie/Series information dialog now works
    • Added advanced setting for disabling GDM server discovery
    • Theme music volume now works again
    • Manually entered servers are now scanned faster
    • Fix ASS/SSA subtitles on Windows
    • Missing artist name in the now playing screen
    • Bug where the default audio device would not show up in settings
    • System default audio device is now a option on OSX

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited January 2013
    Another week another build. Next week might be a bit slower, we are gearing up for do some other work. Don't worry we will return to PHT soon. We have some goodies in store :)

    But with no more small talk, here is 0.9.9.3.97, there are some big changes in this one. Which means that there are probably things that doesn't work 100%. But I hope you guys will be happy with it nonetheless.

    Upstream fixes
    • UPnP fixes
    • AudioEngine sleep fixes (release locks when not playing)
    • VDA fixes on Intel (the greenline returs, but the frame drop will be gone)
    • Fixes a bug where Plex/HT could be moved to another desktop


    Plex fixes
    • Spanish fixes from Javier Mazano
    • Desktop icons / shortcuts for Linux by Mark Walker
    • New Advanced Option: cachereadrate set in bps how fast the cache should be populated (defaults to 1Gbps)
    • New Advanced Option: alwaysreinitcoreaudio - set to debug coreaudio hdmi drop outs
    • New Advanced Option: hidefanouts - hide home page fanouts
    • Enable visualizations on all Platforms
    • Massive performance improvements for opening directories and playing movies
    • Internal rework of the home screen, should load faster, better, harder.
    • Make the "Show global slideshow" option under apparence work.
    • Fix annoying assertion when loading files with sort title
    • Background music support, enable in settings and put your files in userdata/BackgroundMusic
    • Load higher resolution images for posters
    • Score fixes to selecting default server
    • Enable context menus for Queue and Recommendation fanouts.
    • Harmony mapping for context menu on Home screen was strange
    • Other small fixes
    • Run scripts in background thread

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited January 2013
    It's release day for 0.9.9.4, this should be a lot more stable.

    Upstream fixes
    • add Dreamweaver to the list of obscuring windows
    • If a audio device disapears Plex/HT will try to reinit (Fixes HDMI drop out issues when turning the TV off)
    • Synced with Frodo Final


    Plex Fixes
    • Crash fixes for Theme/background music
    • Crash fixes to network browsing, fanart etc
    • Fix audioqueue starvation, should give stutter free playback with High Quality material
    • Enable DVD and VIDEO_TS playback
    • Fix milkdrop crash on windows

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited February 2013
    Uploading as we speak is 0.9.9.5.119 0.9.9.5.120, sorry it took so long, but we had a lot of other things to address. This release is not as tested as we wanted it to be, but we wanted to get it in your hands since I (Tobias) is having a small vacation for moving to the other side of Sweden and it would take even so much longer to get it to you otherwise. Big thing in this release is another big merge with upstream XBMC, they have been cranking on frodo bugs since their release and fixed a lot of minor problems, including the VDA decoder (rejoyce!). Any way, pick it up at the usual place, file bugs in the forum with logs and I will start replying again middle of next week.

    Uploaded a 120 build that fixes the VDA green-line! No other changes, only affecting macosx.

    Upstream fixes

    • Tons of AudioEngine fixes on all platforms
    • VDA flicking/green-line fixed (Fixed in 0.9.9.5.120)
    • Many more minor fixes


    Plex fixes

    • Deadlock fixes
    • Pre-cache posters and fanart
    • Always request utf-8 subtitles from PMS (will fix some subtitle wierdness)
    • Fixes the "unable to start webserver" notification on start
    • Better support fo nxyboard (Thanks Maxwell!)
    • Tons of work on Linux/Raspberry port (Thanks to the Rasplex team!)
    • Added recommendations (if you got any) to home screen.

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited March 2013
    We just keep plugging away. Here is 0.9.9.6.142
     
    Upstream fixes
    • Bonjour fixes
    • CoreAudio mixer fixed
    • libCEC updated
    • Volume controls now change the system volume
    • Many other small fixes
     
     
    PLEX/HT Fixes
    • Better dependency handling, leads to...
    • ...MacOSX 64Bit build
    • Fix a crash when using mobile client as remote
    • Faster quit behaviour on OSX/Linux
    • Fix crash on homescreen
    • Possible fix for Hardware acceleration on Nvidia chipsets (is the ugly lines really gone now?)
    • Experimental support for Windows Media Center.
    • Maybe(?) fixed webkit channels on Windows
    • Lot of crashes / hangs / bugs on homescreen fixed.
    • Locking and hanging in relation to network code fixed
    • Quite a few memory leaks fixed (some really bad ones).
    • Subtitles requested from remote servers correctly.

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    I wanted to releases this one early since it fixed the crash on start and some other regressions. Still looking into the video problems on Windows.

    Upstream fixes
    • CoreAudio mixer fixes (No more crash on start)
    • Channel mapping error (lead to mono playback)
    PLEX/HT Fixes
    • Refocus MCE when qutting Plex/HT
    • Fix CEC devices
     

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited March 2013

    Just uploaded 0.9.9.7.146 which contains just one fix: Crash on certain videos on windows. Does not affect other platforms, so you don't need to install it if you're not on windows.

    Download instructions can be found here.

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Hello, finally I have uploaded a new version of Plex/HT.

    Short changelog:

    • Rewritten network detection and parser layer
    • Support for new timeline API (gives working now playing in Plex/Web)
    • Support for multiuser watch states
    • New myPlex login dialog
    • Resync with XBMC 12.2

    BEWARE, this release should be consider more alpha than beta, before you update please read the thread in the Plex HT Releases forum for more information.

    Download instructions can be found here

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Finally a bugfix version 0.9.10.1.20-f227226b, I am very sorry it took so long, but there is a very long changelog to boot:
     
    Upstream Changes:

    • Fix upstart on 10.9 Mavericks

    Plex Changes:

    • Linux build fixes (Thanks Mark and Christian)
    • Linux FLAC fixes
    • 32bit OSX builds are available again
    • Fix several channel playback issues
    • Set and read viewMode from Plex Media Server
    • Server discovery fixes
    • Memory leak removed
    • Jump to letter now skips "the" and other articles
    • Media Queue and Recommendations are back
    • Button to disable Media Queue and Recommendations
    • Transcoding is now done with the new universal transcoder (Make sure you have PMS 0.9.8.3 or later)
    • Several crashes fixed
    • Switched server discovery from multicast to broadcast
    • Fixed "Play On" from mobile clients
    • PHT can now play videos from iOS and Android mobile servers
    • Fixed broken search results
    • Fix back/escape button functionallity in many places
    • Reload onDeck when we received our myPlex token (fixes some multiuser weirdness)
    • PHT on OSX now supports encrypted HLS channels. Will come to other platforms soon
    • Fixed playback of shoutcast streams
    • Channels now show a fanout in the home window

    Download instructions can be found here

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    New release again, this time we are talking about 0.9.10.2.44-245544e7 and it contains a long list of fixes and some new
     
    Upstream changes:
    • OSX audio went bad after 46, 62 or 180 minutes.
    • Race fixes for shutdown
     
    PHT new:
    • PHT can now play multi-part media, both channels and locally merged files.
    • Persist ServerManager on disk, will ensure faster startup and correct tokens used from start.
    • Rewritten remote protocol. iOS/Android apps should work so much better now.
    • Added automatic crash-reporting tool
    • Windows build is now built with Visual Studio 2012
    • Codec info dialog now gives some good Plex information as well
    • Queue and Recommendations on home window are now consolidated
    • RecentlyAdded for TV Shows are now stacked as on iOS and Android
    • When home window reloads it now remembers your position in the fan out.
    • You can now delete files from the fan out (use the context menu)
     
    PHT fixes:
    • Truely fix FLAC on Linux (Thanks MarkW)
    • Fix OpenELEC linking (Thanks MarkW)
    • Pass fanart/pictures/library art via the photo transcoder, fixes lot of crashes.
    • Reword confusing myPlex notification
    • Fix manual server connections
    • Fix file deletion
    • Better channel playback (especially HLS ones)
    • Really fix history problems in channels and TV shows
    • Fix tons of problems with home window reloading
    • Shutdown is now not "cheating" anymore. It will take longer to quit the app but it should work with things like restart and shutdown on windows.
    • Connectivity fixes
    • Fix a few crash-on-start problems
    • Fix coordinate system on windows when set in High DPI mode
    • Some skin fixes, including faded fanart

    Download instructions can be found here

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Finally a update, and it's a big one, we are actually calling this 1.0 (1.0.0.123-70b5898d) and it should be considered a Release Candidate of the final public version. For Plex Pass users today and released to the public when we have ironed the last couple of bugs.
     
    Upstream fixes:
    • Linux/Windows: Fix A/V sync issues caused by wrong buffer time calculation
    • Sound distortion fixes
    • [osx/mavericks] - hide the menubar not only when on mainscreen - mavericks has menubars on all screens - always hide them
     
    PHT Fixes:
    •       Fix issue with remote play when running server and client on same machine
    •       Fix 100% CPU in the background issue with theme music.
    •       Install both vcredist 2012 and 2010 on windows
    •       PHT now selects correct Audio Stream based on language
    •       OSX: Channel mapping bugs corrected.
    •       Make the myPlex notification silent
    •       OSX: Remove 'airplay' from the output devices list.
    •       Fix rating dialog.
    •       Fanouts are now less jerky when quickly scrolling through sections on the home window
    •       Windows: When selecting a HD format (TrueHD/DTS-MA) disable direct sound outputs.
    •       If no servers has channels don't show the item on the home window.
    •       If the primary server went away, we need to select a new one.
    •       OSX: Codesigning for mavericks fixed.
    •       OSX: Seeking is now much faster and reliable.
    •       OSX: Crashes on Mavericks and dual monitors.
     
    PHT New
    •       Something new and exciting can be found when you start the app.
    •       New auto-update framework for all platforms.
    •       Remove webkit support
    •       Show warnings when trying to play WebKit, ISO and unreachable files.
    •       Linux builds can now use FFmpeg from the lib directory
    •       Support Plex Media Server paging. Much faster loading!
    •       Rewritten Search window to be much faster and reliable.
          

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    A quick bugfix updates for all you plexpassers out there.
     
    Fixed:
    •       Tons of crash bugs fixed from reported crashes.
    •       Sort filtervalues correctly.
    •       Fix loading of filters from remote servers
    •       Fix for code signing on Mavericks
    •       Fix post updating crash
    •       Make the Software update settings much nicer.
    •       Don't start the videos paused if you press play action.
    •       Add letter scroll offset indicator.
    •       Fix Volume & Mute dialogs.
    •       Don't show spoiler alert if item has no plot.
    •       Change filtered episodes thumbs to fanart and other small tweaks.
    •       Create a new default smaller Posters view, and make the previous one optional.
    •       A transparent dark background for Overlay icons (better visibility), and a ton of tiny pixel shifts in positionings.
    •       Create a Preference for hiding Unwatched/InProgress indicators in library views.
    •       Fix Overlay icon position in Clips view.
    •       Make selected Photo border consistent with other views.
    •       Fix new smaller poster view height (bleeding).
    •       Fix vertical centering of filtered episodes thumb overlay title.
    •       Other various pixel position fixes.
    •       Fix StreamPicker dialog list height (bleeding).
    •       Fix all overlay positions in Search.
    •       Left justify Search result episode titles.
    •       Make Search result episodes selected border consistent.

    Read this first: http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/86152-pht-101126/

    Download here: http://forums.plexap...d-instructions/

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    PHT 1.0.2.141 is now uploading for PlexPass users.

    PHT Fixes:
    • Under system updates there is now a plexpass channel.
    • Don't create random folders (mixed/video/audio) in root
    • Several crashbugs fixed.
    • Remote API could resume from the wrong offset at times
    • Much better handling when losing / switching network
    • Much better detection of localhost server
    • Reduce the number of threads used
    • Fixed delayed loading of servers that required local authentication.
    • Add dialog to confirm file deletion.
    • Fix navigation in iTunes channel.
    • Fix theme music volume
    • Unknown SRT's now shows Unknown not None in the interface
    • Don't show server name in the home menu if the section name is unique
    • Bring back the setting for the webserver. This way we have workaround for crashy microhttpd
    • Make an annoying warning about iOS7 and Airplay.
    • Only disable direct sound as passthrough device when using HD formats.
    • Make clicky sounds from the navigation API
    • Fix Unwatched/In Progress icon being cut in preplay.
    • Tweaks to Now Playing.
    • Disable "left to pivot" from Home secondary menu.
    • New Recommend icon.
    • Add non-stretched support for 16:10 display (adds a black bar at bottom).
    • Add audio output device settings back on OSX.
    • Fixed playback of stacked files

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  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 9,392Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited November 2013

    Plex Home Theater 1.0.4.144 fixes a few skin issues in the new skin :)

    Read all about it ~ http://elan.plexapp.com/2013/11/23/plex-home-theater-1-0-released/

    instagram: @elan // the wife's photography site.
    the brother's photography blog // the dog's twitter feed.

  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Version 1.0.5 is now out for PlexPass users:

    • A few crashes fixed
    • Don't try to transcode music or photos.
    • Fix default settings for quality selection.
    • Don't try to use mobile servers to transcode
    • Correct action on harmony exit button
    • Add back more filtering options for Home Movie sections.
    • Send timelines even if we are paused. (Fixes now playing timeout)
    • More fixes for timelines where the stopped command could reset the progress.
    • MacOSX now have a channel selection setting under advanced.
    • Fix onscreen Keyboard mappings.
    • A shade darker text shadows.
     
    This will be the first release that we are pushing via auto-update. Please read this topic about it.

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Version 1.0.6 is out for PlexPass users via AutoUpdate:

    •   Fix crash in 'Check for update'
    •   New Icons and Splash screen
    •   Workaround for 3FPS on Refresh Rate switching
    •   MyPlex queue optimizations
    •   Quit video playback when pressing esc on the OSD in paused mode.
    •   Support getting transcoder bitrates from other servers than the "best" one.
    •   Fix iOS client flinging Queue/Recommended videos
    •   Fix back button in VideoOSD
    •   Implement skipTo for pictures
    •   Don't show myPlex dialogs when we are not logged into myPlex.
    •   Close Audio/Subtitle pickers when we close the video window.
    •   Hide some pop-ups when playing video.

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited December 2013
    Version 1.0.7 is soon (CDN is updating, so if you don't get it yet, please have some patience) public for all PHT users. For you non-plexpass users that means that you need to look at the releasenotes from 1.0.5-1.0.7 to see all changes you will get. We are enabling this via AutoUpdate. But there are a few gotchas for Windows users. Please refer to this thread.
     
    Upstream fixes:
    • Fix video ripple on Mavericks with Intel GPU
     
    PHT Fixes:
    • Update app translations.
    • OSX: Make sure we reset audio devices to PCM mode correctly
    • OSX: Don't apply a mix matrix when the input channels are the same as output channels
    • Crash fixes

    Update: Turns out one fix there was not really good. Paused the auto-update while I build a new build.

    Update2: Ok new build 169 is now up. I reverted the change that don't apply the mix matrix and that fixed the problem. If you have build 168, please update.

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited January 2014

    I am very happy to announce PHT version 1.0.8 for PlexPass users. This is probably the best release of PHT we have done. As you will see below the change log is huge and fixes some important bugs, most noteworthy is that 1.0.8 ships with no known issues for audio. If you have any audio related issue with earlier version of PHT please re-test with 1.0.8. If you still have issues we have created a small thread that explains the common pitfalls in configuring PHT.

    For non-PlexPass users, don't worry, this will be a fast PlexPass period, I want to get this release out to the public as soon as PlexPassers have given me some feedback.

    This release is available over auto-update, make sure you have channel PlexPass selected. Otherwise you can get it from http://plex.tv as well, make sure to press the "Show PlexPass releases" button.

    Upstream fixes:

    • OSX: allow a reinit on lost device. should fix issues especially found on mavericks when doing so (e.x. switching the TV input away from xbmc and back)
    PHT fixes:
    • OSX: Fixed issue with "3fps" when using receviers that didn't negotiate correctly
    • Win: Fixed issue with "3fps" when playing audio that needed to be reencoded (AAC 5.1)
    • Fixed a networking issue where UDP could flood the network if the time was not set correctly. (Thanks A. Weinlein)
    • Fixed a issue where transcoded content would stop playing if paused
    • Avoid showing notifications when playing video
    • When browsing for subtitles the dialog will default to the same path as the movie, if possible
    • Remote: Don't play interface sounds when playing video
    • Remote: Fix selection of None subtitle
    • Remote: Fixed remote controlling of Linux based PHTs
    • Make sure that the music playlist is cleared when playing a movie
    • Turn on de-interlacing on interlaced content by default
    • Fixed networking detection bug where public IP could be used instead of local
    • Channels: fixed watched/unwatched status
    • Channels: fixed searching bug
    • Channels: fixed saving settings
    • Added back Recently Viewed filter to movie sections
    • New keycode for cycling the filters (f by default) in section roots
    • New keycode for toggling unwatched filters (u by default) in sections roots
    • Unwatched filter now follows you when navigating down in TV shows
    • Add new option under Quality that allows forcing subtitles to be transcoded (use if you have synchronization issues when playing transcoded video)
    • If you do stream selection (audio/subtitle) while playing transcoded content we now restart the transcoder to get the changes.
    • Better pre-caching of posters in movie sections
    • Show more search results (audio tracks in particular) when using global search.
    • Upgraded SQLite and MicroHTTPD on Windows in hope to solve some crashes on start. Not confirmed to work yet.
    • Fixed tons of crashes on all platforms.
    PHT Skin changes:
    • Position Video Player OSD lower if the window aspect ratio is 16:10
    • Adjust Preplay title heights
    • Don't show Unwatched indicator in List view if the Setting for it is activated
    • Add a Preference "Hide Quit and Shutdown from Home menu"
    • While it's still there, show poster and some additional info in the VideoPlayer media info overlay
    • Show Unwatched Episodes count for TV
    • MediaStream: Pause defaults to Play button focus in OSD
    • Fix Clip thumb unwatched overlay size
    • A new Universal font that supports a really long list of languages
    • Fix channel preplay for some channels
    • Position the filters to welcome back "Recently Viewed"
    • Degrade gracefully if VideoPlayer item has no plot or art
    • Show Episode plot in episodes list views, instead of Show plot

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  • tobiashietatobiashieta Plex Dev Team Posts: 5,524Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Here we go. A new public version of Plex Home Theater: 1.0.9. This contains all fixes from 1.0.8 and also a few new things, most notably this should fix all the crash-on-start problems for Windows.
     
    PHT fixes:

    • Linux: Fixed ffmpeg related compile problems (Thanks Mark W)
    • Windows: Fix crash on start
    • Close all filter dialogs when closing the MediaWindow
    • Sort unwatched filter to the top of the list
    • Fix subtitle/audio stream names. Now includes subtitle format and forced flag
    • Removed Subtitle->Charset setting since the server always gives us UTF-8 subs
    • Show left side menu in Queue/Recommends window
    • Add new Universal Plex font to subtitles

     
    Skin fixes:

    • Fix vertical align position of Home secondary menu
    • Don't show left side menu in Channels.
    • Keep filters list vertical position consistent in all conditions.

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