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

    Plex Media Server 0.9.11.13 is now out for Plex Pass members to fix some issues found in the last release.

    FIXES

    • Database shuts down cleanly on exit again.
    • Database migrations could result in transient query errors.
    • Update DLNA profile for Roku.
    • Minor improvements to iTunes playlist import.
    • Raise On Deck limit to 40 items for the On Deck hub.
    • Take opacity into account when caching image files.
    • When encountering an unknown stream language, send back the language code, not "?".
    • Fix the burning of VOBSUB subtitles.
    • Fix multithreaded encoding (was single-threaded), and additionally enable multithreaded decoding.

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

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

    Plex Media Server 0.9.11.14 is now out for Plex Pass members. Out to the general public shortly, if no issues are found.

    NEW

    • (Sync) Idle out activity for devices which haven't been seen in two weeks.
    • Add a per-library On Deck where there is more than one TV library.
     
    FIXES
    • (Sync) Crash while converting.
    • Massively improved thumbnail quality.
    • (OS X) Automatic library updates when content is added was broken.
    • Episode artwork wasn't locked properly when modified.
    • Requesting tracks sorted by bitrate didn't work.
    • iTunes smart playlists with "any" weren't imported properly.
    • Seeking in Direct Streamed media could result in video without audio in Chrome.
    • A regression resulting in buffering in the last release.
    • (NAS) Fix start on boot issue on ReadyNAS 6.

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

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 9,392Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited March 2015

    Plex Media Server 0.9.11.16 is now out for the general public.

    NEW

    • Added support for QNAP A9 CPU devices (QNAP x31 series) (Plex Pass only until next public release)

    FIXES

    • An issue when browsing into TV libraries on modern apps could fail.
    • Extra safety checks around creating crazy-sized thumbnails.
    • Improved filtering of tokens in logs.
    • After changing password, correctly sign out so server is still accessible.
    • Raise QuickLook thumbnail size to 512x512 pixels.
    • (OpenSuSE) Fixed a package upgrade issue.
    • An issue where alphabet-paging could be incorrect with secondary users.
    • Minor improvements to heuristics for suggesting similar movies.
    • Allow shared users to edit their playlist titles.
    • Fixed issue requesting 4k-filtered videos.
    • Other minor stability improvements.

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

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 9,392Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited March 2015

    Plex Media Server 0.9.11.17 is now out for Plex Pass members.

    FIXES

    • Improve preferences around video thumbnail (BIF) files. Allow per-library enabling.
    • Improve the scheduled task to account for BIF files which were manually deleted.
    • Fix a few cases in which tokens could end up in logs.
    • SD filtering was broken.
    • Speed up backup of large databases in the scheduled task.
    • A crash analyzing certain photos.
    • An issue where multiple TV libraries weren't browsable on the XB360.
    • Massive reduction in memory when scanning or refreshing large libraries.
    • Photo albums could end up without thumbnails in some cases.
    • A few fixes for stream selection and play queues for remote control.
    • Various other improvements to stability.

    We want to give a big shout out to sa2000 for all his help diagnosing some issues with his rather large photo library!

    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
    edited April 2015
    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.0 is now out for everyone. This is a big release with a lot of music features, but also tons of bug fixes and other smaller features.
     
    NEW
    • Korean and Hungarian translations.
    • Massive speedups for HTTP server.
    • Keep music in the library automatically refreshed via scheduled task.
    • Added Similar Artists feature.
    • Match and download metadata as we scan for movies and music.
    • Added Recently Viewed Episodes hub.
    • Add upcoming concert dates for artists.
    • Music videos for tracks and artists. Vevo videos for Plex Pass.
    • Plex Mix (Plex Pass only).
    • Capture album year, and artwork (Plex Pass music scanner only) during scan.
    • Added Continue Watching hub for home videos.
    • Add sorting for TV shows based on number of unwatched episodes.
    • Added multi-disc support in music libraries.
    • Add two music video hubs for music libraries.
    • Add a "throwback" hub for artists you haven’t listened to in X.
    • Add track filter for moods (Plex Pass only).
    • Add Track rating filter.
    • Support for PS3/4 audio transcoding.
    • Allow artists to have countries, allow filtering by country.
    • Allow filtering albums by studio.
    • Scan new media first.
    • Improve background on-the-fly media analysis. Analyze albums on-the-fly.
    • Add sorting by "Played At and "Play Count" for artists and albums.
    • Strip diacriticals and macrons from sort titles and use for searching.
    • Use filesystem times for “added at” during first scan.
    • Import play counts during iTunes import.
    • (API) Add director search provider to global search results.
    • (API) Add group=X feature to the filtering language.
    • (API) Support for batch editing, field autocompletion.
    • (API) Support for deleting composite types (e.g. albums).
    • (API) Support for computing common fields between multiple items.
    • Support for Ubuntu 15.04 (Linux)
    • Support for CentOS 7 (Linux)
    FIXES
    • Be smarter about when to merge identical albums and when to separate.
    • Fix recently played hubs to not return things with zero play count.
    • (OS X) Fix an issue where App Nap could affect server performance.
    • (Windows) iTunes latest 64-bit release was broken.
    • Improve searching to start at word boundaries.
    • Clear playlist composite when clearing playlist.
    • Order various artists albums by name, other artists by year descending.
    • Speed up various endpoints, including play queue creation.
    • Fix a few hubs crashes.
    • Don’t scan right away on filesystem changes when starting up.
    • Delete unused tags and taggings during database maintenance.
    • Many performance and stability improvements.

    Follow me on twitter @tobiashieta or G+

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 9,392Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited May 2015

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.1 is now out for Plex Pass members (and shortly out to the public) everyone:
     
    NEW

    • Enable iTunes importing code for UNIX; set advanced preference with path to library XML.
    • Support for decade-based filtering for movies and albums.
    • Add a hidden preference for sorting albums (AlbumSort, with default value "year:desc", you can set "year", "title", etc.).
    • Add a new library preference to tell scanner to respect media tags (for new libraries).
    • CentOS 7 support.

    FIXES

    • A crash shortly after startup.
    • (Linux) Crash on start.
    • (Windows) Scanner might not pick up new media, or might stop in the middle.
    • A few other crashes and minor stability issues.
    • Fix install/uninstall issues on Ubuntu/Mint.
    • Fixed possible issue locking out an alternate admin user on Synology

    Check channels for updates and make sure you have the latest Scanners update. If you want to try the new "respect tags" option, make a new premium music library with that preference enabled. Let us know how it works :)

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

  • Chris CChris C Posts: 11,811Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.1 is now available for all users.
     
    See previous post for details.

    Need help? Having trouble?
    » Visit our Support Site for documentation, guides, and more - including the Getting Started section!
    » Attach Log Files when reporting issues // See how to attach files in the forums
    » Name and Organize your content correctly for best results

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

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

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.2 is now out for Plex Pass members:

     
    NEW

    • Allow agents to provide sort titles.
    • Read sort titles from ID3 tags in local media agent.
    • Allow seasons to have artwork.
    • If you reparent items to a new artist, kick off a match/refresh automatically.
    • Replace "zero star" filter with "not rated".

    FIXES

    • Improvements to searching (ignore diacritics, word-start matching).
    • Don't make media bundles for tracks (saves 10 directories per track). Empty bundles to fix.
    • Fix a case in which partial scanning could make media go missing until the next scan.
    • Fix occasional duplicate seasons in Recently Added hubs.
    • Similar artists were ordered incorrectly.
    • (OS X) Code-signing issue on 10.10.4.
    • (Linux) Lots of fixes for scanning libraries based on filesystem changes.
    • (Transcoder) Specify correct H.264 level.
    • Fix randomness on New Music Videos hub.
    • (Sync) Don't sync the wrong (not selected) audio streams.
    • Don't allow bogus formatted dates to make their way into the database.
    • Recently Added seasons often didn't show up in top-level hubs, they were ordered wrong.
    • (DLNA) Fix broken artwork on PS3 and other issues (since 0.9.12.0).
    • Change request time logging to wallclock time (thanks, sa2000!)
    • Fix files on OS X with "\" characters always showing up in Recently Added.
    • A few crashes.
    • (Scanner) Fixes and improvments when "respecting tags".
    • (Scanner) A few more multi-disc fixes.
    • (Scanner) Fixed a few exceptions which could prevent removed tracks from disappearing.
    • (Agents) Improvments getting metadata for bands with few listeners on Last.FM.
    • (Agents) Fixes where artist artwork wasn't being downloaded in some cases (thanks, sandman4sure!)
    • (Agents) A case where popular tracks wasn't working.

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

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 9,392Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited June 2015

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.3 is out for everyone. This is the Green Lock release!
     
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    NEW

    FIXES

    • An issue editing tags with commas and other special characters.
    • Track mood editing issue.
    • Don't create duplicate playlists when importing from iTunes during first scan.
    • Localization on Linux wasn't working.
    • Improve reliablity of online presence detection.
    • Crash on startup due to corrupted cache file (thanks, sa2000!)
    • An issue where DASH streaming would fail if certain audio streams were selected.
    • (Windows) User installs of Python could interfere.
    • (Western Digital) Package improvements.
    • (Ubuntu) Fix config path issue.
    • (Ubuntu) Do not run systemctl on non systemd installs.
    • (Sync) Logging improvements.
    • (Sync) Analyze media items on-the-fly if needed.

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

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 9,392Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited June 2015

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.4 is now out for Plex Pass members:

    FIXES

    • Enable remux on PPC platforms.
    • Tweak for HTTP request timer (thanks, sa2000!)
    • Improvements to filesystem watching functionality.
    • A rare issue where the transcoded video became extremely low resolution.
    • More improvements to search with non-latin characters.
    • Improved sorting by duration.
    • (Linux) Fix for Ubuntu with Kernel earlier than 2.6.33
    • (Sync) Various bugfixes.

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

  • Chris CChris C Posts: 11,811Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.4 is now available for all users.

    See previous post for details.

    Need help? Having trouble?
    » Visit our Support Site for documentation, guides, and more - including the Getting Started section!
    » Attach Log Files when reporting issues // See how to attach files in the forums
    » Name and Organize your content correctly for best results

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • Chris CChris C Posts: 11,811Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited August 2015

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.8 is now available for Plex Pass users.

    Fixes

    • Fixed some regressions in Linux and NAS packaging in 0.9.12.7.
    • (OS X) Fix a case where deleting a media file failed.
    • Fix for remote access in certain cases involving proxies.

    Need help? Having trouble?
    » Visit our Support Site for documentation, guides, and more - including the Getting Started section!
    » Attach Log Files when reporting issues // See how to attach files in the forums
    » Name and Organize your content correctly for best results

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • Chris CChris C Posts: 11,811Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.8 is now available for all users.

    See previous post for details.

    Need help? Having trouble?
    » Visit our Support Site for documentation, guides, and more - including the Getting Started section!
    » Attach Log Files when reporting issues // See how to attach files in the forums
    » Name and Organize your content correctly for best results

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandPosts: 640Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 0.9.12.11 is now available for all users.

    See previous post for details.

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

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