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WoL Magic Packet sender?!

jms_ukjms_uk Posts: 115Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Loving Serenity, and posted this in the official Android Plex forum but thought it wouldn't hurt to request it here.. :)


I know this is an often requested feature (more from the PMS side I guess).. but here's a spin on it that may not have been asked for..   :)


Why not build a simple WoL magic packet sender into Serenity?  Given that people if people do want to wake up their plex servers from sleep, they'll

probably do all the power management configuration on the Server O/S side itself.. it's waking the thing up that could be a simpler process


i.e. it is a pain (albeit a smallish one) to have to dive into a separate app to send a WoL packet and then back into Serenity..


Would be cool to have a simple configurable feature to send a magic packet on start up for example... or a menu item

for manual packet sending on demand


whaddyathink?    :D


  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 568Members ✭✭

    Can you open an issue at the GitHub tracking site.


    That way it won't get lost and I can look into working on it.  If you have any programming skills, always willing to take a patch to enable the feature.

  • jms_ukjms_uk Posts: 115Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Issue opened (#226) :)  Couldn't label as an enhancement request - guess you have to do that.. Hopefully there's enough detail.. I pulled the configuration settings suggestions from the following simple app that I currently use


    I'd love to be able to help, but I'm more of a C# & back-end dev so probably not that much use :(

  • jms_ukjms_uk Posts: 115Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Any joy on this? :)

  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 568Members ✭✭

    Still on the list.

  • jms_ukjms_uk Posts: 115Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    ..any news?  :)

  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 568Members ✭✭

    Nothing yet.  Day job has been keeping my busy so haven't done much at night with the code lately beyond some bug fixes.

  • jms_ukjms_uk Posts: 115Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Coming up on the anniversary of my original post.. any joy?! :)

  • kingargylekingargyle Posts: 568Members ✭✭

    Sorry, I'm just completely swamped with another project.  I'm always willing to take patches that implement this.  It is on my list to do, but haven't had much time to work on Serenity lately.

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