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Plex Client for Apple TV (2G) version 0.6.4 available

b0bbenb0bben Plex Dev TeamPosts: 527Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass
Hi all,

A new version of the Plex client for the Apple TV (2G) is now available.

Changes in this version:
  • Scrubbing, that is fast forward, rewind and seek implemented
  • Resume now works, even if you watched a part of the video on some other device/computer
  • Video plugins now work again
  • + more minor fixes


Upgrading instructions *:

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade


Install instructions:
Please see post 1 in this thread http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/20051-plex-client-for-apple-tv-2g/

Please post your feedback in this thread.

If you need help with jailbreaking, please visit this wiki page http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Apple_TV_Plex_Client_Install
Try keeping jailbreaking questions out of this thread, so we can focus on the feedback.

Thanks for your support everyone, we love you all!

//b0bben, quequick and ccjensen

* If you ever installed this from a zip file posted on the forum, please do this to get back to normal state again:
apt-get remove com.plex.client-plugin
rm -R /Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances//PLEX.frappliance
apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin
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Comments

  • friedflixfriedflix Posts: 1,953Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Sweet! Thanks all!
  • bvkakalotbvkakalot Posts: 59Members
    OMG!!! Thanks B0bben. I will try it tonight when I get home... So excited...
  • diegarcia85diegarcia85 Posts: 3Members
    @b0bben hi, great new version of Plex For ATV2. Are subtitles in your list?? Please answer. Thanks a lot

    b0bben wrote:

    Hi all,

    A new version of the Plex client for the Apple TV (2G) is now available.

    Changes in this version:
    • Scrubbing, that is fast forward, rewind and seek implemented
    • Resume now works, even if you watched a part of the video on some other device/computer
    • Video plugins now work again
    • + more minor fixes


    Upgrading instructions *:

    apt-get update
    

    apt-get upgrade
    


    Install instructions:
    Please see post 1 in this thread http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/20051-plex-client-for-apple-tv-2g/

    Please post your feedback in this thread.

    If you need help with jailbreaking, please visit this wiki page http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Apple_TV_Plex_Client_Install
    Try keeping jailbreaking questions out of this thread, so we can focus on the feedback.

    Thanks for your support everyone, we love you all!

    //b0bben, quequick and ccjensen

    * If you ever installed this from a zip file posted on the forum, please do this to get back to normal state again:
    apt-get remove com.plex.client-plugin
    rm -R /Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances//PLEX.frappliance
    apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin
    

  • bvkakalotbvkakalot Posts: 59Members

    @b0bben hi, great new version of Plex For ATV2. Are subtitles in your list?? Please answer. Thanks a lot


    I don't think so.
  • magnificent3magnificent3 Posts: 3Members
    Works GREAT!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

    :)

    Thank you so much!
  • akula169akula169 Posts: 33Members
    Initial tests are looking good.

    Thanks so much, 2x awesome!
  • shaveblogshaveblog Posts: 5Members
    Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere in the threads, I tried searching and couldn't find the answer.

    How is the video quality of this Plex ATV client on a typical 720p or 1080p TV compared to a Mac running Plex for OSX? I understand the difference between streaming the actual file on a Mac running Plex and the same file streaming as transcoded video to an ATV running Plex, but in real world terms, is the video quality good enough to consider going with ATV/Plex instead, or is it still mainly proof of concept?

    I've been building Hackintoshes purely to act as Plex boxes since Plex became available, and it's by far my favorite HTPC software. But if the video quality on the new $99 ATV running the Plex app is comparable in subjective terms, I'd switch in a heartbeat.

    My hat's off to you guys for enabling Plex on ATV -- just how good does it look, really?
  • shoxcorpshoxcorp Posts: 21Members
    I can't thank you enough for this. You guys all rock.

    Just tested it with a tv show, works amazing!

    Keep it up guys!

    ps. would be great if we could add .srt subs in the "feature requests" list =)
  • friedflixfriedflix Posts: 1,953Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    shaveblog wrote:

    Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere in the threads, I tried searching and couldn't find the answer.

    How is the video quality of this Plex ATV client on a typical 720p or 1080p TV compared to a Mac running Plex for OSX? I understand the difference between streaming the actual file on a Mac running Plex and the same file streaming as transcoded video to an ATV running Plex, but in real world terms, is the video quality good enough to consider going with ATV/Plex instead, or is it still mainly proof of concept?

    I've been building Hackintoshes purely to act as Plex boxes since Plex became available, and it's by far my favorite HTPC software. But if the video quality on the new $99 ATV running the Plex app is comparable in subjective terms, I'd switch in a heartbeat.

    My hat's off to you guys for enabling Plex on ATV -- just how good does it look, really?



    Here's my humble opinion.... it looks great. I watched a 1080p rip of Toy Story 3 using 0.6.3 - looked pretty darn good, watched another 1080p of the movie 300, same deal...i mean ATV is 720p capable, and I assume (maybe incorrectly...b0bben, quiqueck please clarify), that PMS is transcoding it for 720p....

  • nekton1nekton1 Posts: 222Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited January 2011
    Installed 0.6.4 as described and now I can see Servers under PLEX menu and Version 0.6.4
    When I click Servers, it shows two servers with same name and when I click one or other it lists the TV Shows and Movies BUT when I select something to play it crashes back to main menu.
    Any ideas from install logs below. This is an ATV running first version of jb 4.01 with Lowtide. b0bbin, the scripts seem to be wrong for Lowtide judging from the parts marked in red.


    Robertsnow:~ robertsnow$ ssh root@192.168.0.4
    root@192.168.0.4's password:
    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get remove com.plex.client-plugin
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    beigelist mobilesubstrate
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    com.plex.client-plugin
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 1876kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    (Reading database ... 1266 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing com.plex.client-plugin ...
    dpkg - warning: while removing com.plex.client-plugin, directory `/Applications/Lowtide.app/Appliances' not empty so not removed.
    dpkg - warning: while removing com.plex.client-plugin, directory `/Applications/Lowtide.app' not empty so not removed.
    Apple-TV:~ root# rm -R /Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances//PLEX.frappliance
    rm: cannot remove `/Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances//PLEX.frappliance': No such file or directory

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    beigelist mobilesubstrate
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    com.nito
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    com.nito com.plex.client-plugin
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 402kB of archives.
    After this operation, 2914kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    com.nito com.plex.client-plugin
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Get:1 http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ com.nito 0-1 [2552B]
    Get:2 http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ com.plex.client-plugin 0.6.1 [400kB]
    Fetched 402kB in 4s (84.4kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package com.nito.
    (Reading database ... 1256 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking com.nito (from .../com.nito_0-1_iphoneos-arm.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package com.plex.client-plugin.
    Unpacking com.plex.client-plugin (from .../com.plex.client-plugin_0.6.1_iphoneos-arm.deb) ...
    Setting up com.nito (0-1) ...
    Setting up com.plex.client-plugin (0.6.1) ...
    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get update
    Get:1 http://apt.thebigboss.org stable Release.gpg [197B]
    Get:2 http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Release.gpg [197B]
    Hit http://apt.saurik.com tangelo-3.7 Release.gpg
    Get:3 http://apt.modmyi.com stable Release.gpg [189B]
    Get:4 http://cydia.zodttd.com stable Release.gpg [189B]
    Ign http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ Release.gpg
    Get:5 http://apt.thebigboss.org stable Release [183kB]
    Hit http://apt.saurik.com tangelo-3.7 Release
    Hit http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Release
    Get:6 http://apt.modmyi.com stable Release [238B]
    Get:7 http://cydia.zodttd.com stable Release [1619B]
    Err http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Release

    Ign http://apt.modmyi.com stable Release
    Ign http://apt.saurik.com tangelo-3.7/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Get:8 http://apt.modmyi.com stable/main Packages/DiffIndex [3756B]
    Hit http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ Release
    Get:9 http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Release [278B]
    Hit http://apt.saurik.com tangelo-3.7/main Packages
    Get:10 http://cydia.zodttd.com stable/main Packages/DiffIndex [3756B]
    Get:11 http://apt.modmyi.com stable/main Packages [1181kB]
    Ign http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Release
    Ign http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ Packages/DiffIndex
    Get:12 http://cydia.zodttd.com stable/main 2011-01-09-2009.31+2011-01-12-2308.44.pdiff [16.6kB]
    Hit http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Packages/DiffIndex
    Get:13 http://cydia.zodttd.com stable/main 2011-01-09-2009.31+2011-01-12-2308.44.pdiff [16.6kB]
    Get:14 http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ Packages [1319B]
    Get:15 http://cydia.zodttd.com stable/main 2011-01-09-2009.31+2011-01-12-2308.44.pdiff [16.6kB]
    Get:16 http://apt.thebigboss.org stable/main Packages/DiffIndex [3756B]
    Get:17 http://nitosoft.com Release.gpg [487B]
    Get:18 http://nitosoft.com Release [276B]
    Get:19 http://nitosoft.com Packages [2405B]
    Get:20 http://apt.thebigboss.org stable/main 2011-01-09-0731.24+2011-01-12-1810.33.pdiff [6328B]
    Get:21 http://apt.thebigboss.org stable/main 2011-01-09-0731.24+2011-01-12-1810.33.pdiff [6328B]
    Get:22 http://apt.thebigboss.org stable/main 2011-01-09-0731.24+2011-01-12-1810.33.pdiff [6328B]
    Fetched 1406kB in 9s (155kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: GPG error: http://apt.modmyi.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 87F92E166197E890 Kyle Matthews (poetic_folly) <kyle@modmyifone.com>
    W: GPG error: http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 89711CE585F73AB5

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    com.plex.client-plugin
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 458kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    com.plex.client-plugin
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Get:1 http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/ com.plex.client-plugin 0.6.4 [458kB]
    Fetched 458kB in 3s (132kB/s)
    (Reading database ... 1269 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace com.plex.client-plugin 0.6.1 (using .../com.plex.client-plugin_0.6.4_iphoneos-arm.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement com.plex.client-plugin ...
    Setting up com.plex.client-plugin (0.6.4) ...
    Apple-TV:~ root# killall Lowtide
    Apple-TV:~ root#
  • r27r27 Posts: 32Members ✭✭
    Installed new version. Great job.
    1. Scrubbing works.
    2. Resume works
    3. Bug with duplicate server fixed.

    sorry but have to ask again. How to set up default language for movie? F.e my mkv file has english+french+russian sound tracks. How to set up default language to english?
  • nekton1nekton1 Posts: 222Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    In my pooched install the duplicate server bug is NOT fixed and although clicking either server lists the Movies and TV Shows on the PMS fine, selecting anything causes Lowtide to CRASH.
    Need some help here guys.


    Rauf wrote:

    Installed new version. Great job.
    1. Scrubbing works.
    2. Resume works
    3. Bug with duplicate server fixed.

    sorry but have to ask again. How to set up default language for movie? F.e my mkv file has english+french+russian sound tracks. How to set up default language to english?
  • SkuiD87SkuiD87 Posts: 287Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    nekton1 wrote:

    Installed 0.6.4 as described and now I can see Servers under PLEX menu and Version 0.6.4
    When I click Servers, it shows two servers with same name and when I click one or other it lists the TV Shows and Movies BUT when I select something to play it crashes back to main menu.
    Any ideas from install logs below. This is an ATV running first version of jb 4.01 with Lowtide. b0bbin, the scripts seem to be wrong for Lowtide judging from the parts marked in red.


    Mine installed fine but I'm having the exact same symptoms as you (Multiple servers showing up and crash when you try to run a movie.)

    I'm running software 4.0. Could it be that we're on older firmware? b0bben...please advise.
  • worstepisodeeverworstepisodeever Posts: 199Members
    just want to verify before I update that this will work ok for those of us who are still on the the original jailbreak/4.0 software?? We don't have to do anything special??
  • SkuiD87SkuiD87 Posts: 287Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    just want to verify before I update that this will work ok for those of us who are still on the the original jailbreak/4.0 software?? We don't have to do anything special??


    Can't say for sure but so far myself and another user (both on older software) have had the exact same problems (read above thread).

    I've my SHSH blobs backed up so I'm gonna go ahead and upgrade to 4.2.1 and see if it works. I'll post results in a bit (in the process of upgrading to new firmware now).
  • r27r27 Posts: 32Members ✭✭
    edited January 2011
    SkuiD87 wrote:

    Mine installed fine but I'm having the exact same symptoms as you (Multiple servers showing up and crash when you try to run a movie.)

    I'm running software 4.0. Could it be that we're on older firmware? b0bben...please advise.


    I am on the latest firmware. everything works great - movies, music, plugins.
  • worstepisodeeverworstepisodeever Posts: 199Members
    SkuiD87 wrote:

    Can't say for sure but so far myself and another user (both on older software) have had the exact same problems (read above thread).

    I've my SHSH blobs backed up so I'm gonna go ahead and upgrade to 4.2.1 and see if it works. I'll post results in a bit (in the process of upgrading to new firmware now).




    sweet, thanks for the heads up. Ill wait for verification before updating since a tethered jailbreak isn't really an option since my devices are in other rooms.
  • friedflixfriedflix Posts: 1,953Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    just reporting, music, libraries work fine, video plugins do sort of. Food Network for example only gets audio, video is static jumbled picture. Netflix works, but PlexFlix strm files sort of work...the progress bar is totally off, and the start at beginning or resume sort of works...but i love that it actually plays the strm file rather than getting a error loading message....tremendous work guys.
  • SkuiD87SkuiD87 Posts: 287Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    sweet, thanks for the heads up. Ill wait for verification before updating since a tethered jailbreak isn't really an option since my devices are in other rooms.


    OK, I just updated to the latest firmware and everything works perfectly. I think the issue was the old firmware. Perhaps it needs an update to make it work with older firmware.
  • worstepisodeeverworstepisodeever Posts: 199Members
    SkuiD87 wrote:

    OK, I just updated to the latest firmware and everything works perfectly. I think the issue was the old firmware. Perhaps it needs an update to make it work with older firmware.



    thats awesome, great to hear!!! hopefully making it work with the old f/w is something that can happen
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