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Plexamp keeps opening multiple instances of itself and closing one over and over again.

DecepticonDecepticon Posts: 4Members ✭✭
edited March 29 in Plex Labs

This just started happening today. I open plexamp and I kept getting busy mouse icon every half second and plexamp would not play anything. In task manager I see 4 insatnces of plexamp.exe where one would close and re-open again and again. Rebooted initially, no change. Uninstalled - reinstalled, no change. I can search for music but playing does nothing. I'm running Windows 10 with current updates.

I looked at the log and it appears that plexamp discovers my library on my lan but it the player isn't found in available resources.

Best Answer


  • GHouseGHouse Posts: 89Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Having the same issue with the exact symptoms you described starting a couple weeks ago and had also already tried the same steps to resolve however it is still doing the same thing. Have you found a resolution yet?

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiPosts: 6,979Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Any chance either of you has a "weird" value for the TMPDIR environment variable? Or NODE_ENV?

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  • DecepticonDecepticon Posts: 4Members ✭✭

    Again, sorry I haven't replied in a timely manner. Not sure of the weird environment variables but removing ALL files related to plexamp (%appdata%\local\Plexamp\Plexamp) after uninstalling and then re-installing resolved the issue.

  • GHouseGHouse Posts: 89Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 10

    both client and server side don't have TMPDIR or NODE_ENV environment variables. However TMP and TEMP are both set to
    "C:\Users\ [username]\AppData\Local\Temp" where [username] is my user name.

    By the way something strange (and should be unrelated) when I tried to post this I had to add a space between C:\Users\ and [username] in order for it to show the back slash between C:\users and [username] otherwise it looked like C:\Users[username] in the post.

  • GHouseGHouse Posts: 89Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    The other symptom I am experiencing is also described in this post https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/318047/plex-amp-blank-interface#latest

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