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Plex Media Server

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  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited July 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.0.0 is now available for everyone.

    Blog Post: https://www.plex.tv/blog/long-winding-road-v1-0/

    Please Note: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and OS X 10.6/10.7 as well as certain older NAS devices are no longer supported in PMS 1.0

    NEW

    • Update Plex Web to 2.7.0.
    • (Chromecast) Use opus instead of mp3 when transcoding music. (#4805)
    • (Sync) Changed Sync database format. Downgrading to older Plex Media Server builds may cause Sync problems. (#3959)

    FIXES:

    • (Sync) Synced content wouldn't show up on iOS in some rare cases. See https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/175998/planned-features-known-issues/ (#3959)
    • (Media Analysis) Crashes analyzing certain .wtv files. (#4789)
    • (Network) Update plex.tv server information when port mapping fails. (#4758)
    • (Metadata) Speed up album refreshes in some cases when using Last.fm agent.
    • (Transcoder) Playback failures skipping to near end of video. (#4803)
    • (Transcoder) Rare crashes with unreliable internet connections. (#4803)

    To ensure we’re efficiently allocating development resources across all platforms, maintenance and support for versions of Plex Media Server prior to 1.0 will be discontinued. This will help Plex focus efforts not only on bringing exciting new functionality to life, but also on enhanced stability as we move forward.

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
    edited July 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.0.1 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW

    • Update Plex Web to 2.7.4.
    • Updated Media Flags bundle.
    • (Preferences) Advanced preference to run the scanner at low priority (intended for low-powered devices). (#4845)
    • (Metadata) Rename Freebase Agent to Plex Movie Agent.
    • (Metadata) Plex Movie Agent combines the best possible metadata from multiple sources (IMDb, The Movie Database, and Rotten Tomatoes).
    • (Metadata) Added preferences to Plex Movie Agent and TheTVDB Agent to control metadata source of rating, cast info, and summary.
    • (Metadata) Allow TheTVDB agent to use The Movie DB's HD episode images, so you can have the best of both worlds.
    • (Metadata) Upgrade to TheTVDB API v2.

    FIXES

    • (Transcoder) Playback failures playing subtitles on iOS with a Windows server. (#4828)
    • (Transcoder) Crashes with unreliable internet connections. (#4827)
    • (Transcoder) Playback issues with AAC audio containing more than six channels on Windows (#4830, #4843)
    • (Transcoder) Crashes in certain error cases. (#4881)
    • (Transcoder) Errors transcoding source audio with negative timestamps on Windows. (#4833)
    • (Transcoder) Errors transcoding subtitles. (#4862)
    • (Transcoder) Errors decoding MSMPEG4v3 video on certain platforms. (#4919)
    • (Transcoder) Server hangs while transcoding in certain rare cases. (#4943)
    • (Media Analysis) Scanner could hang with 100% CPU usage when analyzing videos with invalid packets. (#4821)
    • (Metadata) Remove broken Google search for matching movies and TV shows.
    • (Now Playing) Channel content wasn't showing up in Now Playing. (#4893)
    • (Security) Refresh TLS certificate after signing out multiple times. (#4817)
    • (Network) Respect X-Forwarded-For headers sent from local or loopback addresses. (#4682)
    • (Network) Crashes unpublishing the server in certain rare cases. (#4885)
    • (Framework) Noisy 'HTTPError' object has no attribute 'read' errors in logs. (#4449)
    • (FreeBSD) Update checks weren't working correctly. (#4844)
    • (OS X) In some cases, lyrics would not display (#4872)
    • (Web) Playback failures when media has unselected subtitles. (#4939)
    • (PHT) Compatibility issues with version 1.0.0 (#4831)
    • Chapters from ChapterDB might not load under some circumstances. (#4814)
    • Crashes in deep media analysis. (#4886)
  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.0.2 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW

    • Save track offsets in music libraries that have opted in. (#3370)
    • Updated Media Flags bundle.

    FIXES

    • (OS X) Startup failures on some older versions of MacOS. (#4969)
    • (Windows) DLNA server process might not have a firewall exemption. (#4136)
    • (Claiming) Better error message if server claiming fails (#4907)
    • (Linux) Fix migration script for users with custom app data directories. (#4808)
    • (Linux) Improve Fedora/Ubuntu SELinux support. (#4808)
    • (Metadata) Issues fetching metadata for Pokémon TV series. (#4966)
    • (Metadata) Handle multiple directors returned from TVDB. (#4960)
    • (Metadata) Fetch localized titles correctly using Plex Movie Agent. (#4963)
  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.0.2 is now available for everyone.

    See the previous notes for details.

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.0.3 is now available for everyone.

    FIXES

    • Crash handling certain requests from PS4 clients. (#4984)
    • (OS X) Don't prevent the display from going to sleep.
    • (Metadata) Issues obtaining data from TVDB, requiring server restart.
    • (Metadata) Fallback to English TVDB searches when searching with another language fails. (#4933)
    • (Metadata) Tracks and disc numbers in premium music libraries could be affected by bad tag data. (#4437)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited March 2017

    Plex Media Server 1.1.0 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW:

    • Support videos in photo libraries. (#3928)
    • Support uploading videos to photo libraries. (Android support is available now and other mobile apps are coming soon.) (#3522)
    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.7.8.
    • (Security) When server is signed in, clients must be signed in as well, even if they are on the LAN or on localhost. (#3819)
    • (Preferences) New pref to enable/disable deep media analysis.
    • (Windows) Updating the server from Plex Web no longer requires user intervention. (#4136)

    FIXES:

    • (Sync) Items present in multiple synced playlists would only appear in the first synced playlist. (#4967)
    • (Media Optimizer) Unexpected behavior when version jobs overlap to include the same videos. (#4840)
    • (Media Optimizer) Reprocess item when original processing decided a media item was compatible, but the media item was deleted. (#4840)
    • (Transcoder) Playback failures with pcm_dvd audio. (#4980)
    • (Transcoder) Use faster AAC encoder on slower NAS systems. (#5058)
    • (Media Analysis) Scanner hangs with early AAC files from iTunes. (#5041)
    • (Media Analysis) Improve performance of deep media analysis. (#5068)
    • (Media Analysis) Issues generating video preview thumbnails for certain HEVC videos on windows. (#5139)
    • (Butler) Long-running Butler tasks could starve others from executing (#4873)
    • (Chapters) Chapter thumbnail generation could fail repeatedly with invalid media. (#5043)
    • (Metadata) Improve TVDB agent performance by not using TMDb information. (#5110)
    • (Metadata) Changing title could overwrite sort title. (#3971)
    • (Metadata) Fall back to release dates from TMDB when IMDB has no data. (#4978)
    • (Metadata) Fall back to English-language fields when metadata is unavailable in desired language. (#5015)
    • (Metadata) Show durations in minutes could be incorrectly interpreted as milliseconds (#5012)
    • (Metadata) Handle empty movie release dates from TMDb. (#5096)
    • (Photos) Photos might play back in wrong order. (#5035)
    • (Windows) Install Media Feature Pack on Windows Anniversary Update N and KN (#5064)
    • (Windows) Plex Relay process wasn't starting up in some configurations. (#5118)
    • (OS X) Plex Relay executable wasn't correctly signed.
    • (OS X) Occasional crashes on some older versions of MacOS. (#5028)
    • (Android) Improve H.264 limitations in profile. (#4930)
    • (iOS) 'Go to Show' from episode context menu wasn't working. (#4811)
    • (Xbox One) Improve reliability when proxying Plex Companion commands. (#4002)
    • Improve localization of certain error messages. (#4587)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited August 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.1.1 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW:

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.7.10
    • (Security) "Networks allowed without auth" preference now also works when server is signed in.
    • (Security) "Networks allowed without auth" preference can be used with IP addresses, as well as netmask filters.
    • (Network) Browsers denied access to the server's root path are now redirected to Plex Web. (#5100)

    FIXES:

    • (Subtitles) Subtitle auto selection didn't quite match the specification. (#4565)
    • (Relay) Issues starting relay on certain NAS devices. (#5126)
    • (Metadata) Show theme music wasn't downloaded when using third party TVDB DVD order agent. (#5159)
    • (Metadata) Occasional issues getting metadata from TVDB. (#5199)
    • (Shows) Fixed viewing seasons with the unwatched filter enabled on older and third party clients. (#5182)
    • (Thumbnails) Failures running scheduled task for thumbnail generation. (#5195)
    • (Extras) Cloud trailers might not be downloaded on startup on faster systems. (#5188)
    • (Channels) Only offer iTunes, iPhoto, and Aperture channel preferences on supported platforms. (#5157)
    • (Windows) Disable iTunes channel by default. (#5157)
    • (Windows) Issues loading Plex Web on IE11 (#5181)
    • (OS X) Fix auto-update not working in some cases. (#5212)
    • (Now Playing) Issues with play queues containing mixed photos and videos. (#5164)
    • Some rare server crashes. (#4951)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
    edited August 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.1.2 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    FIXES:

    • (Security) Devices authorized with the "networks allowed without auth" preference were unable to render images and play media when the server was signed in.
    • (OS X) Fix issue with automatic updates. (Upgrades from 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 will require manual installation.)
  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited September 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.1.3 is now available for everyone.

    IMPORTANT: With the security changes in version 1.1.0, if your Plex Media Server is signed in to a plex.tv account, then all of the apps you use must also be signed-in. If you use older apps that cannot authenticate (e.g. LG's MediaLink or SmartShare apps), you can add the IP address of the device to the following advanced preference: Settings > Server > Network > List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth. (We strongly encourage apps to be signed in for improved security and enhanced functionality.)

    NEW:

    • (Media Flags) Update bundle.

    FIXES:

    • (NAS) Non-ASCII characters were being encoded to XML incorrectly on certain ARM devices. (#5255)
    • (Android) Enforce h264 profile limitations correctly. (#5233)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited September 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.1.4 is now available for everyone.

    NEW:

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.8.1.
    • (Nvidia Shield) Enable DLNA server. (#5013)
    • (Security) Allow http requests using the server's machine name to authenticate using the "networks allowed without auth" preference. (#5270)
    • Improved crash reporting infrastructure. (#4669)

    FIXES:

    • (LG) Connectivity problems when older LG MediaLink TVs connect to signed-in servers with whitelisted IP addresses. (#5271)
    • (Ubuntu) Installation failures on certain VPS systems lacking /proc/1/comm. (#5300)
    • (QNAP) Issues restarting PMS after unclean shutdown. (#5309)
    • (Trailers) Plex Movie agent 'Use red band (restricted audiences) trailers when available' preference was being ignored when downloading trailers. (#5298)
    • Enabling network logging in clients could cause the server to hang. (#5277)
    • Spurious "Streaming session doesn't exist" errors when playing synced content on certain clients. (#5264)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited December 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.2.1 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    Blog Post: https://www.plex.tv/blog/mcstreamy-brain-take-world-two-easy-steps/

    NEW

    • New Feature - Streaming Brain.
    • (Streaming Brain) Preference for limiting bandwidth on WAN uploads. Limits can be per-stream and total (Plex Pass only).
    • (Streaming Brain) Playback session termination reasons are sent to the client and displayed to the user. This may require an updated client.
    • (Streaming Brain) Removed 'Prioritize streaming transcodes' preference. Background transcodes such as Sync, Media Optimizer, and video preview thumbnail generation are always prioritized behind streaming transcodes, and will pause completely if the simultaneous transcode limit is reached.
    • (Streaming Brain) Removed 'Cloud Sync upload speed limit' preference. Sync traffic automatically scales based on streaming WAN usage, and uses whatever bandwidth is left unused (Plex Pass only).
    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.9.3. Plex Web is updated in PMS 1.2.2 Plex Pass release.
    • (Relay) Allow multiple connections from PMS to relay servers. (#4894)
    • (Windows) Localize installer for Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese locales. (#5189)
    • (Linux) QNAP x64 packages for the new QTS 4.3 64bit firmware.

    FIXES:

    • (NVIDIA SHIELD) Relay was crashing on startup. (#5419)
    • (Transcoder) Failures transcoding video files that lack a video stream. (#4503)
    • (Transcoder) Stuttering video transcoding HE-AAC on macOS. (#5376)
    • (Transcoder) Completed transcodes might continue to block static transcodes. (#5423)
    • (Subtitles) Inconsistent automatic subtitle selection for media containing multiple embedded subtitles. (#5011)
    • (On Deck) Handle specials and episodes without a known air date better in On Deck. (#4661)
    • (Camera Upload) Fix a couple of edge case scenarios when resuming uploads. (#5152) (#5218)
    • (Pub-Sub) Better load distribution selecting servers. (#4915)
    • (Relay) Relay process might not be killed when the media server shuts down on certain Unix platforms. (#5173)
    • (Butler) Issues deleting old files in cache directory.
    • (Media Analysis) Scanner crashes analyzing mp4 files lacking moov atoms. (#5373)
    • (Media Analysis) Some 1080i media wasn't being recognized as being interlaced. (#5279)
    • (Media Analysis) Crashes analyzing certain photos with malformed metadata tags. (#5461)
    • (Metadata) Issues recognizing episodes of shows whose names contain multiple numeric digits. (#5377)
    • (Search) Duplicate results from different libraries now indicate the library of origin. (#4949)
    • (Search) Treat searches using a single non-ASCII character the same as a single ASCII character. (#5319)
    • (Linux) Local Media Agent errors when paths/files contained non-ASCII characters. (#5470)
    • (Linux) Fixed Readynas RN2xx build to work on ReadyNAS OS Firmware 6.6.0 (#5512)
    • A number of user-reported server crashes. (#5042) (#5459)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.2.2 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    FIXES:

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web 2.9.3, which was missing from the previous release

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • StSimm1StSimm1 Plex Dev Team LondonMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 718 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.2.3 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.10.5.
    • (Media Flags) Update bundle.
    • (Localization) Updated server translations.

    FIXES:

    • (Network) Clients might incorrectly report a server as unclaimed or remote access as unavailable after network timeouts. (#4994)
    • (Streaming Brain) In some cases the server could unexpectedly reserve any remaining bandwidth. (#5447)
    • (Streaming Brain) Playback failures on Android. (#5537 #5589)
    • (Streaming Brain) Issues starting transcode sessions with OpenPHT. (#5546)
    • (Streaming Brain) Issues transcoding sidecar subtitles while Direct Playing a video. (#5540)
    • (Scanner) Library section analysis wasn't always working. (#5536)
    • (Scanner) Issues scanning TV series with numeric names. (#5547)
    • (Camera Upload) Duplicate photos could be uploaded in some cases on case-sensitive filesystems. (#5509)
    • (Camera Upload) Uploads were failing if the target library path didn't already exist. (#5553)
    • (Music) Unplayable music videos might show up after refreshing certain albums. (#5559)
    • (Metadata) Issues obtaining preview images from fanart.tv. (#5524)
    • (Linux) Transcoder errors caused by an invalid locale configuration on certain systems. (#4717)
    • (NAS) Crashes on ReadyNAS 6.6. (#5567)
    • (NAS) Issues scanning when paths contained non-ASCII characters. (#5618)

    Plex Media Server team lead & developer in the 'Plex Cloud' team

  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
    edited November 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.2.4 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.10.7.

    FIXES:

    • (PS4) Crash starting music playback from a PS4. (#5620)
    • (Scanner) Issues handling non-ASCII characters in path names on certain platforms. (#5129) (#5231)
    • (Linux) Crashes adding or removing libraries on some platforms. (#5615)
    • (Linux) Don't override the default Python install on Centos/Fedora. (5651)
    • (OS X) Exclude *.photoslibrary from default photos library. (#4910)
    • A number of user-reported server crashes. (#5598) (#5644) (#5647)
  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
    edited November 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.2.5 is now available for everyone.

    FIXES:
    - (Music) Issues scanning premium music libraries. (#5684)
    - (Metadata) Issues obtaining preview images from fanart.tv. (#5665)

  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee
    edited November 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.2.6 is now available for everyone.

    FIXES:
    - (TV) Issues playing transcoded music on the PlayStation 4 and other TV and Web apps. (#5703)

  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee
    edited November 2016

    Plex Media Server 1.2.7 is now available for everyone.

    NEW:
    - (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.10.10.
    - (Media Flags) Updated bundle.

    FIXES:
    - Playback issues on Roku, iOS and other platforms. (#5715)
    - Occasional server hangs during video playback. (#5505) (#5658)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.3.0 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.11.0.
    • (Photos) Optional automatic tagging of photos in Photo libraries. (Requires a Plex Pass.)
    • (Photos) Massively improved performance of photo library scans.
    • (Music) Improve matching of local album art. (#5654)

    FIXES:

    • (Apple TV) Improve seeking behavior. (#5029)
    • (Sync) Issues syncing photo sync items on folders with lots of subfolders. (#5284)
    • (Sync) Occasional issues syncing from multiple sync clients. (#5767)
    • (Sync) Errors syncing playlists inside folders. (#5780)
    • (Transcoder) Boost audio using a rematrix adjustment, instead of simply increasing volume. (#4594)
    • (Scanner) Music scanner fails to scan in files with replaygain_seratogain_gain. (#4352)
    • (Scanner) Issues refreshing libraries when library locations contained trailing slashes. (#5396)
    • (Scanner) Issues scanning certain Hawaii Five-O episodes.
    • (Scanner) Duplicate status alerts generated for Camera Uploads. (#5150)
    • (Metadata) Adding an album to Various Artists was causing other albums to be refreshed. (#4418)
    • (Metadata) Preserve user edited text fields when unmatching and rematching a media file. (#4999)
    • (Video) Improve performance when direct streaming video on some TV apps. (#5532)
    • (Music) The music library created during setup wasn't premium for Plex Pass users. (#5775)
    • (Music) Support local per-track music videos, stored globally. (#5564)
    • (Music) Replace 'Popular New Music Videos' hub with 'Recently Added Music Videos'. (#5564)
    • (Relay) Cache host keys to improve relay startup performance. (#5516)
    • (DLNA) Issues with TV show watched status on DLNA clients and LG Medialink. (#5609)
    • (DLNA) Crash generating DIDL for videos with no video streams. (#5731)
    • (Sharing) Issues with content rating restrictions containing diacritics and other non-ASCII characters. (#5565)
    • (HTTP) Return 503 errors when server is overloaded. (#5530)
    • (Search) Duplicate search results in certain cases. (#5657)
    • (Safari) Downloads weren't resuming correctly. (#5548)
    • (iTunes) Importing iTunes playlist from a non-default location wasn't working on Windows. (#5755)
    • Artwork and images might not display in certain clients when the server wasn't signed in. (#5748)
    • A number of user-reported server crashes. (#5465) (#5773) (#5788) (#5804)
  • chrisallenchrisallen New ZealandMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 646 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.3.1 is now available for Plex Pass members.

    NEW

    • (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.12.3.
    • (Transcoder) Improved performance and stability.
    • (Transcoder) Use platform-provided fonts when burning subtitles on Windows and OS X. Reduces application package size.
    • (Media Analysis) Updated video and music media analysis to be more stable and consistent across platforms.

    FIXES:

    • (Photos) Avoid occasional duplicate tagging of images during scan. (#5836)
    • (Media Analysis) Deep analysis data was being erased under some circumstances. (#5898)
    • (Windows) Crashes when running Resource Monitor. (#5832)
    • (DLNA) Crashes browsing photos library sections. (#5874)
    • (Relay) Relayed connections weren't always working with shared users. (#5869)
    • (Linux) Issues with Premium Music on some Linux/NAS x86 platforms. (#5897)
    • (Linux) Install issues on CentOS/Fedora/Ubuntu. (#5903) (#5905)
    • (Scanner) Clean up show names obtained from file names.
    • A number of user-reported server crashes. (#5850) (#5871) (#5873) (#5855)

    (no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • mfeingolmfeingol Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 5,091 Plex Employee

    Plex Media Server 1.3.2 is now available for everyone.

    NEW

    • (NAS) Improve support for Western Digital MyCloud PR2100 and PR4100 devices.

    FIXES:

    • (Localization) Updated server translation text. (#5908)
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